STATEMENT OF ACCREDITATION STATUS
HOLY FAMILY UNIVERSITY
9801 Frankford Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19114-2009
Phone: (215) 637-7700; Fax: (215) 637-3787
|Chief Executive Officer:||Sister Maureen McGarrity, CSFN, Ph.D, President|
|Enrollment (Headcount):||1985 Undergraduate; 673 Graduate|
|Affiliation:||Religious- Roman Catholic Church|
|Carnegie Classification:||Master's - Larger Programs|
|Approved Degree Levels:||Associate's, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctor's - Research/Scholarship (Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership);|
|Distance Education Programs:||Not Approved|
|Accreditors Recognized by U.S. Secretary of Education: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education ; Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology|
|Other Accreditors: Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), Teacher certification programs at the graduate and undergraduate levels are approved by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Education, The University sponsored pre-school and kindergarten is accredited by NYAEC; and IFSAC for Fire Science & Public Safety Administration.|
|Branch Campuses: None|
|Additional Locations: Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA; Holy Family - Newtown, Newtown, PA; Holy Family - Woodhaven, Bensalem, PA; Samuel Fels High School, Philadelphia, PA; SB1 Federal Credit Union, Philadelphia, PA; SPIN (Special People in the Northeast), Philadelphia, PA (ANYA); Spring Hill Suites Hotel, Quakertown, PA|
|Other Instructional Sites: Archbishop Ryan High School, Philadelphia, PA; Conwell Egan Catholic High School, Fairless Hills, PA; Franklin Towne Charter High School, Philadelphia, PA; Holy Redeemer Home Care, Philadelphia, PA; Holy Redeemer Hospital, Meadowbrook, PA; Jeanes Hospital, Philadelphia, PA; SS. Neumann & Goretti High School, Phildelphia, PA; St. Mary Hospital, Langhorne, PA|
|Status: Member since 1961|
|Last Reaffirmed: June 23, 2011|
Most Recent Commission Action:
|June 29, 2015:||To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To approve the additional location at SPIN (Special People in the Northeast), 10541 Drummond Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, 19154, within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations at this additional location. In the event that operations at the additional location do not commence within one calendar year from the approval of this action, approval will lapse. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2016.|
Brief History Since Last Comprehensive Evaluation:
|June 23, 2011:||To reaffirm accreditation. To remind the institution of the Commission's request for a progress report, due October 1, 2011, documenting progress in the implementation of the Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership and Professional Studies degree, including the hiring of the program director, enrollments, and assessment of faculty resources and the methods of course delivery (Standard 11). The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2016.|
|November 17, 2011:||To accept the progress report. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2016.|
|January 2, 2014:||To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To approve the reclassification of the instructional site at Fox Chase Cancer Center, 333 Cottman Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19111 as an additional location and to include the location within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2016.|
|April 27, 2015:||To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To approve the reclassification of the instructional site at SB1 Federal Credit Union, 1500 Spring Garden Street, #500, Philadelphia, PA 19130 as an additional location and to include the location within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2016.|
Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2020 - 2021
Next Periodic Review Report: 2016
Date Printed: November 30, 2015
Branch Campus - A location of an institution that is geographically apart and independent
of the main campus of the institution. The location is independent if the location: offers courses in
educational programs leading to a degree, certificate, or other recognized educational credential; has its own
faculty and administrative or supervisory organization; and has its own budgetary and hiring authority.
Additional Location - A location, other than a branch campus, that is geographically apart from the main campus and at which the institution offers at least 50 percent of an educational program. ANYA ("Approved but Not Yet Active") indicates that the location is included within the scope of accreditation but has not yet begun to offer courses. This designation is removed after the Commission receives notification that courses have begun at this location.
Other Instructional Sites - A location, other than a branch campus or additional location, at which the institution offers one or more courses for credit.
Distance Education Programs - Fully Approved, Approved (one program approved) or Not Approved indicates whether or not the institution has been approved to offer diploma/certificate/degree programs via distance education (programs for which students could meet 50% or more of the requirements of the program by taking distance education courses). Per the Commission's Substantive Change policy, Commission approval of the first two Distance Education programs is required to be "Fully Approved." If only one program is approved by the Commission, the specific name of the program will be listed in parentheses after "Approved."
Commission actions are explained in the policy Accreditation Actions.