STATEMENT OF ACCREDITATION STATUS

IMMACULATA UNIVERSITY
1145 King Road
Immaculata, PA 19345
Phone: (610) 647-4400; Fax: (610) 251-1668
www.immaculata.edu

Chief Executive Officer: Sister R. Patricia Fadden, President
INSTITUTIONAL INFORMATION
Enrollment (Headcount): 1790 Undergraduate; 1171 Graduate
Control: Private (Non-Profit)
Affiliation: Religious- Roman Catholic Church
Carnegie Classification: Doctoral/Research
Approved Degree Levels: Associate's, Bachelor's, Master's, Post-Master's Award/Cert/Diploma (Nursing Administration and Nursing Education), Doctor's - Professional Practice, Doctor's - Research/Scholarship;
Distance Education Programs: Fully Approved
Accreditors Recognized by U.S. Secretary of Education: Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics ; American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation ; Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education ; National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation,
Other Accreditors: Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs
Instructional Locations
Branch Campuses: None
Additional Locations: Abington Memorial Hospital, Abington, PA; Archbishop John Carroll High School, Radnor, PA; Archmere Academy, Claymont, DE; AstraZeneca, Wilmington, DE; Avon Grove Charter School, West Grove, PA; Blue Mountain School District, Orwigsburg, PA; Bucks County Community College - Lower Bucks Campus, Bristol, PA  (ANYA); Chester Country Intermediate Unit, Downingtown, PA; Coatesville VA Medical Center, Coatesville, PA; Collegium Charter School, Exton, PA; Conewago School District, New Oxford, PA; Delaware County Intermediate Unit, Morton, PA; Dixon Center, Harrisburg, PA; East Lycoming School District, Hughesville, PA; Ephrata Area School District, Ephrata, PA; Fort Indiantown Gap, Annville, PA; Garnet Valley Middle School, Glen Mills, PA; Glen Mills School, Glen Mills, PA; Hempfield School District, Landisville, PA; Lancaster County Career and Technology Center, Willow Street, PA; Lancaster-Lebanon Intermediate Unit, Lancaster, PA; Laurel Highlands School District, Uniontown, PA; Lincoln Intermediate Unit, New Oxford, PA; Loyalsock Township School District, Montoursville, PA; Methacton School District, Eagleville, PA; Milton School District, Milton, PA; Montgomery County Community College, Blue Bell, PA; Octorara School District, Atglen, PA; Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center, Camden, NJ; Owen J. Roberts School District, Pottstown, PA; Penn Medicine Academy, Philadelphia, PA; Perkiomen Valley School District, Collegeville, PA; Pfizer, Inc., Collegeville, PA; Pottstown School District, Pottstown, PA; Scranton School District, Scranton High School, Scranton, PA; Spring-Ford School District, Royersford, PA; SS Neumann & Goretti High School, Philadelphia, PA; St. Mary's Medical Center, Langhorne, PA; Twin Valley School District, Elverson, PA; Warwick School District, Lititz, PA; WAWA Lima, Media, PA; WAWA Somerton/Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA; York Suburban School District, York, PA
Other Instructional Sites: Abington Health, Warminster, PA; Abington Health Lansdale Hospital, Lansdale, PA; Abington Memorial Hospital, Abington, PA; Bishop Shanahan High School, Downingtown, PA; Bryn Mawr Rehabilitation Center, Malvern, PA; Bucks County Technical High School, Fairless Hills, PA; Chester County Hospital, West Chester, PA; Chester County Intermediate Unit, Downingtown, PA; Christiana Medical Center, Newark, DE; Coatesville Area School District, Thorndale, PA; Coatesville VA Hospital, Coatesville, PA; Conwell-Egan High School, Fairless Hills, PA; Crozer-Chester Medical Center, Upland, PA; Delaware County Intermediate Unit, Morton, PA; Delaware County Memorial Hospital, Drexel Hill, PA; Diocese of Harrisburg - Cardinal Keeler Center, Harrisburg, PA; Doylestown Hospital, Doylestown, PA; DuPont, Wilmington, DE; Einstein Montgomery, East Norriton, PA; Einstein Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA; Four Points by Sheraton (Nazareth), Philadelphia, PA; Four Points Sheraton Newark, Newark, DE; Freedom Foundation, Phoenixville, PA; Friends Hospital, Philadelphia, PA; Good Samaritan Hospital, Lebanon, PA; Great Valley School District, Malvern, PA; Harcum College, Bryn Mawr, PA; Harrisburg Area Community College - Lancaster Campus, Lancaster, PA; Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA; Lankenau Medical Center, Wynnewood, PA; Lincoln Intermediate Unit, New Oxford, PA; Lourdes Medical Center of Burlington County, Willingboro, NJ; Lower Bucks Hospital, Bristol, PA; Montgomery County Intermediate Unit, Eagleville, PA; Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Willow Grove, Willow Grove, PA; Nazareth Hospital, Philadelphia, PA; Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center, Camden, NJ; Paoli Memorial Hospital, Paoli, PA; Penn Home Care and Hospice Services, Bala Cynwyd, PA; Penn Medicine Academy, Philadelphia, PA; Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA; Pfizer, Inc., Collegeville, PA; Philadelphia Police Academy, Philadelphia, PA; Reading Area Community College, Reading, PA; Reading Hospital, West Reading, PA; Riddle Memorial Hospital, Media, PA; Sheraton Bucks Hotel (St. Mary's Medical Center), Langhorne, PA; Springfield High School, Springfield, PA; Springfield Hospital Division, Springfield, PA; SS. John Neumann & Maria Goretti High School, Philadelphia, PA; St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, PA; St. Hubert High School, Philadelphia, PA; St. Mary's Medical Center, Langhorne, PA; Taylor Hospital, Ridley Park, PA; TownPlace Suites (Christiana), Newark, DE; Union Hospital, Elkton, MD; West Perry School District, Elliottsburg, PA
ACCREDITATION INFORMATION
Status: Member since 1928
Last Reaffirmed: June 26, 2014

Most Recent Commission Action:
April 27, 2015: To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the following additional locations at (1) Bucks County Community College, Lower Bucks Campus, 1304 Veterans Highway, Bristol, PA 19007 and (2) Ephrata Area School District, 803 Oak Blvd., Ephrata, PA 17522 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. To remind the institution of the progress report due April 1, 2016 documenting (1) continued development and implementation of an organized and sustainable institutional assessment process, including the use of direct measures, trend data as appropriate, and the formulation of clear and measurable outcomes, with evidence that assessment information is used to improve institutional programs, processes, and services (Standard 7); (2) assessment of general education outcomes including evidence that assessment results are used for curricular improvement (Standard 12); and (3) continued implementation of a documented, organized, and sustained assessment process to evaluate and improve student learning that contains clear and consistent processes, provides sufficient opportunities to analyze and implement findings to improve teaching and learning (Standard 14). The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2019.
April 27, 2015: To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To approve the reclassification of the instructional site at Penn Medicine Academy, 1500 Market Street- Centre Square, 9th floor West Tower, Philadelphia, PA 19102 as an additional location and to include the location within the scope of the institution's accreditation.
April 27, 2015: To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to include the post-master's certificate programs in Nursing Administration and Nursing Education within the scope of the institution's accreditation.

Brief History Since Last Comprehensive Evaluation:
June 26, 2014: To reaffirm accreditation. To request a progress report due April 1, 2016 documenting (1) continued development and implementation of an organized and sustainable institutional assessment process, including the use of direct measures, trend data as appropriate, and the formulation of clear and measurable outcomes, with evidence that assessment information is used to improve institutional programs, processes, and services (Standard 7); (2) assessment of general education outcomes including evidence that assessment results are used for curricular improvement (Standard 12); and (3) continued implementation of a documented, organized, and sustained assessment process to evaluate and improve student learning that contains clear and consistent processes, provides sufficient opportunities to analyze and implement findings to improve teaching and learning (Standard 14). The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2019.
January 2, 2015: To note that the institution decided not to open the additional location at Bishop McDevitt High School, 1 Crusader Way, Harrisburg, PA 17111 and to remove the location from within the institution's accreditation.

Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2023 - 2024

Next Periodic Review Report: 2019

Date Printed: April 24, 2016

DEFINITIONS

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.