125 Michigan Avenue N. E.
Washington, DC 20017
Phone: (202) 884-9000; Fax: (202) 884-9229

Chief Executive Officer: Ms. Patricia A. McGuire, J.D., President
Enrollment (Headcount): 1594 Undergraduate; 569 Graduate
Control: Private (Non-Profit)
Affiliation: Religious- Roman Catholic Church
Carnegie Classification: Master's - Larger Programs
Approved Degree Levels: Associate's, Bachelor's, Master's;
Distance Education Programs: Fully Approved
Accreditors Recognized by U.S. Secretary of Education: American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
Instructional Locations
Branch Campuses: None
Additional Locations: THEARC, Washington, DC
Other Instructional Sites: None
Status: Member since 1921
Last Reaffirmed: November 17, 2011

Most Recent Commission Action:
July 1, 2014: To note the institution's decision not to open the additional location at District Medical Veterans Center, 50 Irving Street NW, Washington DC 20422 and to remove the location from the institution's accreditation.

Brief History Since Last Comprehensive Evaluation:
November 17, 2011: To accept the Periodic Review Report and to reaffirm accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2015-2016.
July 1, 2013: To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to include provisionally the additional location at District Medical Veterans Center, 50 Irving Street NW, Washington DC 20422 within the scope of the institution's accreditation, pending a site visit within six months of commencing operations. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations at this site. In the event that operations at this site do not commence within one calendar year from the approval of this action, approval will lapse. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2015-2016.

Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2015 - 2016

Next Periodic Review Report: 2021

Date Printed: May 25, 2016


Branch Campus - A branch campus is a domestic or international location of an institution that is geographically apart, independent of the primary/main campus. The branch campus is considered independent of the main campus if it is permanent in nature; 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. (34 CFR §600.2)

Additional Location - An additional location is a domestic or international location, other than a branch campus, that is geographically apart from the primary/main campus and at which the institution offers at least 50 percent of the requirements of an educational program. (34 CFR §602.22) 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. ANYC ("Approved but Not Yet Closed") indicates that the institution has requested that the location be officially closed through the substantive change process. The location is currently included within the scope of accreditation but the institution will be stopping all operations at this location in the near future. The institution should inform the Commission (via email at of the date that operations cease. This designation is removed after the Commission receives notification that courses have stopped at this location and the location is no longer listed on the SAS.

Other Instructional Sites - MSCHE defines an other instructional site as any off-campus site, other than those meeting the definition of a branch campus or an additional location, at which the institution offers one or more courses for credit. Sites designated as an other instructional site do not require substantive change approval. However, substantive change approval is required to reclassify an other instructional site to or from a branch campus or additional location.

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.