1 College Hall, Room 100
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6380
Phone: (215) 898-5000; Fax: (215) 898-9659

Chief Executive Officer: Dr. Amy Gutmann, President
Enrollment (Headcount): 11548 Undergraduate; 13258 Graduate
Control: Private (Non-Profit)
Affiliation: None
Carnegie Classification: Research - Very High Research Activity
Approved Degree Levels: Associate's, Bachelor's, Postbaccalaureate Award/Cert/Diploma, Master's, Post-Master's Award/Cert/Diploma, Doctor's - Professional Practice, Doctor's - Research/Scholarship;
Distance Education Programs: Approved (Doctorate in Social Work)
Accreditors Recognized by U.S. Secretary of Education: American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar ; American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation ; American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation ; American Veterinary Medical Association, Council on Education ; Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc., Accreditation Commission ; Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education ; Commission on English Language Program Accreditation ; Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs ; Council on Education for Public Health ; Liaison Committee on Medical Education
Other Accreditors: Accreditation Board for Engineering &Technology (ABET); American College of Nurse-Midwives, Division of Accreditation; American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA); Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International); Commission on Acceditation of Healthcare Management Education; Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Educational Programs (CAMPEP); Council on Social Work Education; National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB)
Instructional Locations
Branch Campuses: None
Additional Locations: Wharton West, San Francisco, CA
Other Instructional Sites: None
Status: Member since 1921
Last Reaffirmed: June 26, 2014

Most Recent Commission Action:
June 29, 2015: To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to include the online Doctorate in Social Work degree within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2019.

Brief History Since Last Comprehensive Evaluation:
June 26, 2014: To reaffirm accreditation and to commend the institution for the quality of the self-study process and report. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2019.

Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2023 - 2024

Next Periodic Review Report: 2019

Date Printed: February 8, 2016


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.