Statement of Accreditation Status

Catholic University of America, The

  • CEO: Mr. John Garvey, President
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Dr. Duilia de Mello
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Kushnood Haq, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity » Four-year, medium, highly residential
  • Control: Private (Non-Profit)
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1921
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2020
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2027-2028
  • Next Mid-Point Peer Review: 2024

Contact Information

Cardinal Station
Washington, DC 20064

(202) 319-5000

www.cua.edu

  • The following represents the MSCHE accreditation actions taken in the last ten (10) years.
  • June 25, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the self-study report. To note the visit by the Commission's representatives. To reaffirm accreditation. To request a supplemental information report, due April 1, 2021, documenting: (1) implementation of organized and systematic assessments that evaluate the extent of student achievement (Standard V) and (2) implementation of organized and systematic assessments that evaluate the extent of student achievement in general education (Standard V). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2027-2028.
  • April 30, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at Alexandria, 2050 Ballenger Ave #200, Alexandria, VA 22314 within the institution’s scope of accreditation. To require written evidence of approvals from all necessary licensing, regulatory, or other legal entities as necessary, including State Council for Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV). To require immediate notification when instruction commences at the additional location. To note that the Commission may rescind this action if instruction does not commence within one calendar year from the date of this action. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2019-2020.
  • March 4, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at Huntington Ingalls Industries – Newport News Shipbuilding (HII-NNS), 300 M Street SE, Washington, DC 20003 within the institution’s scope of accreditation. To note that the Commission may rescind this action if instruction does not commence within one calendar year from the date of this action.
  • March 4, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at The Catholic University of America – Tucson Program, 4905-B East Broadway Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85709-1100 within the institution’s scope of accreditation. To require written evidence of approvals from all necessary licensing, regulatory, or other legal entities as necessary, including Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education. To require immediate notification when instruction commences at each location. To note that the Commission may rescind this action if instruction does not commence within one calendar year from the date of this action. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2019-2020.
  • November 19, 2015
    To accept the Periodic Review Report, to reaffirm accreditation, and to commend the institution for the quality of the Periodic Review Report Process. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2019-2020.
  • September 2, 2014
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note that the institution has closed the following additional locations: (1) Southern Maryland Higher Education, 44219 Airport Road, California, MD 20619 ; (2) CFSI Center for Excellence in Humanitarian Services, 21 Rosales Street, Rosary Heights VI, Cotabato City, Mindanao Phillipines; and (3) Brothers in Charity, Kriubeke Belgium. To remove these additional locations from the institution’s accreditation. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2015.
  • June 28, 2012
    To accept the progress report. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2015.
  • January 3, 2012
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to include the online Master of Arts in Human Resource Management and Master of Science in Management degrees within the scope of the institution's accreditation. To remind the institution that the progress report, due by April 1, 2012, should document (1) inclusion in the new strategic plan of measurable objectives, assignment of responsibilities, explicit links to unit plans, and appropriate assessment measure (Standard 2) and (2) continuing institutional support for the assessment of institutional effectiveness and of the achievement of intended student learning outcomes (Standards 7 and 14). The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2015.
  • Distance Education
    Approved to offer programs by this delivery method
  • Correspondence Education
    Not approved for this delivery method

Approved Credential Levels

The following represents credential levels included in the scope of the institution’s accreditation:

  • Postsecondary award (1-2 yrs)
  • Associate's Degree or Equivalent
  • Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent
  • Post-baccalaureate Certificate
  • Master's Degree or Equivalent
  • Post-Master's Certificate
  • Doctor's Degree - Professional Practice
  • Doctor's Degree- Research/Scholarship
  • Additional Location
    Community and Family Services International
    Manila
    Philippines
  • Additional Location
    Cotabato City State Polytechnic College
    Marawi City
    Philippines
  • Additional Location
    Crystal City
    1480 Crystal Drive
    Crystal City, VA 22202
  • Additional Location
    George Mason University
    4400 University Drive
    Fairfax, VA 22030
  • Additional Location
    Hall of States
    444 North Capital Street, NW
    Washington, DC 20001
  • Additional Location
    Library of Congress
    101 Independence Ave, SE
    Washington, DC 20540
  • Additional Location
    Mindanao State University
    Marawi City
    Philippines
  • Additional Location
    Naval Surface Warfare Center
    Carderock Division 9500 MacArther Blvd
    West Bethesda, MD 20817
  • Additional Location
    Night Vision Lab
    10221 Burbick Road Suite 430
    Fort Belvoir, VA 22060
  • Additional Location
    Old Dominion University
    Norfolk, VA
  • Additional Location
    Virginia Commonwealth University
    1111 W. Broad St
    Richmond, VA 23284
  • Additional Location
    Western Mindanao State University
    Zamboanga City
    Philippines
  • Other Instructional Site
    Children's National Medical Center
    111 Michigan Ave. NW
    Washington, DC 20010
  • Other Instructional Site
    District of Columbia Department of Transportation (DDOT)
    55 M Street SE, fourth floor
    Washington, DC 20003
  • Other Instructional Site
    Eleanor Roosevelt High School
    7601 Hanover Pkwy
    Greenbelt, MD 20770
  • Other Instructional Site
    Hilton Rockville
    1750 Rockville Pike
    Rockville, MD 20852
  • Other Instructional Site
    Johns Hopkins University
    3400 N Charles St.
    Baltimore, MD 21218
  • Other Instructional Site
    Library of Congress
    101 Independence Ave SE
    Washington, DC 20540
  • Other Instructional Site
    National Gallery of Art
    6th and Constitution Ave. NW
    Washington, DC 20565
  • Other Instructional Site
    NIH
    9000 Rockville Pike
    Bethesda, MD 20892
  • Other Instructional Site
    United States Department of Veterans Affairs
    810 Vermont Avenue NW
    Washington, DC 20420

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