Statement of Accreditation Status

George Washington University, The

  • CEO: Dr. Mark Wrighton, President
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Dr. Cheryl Beil
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Sean McKitrick, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Doctoral Universities: Very High Research Activity » Four-year, large, highly residential
  • Control: Private (Non-Profit)
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1922
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2018
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2026-2027

Contact Information

1918 F Street NW
Washington, DC 20052

(202) 994-4949

www.gwu.edu

  • October 27, 2022
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at 9250 Gunston Road, Building 1481, Fort Belvoir, VA 22060 within the institution's scope of accreditation. To note that written evidence of necessary approvals has been provided. 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 2026-2027.
  • August 25, 2022
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at 2401 W. Belvedere Ave, Baltimore, MD 21215 within the institution's scope of accreditation. To note that written evidence of necessary approvals has been provided. 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 2026-2027.
  • June 17, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at 3785 Leonardtown Road, Waldorf, MD 20601 within the institution's scope of accreditation. To require immediate notification when instruction commences at the additional location. To note that the Commission reserves the right to rescind approval of this substantive change if any developments reveal additional information that might have affected the Commission's decision and/or the requested substantive change is not implemented within one calendar year from the date of this action. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2026-2027.
  • June 17, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at Fatali Khan Khoyski 93a, Baku, AZ10552, Azerbaijan within the institution's scope of accreditation. To require immediate notification when instruction commences at the additional location. To note that the Commission reserves the right to rescind approval of this substantive change if any developments reveal additional information that might have affected the Commission's decision and/or the requested substantive change is not implemented within one calendar year from the date of this action.
  • October 29, 2018
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at Woodbridge Campus, Northern Virginia Community College, 2645 College Drive, Woodbridge, VA 22191 within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The Commission requires notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations at this additional location. Operations at the additional location must commence within one calendar year from the date of this action. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2026-2027.
  • June 21, 2018
    To reaffirm accreditation and to commend the institution for the quality of the self-study process and report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2026-2027.
  • April 30, 2018
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional locations at (1) Loudoun County Public Schools Central Office, 21000 Education Court, Ashburn, VA 20148; and (2) A'Sharqiyah University, 400 Ash Sharqiyah North, Ibra 400, Sultanate of Oman within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations at these additional locations. Operations at the additional locations must commence within one calendar year from the date of this action. To note that the evaluation visit has occurred and will be acted upon by the Commission at the June meeting.
  • June 23, 2016
    To accept the progress report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2017-2018.
  • November 19, 2015
    To accept the supplemental information report. To remind the institution of the Commission's action of March 5, 2015, requesting a progress report due April 1, 2016. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2017-2018.
  • June 26, 2015
    To request a supplemental information report, due July 13, 2015, addressing the recent action of Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association (CoA). To remind the institution of the request for a progress report, due April 1, 2016, documenting further progress in the establishment of the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design in George Washington University, including evidence of (1) the provision of contracts for Corcoran School faculty (Standard 10); (2) progress in the coordination of the School and University degree audit systems (Standard 9); (3) plans for the implementation of the University's general education program in the Corcoran School (Standard 12); and (4) progress in the development of an organized and sustained process for the assessment of student learning outcomes in the Corcoran School (Standard 14). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2017-2018.
  • March 30, 2015
    To note that all necessary legal approvals were received and to affirm the inclusion of the merger with the Corcoran College of Art and Design within the scope of the institution's accreditation, effective August 22, 2014
  • March 5, 2015
    To accept the Supplemental Information Report and to note the visit by the Commission's representative. To request a progress report, due April 1, 2016, documenting further progress in the establishment of the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design in George Washington University, including evidence of (1) the provision of contracts for Corcoran School faculty (Standard 10); (2) progress in the coordination of the School and University degree audit systems (Standard 9); (3) plans for the implementation of the University's general education program in the Corcoran School (Standard 12); and (4) progress in the development of an organized and sustained process for the assessment of student learning outcomes in the Corcoran School (Standard 14). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2017-2018.
  • June 26, 2014
    To acknowledge receipt of the complex substantive change request and to include the merger with the Corcoran College of Art and Design within the scope of the institution's accreditation, pending receipt of all necessary legal approvals. The Commission reserves the right to rescind approval of this substantive change if subsequent developments might have affected the Commission's decision. To request a Supplemental Information Report, due by September 1, 2014, documenting progress in the establishment of the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design in George Washington University, including evidence of: (1) the effective date of the merger; (2) the implementation of the financial terms of the merger, including the results of the review by an independent accountant as described in the merger agreement (Standard 3); (3) successful integration of the Corcoran programs and students into the George Washington University, including: (a) the availability of assessment information to prospective students, including graduation, retention, and other appropriate outcomes (Standard 6); (b) course syllabi that consistently incorporate expected learning outcomes (Standard 11); (c) plans for the assessment of student learning and program outcomes and the use of the results to improve teaching and learning (Standard 11); (d) plans to implement a coherent program of general education that specifies clearly articulated general education outcomes that are assessed in an organized, systematic, and sustainable manner, consistent with the institution's overall plan for assessing student learning, and provides assessment results that are utilized for curricular improvement (Standard 12). A small team visit will follow submission of the Supplemental Information Report. To include the additional locations at 500 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20006 and 1800 35th Street NW, Washington, DC 20007 within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2017-2018.
  • January 2, 2014
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at Lord Fairfax Community College, 173 Skirmisher Lane, Middletown, VA 22645 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 request that the self-study, in preparation for the evaluation visit in 2017-2018, document further progress in assessing general education across all undergraduate programs (Standards 12 and 14).
  • November 21, 2013
    To accept the Periodic Review Report and reaffirm accreditation. To request that the self-study, in preparation for the evaluation visit in 2017-2018, document further progress in assessing general education across all undergraduate programs (Standards 12 and 14).
  • April 30, 2013
    To note the institution's decision not to open the additional location at the University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus 1700 and to remove the site from the institution's accreditation.
  • January 2, 2013
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to include the additional location at Ahlia University, P.O. Box 10878, Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain, within the scope of the institution's accreditation. 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 Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2013.
  • May 1, 2012
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to include the additional locations at 1350 G Street NW, Washington, DC 20009 and the University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus 1700 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, 2013
  • February 28, 2012
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to include the additional location at the University of Buea, Buea, Cameroon, within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations at the 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, 2013.
  • November 1, 2011
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at George Washington University Arlington Education Center, 950 Glebe Road, Arlington, VA 22203 within the scope of the institution's accreditation.
  • November 1, 2011
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution's decision to close the additional location at George Washington University Arlington Education Center, 3601 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201 and to remove the location from the scope of the institution's accreditation. To remind the institution of the request that the Periodic Review Report due June 1, 2013, provide documentation on progress in meeting Standards 2, 3, and 14.
  • 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 year) Included within the scope to offer ONE program:
  • Postsecondary award (1-2 yrs) Included within the scope to offer ONE program:
  • Postsecondary award (2-4 yrs) Included within the scope:
  • Associate's Degree or Equivalent Included within the scope:
  • Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent Included within the scope:
  • Post-baccalaureate Certificate Included within the scope:
  • Master's Degree or Equivalent Included within the scope:
  • Post-Master's Certificate Included within the scope:
  • Doctor's Degree - Professional Practice Included within the scope:
  • Doctor's Degree- Research/Scholarship Included within the scope:
  • Additional Location
    1310 G Street NW
    1310 G Street NW
    Washington, DC 20009
    Opened: 05/01/2012
  • Additional Location
    A'Sharqiyah University
    400 Ash Sharqiyah North Ibra 400, Sultanate of Oman
    Oman
  • Additional Location
    Advanced Technology Center
    1800 College Crescent Road
    Virginia Beach, VA 23453
  • Additional Location
    Ahlia University
    Manama P.O. Box 10878
    Bahrain
    Opened: 01/02/2013
  • Additional Location
    Alexandria Graduate Education Center
    1925 Ballenger Avenue Suite 250
    Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Additional Location
    American Association for the Advancement of Science
    1200 New York Ave, NW
    Washington, DC 20005
  • Additional Location
    Azerbaijan State Pedagogical University
    Fatali Khan Khoyski 93a
    Baku, Azerbaijan
  • Additional Location
    Booz Allen Hamilton Dulles Campus
    One Dulles Center 13200 Woodland Park Road
    Herndon, VA 20171
    Opened: 07/20/2007
  • Additional Location
    Capital One
    West Creek Town Center 15075 Capital One Drive
    Glen Allen, VA 23238
  • Additional Location
    Children's Guild
    6802 McClean Boulevard
    Baltimore, MD 21234
  • Additional Location
    College of Jewish Studies
    4928 Wyaconda Road
    Rockville, MD 20852
  • Additional Location
    Corcoran
    500 17th Street NW
    Washington, DC 20006
    Opened: 08/22/2014
  • Additional Location
    Fort Sam Houston AHS
    BLDG 2840
    San Antonio, TX 78234
  • Additional Location
    George Washington University Arlington Education Center
    950 Glebe Road
    Arlington, VA 22203
    Opened: 11/01/2011
  • Additional Location
    Georgetown
    1800 35th Street NW
    Washington, DC 20007
    Opened: 08/22/2014
  • Additional Location
    Hall of the States
    444 North Capitol Street, NW
    Washington, DC 20001
  • Additional Location
    Hampton Roads Center
    1 Old Oyster Point Road Suite 200
    Newport News, VA 23602
  • Additional Location
    Hanover High School
    10307 Chamberlayne Road
    Mechanicsville, VA 23116
  • Additional Location
    Hong Kong Institute of Management
    N/A
    China
  • Additional Location
    Lockheed Martin Corporation
    3375 Koapaka Street Suite I-500
    Honolulu, HI 96819
  • Additional Location
    Lockheed Martin Corporation
    3201 Jermantown Rd
    Fairfax, VA 22030
  • Additional Location
    Lockheed Martin Corporation
    2050 South Blosser Road
    Santa Maria, CA 93458
  • Additional Location
    Lockheed Martin Corporation
    2540 North Telshor Boulevard, Suite C
    Las Cruces, NM 88011
  • Additional Location
    Lockheed Martin Corporation
    3130 Zanker Road
    San Jose, CA 95134
  • Additional Location
    Lockheed Martin Corporation
    12999 West Deer Creek Canyon Road
    Littleton, CO 80127
  • Additional Location
    Lockheed Martin Corporation
    9970 Federal Drive
    Colorado Springs, CO 80921
  • Additional Location
    Lockheed Martin Corporation
    4502 Maass Road
    Papillon, NE 68133
  • Additional Location
    Lockheed Martin Corporation
    12355 Sunrise Valley Drive
    Reston, VA 20191
  • Additional Location
    Lockheed Martin Corporation
    4770 Eastgate Mall
    San Diego, CA 92121
  • Additional Location
    Lockheed Martin Corporation
    1300 South Litchfield Road
    Goodyear, AZ 85338
  • Additional Location
    Lord Fairfax Community College
    173 Skirmisher Lane
    Middletown, VA 22645
    Opened: 01/12/2014
  • Additional Location
    Loudoun County Public Schools Central Office
    21000 Education Court
    Ashburn, VA 20148
  • Additional Location
    Marshall Road Elementary School
    730 Marshall Road
    Vienna, VA 21280
  • Additional Location
    McLean Hilton
    7920 Jones Branch Drive
    McLean, VA 22101
  • Additional Location
    Metro Transit Police Headquarters
    600 5th Street, NW
    Washington, DC 20001
  • Additional Location
    NASA Langley
    11 Langley Blvd
    Hampton, VA 23681
  • Additional Location
    National Geospatial Intelligence Agency
    N/A
    Reston, VA 20190
  • Additional Location
    Naval Dental School
    8901 Wisconsin Avenue Building 1
    Bethesda, MD 20889
  • Additional Location
    Naval School of Health Science
    34101 Farenholt Ave.
    San Diego, CA 92134
  • Additional Location
    Naval Surface Warfare Center
    5001 South Broad St.
    Philadelphia, PA 19112
  • Additional Location
    Naval Surface Warfare Center
    9500 MacArthur Blvd.
    Cardcrock, MD 20817
  • Additional Location
    Norfolk Public Schools
    800 City Hall Avenue
    Norfolk, VA 23501
  • Additional Location
    Ridge School of Montgomery County
    14901 Broschart Road
    Rockville, MD 20850
  • Additional Location
    Rock Creek Academy
    4401 Connecticut Avenue
    Washington, DC 20008
  • Additional Location
    SAIC
    1710 SAIC DRIVE
    McLean, VA 22102
  • Additional Location
    SAIC Corporation
    8301 Greensboro Drive
    McLean, VA 22102
  • Additional Location
    Sinai Hospital
    2401 W. Belvedere Avenue
    Baltimore, MD 21215
  • Additional Location
    Singapore Institute of Management
    N/A
    Singapore
  • Additional Location
    Southern Maryland Higher Education Center
    44219 Airport Road
    California, MD 20619
  • Additional Location
    The George Washington Mount Vernon
    Foxhall Road
    Washington, DC 20016
  • Additional Location
    The Shakespeare Theatre
    450 7th Street NW
    Washington, DC 20004
  • Additional Location
    Thomas Stone High School
    3785 Leonardtown Road
    Waldorf, MD 20601
  • Additional Location
    U.S. Army Legal Services Agency
    9250 Gunston Road, Building 1481
    Fort Belvoir, VA 22060
  • Additional Location
    University of Buea
    Buea Cameroon
    Cameroon
    Opened: 03/11/2013
  • Additional Location
    Virginia Campus
    20101 Academic Way
    Ashburn, VA 20147
  • Additional Location
    Walter Reed Army Medical Center
    6900 Georgia Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC 20307
  • Additional Location
    Woodbridge Campus, Northern Virginia Community College
    2645 College Drive
    Woodbridge, VA 22191
  • Other Instructional Site
    2020 K Street
    2020 K Street, NW
    Washington, DC 20006
  • Other Instructional Site
    Bethesda Chevy Chase High School
    4301 East-West Hwy
    Bethesda, MD 20814
  • Other Instructional Site
    China Industrial & Commercial Rsch Institute
    Taipei City
    Taiwan
  • Other Instructional Site
    El Haynes Public Charter School
    4501 Kansas Ave NW
    Washington, DC 20011
  • Other Instructional Site
    FCC Headquarters
    445 12th St SW
    Washington, DC 20536
  • Other Instructional Site
    Flowers High School
    10001 Ardwick Ardmore Rd
    Springdale, MD 20774
  • Other Instructional Site
    Foundations School
    6000 Executive Blvd
    Rockville, MD 20852
  • Other Instructional Site
    Four Seasons Hotel
    2800 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
    Washington, DC 20007
  • Other Instructional Site
    Huntington Ingalls
    4101 Washington Ave
    Newport News, VA 23607
  • Other Instructional Site
    Ivymount School
    11614 7 Locks Rd
    Rockville, MD 20854
  • Other Instructional Site
    Julius West Middle School
    651 Great Falls Rd
    Rockville, MD 20850
  • Other Instructional Site
    Kingsbury School
    5000 14th St NW
    Washington, DC 20011
  • Other Instructional Site
    Lockheed Martin Corp.
    230 Mall Blvd
    King of Prussia, PA 19406
  • Other Instructional Site
    Lockheed Martin Corporation
    8020 Grainger Ct
    Springfield, VA 22153
  • Other Instructional Site
    Marshall High School
    7731 Leesburg Pike
    Falls Church, VA 22043
  • Other Instructional Site
    Massey Building
    4100 Chain Bridge Road
    Fairfax, VA 22030
  • Other Instructional Site
    McKinley Tech High School
    151 T St NE
    Washington, DC 20002
  • Other Instructional Site
    Montgomery Blair High School
    51 University Blvd E
    Silver Spring, MD 20901
  • Other Instructional Site
    Montgomery County Education Association
    12 Taft Ct
    Rockville, MD 20850
  • Other Instructional Site
    Mount Vernon High School
    8515 Old Mt Vernon Rd
    Alexandria, VA 22309
  • Other Instructional Site
    National Arboretum
    3501 New York Ave NE,
    Washington, DC 20002
  • Other Instructional Site
    Norwood School
    8821 River Road
    Bethesda, MD 20817
  • Other Instructional Site
    Orbital Sciences Corp
    45101 Warp Drive
    Dulles, VA 20166
  • Other Instructional Site
    Orbital Sciences Corp
    3380 S Price Rd
    Chandler, AZ 85248
  • Other Instructional Site
    Phillips School
    7010 Braddock Rd
    Annandale, VA 22003
  • Other Instructional Site
    Ritz Carlton
    1150 22nd St NW
    Washington, DC 20037
  • Other Instructional Site
    SAIC
    15373 Innovation Dr
    San Diego, CA 92128
  • Other Instructional Site
    Strawbridge School
    3300 Gaither Road
    Baltimore, MD 21244
  • Other Instructional Site
    US Army Legal Services Agency
    9250 Gunston Road
    Fort Belvoir, VA 22060
  • Other Instructional Site
    Washington-Lee High School
    1301 N Stafford St
    Arlington, VA 22201
  • Other Instructional Site
    William Wirt Middle School
    62nd Place & Tuckerman Street
    Riverdale, MD 20737

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