Statement of Accreditation Status

    The Statement of Accreditation Status (SAS) is the official statement of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) about each institution’s current accreditation status and scope of accreditation. The SAS also provides a brief history of the actions taken by the Commission.

  • Institution:
    Carlow University
    Pittsburgh, PA
  • Address:
    3333 Fifth Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3165
  • Phone:
    (412) 578-6123
  • URL:
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer (ALO):
    Dr. Edith Cook
  • Commission Staff Liaison:
    Dr. Melissa Hardin, Vice President

Accreditation Summary

For more information, see the Commission’s Accreditation Actions Policy and Procedures.

  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1935
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2016
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2024-2025
  • Next Mid-Point Peer Review: 2021

Alternative Delivery Methods

The following represents approved alternative delivery methods included in the scope of the institution’s accreditation:

Distance Education
Approved to offer programs by this delivery method

Correspondence Education
Not approved for this delivery method

Credential Levels

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:
  • Postsecondary award (1-2 yrs) Included within the scope:
  • Postsecondary award (2-4 yrs) 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:

Locations

The following represents branch campuses, additional locations, and other instructional sites that are included within the scope of the institution’s accreditation:

Location Type
Cranberry-Regional Learning Alliance
850 Cranberry Woods Drive, Suite 1227
Cranberry Township, PA 16066
Additional Location
Fayette County Head Start
492 Coolspring Street
Uniontown, PA 15401
Additional Location
Greensburg Education Center
4524 Route 136
Greensburg, PA 15602
Additional Location
Pennsylvania Highland Community College
101 Community College Way
Johnstown, PA 15904
Additional Location
St. Vincent College
300 Fraser Purchase Road
Latrobe, PA 15650
Additional Location
UPMC School of Cardiovascular Perfusion-UPMC Shadyside
5230 Centre Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
Additional Location
Ambridge Area HS
909 Duss Ave
Ambridge, PA 15003
Other Instructional Site
Avonworth High School
304 Josephs Lane
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
Other Instructional Site
Bishop Carroll HS
728 Ben Franklin Highway
Ebensburg, PA 15931
Other Instructional Site
Brentwood HS
3601 Brownsville Rd
Pittsburgh, PA 15227
Other Instructional Site
Butler Area HS
120 Campus Lane
Butler, PA 16001
Other Instructional Site
Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic HS
1617 PA-228
Cranberry Twp.,, PA 16066
Other Instructional Site
Carmichaels Area HS
200 West Greene St
Carmichaels, PA 15320
Other Instructional Site
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Hazelwood Branch
5006 Second Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15207
Other Instructional Site
Chartiers Valley HS
50 Thoms Run Rd
Bridgeville, PA 15017
Other Instructional Site
Comfort Inn & Suites
Pennsylvania Route 940
Mount Pocono, PA 18344
Other Instructional Site
Comfort Inn & Suites
2250 North George St
York, PA 17406
Other Instructional Site
Creative Minds Mt Lebanon
250 Mt. Lebanon Blvd, Suite 425
Pittsburgh, PA 15234
Other Instructional Site
Dallastown HS
700 New School Ln
Dallastown, PA 17313
Other Instructional Site
East Allegheny HS
1150 Jackes Run Rd
North Versailles, PA 15137
Other Instructional Site
Gateway HS
3000 Gateway Campus Blvd
Monroeville, PA 15146
Other Instructional Site
Greensburg Salem HS
65 Mennel Dr
Greensburg, PA 15601
Other Instructional Site
Hampton HS
4591 School Rd
Allison Park, PA 15101
Other Instructional Site
Hampton Inn and Suites
2159 S. Queen Street
York, PA 17406
Other Instructional Site
Hickory HS
640 North Hermitage Rd
Hermitage, PA 16148
Other Instructional Site
Hillcrest Christian Academy
2500 Bethel Church Road
Bethel Park, PA 15102
Other Instructional Site
Holiday Inn Express
140 Header Heights Rd
York, PA 17403
Other Instructional Site
Keystone Oaks HS
1000 Kelton Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15216
Other Instructional Site
Mercy Hospital School of Nursing
1401 Boulevard of the Allies
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Other Instructional Site
Milton Hershey High School
P.O. Box 830
Hershey, PA 17033
Other Instructional Site
Montour HS
223 Clever Rd
McKees Rocks, PA 15136
Other Instructional Site
North Allegheny Senior HS
10375 Perry Highway
Wexford, PA 15090
Other Instructional Site
North Hills HS
53 Rochester Rd
Pittsburgh, PA 15229
Other Instructional Site
Northgate HS
589 Union Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15202
Other Instructional Site
Oakland Catholic HS
144 N Craig St
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Other Instructional Site
Perry Traditional HS
3875 Perrysville Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15214
Other Instructional Site
Plum HS
900 Elicker Rd
Pittsburgh, PA 15239
Other Instructional Site
Quigley Catholic HS
200 Quigley Dr
Baden, PA 15005
Other Instructional Site
Ramada Inn
820 Northern Blvd
Clarks Summit, PA 18411
Other Instructional Site
Saint Joseph's HS
800 Montana Ave
Natrona Heights, PA 15065
Other Instructional Site
Seneca Valley HS
124 Seneca School Rd
Harmony, PA 16037
Other Instructional Site
Serra Catholic HS
200 Hershey Dr
McKeesport, PA 15132
Other Instructional Site
Shaler Area HS
381 Wible Run Rd
Pittsburgh, PA 15209
Other Instructional Site
Smartkids Child Care & Learning Center
161 West Beau Street
Washington, PA 15301
Other Instructional Site
South Western High School
200 Bowman Road
Hanover, PA 17331
Other Instructional Site
The Chateau Resort and Conference Center
300 Camelback Rd
Tannersville, PA 18372
Other Instructional Site
Toddler Town
13300 State Route 30
Irwin, PA 15642
Other Instructional Site
UPMC Magee- Womens Hospital
300 Halket St
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Other Instructional Site
UPMC Presbyterian
200 Lothrop St
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Other Instructional Site
UPMC Shadyside Hospital
5230 Centre Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
Other Instructional Site
West Greene High School
1352 Hargus Creek Road
Waynesburg, PA 15370
Other Instructional Site
Yeshiva Schools of Pittsburgh Girls School and Preschool Campus
6401 Forbes Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
Other Instructional Site

Definitions: For definitions of branch campus, additional locations, or other instructional sites, see the Commission’s Substantive Change Policy and Procedures.

Accreditation Actions

The following represents the MSCHE accreditation actions taken in the last ten (10) years. For more information, see the Commission’s Accreditation Actions Policy and Procedures and the Substantive Change Policy and Procedures.

  • July 2, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at St. Vincent College, 300 Fraser Purchase Road, Latrobe, PA 15650 within the institution's scope of accreditation. 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 2024-2025.
  • July 2, 2018
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To approve the Online Instructional Design and Technology Certificate direct assessment program (100%) and the institution's approach to CBE for this program. In addition, to approve the credit hour equivalency methodologies for this program and to include the program within the scope of the institution's accreditation pending approval by the U.S. Department of Education. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2024-2025.
  • January 2, 2018
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at UPMC School of Cardiovascular Perfusion- UPMC Shadyside, 5230 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15232 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. Operations at the additional location must commence within one calendar year from the date of this action. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2024-2025.
  • June 23, 2016
    To reaffirm accreditation and to commend the institution on the quality of the self-study process and report. The date for the next accreditation review will be determined by the Commission when it revises the accreditation cycle.

Information about the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) is one of seven institutional accrediting organizations in the United States and is recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). MSCHE accreditation applies to an institution as a whole rather than the specific programs within an institution. MSCHE does not approve or accredit individual programs. The MSCHE accreditation review cycle is continuous and accreditation does not expire. Each institution is reevaluated and monitored on a regular and consistent basis in accordance with the institution’s assigned accreditation review cycle and Commission policy and procedures. An institution maintains its accreditation unless it is voluntarily surrendered or withdrawn by the Commission for cause, after the institution has been afforded due process. The institution’s current accreditation phase and accreditation status are displayed on the institution’s listing in the Institution Directory and in the Statement of Accreditation Status (SAS).