Statement of Accreditation Status

Carnegie Mellon University

  • CEO: Dr. Farnam Jahanian, President
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Ms. Lisa Krieg
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Anne Wahl, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Doctoral Universities: Very High Research Activity » Four-year, large, highly residential
  • Control: Private (Non-Profit)
  • Former Name(s): Carnegie Institute of Technology (7/1/1967)
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1921
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2018
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2026-2027

Contact Information

5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

(412) 268-2000

www.cmu.edu

  • October 27, 2022
    To acknowledge receipt of the teach-out plan. To approve the teach-out plan for the closure of the additional location at 220 Victoria Square, Adelaide, South Australia 5000 Australia. To note that the institution will conduct and complete its own teach-out by December 31, 2022, at the main campus and that teach-out agreements are not required. To note that the additional location will close by September 1, 2023. To note that students may obtain academic records at Carnegie Mellon University, 5000 Forbes Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15213. To note that the Commission reserves the right to rescind?this action?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 27, 2022
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution's decision to close the additional location at 220 Victoria Square, Adelaide, South Australia 5000 Australia. To require immediate notification when instruction ceases at the additional location. To require the submission of the updated Eligibility and Certification Approval Report (ECAR) reflecting the substantive change as soon as it is available.. To note that the Commission reserves the right to rescind?this action?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.
  • September 3, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the relocation of the Carnegie Mellon University in Rwanda, Kacyiru-Kigali Boulevard de l'Umuganda Telecom Homse, Rwanda additional location to Carnegie Mellon University – Africa, Regional ICT Center of Excellence Bldg, Plot No A8, Kigali Special Economic Zone, Phase II, Akakaza Village, Kinyaga Cell, Bumbogo, Kigali, Kigali City, Rwanda within the institution's scope of accreditation. To require immediate notification when instruction commences and of the date that instruction at the former additional location ceases. 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 21, 2018
    To reaffirm accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2026-2027.
  • January 3, 2017
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the reclassification of the additional locations at (1) Electronic Arts, 250 Shoreline Drive, Redwood, CA 94065; and (2) Los Angeles Center, Carnegie Mellon University, 4640 Lankershim Blvd., Suite 125, North Hollywood, CA 91602 as instructional sites and to include the change within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2017-2018.
  • April 22, 2016
    To note that institution's decision to withdraw the substantive change request for an additional location at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, 25 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11205.
  • April 27, 2015
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, 25 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11205 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 next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2017-2018.
  • June 30, 2014
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note that the institution has closed its additional location at Asia & Pacific Trade Center, ATC Building ITMSF N-15, 2-1-10, Nanko-kita, Osaka-City, Japan 559-0034. To remove this additional location from the institution's accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2017-2018.
  • November 21, 2013
    To accept the Periodic Review Report, to reaffirm accreditation, and to commend the institution for the quality of the Periodic Review process and report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2017-2018.
  • August 27, 2012
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and note the institution's decision to close its additional location at Athens Information Technology, 19,5 klm, Markopoulo Avenue, GR-19002, Peania Attikis, Greece. To remove this location from the institution's accreditation. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2013.
  • January 3, 2012
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request, and to include the additional location at Carnegie Mellon University in Rwanda, Telecom House, Boulevard de l'Umuganda, Kacyiru-Kigali, Rwanda, within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The Commission requires written notification within 30 days of the commencement of operations at this location. In the event that operations at this location do not commence within one calendar year of this action, approval will lapse. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2013.
  • January 19, 2011
    To acknowledge receipt of notification from the institution that it has closed its additional location at CyLab Japan Campus, Hyogo Institute of Information Education Foundation (c/o University of Hyogo), Japan, effective March 31, 2010, because the cohort enrolled at the location has completed the program offered there. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2013.
  • December 1, 2010
    To amend the language of the November 2, 2010, action to read: To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to include the following additional locations within the scope of the institution's accreditation: (1) Universidade do Minho, Largo do Paco, 4704-553 Braga, Portugal; (2) Universidade do Porto, Reitoria da U. Porto, Praca Gomes Teixeira, 4099-002 Porto, Portugal; (3) Instituto Superior Tecnico at the Universidade Tecnico de Lisboa, Campus Alameda, Av. Rovisco Pais, 1, 1049-001 Lisbon, Portugal; (4) Instituto Superior Tecnico at the Universidade Tecnico de Lisboa, Campus Taguspark, Av. Prof. Dr. Anibal Cavaco Silva, 2744-016 Porto Salvo, Portugal; (5) Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Travessa Estevao Pinto, 1070 Lisbon, Portugal; and (6) Universidade Catolica Portuguesa, Palma de Cima, 1649-023, Lisbon, Portugal. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations at these locations. In the event that operations at these locations do not commence within one calendar year of this action, approval will lapse. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2013.
  • 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:

  • 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- Research/Scholarship Included within the scope:
  • Branch Campus
    Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar
    P.O. Box 24866 Education City Doha
    Qatar
  • Branch Campus
    Carnegie Mellon University, Silicon Valley Campus
    NASA Research Park, P.O. Box 98
    Moffet Field, CA 94035-0001
  • Additional Location
    Adelaide
    Adelaide Carnegie Mellon University - The Heinz School, Australia Torrens Building, 220 Victoria Square, Adelaide, South Australia 5000
    Australia
  • Additional Location
    Carnegie Mellon University - Africa
    Regional ICT Center of Excellence Bldg, Plot No A8, Kigali Special Economic Zone, Phase II, Akakaza Village, Kinyaga Cell, Bumbogo
    Kigali, Rwanda
    Opened: 09/04/2019
  • Additional Location
    Instituto Superior Tecnico at the Universidade Tecnico de Lisboa, Campus Alameda
    Campus Alameda Av. Rovisco Pais, 1 1049-001 Lisboa
    Portugal
    Opened: 11/02/2010
  • Additional Location
    Instituto Superior Tecnico, Universidade Tecnico de Lisboa, Campus Taguspark
    Av. Prof. Dr. Anibal Cavaco Silva 2744-016 Porto Salvo
    Portugal
    Opened: 11/02/2010
  • Additional Location
    New York City
    55 Broad Street, 5th Floor
    New York, NY 10004
    Opened: 01/05/2010
  • Additional Location
    Universidade Catolica Portuguesa
    Palma de Cima 1649-023, Lisboa
    Portugal
    Opened: 11/02/2010
  • Additional Location
    Universidade da Madeira
    Campus Universitario da Penteada 9000-390 Funchal, Madeira
    Portugal
    Opened: 03/03/2010
  • Additional Location
    Universidade de Aveiro
    Aveiro Campo Universitario de Santiago 3810-193 Aveiro
    Portugal
    Opened: 11/02/2010
  • Additional Location
    Universidade de Coimbra
    Largo da Porta Ferrea 3000 Coimbra
    Portugal
    Opened: 03/03/2010
  • Additional Location
    Universidade de Lisboa
    Lisboa Largo Trindade Coelho, 21-1o 1200-470 Lisbon
    Portugal
    Opened: 11/02/2010
  • Additional Location
    Universidade do Minho
    Largo do Paco 4704-553 Braga
    Portugal
    Opened: 11/02/2010
  • Additional Location
    Universidade do Porto
    Reitoria da U. Porto Praca Gomes Teixeira 4099-002 Porto
    Portugal
    Opened: 11/02/2010
  • Additional Location
    Universidade Nova de Lisboa
    Travessa Estevao Pinto 1070 Lisboa
    Portugal
    Opened: 11/02/2010
  • Other Instructional Site
    ECE Ph.D. Program with Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR)
    1 Fusionopolis Way #20-10 Connexis North Tower Singapore 138632
    Singapore
  • Other Instructional Site
    Heinz Washington DC Office
    Carnegie Mellon University 444 N. Capitol Street, NW, Suite 399
    Washington, DC 20001
  • Other Instructional Site
    Los Angeles Center
    Carnegie Mellon University 4640 Lankershim Blvd., Suite 125
    North Hollywood, CA 91602
  • Other Instructional Site
    Milennium Hilton
    One United Nations Plaza
    New York City, NY 10017
  • Other Instructional Site
    The Hub at Commerce Square
    2001 Market Street, 2nd floor
    Philadelphia, PA 19103
  • Other Instructional Site
    The United Methodist Building
    100 Maryland Avenue, NE, Suite 510
    Washington, DC 20002
  • Other Instructional Site
    The Westin San Jose
    302 South Market Street
    San Jose, CA 95113
  • Other Instructional Site
    University of California Washington Center
    1608 Rhode Island Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC 20036
  • Other Instructional Site
    University of Hyogo
    7-1-28 Minatojima-minami-machi Chuo-ku Kobe, 650-0047 Japan
    Japan

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