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:
    Carnegie Mellon University
    Pittsburgh, PA
  • Address:
    5000 Forbes Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA 15213
  • Phone:
    (412) 268-2000
  • URL:
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer (ALO):
    Ms. Lisa Krieg
  • Commission Staff Liaison:
    Dr. Anne Wahl, Vice President

Accreditation Summary

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

  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1921
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2018
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2026-2027
  • Next Mid-Point Peer Review: 2023

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:

  • 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:

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
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
Branch Campus
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
Additional Location
Instituto Superior Tecnico at the Universidade Tecnico de Lisboa, Campus Alameda
Campus Alameda Av. Rovisco Pais, 1 1049-001 Lisboa
Portugal
Additional Location
Instituto Superior Tecnico, Universidade Tecnico de Lisboa, Campus Taguspark
Av. Prof. Dr. Anibal Cavaco Silva 2744-016 Porto Salvo
Portugal
Additional Location
New York City
55 Broad Street, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10004
Additional Location
Universidade Catolica Portuguesa
Palma de Cima 1649-023, Lisboa
Portugal
Additional Location
Universidade da Madeira
Campus Universitario da Penteada 9000-390 Funchal, Madeira
Portugal
Additional Location
Universidade de Aveiro
Aveiro Campo Universitario de Santiago 3810-193 Aveiro
Portugal
Additional Location
Universidade de Coimbra
Largo da Porta Ferrea 3000 Coimbra
Portugal
Additional Location
Universidade de Lisboa
Lisboa Largo Trindade Coelho, 21-1o 1200-470 Lisbon
Portugal
Additional Location
Universidade do Minho
Largo do Paco 4704-553 Braga
Portugal
Additional Location
Universidade do Porto
Reitoria da U. Porto Praca Gomes Teixeira 4099-002 Porto
Portugal
Additional Location
Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Travessa Estevao Pinto 1070 Lisboa
Portugal
Additional Location
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
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.

  • 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.

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).