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:
    Community College of Allegheny County
    Pittsburgh, PA
  • Address:
    800 Allegheny Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA 15233
  • Phone:
    (412) 323-2323
  • URL:
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer (ALO):
    Ms. Beenah Moshay
  • 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: 1970
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2018
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2025-2026

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:
  • Associate's Degree or Equivalent 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
Allegheny Campus
808 Ridge Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Branch Campus
Boyce Campus
595 Beatty Road
Monroeville, PA 15146
Branch Campus
North Campus
8701 Perry Highway
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
Branch Campus
South Campus
1750 Clairton Road
West Mifflin, PA 15122
Branch Campus
Braddock Hills Center
250 Yost Boulevard
Braddock Hills, PA 15221-0000
Additional Location
Carpenters Union Training Center
652 Ridge Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15205
Additional Location
Carpenters Union Training Center
261 Patchway Road
Duncansville, PA 16635
Additional Location
CCAC- Stationary Engineers
300 Saline Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15207
Additional Location
CCAC-Iron Worker Union Training Center
2201 Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222-0000
Additional Location
CCAC-Plumbers Union Training Center
1040 Montour W. Industrial Boulevard
Coraopolis, PA 15108-0000
Additional Location
CCAC-Sheetmetal Training Center
1200 Gulf Lab Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15238-0000
Additional Location
CCAC-UPMC, Chatham 2
119 Washington Plaza
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Additional Location
Clarion County Career Center
447 Career Road
Shippenville, PA 16254
Additional Location
Crawford County CTC
860 Thurston Road
Meadville, PA 16335
Additional Location
Homewood-Brushton Center
701 N. Homewood Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15208
Additional Location
IBEW
5 Hot Metal Street, Ste. 400
Pittsburgh, PA 15203-2355
Additional Location
IBEW Local 5: Clearfield Training Center
1400 Leonard Street
Clearfield, PA 16830
Additional Location
Jefferson County DuBois Area Vocational Technical School
576 Votech Drive
Reynoldsville, PA 15851
Additional Location
Operating Engineers
457 Christopher Road
New Alexandria, PA 15670
Additional Location
Venango County CTC
1 Vo-Tech Road
Oil City, PA 16301
Additional Location
West Allegheny High School
205 W. Allegheny Road
Imperial, PA 15126
Additional Location
West Hills Center
1000 McKee Road
Oakdale, PA 15071
Additional Location
Allegheny County Airport
12 Allegheny County Airport
West Mifflin, PA 15122
Other Instructional Site
City Charter High School
201 Stanwix St. Suite 100
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Other Instructional Site
Cornerstone Christian Preparatory Academy - Wilson Campus
1900 Clairton Road
West Mifflin, PA 15122
Other Instructional Site
Duquesne Light Line Pole Fac
2825 New Beaver Ave, Building 6
Pittsburgh, PA 15233
Other Instructional Site
Gateway High School
3000 Gateway Campus Blvd
Monroeville, PA 15146
Other Instructional Site
Mon Valley Career & Tech Ctr
5 Guttman Ave
Charleroi, PA 15022
Other Instructional Site
North Hills High School
53 Rochester Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15229
Other Instructional Site
Pgh International Airport
1000 Airport Blvd
Coraopolis, PA 15108
Other Instructional Site
Steel Center AVTS
565 Lewis Run Road
Jefferson Hills, PA 15025
Other Instructional Site
Sto-Rox Junior-Senior High School
1105 Valley St.
McKees Rocks, PA 15136
Other Instructional Site
The Barbers Inn
5744 Baum Blvd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Other Instructional Site
Thomas Jefferson High School
830 Old Clairton Road
Jefferson Hills, PA 15025
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.

  • June 22, 2022
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution's decision to close the additional location at 1500 West Chestnut Street, Washington, PA 15301. To require immediate notification when instruction ceases at the additional location. To note that the Commission may rescind this action if the requested substantive change is not implemented within one calendar year from the date of this action.
  • June 22, 2022
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution's decision to close the additional location at 250 University Avenue, Morgan Hall, Rm 305, California, PA 15419. To require immediate notification when instruction ceases at the additional location. To note that the Commission may rescind this action if the requested substantive change is not implemented within one calendar year from the date of this action. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2025-2026.
  • April 28, 2022
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at 1400 Leonard Street, Clearfield, PA 16830 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 2021-2022.
  • February 17, 2022
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at 205 W. Allegheny Road, Imperial, PA, 15126 within the institution's scope of accreditation. 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 2025-2026.
  • January 4, 2021
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution's decision to close the additional location at 1435 Bedford Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15219. To require immediate notification when instruction ceases 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 evaluation visit is scheduled for 2025-2026.
  • June 27, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the monitoring report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2025-2026.
  • June 21, 2018
    To accept the monitoring report and to note the visit by the Commission's representatives. To remove the warning because the institution is now in compliance with Standard 14 (Assessment of Student Learning) and to reaffirm accreditation. To request a monitoring report, due April 1, 2019, demonstrating (1) sustainability of implemented corrective measures (formerly Standard 14, now Standard V) and further evidence of (2) clearly stated institutional and program-level goals which are aligned with each other and with the institution's mission (Standard V), (3) development and implementation of organized and systematic assessments that evaluate the extent of student achievement in general education (Standard V), and (4) demonstrated and documented use of assessment results to improve educational effectiveness (Standard V). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2025-2026.
  • November 16, 2017
    To note the visit by the Commission's representative. To remind the institution of the Commission's action of June 22, 2017 to warn the institution that its accreditation may be in jeopardy because of insufficient evidence that the institution is currently in compliance with Standard 14 (Assessment of Student Learning). To note that the institution remains accredited while on warning. To remind the institution of the monitoring report due March 1, 2018. Upon reaffirmation of accreditation, the next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2025-2026.
  • June 22, 2017
    To warn the institution that its accreditation may be in jeopardy due to insufficient evidence that the institution is currently in compliance with Standard 14 (Assessment of Student Learning). To note that the institution remains accredited while on warning. To request a monitoring report, due March 1, 2018 documenting that the institution has achieved and can sustain ongoing compliance with Standard 14, including but not limited to evidence of an organized and systematic student learning assessment process with (1) clear guidelines and timetables, (2) assessment of student learning in all programs, including general education, (3) documented use of assessment results to inform teaching, learning and resource allocation, and shared with appropriate constituents; and (4) results that provide sufficient, convincing evidence that students are achieving key institutional and program learning outcomes (Standard 14). A small team visit will follow submission of the report. To direct a prompt Commission liaison guidance visit to discuss the Commission's expectations. Upon reaffirmation of accreditation, the next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2025-2026.
  • January 3, 2017
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the reclassification of the instructional site at California University, 250 University Avenue, Morgan Hall -Rm 305, California, PA 15419 as an additional location and to include the location within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2016-2017.
  • November 2, 2015
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at the Energy Innovation Center, 1435 Bedford Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15219, 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 2016-2017.
  • October 27, 2014
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution's decision to close its additional location at CCAC- Painter's Union Training Center, 101 Ewing Road, Carnegie, PA 15106. The Commission requires notification within thirty days of the closure of this additional location. To remind the institution that the Commission previously granted a one-year extension on the self-study. The self-study year will now be 2016-2017 with an evaluation team visit occurring during the fall semester 2016 or the spring semester 2017.
  • April 28, 2014
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at Carpenters Union Training Center, 261 Patchway Road, Duncansville, PA 16635 within the scope of the institution's accreditation. To note that this action is not retroactive.
  • April 28, 2014
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To approve the relocation of the additional location from 222 Third Street, Neville Island, PA 15225 to Carpenter's Union Training Center, 652 Ridge Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15205 and to include the new additional location within the scope of the institution's accreditation. To note that this action is not retroactive. To remind the institution that the Commission previously granted a one-year extension on the self-study. The self-study year will now be 2016-2017 with an evaluation team visit occurring during the fall semester 2016 or the spring semester 2017.
  • December 20, 2013
    To grant the institution a one-year extension on the self-study. The self-study year will now be 2016-2017 with an evaluation team visit occurring during the fall semester 2016 or the spring semester 2017.
  • October 28, 2013
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution's decision to close its additional location at Independence Middle School, 2807 Bethel Church Road, Bethel Park, PA 15102. The Commission requires notification within thirty days of the closure of this additional location. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2015-2016.
  • January 3, 2012
    To acknowledge the substantive change request and to note the institution's decision to close its Downtown Center additional location at 625 Stanwix Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-1417. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2015-2016.
  • November 17, 2011
    To accept the Periodic Review Report, to reaffirm accreditation, and to commend the institution for progress to date and for the quality of the report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2015-2016.

Information about the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) is an institutional accreditor 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).