Statement of Accreditation Status

Drexel University

  • CEO: Mr. John Fry, President
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Mr. Joseph Hawk
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Robert Bonfiglio, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Doctoral Universities: Very High Research Activity » Four-year, large, primarily residential
  • Control: Private (Non-Profit)
  • Former Name(s): Drexel Institute of Technology
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1927
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2022
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2029-2030

Contact Information

3141 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

(215) 895-2000

www.drexel.edu

  • October 27, 2022
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the written arrangement with Tsinghua Holdings Zijing (Beijing) Education Group, 5F, Building 7, Tsinghua University Science Park, No. 1, East Zhongguancun Road, Haidian District, Beijing, 100084 to serve as a third-party provider of Master of Business Administration, with concentrations in Business Analytics and Finance program, within the institution's scope of accreditation. To request a supplemental information report due July 1, 2023 providing evidence of (1) a commitment to academic freedom, intellectual freedom, freedom of expression, and respect for intellectual property rights (Standard II); (2) faculty and/or other appropriate professionals are regularly and equitably reviewed and provided with opportunities, resources and support for professional growth and innovation (Standard III); (3) processes designed to enhance the successful achievement of students' educational goals (Standard IV). To direct a follow-up team visit following submission of the supplemental information report. 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. To direct a prompt Commission liaison guidance meeting to discuss the Commission's expectations. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2029-2030.
  • June 23, 2022
    To acknowledge receipt of the supplemental information report.
  • June 23, 2022
    To acknowledge receipt of the self-study report. To note that the institution hosted a virtual site visit in lieu of an on-site visit in accordance with the United States Department of Education (USDE) guidelines published March 17, 2020. To reaffirm accreditation. To note that a verification visit is required by USDE guidelines and will be conducted within a reasonable period of time following the virtual site visit. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2029-2030.
  • December 2, 2021
    To acknowledge receipt of the supplemental information report. To request that the next self-study, in preparation for a visit in 2021-2022, provide further evidence of athletic, student life, and other extracurricular activities that are regulated by the same principles and procedures that govern all other programs (Standard IV). To request a supplemental information report due March 1, 2022, addressing any and all developments related to any investigations conducted by the institution or by state, federal, or other government agencies related to the Commission action of June 8, 2021 (Requirement of Affiliation 5).
  • October 28, 2021
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at 1354 Boot Road, West Chester, PA 19380 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 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 28, 2021
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at 11951 Freedom Drive, Suite 900, Reston, VA 20190 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 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 28, 2021
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at 183 Inverness Drive, West Englewood, CO 80112 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 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 28, 2021
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at 1800 Bishops Gate, Mount Laurel, NJ 08954 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 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 2021-2022.
  • June 8, 2021
    Staff acted on behalf of the Commission to request a supplemental information report, due October 1, 2021, addressing recent developments at the institution which may have implications for current and future compliance with Requirement of Affiliation 5, Standard II: Ethics and Integrity and Standard IV: Support of the Student Experience. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2021-2022.
  • April 29, 2021
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at Comcast Technology Center, 1800 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103 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 2021-2022.
  • January 4, 2021
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the relocation of the additional location at 801 17th Street, NW, Suite 420 to 1400 16th Street, NW, Suite 320, Washington, DC within the institution's scope of accreditation. To require immediate notification when instruction commences at the new location and of the date that instruction ceases at the former location. To note that written evidence of necessary approvals has been provided. To note that the Commission may rescind this action if instruction does not commence within one calendar year from the date of this action.
  • January 4, 2021
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the reclassification of the other instructional site at the Public Affairs Office, Route 547, Lakehurst, NJ 08733 to an additional location within the institution's scope of accreditation. To require immediate notification when the change is implemented. 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 2021-2022.
  • October 29, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at 50 Innovation Way, Wyomissing, PA 19610 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 2021-2022.
  • November 16, 2017
    To accept the Periodic Review Report and to reaffirm accreditation. To commend the institution for the quality of the PRR process. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2021-2022.
  • July 5, 2017
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at Lafayette Tower, 801 17th Street, N.W., Suite 420, Washington, DC 20006 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.
  • July 5, 2017
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note that the institution has closed its additional location at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology, 326 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101. To remove this additional location from the institution's accreditation. To note that the Periodic Review Report has been received and will be acted upon by the Commission at the November meeting.
  • June 23, 2016
    To accept the supplemental information report. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2017.
  • March 3, 2016
    Staff action on behalf of the Commission to request a supplemental information report, due March 28, 2016, addressing the recent voluntary withdrawal of accreditation of the associate degree radiography program from the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT).
  • November 2, 2015
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution's decision to close the following additional locations: (1) Burlington County College (Rowan College at Burlington County), Mount Laurel Campus, 3331 Route 38, Mount Laurel, NJ 08054; (2) Delaware County Community College - Main Campus, 901 Media Line Road, Media, PA 19063; (3) Montgomery County Community College - Main Campus, 340 Dekalb Pike, Blue Bell, PA 19422; and (4) Montgomery County Community - West Campus, 101 College Drive, Pottstown, PA 19464. To approve the teach-out plans and to remove these additional locations from the scope of the institution's accreditation. The Commission requires notification within thirty days of the closure of each additional location.
  • November 2, 2015
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution's decision to close the additional location at Drexel University Sacramento, 1 Capitol Mall, Sacramento, CA 95814. To approve the teach-out plan and to remove this additional location from the scope of the institution's accreditation. The Commission requires notification within thirty days of the closure of this additional location. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2017.
  • October 28, 2014
    To note that approval for the additional location at Burlington County College - Mount Holly Campus, 1 High Street, Mount Holly, NJ 08060 has lapsed and to remove the location from the institution's accreditation.
  • October 28, 2013
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional locations at (1) Delaware County Community College- Main Campus, 901 S. Media Line Road, Media, PA 19063; (2) Burlington County College- Mount Holly Campus, 1 High Street, Mount Holly, NJ 08060; and (3) Montgomery County Community College- Main Campus, 340 Dekalb Pike, Blue Bell, PA 19422 within the scope of the institution's accreditation. To approve the reclassification of the instructional site at Montgomery County Community College- West Campus, 101 College Drive, Pottstown, PA 19464 as an additional location and to include the location 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. In the event that operations at the additional locations do not commence within one calendar year from the approval of this action, approval will lapse. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2017.
  • June 28, 2012
    To reaffirm accreditation and to commend the institution for the quality of the self-study process. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2017.
  • May 5, 2011
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to reclassify the instructional site located at the Harrisburg University of Science and Technology, 326 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101 as an additional location and to include this additional location within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2011-2012.
  • 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
  • Postsecondary award (1-2 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
    Center City Drexel Campus
    1505 Race Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19102
  • Additional Location
    Comcast Corporation - Reston
    11951 Freedom Dr Ste 900
    Reston, VA 20190
    Opened: 11/01/2021
  • Additional Location
    Comcast Corporation - West Chester
    1354 Boot Rd
    West Chester, PA 19380
    Opened: 11/01/2021
  • Additional Location
    Comcast Corporation - West Englewood
    183 Inverness Dr
    West Englewood, CO 80112
    Opened: 11/01/2021
  • Additional Location
    Comcast Development Center - Mt. Laurel
    1800 Bishops Gate
    Mount Laurel, NJ 08054
    Opened: 11/01/2021
  • Additional Location
    Drexel Comcast
    Comcast Technology Center, 1800 Arch St
    Philadelphia, PA 19103
    Opened: 04/29/2021
  • Additional Location
    Drexel University College of Medicine at Tower Health
    50 Innovation Way
    Wyomissing, PA 19610
    Opened: 01/08/2021
  • Additional Location
    James Madison University Washington DC Center
    1400 16th Street NW, Suite 320
    Washington, DC 20036
    Opened: 01/04/2021
  • Additional Location
    Lakehurst Naval Air Warfare Center, Aircraft Division
    Public Affairs Office, Route 547
    Lakehurst, NJ 08733
    Opened: 01/04/2021
  • Additional Location
    Malvern
    2 West Liberty Blvd.
    Malvern, PA 19355
  • Additional Location
    Queen Lane Medical Campus
    2900 Queen Lane
    Philadelphia, PA 19129
  • Other Instructional Site
    Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships
    3509 Spring Garden St
    Philadelphia, PA 19104
  • Other Instructional Site
    Drexel University Kline School of Law
    1200 Chestnut Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19107
  • Other Instructional Site
    Kline Institute of Trial Advocacy
    1200 Chestnut Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19107
  • Other Instructional Site
    The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
    1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
    Philadelphia, PA 19103
  • Other Instructional Site
    The Orsini
    500 N Figueroa St
    Los Angeles, CA 90012
  • Other Instructional Site
    Upper Dublin High School
    800 Loch Alsh Avenue
    Fort Washington, PA 19034

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