Statement of Accreditation Status

Duquesne University

  • CEO: Mr. Kenneth Gormley, President
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Dr. Darlene Weaver
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Kushnood Haq, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity » Four-year, medium, highly residential
  • Control: Private (Non-Profit)
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1935
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2018
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2026-2027

Contact Information

600 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15282

(412) 396-6000

www.duq.edu

  • June 21, 2018
    To reaffirm accreditation. To request that, beginning in 2019 and in conjunction with each Annual Institutional Update prior to the Mid-Point Peer Review in 2023, the institution provide further evidence of the development and implementation of organized and systematic assessments that evaluate the extent of student achievement in general education (Standard V). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2026-2027.
  • August 28, 2017
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution's decision to close its additional locations at (1)171st Refueling Wing,102 Mustang Drive, Coraopolis, PA 15108; (2) Fort Indiantown Gap, Education Guidance Office, PA Army National Guard, Building 9-54, Annville, PA 17003-5002; and (3) Regional Learning Alliance, 850 Cranberry Woods Drive, Cranberry, PA 16066. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2017-2018.
  • January 8, 2016
    To note the institutions decision to not pursue opening the additional location located at New Castle School District Boardroom, 420 Fern Street, New Castle, PA 16101.
  • August 31, 2015
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note that the institution has closed the following additional locations: (1) The Chancery in Wheeling, 1300 Byron Street, Wheeling, WV 26003; (2) St. Frances de Sales Parish, One Guthrie Lane, Morgantown, WV 26508; (3) Blessed John XXIII Pastoral Center, 100 Hodges Road, Charleston, WV 25314; (4) Priest Field Pastoral Center, 4030 Middleway Pike, Kearneysville, WV 25430; (5) St. Margaret Mary Parish, 2500 Dudley Avenue, Parkersburg, WV 26101; and (6) Paul VI Pastoral Center, 667 Stone and Shannon Roads, Wheeling, WV 26003; (7) Educational Center of the United States Army Reserve 316th Expeditionary Sustainment Command (316 ESC) Headquarters, 99 Soldier's Lane, Coraopolis, PA 15108; and (8) St. Vincent College, 300 Fraser Purchase Road, Latrobe, PA 15650-2690. To remove these additional locations from the institution's accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2017-2018.
  • June 29, 2015
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at New Castle School District Boardroom, 420 Fern Street, New Castle, PA 16101 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. To approve the reclassification of the instructional site at Neshannock Township School District, 3834 Mitchell Road, New Castle, PA 16105 as an additional location and to include the locations within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2017-2018.
  • March 2, 2015
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location and the contractual agreement, leading to the Master of Arts in Theology degree, with Spiritan University College, P.O. Box 111, Ejisu, Ashanti Region, Ghana within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations at the 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.
  • November 21, 2013
    To accept the Periodic Review Report and to reaffirm accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2017-2018.
  • June 28, 2012
    To note the visit by the Commission's representative and to affirm the inclusion of the additional location at Tanzaga College, Nairobi, Kenya within the scope of the institution's accreditation. To remind the institution that the Periodic Review Report, due June 1, 2013, should provide further evidence that assessment results are used to improve teaching and learning and are linked to the planning and budgeting processes (Standards 2 and 14).
  • June 28, 2011
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at Tangaza College, P.O. Box 15055-00509, Langata, Nairobi, Kenya, provisionally within the scope of the institution's accreditation pending a site visit within six months of commencing operations. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations at the additional location. In the event that operations at this site do not commence within one calendar year from the approval of this action, approval will lapse. To remind the institution that the Periodic Review Report, due June 1, 2013, should provide further evidence that assessment results are used to improve teaching and learning and are linked to the planning and budgeting processes (Standards 2 and 14).
  • January 3, 2011
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to note the institution's decision to close the following additional location and to remove the location from the scope of the institution's accreditation: Capital Region Campus, Trinity High School, 3601 Simpson Ferry Road, Camp Hill, PA 17011. 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 - Professional Practice Included within the scope
  • Doctor's Degree- Research/Scholarship Included within the scope
  • Additional Location
    Coal Center, Intermediate Unit #1
    One Intermediate Unit Drive
    Coal Center, PA 15423
    Opened: 11/04/2009
  • Additional Location
    Dominican Institute
    10 Educational Zone P.M.B. 5361 Samonda, Oyo State
    Nigeria
  • Additional Location
    Neshannock Township School District
    3834 Mitchell Road
    New Castle, PA 16105
    Opened: 06/29/2015
  • Additional Location
    Spiritan International School of Theology
    Enugu Diocese/State PO Box 9696 Enugu
    Nigeria
  • Additional Location
    Spiritan University College
    Ejisu, Ashanti Region P.O. Box 111
    Ghana
    Opened: 07/27/2015
  • Additional Location
    Tangaza College
    P.O. Box 15055-00509, Langata, Nairobi
    Kenya
    Opened: 08/15/2011

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