Statement of Accreditation Status

Holy Family University

  • CEO: Dr. Anne Prisco, President
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Dr. Bernice Purcell
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Kushnood Haq, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs » Four-year, small, primarily nonresidential
  • Control: Private (Non-Profit)
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1961
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2021
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2028-2029

Contact Information

9801 Frankford Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19114-2009

(215) 637-7700

www.holyfamily.edu

  • June 24, 2021
    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 2028-2029.
  • April 29, 2021
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution's decision to close the additional location at 1500 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia, PA 19130 that has ceased operations. To remove the additional location from the institution's scope of accreditation. 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.
  • April 29, 2021
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution's decision to close the additional location at 403 N. Lansdowne Avenue, Drexel Hill, PA 19026 that has ceased operations. To remove the additional location from the institution's scope of accreditation. 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.
  • April 29, 2021
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution's decision to close the additional location at 1201 Newtown-Langhorne Road, Langhorne, PA 19047 that has ceased operations. To remove the additional location from the institution's scope of accreditation. 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.
  • April 29, 2021
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution's decision to close the additional location at 5500 Langdon Street, Philadelphia, PA 19124 that has ceased operations. To remove the additional location from the institution's scope of accreditation. 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. To note that the evaluation visit has occurred and will be acted upon by the Commission at the June meeting.
  • April 29, 2021
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution's decision to close the additional location at 10541 Drummond Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19154 that has ceased operations. To remove the additional location from the institution's scope of accreditation. 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.
  • April 29, 2021
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution's decision to close the additional location a 1930 John Fries Highway, Quakertown, PA 18951 that has ceased operations. To remove the additional location from the institution's scope of accreditation. 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.
  • April 30, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution's decision to close the Holy Family – Woodhaven additional location at 1311 Bristol Pike, Bensalem, PA 19020.
  • April 30, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the teach-out plan. To approve the teach-out plan. To note that the institution will conduct and complete its own teach-out and that teach-out agreements are not required. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2020-2021.
  • June 21, 2018
    To accept the monitoring report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2020-2021.
  • April 30, 2018
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the second Alternative Delivery Method program (online Doctor of Business Administration - DBA) within the scope of the institution's accreditation.
  • April 30, 2018
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the second Doctor's - Research/Scholarship program (Doctor of Business Administration - DBA) within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2020-2021.
  • May 1, 2017
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change. To include the first and second Doctor's - Professional Practice degrees, the Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) and the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), within the scope of the institution's accreditation. To remind the institution of the Commission's request of November 17, 2016 for a monitoring report due April 1, 2018. The next self-study evaluation is scheduled for 2020-2021.
  • November 17, 2016
    To accept the Periodic Review Report and to reaffirm accreditation. To request a monitoring report due April 1, 2018, documenting further (1) steps taken to strengthen the institution's finances (Standard 3) and (2) implementation of a comprehensive, organized, and sustained process for the assessment of institutional effectiveness with evidence that assessment results are used in budgeting, planning and resource allocation and to improve teaching and learning (Standards 7 and 14). The next self-study evaluation is scheduled for 2020-2021.
  • October 31, 2016
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the reclassification of the instructional sites at (1) St. Mary's Medical Center, 1201 Newtown-Langhorne Road, Langhorne, PA 19047; and (2) Monsignor Bonner/Archbishop Prendergast Catholic High School, 403 N. Lansdowne Avenue, Drexel Hill, PA 19026 as additional locations and to include the locations within the scope of the institution's accreditation.
  • October 31, 2016
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the first alternative delivery method program (online Master of Education) within the scope of 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 27, 2016
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To approve the reclassification of the instructional site at Temple University Hospital, 3401 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 as an additional location and to include the location within the scope of 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 29, 2015
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To approve the additional location at SPIN (Special People in the Northeast), 10541 Drummond Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, 19154, 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 Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2016.
  • April 27, 2015
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To approve the reclassification of the instructional site at SB1 Federal Credit Union, 1500 Spring Garden Street, #500, Philadelphia, PA 19130 as an additional location and to include the location within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2016.
  • January 2, 2014
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To approve the reclassification of the instructional site at Fox Chase Cancer Center, 333 Cottman Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19111 as an additional location and to include the location within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2016.
  • November 17, 2011
    To accept the progress report. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2016.
  • June 23, 2011
    To reaffirm accreditation. To remind the institution of the Commission's request for a progress report, due October 1, 2011, documenting progress in the implementation of the Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership and Professional Studies degree, including the hiring of the program director, enrollments, and assessment of faculty resources and the methods of course delivery (Standard 11). The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2016.
  • March 3, 2011
    To note the visit by the Commission's representative and to affirm the inclusion of the additional location at Spring Hill Suites Hotel, 1930 John Fries Highway, Quakertown, PA 18951 within the scope of the institution's accreditation. To remind the institution of the request for a progress report, due October 1, 2011, documenting progress in the implementation of the new degree, including the hiring of the program director, enrollments, and assessment of faculty resources and the methods of course delivery (Standard 11). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2010-2011.
  • 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:

  • Associate's Degree or Equivalent Included within the scope
  • Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent Included within the scope
  • Master's Degree or Equivalent Included within the scope
  • Doctor's Degree - Professional Practice Included within the scope
  • Doctor's Degree- Research/Scholarship Included within the scope
  • Additional Location
    Fox Chase Cancer Center
    333 Cottman Avenue
    Philadelphia, PA 19111
    Opened: 01/02/2014
  • Additional Location
    Holy Family - Newtown
    One Campus Drive
    Newtown, PA 18940-0992
  • Additional Location
    Temple University Hospital
    3401 N. Broad Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19104
    Opened: 06/27/2016
  • Other Instructional Site
    Archbishop Ryan High School
    11201 Academy Road
    Philadelphia, PA 19154
  • Other Instructional Site
    Conwell Egan Catholic High School
    611 Wistar Road
    Fairless Hills, PA 19030
  • Other Instructional Site
    Franklin Towne Charter High School
    5301 Tacony Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19137
  • Other Instructional Site
    Holy Redeemer Home Care
    12265 Townsend Rd #400
    Philadelphia, PA 19154
  • Other Instructional Site
    Holy Redeemer Hospital
    1648 Huntingdon Pike
    Meadowbrook, PA 19046
  • Other Instructional Site
    Jeanes Hospital
    7600 Central Avenue
    Philadelphia, PA 19111
  • Other Instructional Site
    Newtown West
    33 University Drive
    Newtown, PA 18940
  • Other Instructional Site
    SS. Neumann & Goretti High School
    1736 S 10th Street
    Phildelphia, PA 19148
  • Other Instructional Site
    St. Hubert Catholic High School
    7320 Torresdale Ave.
    Philadelphia, PA 19136
  • Other Instructional Site
    Temple Health Northeastern Campus
    2301 E Allegheny Ave
    Philadelphia, PA 19134

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