Statement of Accreditation Status

Indiana University of Pennsylvania

  • CEO: Dr. Michael Driscoll, President
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Dr. Karen Rose Cercone
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Paul Starkey, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity » Four-year, large, primarily residential
  • Control: Public
  • Former Name(s): Indiana State Teachers College (9/1/1965)
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1941
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2016
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2024-2025
  • Next Mid-Point Peer Review: 2021

Contact Information

Sutton Hall
Indiana, PA 15705

(724) 357-2100

www.iup.edu

  • The following represents the MSCHE accreditation actions taken in the last ten (10) years.
  • October 29, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution’s decision to close the additional location at Butler County Community College, College Drive- Oak Hills, Butler, PA 16002-1203. 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.
  • October 29, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution’s decision to close the additional location at CCAC Allegheny Campus, 808 Ridge Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15212. 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.
  • October 29, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution’s decision to close the additional location at IUP Police Academy, 401 N. Fairview Street, Lock Haven, PA 17745. 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 is scheduled for 2024-2025.
  • July 2, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at Southwestern University of Finance and Economics, Guanghua Campus, 55, Guanghuacon Street, Qingyang District, Chengdu, Sichuan 610074 P.R. China 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 is scheduled for 2024-2025.
  • June 27, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the supplemental information report. To remind the institution of its obligation to inform the Commission immediately about any and all significant developments relevant to this action (Requirement of Affiliation 14). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2024-2025.
  • March 4, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the relocation of the Carnegie Mellon University additional location at 300 South Craig Street Room 99, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 to Robert Morris University, 6001 University Blvd, Moon Township, PA 15108 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 the Commission may rescind this action if instruction at this location does not commence within one calendar year from the date of this action. The next evaluation is scheduled for 2024-2025.
  • November 13, 2018
    Staff acted on behalf of the Commission to request a supplemental information report, due March 1, 2019, addressing the action of the American Psychological Association Commission on Accreditation (CoA) which may have implications for current and future compliance with Standard III: Design and Delivery of the Student Learning Experience, Standard IV: Support of the Student Experience, and Standard V: Educational Effectiveness Assessment.
  • June 21, 2018
    To accept the monitoring report. The next evaluation is scheduled for 2024-2025.
  • April 30, 2018
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at IUP Institute for Rural Health and Safety, 2712 West Pike Road, Indiana, PA 15701 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. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2024-2025.
  • August 28, 2017
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the reclassification of the instructional site at IUP Punxsutawney Campus, 1012 Winslow Street, Punxsutawney, PA 15767 as an additional location and to include the location within the scope of the institution’s accreditation.
  • August 28, 2017
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the second Post-secondary Award/Certificate/Diploma (>= 2 years, < 4 years) program - Clinical Medical Assistant within the scope of the institution's accreditation. To remind the institution of the Commission's request of June 23, 2016 for a monitoring report due April 1, 2018. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2024-2025.
  • June 23, 2016
    To reaffirm accreditation and to commend the institution for the quality of the self-study process. To request a monitoring report, due April 1, 2018, documenting further development and implementation of a documented, organized, and sustainable assessment process (1) to evaluate the total range of programs, with evidence that assessment results are shared and used in institutional planning, resource allocation, and renewal (Standard 7); and (2) the use of direct measures to assess the achievement of program level student learning outcomes in all programs, including general education, with evidence that assessment information is used to improve teaching and learning (Standards 12 and 14). The date for the next accreditation review will be determined by the Commission when it revises the accreditation cycle.
  • June 30, 2014
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at The Arab American University (AAUJ) - Jenin, 240 Jenin, 3 Zababdeh, Jenin - Palestine within the scope of the institution's accreditation. To note that approval is not retroactive. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2015-2016.
  • September 3, 2013
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request, to reclassify the Post-Secondary Certificate (=>1 year, < 2 years) in Culinary Arts and the Post-Secondary Certificate (=>1 year, < 2 years) in Baking & Pastry Arts, and to include both certificates within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2015-2016.
  • November 17, 2011
    To accept the Periodic Review Report and to reaffirm accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2015-2016.
  • 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)
  • Postsecondary award (1-2 yrs)
  • Postsecondary award (2-4 yrs)
  • Associate's Degree or Equivalent
  • Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent
  • Post-baccalaureate Certificate
  • Master's Degree or Equivalent
  • Post-Master's Certificate
  • Doctor's Degree - Professional Practice Approved to offer ONE program at this credential level: Doctor Clinical Psych (PsyD)
  • Doctor's Degree- Research/Scholarship
  • Additional Location
    CCAC Boyce Campus
    595 Beatty Rd.
    Monroeville, PA 15149
  • Additional Location
    Dixon University Center
    2986 North 2nd St.
    Harrisburg, PA 17110
  • Additional Location
    IUP Academy of Culinary Arts
    125 S. Gilpin St.
    Punxsutawney, PA 15767
  • Additional Location
    IUP at Northpointe (Armstrong Co.)
    167 Northpointe Blvd.
    Freeport, PA 16229
  • Additional Location
    IUP Institute for Rural Health and Safety
    2712 West Pike Road
    Indiana, PA 15701
    Opened: 08/27/2018
  • Additional Location
    IUP Pittsburgh East
    Penn Center - East Building 4
    Pittsburgh, PA 15235
  • Additional Location
    IUP Police Academy
    Criminal Justice Training Center IUP - R&P Building 105 Eicher Hall
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Additional Location
    IUP Police Academy
    California University of Pennsylvania
    California, PA 15419
  • Additional Location
    IUP Police Academy
    6001 University Blvd
    Moon Township, PA 15108
    Opened: 04/01/2019
  • Additional Location
    IUP Punxsutawney Campus
    1012 Winslow Street
    Punxsutawney, PA 15767
    Opened: 04/03/2018
  • Additional Location
    People's Educational Society - School of Management
    100 Feet Ring Road BSK III Stage Banagalore - 560085
    India
  • Additional Location
    The Arab American University (AAU)
    Jenin - Palestine 240 Jenin, 3 Zababdeh
    Israel
    Opened: 06/30/2014
  • Other Instructional Site
    Philadelphia Urban Seminar
    LaSalle University 1900 W. Olney Ave.
    Philadelphia, PA 19141
  • Other Instructional Site
    Point Park University
    201 Wood Street
    Pittsburgh, PA 15222-1984

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