Statement of Accreditation Status

Point Park University

  • CEO: Dr. Paul Hennigan, President
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Dr. Jonas Prida
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Sean McKitrick, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs » Four-year, medium, primarily residential
  • Control: Private (Non-Profit)
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1968
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2016
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2020-2021
  • Next Mid-Point Peer Review: 2025

Contact Information

201 Wood Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

(412) 391-4100

www.pointpark.edu

  • The following represents the MSCHE accreditation actions taken in the last ten (10) years.
  • April 30, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the first Post-Master’s Certificate in Superintendents Letter of Eligibility within the institution’s scope of accreditation. To note 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 2020-2021.
  • January 4, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at the Hillman Cancer Center, 5115 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15232 within the scope of the institution’s accreditation. The Commission requires 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 2020-2021.
  • November 17, 2016
    To accept the Periodic Review Report and reaffirm accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2020-2021.
  • May 2, 2016
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at Rivers Casino, 777 Casino Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15212 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 remind the institution of the Commission’s request of April 28, 2014 regarding the Periodic Review Report due June 1, 2016.
  • May 2, 2016
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the Doctorate of Psychology (Psy.D.) in Clinical-Community Psychology (Doctor's - Professional Practice) within the scope of the institution's accreditation.
  • June 29, 2015
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to include the PhD in Community Engagement within the scope of the institution’s accreditation. To remind the institution that the Periodic Review Report, due June 1, 2016, should document progress in implementing the Ed.D. program (Standard 11).
  • April 28, 2014
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to include the Ed.D. Program in Leadership and Administration within the scope of the institution's accreditation. To request that the Periodic Review Report, due June 1, 2016, document progress in implementing the Ed.D. program (Standard 11).
  • March 3, 2014
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To approve the relocation of the following additional locations: (1) from Upper St. Clair High School, 1825 McLaughlin Run Road, Upper St. Clair, PA 15241 to Canon-McMillan High School, 314 Elm Street, Canonsburg, PA 15317; (2) from North Allegheny School, District Central Administrative Office Board Room, 200 Hillure Lane, Pittsburgh, PA 15237 to Seneca Valley Senior High School, 128 Seneca School Road, Harmony, PA 16037; and (3) from Propel Braddock Hills High School, 1500 Yost Blvd., Forest Hills, PA 15221 to Franklin Regional High School, 3200 School Road, Murrysville, PA 15668 and to include the new additional locations. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations at these additional locations as well as the closure of the relocated locations within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2016.
  • July 1, 2013
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional locations at (1) North Allegheny School District Central Administrative Office, Board Room, 200 Hillvue Lane, Pittsburgh, PA 15237; (2) Propel Braddock Hills High School, 1500 Yost Boulevard, Forest Hills, PA 15221; and (3) Upper St. Clair High School, 1825 McLaughlin Run Road, Upper St. Clair, PA 15241 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, 2016.
  • January 2, 2013
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to approve the relocation of the Invivodata, Inc. additional location from 2100 Wharton Street, Suite 505, Pittsburgh, PA 15203 to ERT, 225 West Station Square Drive, Suite 220, Pittsburgh, PA 15219. To include the new location within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations at this site. In the event that operations at this site 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.
  • November 15, 2012
    To accept the progress report. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2016.
  • February 28, 2012
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at Invivodata, Inc., 2100 Wharton Street, Suite 505, Pittsburgh, PA 15203 within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The Commission requires written notification within 30 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. To remind the institution of the progress report, due by October 1, 2012, documenting further progress on the (1) design and implementation of additional direct assessment measures and performance benchmarks in the evaluation of overall effectiveness of academic and non-academic units, along with evidence that these measures and benchmarks have influenced actions taken by the University to improve quality (Standard 7); (2) actions taken to strengthen student advising in all four schools and the use of assessment measures in the design and evaluation of these actions (Standard 9); (3) design and implementation of additional measures of student learning outcomes in the general education program with evidence that assessment information is used to improve teaching and learning in the general education program (Standard 12); and (4) evidence that student learning assessment information is used to improve teaching and learning (Standard 14). The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2016.
  • June 23, 2011
    To reaffirm accreditation and to request a progress report, due by October 1, 2012, documenting further progress on the (1) design and implementation of additional direct assessment measures and performance benchmarks in the evaluation of overall effectiveness of academic and non-academic units, along with evidence that these measures and benchmarks have influenced actions taken by the University to improve quality (Standard 7); (2) actions taken to strengthen student advising in all four schools and the use of assessment measures in the design and evaluation of these actions (Standard 9); (3) design and implementation of additional measures of student learning outcomes in the general education program with evidence that assessment information is used to improve teaching and learning in the general education program (Standard 12); and (4) evidence that student learning assessment information is used to improve teaching and learning (Standard 14). The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2016.
  • May 20, 2011
    To acknowledge receipt of documentation of approval from the Pennsylvania Department of Education and to include the online certificate in Public Administration within the scope of the institution's accreditation.
  • May 5, 2011
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to include the online Adult Education and Administration certificate within the scope of the institution's accreditation. To further include the online Public Administration certificate provisionally within the scope of the institution's accreditation pending state approval. To note that the institution's self-study report will be acted upon at the June 2011 Commission meeting.
  • 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 (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 Approved to offer ONE program at this credential level: Superintendents Letter of Eligibility
  • Doctor's Degree - Professional Practice Approved to offer ONE program at this credential level: Doctorate of Psychology (Psy.D.) in Clinical-Community Psychology
  • Doctor's Degree- Research/Scholarship
  • Additional Location
    Butler County C.C./Cranberry Branch
    250 Executive Drive
    Cranberry Township, PA 16066
  • Additional Location
    Canon-McMillan High School
    314 Elm Street
    Canonsburg, PA 15317
    Opened: 08/25/2014
  • Additional Location
    District Attorney''s Training Center
    500 Amity Street
    Homestead, PA 15120
  • Additional Location
    ERT
    225 West Station Square Drive Suite 220
    Pittsburgh, PA 15219
    Opened: 01/02/2013
  • Additional Location
    Franklin Regional High School
    3200 School Road
    Murrysville, PA 15668
    Opened: 08/25/2014
  • Additional Location
    GAI Consultants
    385 E. Waterfront Drive
    Homestead, PA 15120
    Opened: 01/05/2010
  • Additional Location
    Hillman Cancer Center
    5115 Centre Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA 15232
    Opened: 06/18/2019
  • Additional Location
    Seneca Valley Senior High School
    128 Seneca School Road
    Harmony, PA 16037
    Opened: 08/25/2014
  • Additional Location
    US Steel Corporation Mon Valley Works Training Hub
    RIDC River Place Industrial Park 1 South Linden Street
    Duquesne, PA 15110
    Opened: 01/05/2010
  • Other Instructional Site
    Shady Lane School
    101 North Braddock Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA 15208

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