Statement of Accreditation Status

Robert Morris University

  • CEO: Dr. Michelle Patrick, President and Interim Provost
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Dr. David Majka
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Anne Wahl, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Doctoral/Professional Universities » Four-year, medium, highly residential
  • Control: Private (Non-Profit)
  • Former Name(s): Robert Morris College (1/1/2002), Robert Morris Junior College (1/1/1969)
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1968
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2022
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2029-2030

Contact Information

6001 University Boulevard
Moon Township, PA 15108-1189

(412) 397-3000

www.rmu.edu

  • 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 request a supplemental information report, due April 1, 2023, documenting further evidence of (1) clearly stated institutional and program-level goals which are aligned with each other and with the institution's mission (Standard V); (2) the development and implementation of organized and systematic assessments that evaluate the extent of student achievement (Standard V); (3) the development and implementation of organized and systematic assessments that evaluate the extent of student achievement in general education (Standard V); and (4) the development and implementation of organized and systematic assessment of non-academic units (Standard VI). 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.
  • November 16, 2017
    To accept the Periodic Review Report, to reaffirm accreditation, and to commend the institution for the quality of Periodic Review Report process. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2021-2022.
  • May 1, 2017
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at Energy Innovation Center, 1435 Bedford Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15219 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. To remind the institution of the Commission's request of September 2, 2014 regarding the Periodic Review Report due June 1, 2017.
  • September 2, 2014
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note that the institution has closed its additional location at Robert Morris University Pittsburgh Center, 600 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15219. To remove this additional location from the institution's accreditation.
  • September 2, 2014
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To approve the reclassification of the instructional sites at (1) Heinz 57 Center, 339 Sixth Avenue, Suite 750, Pittsburgh, PA 15222; and (2) 171st Air Refueling Wing, 300 Tanker Road #4200, Pittsburgh International Airport, Coraopolis, PA 15108 as additional locations and to include the locations within the scope of the institution's accreditation. To remind the institution of the request that the Periodic Review Report, due June 1, 2017, document evidence of the development and implementation of an organized and systematic process for the assessment of general education across the institution (Standard 12).
  • March 7, 2013
    To accept the progress report. To remind the institution of the request that the Periodic Review Report, due June 1, 2017, document evidence of the development and implementation of an organized and systematic process for the assessment of general education across the institution (Standard 12).
  • June 28, 2012
    To reaffirm accreditation and to commend the institution for the quality of the self-study process and the quality of the self-study report. To request a progress report, due December 1, 2012, documenting the development, dissemination, and implementation of policies and procedures regarding the awarding of credit for prior learning (Standard 13). To further request that the Periodic Review Report, due June 1, 2017, document evidence of the development and implementation of an organized and systematic process for the assessment of general education across the institution (Standard 12).
  • August 30, 2011
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to include the additional location at Pittsburgh Technical Institute, 1111 McKee Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15071-3205 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 2011-12.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Doctor's Degree - Professional Practice Included within the scope
  • Doctor's Degree- Research/Scholarship Included within the scope
  • Additional Location
    171st Air Refueling Wing
    300 Tanker Road #4200 Pittsburgh International Airport
    Coraopolis, PA 15108
    Opened: 09/02/2014
  • Additional Location
    Butler County CC - Cranberry
    250 Executive Drive
    Cranberry Township, PA 16066
  • Additional Location
    CCAC-Boyce Campus
    595 Beatty Road
    Monroeville, PA 15146
  • Additional Location
    Concurrent Technologies Corporation
    100 CTC Drive
    Johnstown, PA 15904
  • Additional Location
    Energy Innovation Center
    1435 Bedford Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA 15219
    Opened: 03/09/2019
  • Additional Location
    Heinz 57 Center
    339 Sixth Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA 15222
    Opened: 09/02/2014
  • Additional Location
    Pittsburgh Technical Institute
    1111 McKee Road
    Pittsburgh, PA 15071-3205
    Opened: 09/06/2011
  • Additional Location
    Regional Learning Alliance
    850 Cranberry Woods Drive
    Cranberry Woods, PA 16066
  • Other Instructional Site
    911th Airlift Wing
    Pittsburgh IAP ARS 2475 Defense Avenue
    Coraopolis, PA 15108-4403
  • Other Instructional Site
    Avonworth High School
    258 Josephs Lane
    Pittsburgh, PA 15237
  • Other Instructional Site
    Blackhawk High School
    500 Blackhawk Road
    Beaver Falls, PA 15010
  • Other Instructional Site
    Carlynton High School
    435 Kings Highway
    Carnegie, PA 15106
  • Other Instructional Site
    Chartiers Valley High School
    50 Thoms Run Road
    Bridgeville, PA 15017
  • Other Instructional Site
    Cornell High School
    1099 Maple Street
    Coraopolis, PA 15108
  • Other Instructional Site
    Crafton Children's Corner
    875 Greentree Road Building #6
    Pittsburgh, PA 15220
  • Other Instructional Site
    Highlands High School
    1500 Pacific Avenue P.O. Box 288
    Natrona Heights, PA 15065
  • Other Instructional Site
    Hopewell High School
    1215 Longvue Avenue
    Aliquippa, PA 15001
  • Other Instructional Site
    Mohawk High School
    385 Mohawk School Road
    New Castle, PA 16102
  • Other Instructional Site
    Montour High School
    223 Clever Road
    McKees Rocks, PA 15136
  • Other Instructional Site
    Moon Area High School
    8353 University Boulevard
    Moon Township, PA 15108
  • Other Instructional Site
    Northgate High School
    591 Union Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA 15202
  • Other Instructional Site
    Our Lady of the Sacred Heart High School
    1504 Woodcrest Avenue
    Coraopolis, PA 15108
  • Other Instructional Site
    Penn Hills High School
    260 Aster Street
    Pittsburgh, PA 15232
  • Other Instructional Site
    Red Balloon Day Care Center
    125 Finley Avenue
    Carnegie, PA 15106
  • Other Instructional Site
    South Park High School
    2005 Eagle Ridge Drive
    South Park, PA 15129
  • Other Instructional Site
    Southside Beaver High School
    4949 State Route 151
    Hookstown, PA 15050
  • Other Instructional Site
    Trinity High School
    231 Park Avenue
    Washington, PA 15301
  • Other Instructional Site
    West Allegheny High School
    205 West Allegheny Road
    Imperial, PA 15126

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