Statement of Accreditation Status

Saint Vincent College and Seminary

  • CEO: Fr. Paul Taylor, O.S.B, President
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Dr. John Delaney
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Terence Peavy, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus » Four-year, small, highly residential
  • Control: Private (Non-Profit)
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1921
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2019
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2025-2026

Contact Information

300 Fraser Purchase Road
Latrobe, PA 15650-2690

(724) 532-6600

www.stvincent.edu

  • June 25, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the monitoring report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2025-2026.
  • January 3, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the second alternative delivery method-distance learning program (Master of Arts in Ecclesial Ministry) within the institution's scope of accreditation. 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 visit is scheduled for 2025-2026.
  • January 3, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the first alternative delivery method-distance learning program (Post-baccalaureate Certificate in Management: Operational Excellence) within the institution's scope of accreditation. 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 visit is scheduled for 2025-2026.
  • June 27, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the monitoring report. To note the visit by the Commission's representatives. To reaffirm accreditation because the institution is now in compliance with Standard V (Educational Effectiveness Assessment) and Requirement of Affiliation 8. To request a monitoring report due March 1, 2020, demonstrating sustainability of implemented corrective measures, including but not limited to: (1) demonstrated and documented use of assessment results to improve educational effectiveness (Standard V and Requirement of Affiliation 8), and (2) periodic assessment of the effectiveness of assessment processes utilized by the institution for the improvement of educational effectiveness (Standard V and Requirement of Affiliation 8). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2025-2026.
  • June 21, 2018
    To warn the institution that its accreditation may be in jeopardy because of insufficient evidence that the institution is currently in compliance with Standard V (Educational Effectiveness Assessment) and Requirement of Affiliation 8. To note that the institution remains accredited while on warning. To note further that federal regulations limit the period during which an institution may be in non-compliance to two years. To request a monitoring report due March 1, 2019 documenting evidence that the institution has achieved and can sustain ongoing compliance with Standard V and Requirement of Affiliation 8, including but not limited to (1) demonstrated and documented use of assessment results to improve educational effectiveness, and (2) periodic assessment of the effectiveness of assessment processes utilized by the institution for the improvement of educational effectiveness (Standard V and Requirement of Affiliation 8). A small team visit will follow submission of the monitoring report. To direct a prompt Commission liaison guidance visit to discuss the Commission's expectations. Upon reaffirmation of accreditation, the next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2025-2026.
  • June 25, 2015
    To accept the progress report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2017-2018.
  • November 21, 2013
    To accept the Periodic Review Report, to commend the institution on the quality of the PRR process, and to reaffirm accreditation. To request a progress report, due April 1, 2015, documenting further evidence (1) that adequate information systems are in place to support informed decision-making and planning (Standard 2); and (2) that assessment data are shared and discussed with appropriate constituents and used in institutional planning, resource allocation and renewal (Standard 7). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2017-2018.
  • June 23, 2011
    To accept the progress report. To request that the Periodic Review Report, due June 1, 2013, provide further evidence that student learning assessment results are used to improve teaching and learning in all programs, including general education (Standards 12 and 14). To remind the institution that the Periodic Review Report should also document the development of a new campus master plan (Standard 2).
  • 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 (1-2 yrs) Included within the scope
  • Postsecondary award (2-4 yrs) 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 to offer ONE program: Doctorate in Nurse Anesthesia Practice
  • Other Instructional Site
    Derry Area H.S.
    988 N. Chestnut Street, Extension
    Derry, PA 15627
  • Other Instructional Site
    Excela Latrobe Hospital
    121 West Second Ave One Mellon Way
    Latrobe, PA 15650
  • Other Instructional Site
    Geibel Catholic H.S.
    611 E Crawford Ave
    Connellsville, PA 15425
  • Other Instructional Site
    Greater Latrobe High School
    130 HIgh School Road
    Latrobe, PA 15650
  • Other Instructional Site
    Greensburg Central Catholic H.S.
    911 Armory Drive
    Greensburg, PA 15601
  • Other Instructional Site
    Greensburg-Salem High School
    65 Mennel Drive
    Greensburg, PA 15601
  • Other Instructional Site
    Hempfield Area High School
    4345 PA-136
    Greensburg, PA 15601
  • Other Instructional Site
    Ligonier Valley High School
    40 Spring Road
    Ligonier, PA 15658
  • Other Instructional Site
    Quigley Catholic High School
    200 Quigley Drive
    Baden, PA 15005
  • Other Instructional Site
    Saint Joseph H.S.
    800 Montana Ave
    Natrona Heights, PA 15065
  • Other Instructional Site
    Serra Catholic H.S.
    200 Hershey Drive
    Mckeesport, PA 15132
  • Other Instructional Site
    Seton LaSalle Catholic High School
    1000 McNeilly Road
    Mt. Lebanon, PA 15226
  • Other Instructional Site
    Westmont Hilltop H.S.
    200 Fair Oaks Drive
    Johnstown, PA 15905

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