Statement of Accreditation Status

University of Pennsylvania

  • CEO: Dr. Wendell Pritchett, Interim President
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Ms. Joann Mitchell
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Idna Corbett, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Doctoral Universities: Very High Research Activity » Four-year, large, highly residential
  • Control: Private (Non-Profit)
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1921
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2014
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2023-2024
  • Next Mid-Point Peer Review: 2028

Contact Information

1 College Hall, Room 100
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6380

(215) 898-5000

www.upenn.edu

  • The following represents the MSCHE accreditation actions taken in the last ten (10) years.
  • March 4, 2021
    To note that the Mid-Point Peer Review has been conducted and no further evidence is required at this time. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2023-2024.
  • October 31, 2016
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the second alternative delivery method program (online Masters of Health Care Innovation - MHCI) within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2023-2024.
  • June 29, 2015
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to include the online Doctorate in Social Work degree within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2019.
  • June 26, 2014
    To reaffirm accreditation and to commend the institution for the quality of the self-study process and report. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2019.
  • June 27, 2013
    To note the visit by the Commission's representative and to confirm inclusion of the additional location at Wharton West, 2 Harrison Street, 6th Floor, San Francisco, California 94105 within the scope of the institution's accreditation. To remind the institution of the request that the self-study conducted in preparation for the evaluation visit in 2013-2014 document that in the School of Arts and Sciences (1) assessment of student learning has been implemented in all departments and programs and (2) assessment results are used to improve teaching and learning (Standard 14).
  • October 31, 2012
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To approve the relocation of the additional location at Wharton West from 101 Howard Street, 4th and 5th Floor, San Francisco, California 94105 to 2 Harrison Street, 6th Floor, San Francisco, California 94105 and to include the new location provisionally within the scope of the institution's accreditation pending a site visit within six months of commencing operations at the site. 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. To remind the institution of the request that the self-study conducted in preparation for the evaluation visit in 2013-2014 document that in the School of Arts and Sciences (1) assessment of student learning has been implemented in all departments and programs and (2) assessment results are used to improve teaching and learning (Standard 14).
  • 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:
  • Post-baccalaureate Certificate Included within the scope:
  • Master's Degree or Equivalent Included within the scope:
  • Post-Master's Certificate Included within the scope:
  • Doctor's Degree - Professional Practice Included within the scope:
  • Doctor's Degree- Research/Scholarship Included within the scope:
  • Additional Location
    Wharton West
    2 Harrison Street, 6th Floor
    San Francisco, CA 94105
    Opened: 01/03/2013

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