Statement of Accreditation Status

University of Pittsburgh

  • CEO: Dr. Patrick Gallagher, Chancellor
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Dr. Joseph McCarthy
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Robert Bonfiglio, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity » Four-year, large, primarily residential
  • Control: Public
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1921
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2017
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2021-2022
  • Next Mid-Point Peer Review: 2026

Contact Information

4200 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15260

(412) 624-4200

www.pitt.edu

  • The following represents the MSCHE accreditation actions taken in the last ten (10) years.
  • November 9, 2020
    Staff acted on behalf of the Commission to request a supplemental information report, due January 4, 2021, addressing recent developments at the institution which may have implications for current and future compliance with Standard II: Ethics and Integrity and Requirement of Affiliation 5.
  • April 30, 2020
    To grant a delay of the supplemental information report requested by the Commission action of March 5, 2020 and due September 1, 2020, because of extraordinary circumstances related to coronavirus (COVID-19) interruptions. The report is now due December 1, 2020. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2021-2022.
  • March 5, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the supplemental information report. To request a supplemental information report, due September 1, 2020, addressing the institution's status with the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2021-2022.
  • November 21, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the supplemental information report. To request a supplemental information report, due January 6, 2020, addressing the institution’s status with the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2021-2022.
  • May 24, 2019
    Staff acted on behalf of the Commission to request a supplemental information report, due September 1, 2019, addressing the action by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) 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 Requirement of Affiliation 6.
  • November 16, 2017
    To accept the Periodic Review Report, to reaffirm accreditation and commend the institution for the quality of the Periodic Review Report process. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2021-2022.
  • October 30, 2017
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change requests.  To include the additional location at Dick's Sporting Good, 345 Court Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15108 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 note that the Periodic Review Report has been received and will be acted upon by the Commission at the November meeting.
  • October 31, 2016
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution’s decision to close its additional location at International Executive MBA Program, Rohanské Nábøeží 671/15a, Prague, Czech Republic. The Commission requires notification within thirty days of the closure of this additional location.
  • October 31, 2016
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include within the scope of the institution’s accreditation the relocation of the additional location from Katz Graduate School of Business, Rua Umberto Capoti, 65- ChacaraSto Antonio, Sao Paulo, Brazil to EMBA Worldwide Sao Paulo, Brazil, Avenida das Nações Unidas 12.551, 4° andar – salas 1 e, Sao Paulo, Brazil 04578-903 and to include the new location. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations at the new location and the closure of the old location. Operations at the additional location must commence within one calendar year from the date of this action. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2017.
  • June 23, 2016
    To accept the supplemental information report. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2017.
  • March 15, 2016
    Staff acted on behalf of the Commission to request a supplemental information report, due April 10, 2016, addressing the impact of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's budget impasse on the institution's compliance with the Requirements of Affiliation and accreditation standards, specifically Standard 3 (Institutional Resources).
  • June 28, 2012
    To reaffirm accreditation and to commend the institution for the quality of the self-study process. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2017.
  • May 1, 2012
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to note the institution's decision to close the following additional locations: (1) Penn Center East, 400 Penn Center Blvd. Building 4, Suite 412, Monroeville, PA 15235; (2) Community College of Beaver County, 1 Campus Drive, Monaca, PA 15061; (3) The Graduate Center for Public Policy and Management, Str. Makedonija 11/9, 1000 Skopje, Republic of Macedonia; (4) Manchester Business School, Booth Street West, Manchester M15 6PB, UK, (5) Mt. Lebanon High School, 155 Cochran Road, Mount Lebanon, PA 15228 and the following instructional site: School of Nursing, UMPC Passavant. To remove these locations from the scope of the institution's accreditation. An evaluation visit has taken place and will be acted on at the Commission's June 2012 meeting.
  • May 5, 2011
    To recognize the institution's decision not to open the additional location at Central Intermediate Unit #10, 345 Link Road, Decatur, PA 16878.
  • 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
  • Doctor's Degree - Professional Practice
  • Doctor's Degree- Research/Scholarship
  • Additional Location
    Allegheny Intermediate Unit
    475 East Waterfront Drive
    Homestead, PA 15120
    Opened: 08/03/2010
  • Additional Location
    Beaver Valley Intermediate Unit
    147 Popular Drive
    Monaca, PA 15061
  • Additional Location
    Butler County Community College
    107 College Drive
    Butler, PA 16002
    Opened: 08/03/2010
  • Additional Location
    Dick's Sporting Good
    345 Court Street
    Pittsburgh, PA 15108
    Opened: 10/30/2017
  • Additional Location
    EMBA Worldwide Sao Paulo, Brazil
    Avenida das Nações Unidas 12.551 4° andar – salas 1 e 2 Sao Paulo, 04578-903
    Brazil
    Opened: 11/01/2016
  • Additional Location
    Intermediate Unit I (Sch. of Educ.)
    Data not provided
    Coal Center, PA 00000
  • Additional Location
    St. Mary's (Univ of Pgh - Bradford)
    Data not provided
    St. Mary's, PA 00000
  • Additional Location
    U-P at Bradford (c/o Sch of Soc Wk)
    Data not provided
    Bradford, PA 00000
  • Additional Location
    U-P at Johnstown, (c/o Sch of Soc Wk)
    Data not provided
    Johnstown, PA 00000
  • Additional Location
    U-P at Titusville, c/o U-P at Bradford
    504 E. Main Street
    Titusville, PA 16354
  • Additional Location
    University of Pittsburgh at Bradford
    Data not provided 300 Campus Drive
    Bradford, PA 00000
  • Additional Location
    University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg
    1150 Mt. Pleasant Rd
    Greensburg, PA 00000
  • Additional Location
    University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown
    Data not provided 450 Schoolhouse Road
    Johnstown, PA 00000
  • Additional Location
    University of Pittsburgh at Titusville
    Data not provided 504 E. Main St.
    Titusville, PA 00000
  • Other Instructional Site
    Bakery Square
    6425 Penn Avenue 4th. Floor
    Pittsburgh, PA 15206
  • Other Instructional Site
    Bellefield Professional Building
    130 North Bellefield Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA 15213
  • Other Instructional Site
    Bridgeside Point I
    100 Technology Drive, Suite 210
    Pittsburgh, PA 15219
  • Other Instructional Site
    Bridgestone Point II
    450 Technology Drive
    Pittsburgh, PA 15219
  • Other Instructional Site
    Butler County Community College
    107 College Dr.
    Butler, PA 16002
  • Other Instructional Site
    Center for Strategic and International Studies
    1616 Rhode Island Avenue
    Washington, DC 20036
  • Other Instructional Site
    Eye & Ear Institute
    203 Lothrop Street
    Pittsburgh, PA 15213
  • Other Instructional Site
    K-Z Guest Ranch
    P.O. Box 2167
    Cody, WY 82414
  • Other Instructional Site
    Kaufmann Building
    3471 Fifth Ave.
    Pittsburgh, PA 15213
  • Other Instructional Site
    Longhorn Lodge
    362 N. 4th Street
    River Rock, WY 82083
  • Other Instructional Site
    Magee Women's Research Institute
    204 Craft Ave.
    Pittsburgh, PA 15213
  • Other Instructional Site
    McKee Place
    230 McKee Place Suite 500
    Pittsburgh, PA 15213
  • Other Instructional Site
    Neuromuscular Research Laboratory
    3860 Water Street
    Pittsburgh, PA 15203
  • Other Instructional Site
    Parkvale Building
    200 Meyran Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA 15213
  • Other Instructional Site
    Pymatuning Laboratory of Ecology
    13142 Hartstown Road
    Linesville, PA 16424
  • Other Instructional Site
    Regional Learning Alliance Conference Center
    850 Cranberry Woods Drive
    Cranberry, PA 16066
  • Other Instructional Site
    University of Pittsburgh Applied Research Center (UPARC)
    3010 William Pitt Way Building A-7, Rm. 216
    Pittsburgh, PA 15238
  • Other Instructional Site
    University of Pittsburgh-Washington DC Office
    2025 M Street, NW
    Washington, DC 20036

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