Statement of Accreditation Status

    The Statement of Accreditation Status (SAS) is the official statement of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) about each institution’s current accreditation status and scope of accreditation. The SAS also provides a brief history of the actions taken by the Commission.

  • Institution:
    University of Pittsburgh
    Pittsburgh, PA
  • Address:
    4200 Fifth Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA 15260
  • Phone:
    (412) 624-4200
  • URL:
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer (ALO):
    Dr. Joseph McCarthy
  • Commission Staff Liaison:
    Dr. Robert Bonfiglio, Vice President

Accreditation Summary

For more information, see the Commission’s Accreditation Actions Policy and Procedures.

  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1921
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2022
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2029-2030
  • Next Mid-Point Peer Review: 2026

Alternative Delivery Methods

The following represents approved alternative delivery methods included in the scope of the institution’s accreditation:

Distance Education
Approved to offer programs by this delivery method

Correspondence Education
Not approved for this delivery method

Credential Levels

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:
  • Postsecondary award (2-4 yrs) Included within the scope:
  • 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:

Locations

The following represents branch campuses, additional locations, and other instructional sites that are included within the scope of the institution’s accreditation:

Location Type
Allegheny Intermediate Unit
475 East Waterfront Drive
Homestead, PA 15120
Additional Location
Beaver Valley Intermediate Unit
147 Popular Drive
Monaca, PA 15061
Additional Location
Butler County Community College
107 College Drive
Butler, PA 16002
Additional Location
Dick's Sporting Good
345 Court Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15108
Additional Location
EMBA Worldwide Sao Paulo, Brazil
Avenida das Nações Unidas 12.551 4° andar – salas 1 e 2 Sao Paulo, 04578-903
Brazil
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
Additional Location
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
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
1901 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20006
Other Instructional Site

Definitions: For definitions of branch campus, additional locations, or other instructional sites, see the Commission’s Substantive Change Policy and Procedures.

Accreditation Actions

The following represents the MSCHE accreditation actions taken in the last ten (10) years. For more information, see the Commission’s Accreditation Actions Policy and Procedures and the Substantive Change Policy and Procedures.

  • 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 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.
  • March 4, 2021
    To acknowledge receipt of the supplemental information report.
  • March 4, 2021
    To acknowledge receipt of the supplemental information report. To remind the institution of its obligation to inform the Commission immediately about any and all significant developments relevant to this action (Requirement of Affiliation 14). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2021-2022.
  • 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).

Information about the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) is one of seven institutional accrediting organizations in the United States and is recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). MSCHE accreditation applies to an institution as a whole rather than the specific programs within an institution. MSCHE does not approve or accredit individual programs. The MSCHE accreditation review cycle is continuous and accreditation does not expire. Each institution is reevaluated and monitored on a regular and consistent basis in accordance with the institution’s assigned accreditation review cycle and Commission policy and procedures. An institution maintains its accreditation unless it is voluntarily surrendered or withdrawn by the Commission for cause, after the institution has been afforded due process. The institution’s current accreditation phase and accreditation status are displayed on the institution’s listing in the Institution Directory and in the Statement of Accreditation Status (SAS).