Statement of Accreditation Status

Villanova University

  • CEO: Rev. Peter Donohue, President
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Dr. James Trainer
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Kushnood Haq, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity » Four-year, medium, highly residential
  • Control: Private (Non-Profit)
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1921
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2022
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2036-2037
  • Next Mid-Point Peer Review: 2025

Contact Information

800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085-1699

(610) 519-4500

www.villanova.edu

  • The following represents the MSCHE accreditation actions taken in the last ten (10) years.
  • March 10, 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 2028-2029.
  • October 28, 2021
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the written arrangement with Crozer Chester Medical Center, 100 W. Sproul Road, Suite 222 Springfield, PA 19064, to serve as a third-party provider of the Nurse Anesthesia Program, Doctor of Nursing Practice, within the institution's scope of accreditation. To note that the Commission reserves the right to rescindthis actionif any developments reveal additional information that might have affected the Commission's decision and/or the requested substantive change is not implemented within one calendar year from the date of this action.To note that the evaluation visit has occurred and will be acted upon by the Commission at the March meeting.
  • October 29, 2020
    To delay the On-Site Evaluation visit scheduled for Spring 2021 due to extraordinary circumstances related to coronavirus (COVID-19) interruptions and to continue accreditation. To note the institution remains accredited during a delay granted by the Commission. The Evaluation visit will be scheduled in accordance with Commission policy and procedures.
  • January 4, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the relocation of the additional location from Graterford Prison, Route 29, Collegeville, PA 19426 to SCI Phoenix, 1200 Mokychic Drive, Collegeville, PA 19426 within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The Commission requires notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations at the new location and the closure of the old location. Operations at the location must commence within one calendar year from the date of this action.
  • January 4, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution's decision to close its additional location at the Philadelphia Technology Park at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, 4775 League Island Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19112. The Commission requires notification within thirty days of the closure of this additional location. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2020-2021.
  • November 17, 2016
    To accept the Periodic Review Report and to reaffirm accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2020-2021.
  • August 27, 2012
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To approve the relocation of the additional location from the NSWC/Philadelphia Navy Yard, 5001 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19112 to Philadelphia Technology Park at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, 4775 League Island Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19112. To include the new location 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 Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2016.
  • 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 to offer ONE program: INformation Systems
  • 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:
  • Additional Location
    Center City Philadelphia
    30 S. 17th Street United Plaza Suite 1410
    Philadelphia, PA 19103
  • Additional Location
    Crozer Chester Medical Center
    1 Medical Center Blvd
    Chester, PA 19013
  • Additional Location
    SCI Phoenix
    1200 Mokychic Drive
    Collegeville, PA 19426
    Opened: 01/04/2019
  • Other Instructional Site
    Crozer Chester Medical Center
    100 W. Sproul Road
    Springfield, PA 19064

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