Statement of Accreditation Status

Waynesburg University

  • CEO: Dr. Douglas Lee, President
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Dr. Marie Leichliter-Krause
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Ellie Fogarty, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs » Four-year, small, highly residential
  • Control: Private (Non-Profit)
  • Former Name(s): Waynesburg College (12/1/2008)
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1950
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2015
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2023-2024
  • Next Mid-Point Peer Review: 2020

Contact Information

51 West College Street
Waynesburg, PA 15370

(724) 627-8191

waynesburg.edu

  • The following represents the MSCHE accreditation actions taken in the last ten (10) years.
  • February 27, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution’s decision to close the additional location at Penn Center East, Penn Center East Complex 300 Penn Center Blvd. Bldg 3, Suite 120, Monroeville, PA 15235. To require immediate notification when instruction ceases at the additional location. 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.
  • February 27, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution’s decision to close the additional location at Regional Learning Alliance, 850 Cranberry Woods Drive, Cranberry Township, PA 16066.
  • February 27, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution’s decision to close the additional location at UPMC Mercy Hospital, 1400 Locust Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219.
  • February 27, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution’s decision to close the additional location at UPMC St. Margaret's Hospital, 815 Freeport Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15215.
  • February 27, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution’s decision to close the additional location at UPMC Passavant, 9100 Babcock Boulevard, Pittsburgh, PA 15237.
  • February 27, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution’s decision to close the additional location at Allegheny Valley Hospital, 1301 Carlisle St, Natrona Heights, PA 15065.
  • February 27, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution’s decision to close the additional location at Forbes Valley Hospital, 2570 Haymaker Rd, Monroeville, PA 15146. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2023-2024.
  • February 27, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution’s decision to close the additional location at UPMC Magee Hospital, 300 Halket Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213.
  • February 27, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution’s decision to close the additional location at VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, University Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15240.
  • February 27, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution’s decision to close the additional location at Western Pennsylvania Hospital, 4800 Friendship Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15224.
  • September 3, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the first Post-baccalaureate Certificate in Addictions Counseling within the institution’s scope of accreditation. To note 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 2023-2024.
  • March 2, 2017
    To accept the progress report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2023 - 2024.
  • August 29, 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 North Hills Center, 300 Seven Fields Boulevard, Suite 100, Seven Fields, PA 16046 to Regional Learning Alliance, 850 Cranberry Woods Drive, Cranberry Township, PA 16066 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 location must commence within one calendar year from the date of this action. The date for the next accreditation review will be determined by the Commission when it revises the accreditation cycle.
  • November 2, 2015
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the online MBA and online Masters of Education in Instructional Technology programs within the scope of the institution's accreditation.
  • November 2, 2015
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To approve the reclassification of the instructional sites at (1) UPMC Passavant, 9100 Babcock Boulevard, Pittsburgh, PA 15237; (2) Forbes Valley Hospital, 2570 Haymaker Road, Monroeville, PA 15146; and (3) Allegheny Valley Hospital, 1301 Carlisle Street, Natrona Heights, PA 15065 as additional locations and to include the locations within the scope of the institution’s accreditation. To remind the institution of the request for a progress report due December 1, 2016 documenting further implementation of a comprehensive, organized, and sustained process to assess the achievement of student learning outcomes in all programs, including general education, with evidence that assessment results are used for the improvement of teaching and learning (Standards 12 and 14). The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2020.
  • March 5, 2015
    To reaffirm accreditation and to request a progress report due December 1, 2016 documenting further implementation of a comprehensive, organized, and sustained process to assess the achievement of student learning outcomes in all programs, including general education, with evidence that assessment results are used for the improvement of teaching and learning (Standards 12 and 14). The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2020.
  • April 28, 2014
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2014-2015.
  • March 5, 2013
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to include the additional location at the Western Pennsylvania Hospital, 4800 Friendship Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15224 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 next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2014-2015.
  • October 31, 2012
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To approve the relocation of the Southpointe Center additional location from 1001 Corporate Drive, Summit Corporate Center, Suite 100, Canonsburg, PA 15317 to 6000 Town Center Blvd, Canonsburg, PA 15317, and 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 next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2014-2015.
  • November 17, 2011
    To accept the progress report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2014-2015.
  • November 18, 2010
    To accept the Periodic Review Report and to reaffirm accreditation. To request a progress report, due October 1, 2011, documenting the development and implementation of the process that links long-range planning to assessment, decision-making and budgeting processes (Standard 2). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2014-2015.
  • 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
  • Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent
  • Post-baccalaureate Certificate Approved to offer ONE program at this credential level: Addictions Counseling
  • Master's Degree or Equivalent
  • Doctor's Degree - Professional Practice Approved to offer ONE program at this credential level: Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Doctor's Degree- Research/Scholarship Approved to offer ONE program at this credential level:
  • Additional Location
    Allegheny General Hospital
    200 E. North Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA 15212
    Opened: 03/03/2010
  • Additional Location
    Monongahela Valley Hospital
    1163 Country Club Road
    Monongahela, PA 15063
    Opened: 03/03/2010
  • Additional Location
    Southpointe Center
    6000 Town Center Blvd.
    Canonsburg, PA 15317
    Opened: 10/31/2012

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