Statement of Accreditation Status

American University in Cairo, The

  • CEO: Mr. Francis Ricciardone, AUC President
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Dr. Iman Megahed
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Ellie Fogarty, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Not classified
  • Control: Private (Non-Profit)
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1982
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2018
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2026-2027
  • Next Mid-Point Peer Review: 2023

Contact Information

AUC Avenue - P.O. Box 74 - New Cairo 11835,Egypt
Egypt

(202) 261-5100

www.aucegypt.edu

  • The following represents the MSCHE accreditation actions taken in the last ten (10) years.
  • April 30, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the second alternative delivery method-distance education program – Post-baccalaureate Professional Educator Diploma (PED) within the institution’s scope of accreditation. 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. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2026-2027.
  • March 5, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the supplemental information report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2026-2027.
  • November 21, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the supplemental information report. To note that the report provided limited responses to requested information and did not present evidence and analysis in a manner conducive to Commission review. To request a supplemental information report, due January 6, 2020, providing further evidence that institutional policies and procedures are fair and impartial (Standard II). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2026-2027.
  • August 20, 2019
    Staff acted on behalf of the Commission to request a supplemental information report, due October 1, 2019, addressing recent developments at the institution which may have implications for current and future compliance with Standard II (Ethics and Integrity).
  • August 27, 2018
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to include the first alternative delivery method program [online Post-baccalaureate Professional Diploma in Green Technologies (ProGreen)] within the scope of the institution’s accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2026-2027.
  • June 21, 2018
    To reaffirm accreditation. To request that, beginning in 2019 and in conjunction with each Annual Institutional Update prior to the Mid-Point Peer Review in 2023, the institution provide further evidence of (1) use of assessment results for the improvement of educational effectiveness (Standard V) and (2) a clearly articulated and transparent governance structure that outlines roles, responsibilities, and accountability for decision-making by each constituency (Standard VII). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2026-2027.
  • June 28, 2016
    To note that the action of March 3, 2011 should read, to include the PhD in Applied Sciences and Ph.D. in Engineering within the scope of the institution's accreditation.
  • November 21, 2013
    To accept the Periodic Review Report and to reaffirm accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2017-2018.
  • June 28, 2012
    To accept the progress report. To remind the institution that the Periodic Review Report due June 1, 2013, should document implementation of the Ph.D. in Applied Sciences and Engineering, including evidence that outcomes assessment is used to improve teaching and learning (Standard 14).
  • June 23, 2011
    To accept the Commission requested information report. To remind the institution that the Periodic Review Report due June 1, 2013, should document implementation of the Ph.D. in Applied Sciences and Engineering, including evidence that outcomes assessment is used to improve teaching and learning (Standard 14). To further remind the institution that a progress report is due by April 1, 2012, documenting further implementation of an organized and sustained assessment process to evaluate and improve student learning, including evidence that student learning assessment information is used to improve teaching and learning (Standard 14).
  • March 3, 2011
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the PhD in Applied Sciences and Engineering within the scope of the institution's accreditation and to request that the Periodic Review Report due June 1, 2013, document implementation of the degree program, including evidence that outcomes assessment is used to improve teaching and learning (Standard 14). To remind the institution that a progress report is due by April 1, 2012, documenting further implementation of an organized and sustained assessment process to evaluate and improve student learning, including evidence that student learning assessment information is 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:

  • Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent
  • Post-baccalaureate Certificate
  • Master's Degree or Equivalent
  • Doctor's Degree- Research/Scholarship
  • Other Instructional Site
    AUC Tahrir Campus
    24 El Falaki Street, Bab El Louk Cairo 11511
    Egypt

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