Statement of Accreditation Status

American University of Beirut

  • CEO: Dr. Fadlo Khuri, President
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Mrs. Boushra Rahal Alameh
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Sean McKitrick, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Not classified
  • Control: Private (Non-Profit)
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Candidacy Granted: 2001
  • Accreditation Granted: 2004
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2019
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2027-2028

Contact Information

Bliss Street PO Box 11-236, Riad El Solh Beirut 1107 2020
Lebanon

(961) 137-4374

www.aub.edu.lb

  • August 25, 2022
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the branch campus at Agios Theodore's Parish, Paros, Cyprus within the institution's scope of accreditation. To require immediate notification when instruction commences at the branch campus. To direct a substantive change site visit as soon as practicable but no later than six months after the commencement of instruction at the branch campus. To require written evidence of approvals from all necessary licensing, regulatory, or other legal entities as necessary, including the Cyprus Agency of Quality Assurance and Accreditation in Higher Education. To note that the Commission may rescind this action if instruction does not commence within one calendar year from the date of this action. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2027-2028.
  • November 19, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the supplemental information report. To request that, beginning in 2021 and in conjunction with each Annual Institutional Update prior to the Mid-Point Peer Review in 2024, the institution provide further evidence of adequate fiscal and human resources, including physical and technical infrastructure, to support operations (Standard VI). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2027-2028.
  • June 15, 2020
    To note that the supplemental information report, due October 1, 2020, is now due August 1, 2020 (Standard VI and Requirement of Affiliation 11).
  • May 14, 2020
    Staff acted on behalf of the Commission to request a supplemental information report, due October 1, 2020 addressing recent developments at the institution which may have implications for current and future compliance with Standard VI: Planning, Resources, and Institutional Improvement and Requirement of Affiliation 11. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2027-2028.
  • October 29, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the second alternative delivery method-distance education program (Online Graduate Diploma in Building Energy Systems) within the institution's scope of accreditation. To require written evidence of approvals from all necessary licensing, regulatory, or other legal entities as necessary, including New York State Education Department. 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 2027-2028.
  • June 27, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the self-study report. To note the visit by the Commission's representatives. To reaffirm accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2027-2028.
  • March 4, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the contractual arrangement with Earth University, P.O. Box 4442-1000, San José, Costa Rica, to serve as a third-party provider to deliver only 38% of the Global Master's Program in Health and Sustainable Development within the institution's scope of accreditation. To require written evidence of approvals from all necessary licensing, regulatory, or other legal entities as necessary, including the New York State Education Department and the Lebanese Ministry of Higher Education. 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 2018-2019.
  • July 5, 2017
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the first alternative delivery method program (online Professional Postgraduate Diploma in Green Technologies) within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2018-2019.
  • June 23, 2016
    To accept the monitoring report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2018-2019.
  • November 20, 2014
    To accept the Periodic Review Report, to reaffirm accreditation and to commend the institution for the quality of the Periodic Review Report. To request a monitoring report, due April 1, 2016, documenting further progress on the implementation of (1) a financial planning and budgeting process aligned with the institution's mission, goals, and plan that provides for an annual budget and multi-year budget projections, both institution-wide and among departments (Standard 3) and (2) a well-defined system of collegial governance including written policies outlining governance responsibilities of administration and faculty and readily available to the campus community (Standard 4). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2018-2019.
  • June 23, 2011
    To accept the monitoring report. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2014.
  • 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:
  • Postsecondary award (1-2 yrs) 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:
  • Doctor's Degree - Professional Practice Included within the scope:
  • Doctor's Degree- Research/Scholarship Included within the scope:
  • Branch Campus
    American University of Beirut Mediterraneo
    Agios Theodoros Parish
    Pafos, Paphos District 8010
    Opened: 08/28/2023
  • Other Instructional Site
    AREC
    Bekaa
    Lebanon

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