Statement of Accreditation Status

Pennsylvania Institute of Technology

  • CEO: Mr. Harry Meyers, President and CEO
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Dr. Heather Pfleger
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Anne Wahl, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Special Focus Two-Year: Health Professions » Two-year, very small
  • Control: Private (Non-Profit)
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1983
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2018
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2025-2026

Contact Information

800 Manchester Avenue
Media, PA 19063

(610) 892-1500

www.pit.edu

  • April 29, 2021
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the second Bachelor's degree, Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN), 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 2025-2026.
  • April 29, 2021
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the first Bachelor's degree, Bachelor of Arts in General Studies, 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.
  • January 4, 2021
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the change from semesters to quarters in the Practical Nursing Certificate Program within the institution's scope of accreditation. To note that the Commission reserves the right to rescind approval of this substantive change if 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. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2025-2026.
  • March 14, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the monitoring report. To request that, beginning in 2019 and in conjunction with each Annual Institutional Update prior to the Mid-Point Peer Review in 2021-2022, the institution provide further evidence demonstrating (1) sustainability of implemented corrective measures (Standard V and Standard VI), (2) further evidence of improved financial viability and sustainability and the assessment of the adequacy and efficient utilization of the institutional resources required to support the institution's mission and goals (Standard VI), and (3) a legally constituted governing body that serves the public interest, ensures that the institution clearly states and fulfills its mission and goals, has fiduciary responsibility for the institution, and is ultimately accountable for the academic quality, planning, and fiscal well-being of the institution (Standard VII). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2025-2026.
  • June 21, 2018
    To accept the monitoring report. To note the visit by the Commission's representatives. To remove probation because the institution is now in compliance with Standard 3 (Institutional Resources), Standard 4 (Leadership and Governance), Standard 7 (Institutional Assessment), and Standard 14 (Assessment of Student Learning). To reaffirm accreditation. To request a monitoring report due December 1, 2018 demonstrating (1) sustainability of implemented corrective measures (formerly Standard 3, now Standard VI; Standard 4, now Standard VII; and formerly Standards 7 and 14, now Standard V), and further evidence of (2) improved financial viability and sustainability and (3) the assessment of the adequacy and efficient utilization of the institutional resources required to support the institution's mission and goals (Standard VI). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2025-2026.
  • November 16, 2017
    To note the visit by the Commission's representative. To remind the institution of the Commission's action of June 22, 2017, requesting a monitoring report, due March 1, 2018. A small team visit will follow submission of the report. Upon reaffirmation of accreditation, the next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2025-2026.
  • June 22, 2017
    To place the institution on probation because of insufficient evidence that the institution is currently in compliance with Standard 3 (Institutional Resources), Standard 4 (Leadership and Governance), Standard 7 (Institutional Assessment), and Standard 14 (Assessment of Student Learning). To note that the institution remains accredited while on probation. To request a monitoring report, due March 1, 2018 documenting evidence that the institution has achieved and can sustain ongoing compliance with Standards 3, 4, 7, and 14, including but not limited to (1) systematic processes for financial planning and budgeting that assess the utilization and allocation of resources (Standard 3); (2) a well-defined system of collegial governance that includes (a) procedures for periodic assessment of the governing body and (b) defined governance responsibilities of faculty and administration (Standard 4); (3) a documented, organized and sustained assessment process to evaluate and improve the total range of programs and services (Standard 7); and (4) a documented, organized and sustained assessment process that makes use of both direct and indirect measures to evaluate and improve teaching and learning (Standard 14). In addition, to request that the monitoring report document evidence of (1) short-term and long-range planning goals and objectives that link academic, facilities, technology, and enrollment management planning to institutional mission and goals (Standard 2) and (2) assessment of general education outcomes within the institution's overall plan for assessing student learning, and evidence that such assessment results are utilized for curricular improvement (Standard 12). A small team visit will follow submission of the report. To direct a prompt Commission liaison guidance visit to discuss the Commission's expectations. Upon reaffirmation of accreditation, the next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2025-2026.
  • October 31, 2016
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the first and second alternative delivery method programs (online A.S. in Business Management and online A.S. in Criminal Justice) within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2016-2017.
  • August 29, 2016
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution's decision to close its Center City Philadelphia additional location at 6th and Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106 and to approve the teach-out plan. The Commission requires notification within thirty days of the closure of this additional location. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2016-2017.
  • November 21, 2013
    To accept the monitoring report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2016-2017.
  • November 15, 2012
    To accept the monitoring report, to note the visit by the Commission's representatives, to remove the warning, and to reaffirm accreditation. To request a monitoring report, due October 1, 2013, documenting (1) further use of assessment results to inform institutional planning and resource allocation (Standards 2 and 7); and (2) evidence of the continued implementation of a long-term financial plan, including steps taken to further improve the institution's short and long-term financial viability and sustainability (Standard 3). The next evaluation visit is now scheduled for 2016-2017.
  • June 28, 2012
    To note the visit by the Commission's representative. To remind the institution that the Commission has acted to warn the institution that its accreditation may be in jeopardy because of insufficient evidence that the institution is currently in compliance with Standard 2 (Planning, Resource Allocation, and Institutional Renewal), Standard 3 (Institutional Resources), Standard 5 (Administration), Standard 7 (Institutional Assessment), and Standard 14 (Assessment of Student Learning). To note that the institution remains accredited while on warning. To remind the institution of the monitoring report, due September 1, 2012, providing evidence that the institution has achieved and can sustain compliance with Standards 2, 3, 5, 7, and 14, including but not limited to (1) evidence that its goals, objectives, and activities reflect conclusions drawn from assessment results and are used for planning and resource allocation at the institutional and unit levels (Standard 2); (2) evidence of rational and consistent policies and procedures in place to determine the allocation of assets with specific focus on documentation to support projections for revenue and expenditures, particularly for capital, technology, and infrastructure improvements (Standard 3); (3) evidence that adequate information and decision-making systems are utilized to support the work of administrative leaders on a timely basis (Standard 5); (4) evidence of a documented, organized, and sustained assessment process to evaluate and improve the total range of programs and services (Standard 7); and (5) evidence of a documented, organized, and sustained assessment process to evaluate and improve student learning outcomes (Standard 14). A small team visit will follow submission of the monitoring report. To note that the date of the next evaluation will be established when accreditation is reaffirmed.
  • November 17, 2011
    To accept the Periodic Review Report and to warn the institution that its accreditation may be in jeopardy because of insufficient evidence that the institution is currently in compliance with Standard 2 (Planning, Resource Allocation, and Institutional Renewal), Standard 3 (Institutional Resources), Standard 5 (Administration), Standard 7 (Institutional Assessment), and Standard 14 (Assessment of Student Learning). To note that the institution remains accredited while on warning. To request a monitoring report, due September 1, 2012, providing evidence that the institution has achieved and can sustain compliance with Standards 2, 3, 5, 7, and 14, including but not limited to (1) evidence that its goals, objectives, and activities reflect conclusions drawn from assessment results and are used for planning and resource allocation at the institutional and unit levels (Standard 2); (2) evidence of rational and consistent policies and procedures in place to determine the allocation of assets with specific focus on documentation to support projections for revenue and expenditures, particularly for capital, technology, and infrastructure improvements (Standard 3); (3) evidence that adequate information and decision-making systems are utilized to support the work of administrative leaders on a timely basis (Standard 5); (4) evidence of a documented, organized, and sustained assessment process to evaluate and improve the total range of programs and services (Standard 7); and (5) evidence of a documented, organized, and sustained assessment process to evaluate and improve student learning outcomes (Standard 14). To direct a prompt Commission liaison guidance visit to discuss the Commission's expectations for reporting. A small team visit will follow submission of the monitoring report. To note that the date of the next evaluation visit will be established when accreditation is reaffirmed.
  • 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
  • Associate's Degree or Equivalent Included within the scope
  • Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent Included within the scope

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