Statement of Accreditation Status

American University of Rome, The

  • CEO: Dr. Scott Sprenger, President
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Dr. Anar Khamzayeva
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Sean McKitrick, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Not classified
  • Control: Private (Non-Profit)
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Candidacy Granted: 2008
  • Accreditation Granted: 2010
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2015
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2023-2024

Contact Information

Via Pietro Roselli 4 Rome 00153
Italy

(003) 906-5833

www.aur.edu/

  • March 4, 2021
    To note that the Mid-Point Peer Review has been conducted and no further evidence is required at this time. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2023-2024.
  • May 7, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of formal written notice from the institution in response to the Commission's request of March 9, 2020. To temporarily waive Substantive Change Policy and Procedures and allow the use of distance education to accommodate students impacted by coronavirus (COVID-19) interruptions, in accordance with United States Department of Education (USDE) guidelines published April 3, 2020. Continued use of distance education beyond the limitations of USDE guidelines will require substantive change approval in accordance with Substantive Change Policy and Procedures. The institution is responsible for adhering to all applicable regulations of the country in which the institution and its students are located. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2023-2024.
  • June 23, 2016
    To accept the monitoring report. The date for the next accreditation review will be determined by the Commission when it revises the accreditation cycle.
  • June 25, 2015
    To reaffirm accreditation. To request a monitoring report, due April 1, 2016, documenting further steps taken to (1) implement a budget process that is aligned with the institution's mission, goals, and strategic plan and to strengthen the institution's short and long-term financial viability (Standard 3); (2) improve student retention (Standard 8); and, (3) improve the faculty handbook (Standard 10). The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2020.
  • January 2, 2014
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to include the M.A. program in Religious Studies and the M.A. program in Sustainable Cultural Heritage within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2014-2015
  • Distance Education
    Not approved for 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 Included within the scope:
  • Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent Included within the scope:
  • Master's Degree or Equivalent Included within the scope:

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