Statement of Accreditation Status
Art Institute of Pittsburgh, The
- Phase: Formerly Accredited
- Status: Unapproved Institutional Closure
- Candidacy Granted: January 1, 2003
- Accreditation Granted: January 1, 2008
- Accreditation Ceased: March 13, 2019
On April 18, 2019, the Middle States Commission on Higher Education acted to note that The Art Institute of Pittsburgh closed while on show cause status, without prior approval and without an approved teach-out plan and to end the accreditation for The Art Institute of Pittsburgh effective March 13, 2019. To note that the comprehensive, implementable teach-out plan with teach-out agreements, due May 3, 2019, was not received and that the federal equity receiver, custodian, and liquidator, after repeated requests, has failed to confirm the status of the teach-out plan and teach-out agreements for The Art Institute of Pittsburgh. The Commission directs constituents to the federal equity receiver and the following information online: https://www.artinstitutes.edu/closed-school-information-page. Please note that the Commission has been unable to confirm the accuracy of information posted at the Closed School Information Page. Other online resources include: (1) https://www.dottoreco.com/dream-center-education-holdings; (2) https://www.education.pa.gov/Postsecondary-Adult/College%20and%20Career%20Education/Pages/default.aspx, and (3) https://www.education.pa.gov/Documents/Postsecondary-Adult/College%20and%20Career%20Education/ Colleges%20and%20Universities/Art%20Institute%20of %20Pittsburgh%20Closure%20Memo.pdf. To note that accreditation ceased on March 13, 2019. As of March 14, 2019, The Art Institute of Pittsburgh is no longer accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, (267-284-5042) www.msche.org. For more information, please see the Commission's Teach-Out Plans and Agreements Policy and Procedures.