Statement of Accreditation Status

Harrisburg University of Science and Technology

  • CEO: Dr. Eric Darr, President
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Ms. Penny Weidner
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Anne Wahl, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs » Four-year, medium, primarily residential
  • Control: Private (Non-Profit)
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Candidacy Granted: 2006
  • Accreditation Granted: 2009
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2022
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2029-2030

Contact Information

326 Market Street
Harrisburg, PA 17101

(717) 901-5152

www.HarrisburgU.edu

  • August 25, 2022
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the relocation of the additional location from Fotouh Al Khair Building, Autumn Tower #1, Floor “O”, Office #2, Sheikh Rahid Bin Saeed Street, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Dubai Industrial City, Building 1, Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Road, Dubai, United Arab Emirates within the institution's scope of accreditation. To require immediate notification when instruction commences at the new location and of the date that instruction ceases at the former location. To note that written evidence of necessary approvals has been provided. To note 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 2029-2030.
  • March 10, 2022
    To acknowledge receipt of the self-study report. To note that the institution hosted a virtual site visit in lieu of an on-site visit in accordance with the United States Department of Education (USDE) guidelines published March 17, 2020. To reaffirm accreditation. To note that a verification visit is required by USDE guidelines and will be conducted within a reasonable period of time following the virtual site visit. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2029-2030.
  • June 23, 2021
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at Fotouh Al Khair Building, Autum Tower 1, Floor "O", Office 2, Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Street, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates within the institution's scope of accreditation. To require immediate notification when instruction commences at the additional location. To require written evidence of approvals from all necessary licensing, regulatory, or other legal entities as necessary, including the Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK). 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 2026-2027.
  • June 17, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at Edificio #104 Clayton Ancon, Panama City, 0801, Panama 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 signed and executed lease and affiliation agreements with City of Knowledge, Panama. To require immediate notification when instruction commences at the additional location. To direct a substantive change site visit as soon as practicable but no later than six months after the commencement of instruction at the additional location. 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 2021-2022.
  • March 14, 2019
    To note that the Mid-Point Review has been conducted. To request that, beginning in 2019 and in conjunction with each Annual Institutional Update prior to the self-study visit in 2021-2022, the institution provide further evidence of improvement of key indicators of student success, including retention and graduation rates (Standard IV).
  • November 15, 2018
    To note the visit by the Commission's representative. To affirm inclusion of the additional location at Harrisburg University, Greater Philadelphia Region, 1500 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia, PA 19130 within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2021-2022.
  • July 2, 2018
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the second Doctor's - Research/Scholarship degree program [Doctorate of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Information Systems Engineering and Management (ISEM)] within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2021-2022.
  • November 16, 2017
    To accept the monitoring report and note that a small team visit will not be conducted at this time. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2021-2022.
  • July 5, 2017
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include provisionally within the scope of the institution's accreditation the relocation of the additional location from Bourse Building, 111 S. Independence Mall East, Suite 300, Philadelphia, PA 19106 to Harrisburg University, Greater Philadelphia Region, 1500 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia, PA 19130 pending a site visit within six months of the commencement of operations. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations at the new location and the closure of the old location. Operations at the additional location must commence within one calendar year from the date of this action. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2021-2022.
  • January 3, 2017
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the first Doctor's - Research/Scholarship degree (Ph.D. in Data Sciences) within the scope of the institution's accreditation. To remind the institution of the Commission's request of March 3, 2016 for a monitoring report due September 1, 2017. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2021-2022.
  • March 3, 2016
    To accept the monitoring reports and to note the visit by the Commission's representatives. To note that the institution is now in compliance with the Commission's Policy on Advertising, Student Recruitment and Representation of Accredited Status. To remove the probation because the institution is now in compliance with Standard 14 (Assessment of Student Learning) and to reaffirm accreditation. To request a monitoring report, due September 1, 2017, further documenting (1) steps taken to improve the institution's short- and long-term financial viability (Standard 3); (2) an organized, and sustained process to evaluate and improve student learning, in all programs including general education (Standard 14). A small team visit may follow submission of the monitoring report. The Periodic Review Report is now due June 1, 2021.
  • November 19, 2015
    To note the visit by the Commission's representative.
  • November 19, 2015
    To accept the supplemental information report and to note that the institution is now in compliance with Standard 3 (Institutional Resources). To also note that the institution remains on probation pending submission of the monitoring report, due December 1, 2015, documenting evidence that the institution has achieved and can sustain compliance with Standard 14 (Assessment of Student Learning). To remind the institution that the monitoring report should include, but not be limited to, documentation of an organized, systematic and sustained process to assess the achievement of student learning in all programs that foster student learning and development, including the use of direct measures (Standard 14). A small team visit will follow submission of the monitoring report. In addition, it is the Commission's continuing position that the institution must come into compliance with the Commission's Policy on Advertising, Student Recruitment, and Representation of Accredited Status. To therefore request a monitoring report, due January 8, 2016, documenting the institution's compliance with this policy, including implementation of sufficient controls in place ensuring that (1) independent contractors or agents used by the institution for recruiting purposes are governed by the same principles as institutional admissions officers; (2) student recruitment of international students is conducted by admissions and recruitment officers whose credentials, purposes, and position or affiliation with the institution are clearly specified; and, (3) inducements or other offerings to agencies or individual persons in exchange for international student enrollment are prohibited (Standard 6). In addition, to request that the monitoring report provide (4) further documentation concerning the implementation of the Graduate Curricular Practical Training (CPT) program, including but not limited to clarification of the nature of the program, enrollments, and assessment of student services and faculty resources necessary to sustain the program (Standard 11). The date of the Periodic Review Report will be established when accreditation is reaffirmed.
  • June 25, 2015
    To accept the monitoring report and to note the visit by the Commission's representatives. To postpone a decision on accreditation and to request a Supplemental Information Report, due October 1, 2015, documenting (1) that the institution's mission clearly defines its purpose within the context of higher education and indicates whom the institution serves and what it intends to accomplish (Standard 1); (2) financial resources, financial base, and plans for financial development adequate to assure financial stability with updated enrollment data and financial projections for FY2016 (Standard 3); and, (3) the institution's continuing compliance with applicable government policies, regulations, and requirements, specifically the Commission’s Policy on Advertising, Student Recruitment, and Representation of Accredited Status (Requirement of Affiliation #5; Standard 6). To note that the institution remains on probation pending consideration of the Supplemental Information Report by the Commission in November 2015 and remains accredited while on probation. In addition, to request a monitoring report, due December 1, 2015, documenting evidence that the institution has achieved and can sustain compliance with Standard 14 (Assessment of Student Learning). To request that the monitoring report include, but not be limited to, documentation of an organized, systematic and sustained process to assess the achievement of student learning in all programs that foster student learning and development, including the use of direct measures (Standard 14). A small team visit will follow submission of the monitoring report. To direct a prompt Commission liaison guidance visit to discuss the Commission’s expectations. The date of the Periodic Review Report will be established when accreditation is reaffirmed.
  • November 20, 2014
    To note the visit by the Commission's representative. To remind the institution that it has been placed on probation because of insufficient evidence that it is currently in compliance with Standard 3 (Institutional Resources) 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, 2015, documenting (1) that the institution has the financial resources, funding base, and plans for financial development adequate to support its educational purposes and programs and to assure financial stability (Standard 3) and (2) a documented, organized, and sustained process to evaluate and improve student learning, in all programs including general education (Standard 14). In addition, to request that the monitoring report further document (3) a well-defined system of collegiate governance including written policies outlining governing responsibilities of administration and faculty and that are readily available to the campus community (Standard 4) and (4) assessment of policies and procedures to ensure the use of qualified professionals to support the institution's programs (Standard 10). A small team visit will follow submission of the report. The Periodic Review Report due date will be set when accreditation is reaffirmed.
  • June 26, 2014
    To place the institution on probation because of insufficient evidence that it is currently in compliance with Standard 3 (Institutional Resources) 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, 2015, documenting (1) that the institution has the financial resources, funding base, and plans for financial development adequate to support its educational purposes and programs and to assure financial stability (Standard 3) and (2) a documented, organized, and sustained process to evaluate and improve student learning, in all programs including general education (Standard 14). In addition, to request that the monitoring report further document (3) a well-defined system of collegiate governance including written policies outlining governing responsibilities of administration and faculty and that are readily available to the campus community (Standard 4) and (4) assessment of policies and procedures to ensure the use of qualified professionals to support the institution's programs (Standard 10). A small team visit will follow submission of the report. To direct a prompt liaison guidance visit to discuss Commission expectations. The Periodic Review Report due date will be set when accreditation is reaffirmed.
  • November 21, 2013
    To note the visit by the Commission's representative and to affirm the inclusion of the additional location at 111 South Independence Mall East, Philadelphia, PA 19106 within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2013-2014.
  • July 1, 2013
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the online Master of Science in Analytics program within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2013-2014.
  • January 2, 2013
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To provisionally include the additional location at 111 South Independence Mall East, Philadelphia, PA, 19106, within the scope of the institution's accreditation, pending a site visit within six months of commencing operations. The Commission requires written notification of the commencement of operations at this additional location. In the event that operations at the additional location do not commence within one calendar year of the approval of this action, approval will lapse.
  • January 2, 2013
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the online Master of Science in Learning Technologies program within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2013-2014.
  • June 23, 2011
    To accept the monitoring report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2013-2014.
  • 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:

  • Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent Included within the scope:
  • Master's Degree or Equivalent Included within the scope:
  • Doctor's Degree- Research/Scholarship Included within the scope:
  • Additional Location
    City of Knowledge
    Edificio #104 Clayton Ancon
    Panama City, Panama City 0801
  • Additional Location
    Harrisburg University of Science and Technology Global - AbuDhabi
    Fotouh Al Khair Building, Autum Tower 1, Floor "O", Office 2, Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Street
    Abu Dhabi, UAE 00000
  • Additional Location
    Harrisburg University of Science and Technology Global - Dubia
    Dubai Industrial City, Building 1 - Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Road - Also known as the Blue Building
    Dubai, Middle East and North Africa 00000
  • Additional Location
    Harrisburg University, Greater Philadelphia Region
    1500 Spring Garden Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19130
    Opened: 12/08/2017
  • Other Instructional Site
    Annville-Cleona Secondary School
    520 South White Oak Street
    Annville, PA 17003
  • Other Instructional Site
    Bermudian Springs High School
    7335 Carlisle Pike
    York Springs, PA 17372
  • Other Instructional Site
    Big Spring High School
    100 Mount Rock Road
    Newville, PA 17241
  • Other Instructional Site
    Biglerville High School
    135 North Main Street
    Biglerville, PA 17307
  • Other Instructional Site
    Boiling Springs High School
    21 Academy Street
    Boiling Springs, PA 17007
  • Other Instructional Site
    Boyertown Area High School
    120 Monroe Street
    Boyertown, PA 19512
  • Other Instructional Site
    Camelot Education
    5612 Greene Street
    Philadelphia, PA 18144
  • Other Instructional Site
    Camp Hill High School
    100 South 24th Street
    Camp Hill, PA 17001
  • Other Instructional Site
    Capital Area School for the Arts
    150 Strawberry Square
    Harrisburg, PA 17101
  • Other Instructional Site
    Carlisle Area High School
    623 West Penn Street
    Carlisle, PA 17013
  • Other Instructional Site
    Carroll County Career & Technology Center
    1229 Washington Road
    Camp Hill, PA 21157
  • Other Instructional Site
    Cedar Cliff High School
    1301 Carlisle Road
    Camp Hill, PA 17011
  • Other Instructional Site
    Central Dauphin East High School
    626 Rutherford Road
    Harrisburg, PA 17109
  • Other Instructional Site
    Central Dauphin High School
    437 Piketown Road
    Harrisburg, PA 17112
  • Other Instructional Site
    Central York High School
    601 Mundis Mill Road
    York, PA 17406
  • Other Instructional Site
    Chambersburg Area High School
    511 South 6th Street
    Chambersburg, PA 17201
  • Other Instructional Site
    Chester County TCHS - Brandywine
    443 Boot Road
    Downingtown, PA 19335
  • Other Instructional Site
    Coatesville Area High School
    1445 East Lincoln Highway
    Coatesville, PA 19320
  • Other Instructional Site
    Cumberland Perry Area Votech
    100 Old Willow Mill Road
    Mechanicsburg, PA 17050
  • Other Instructional Site
    Cumberland Valley High School
    6746 Carlisle Pike
    Mechanicsburg, PA 17050
  • Other Instructional Site
    Dallastown Area High School
    700 New School Lane
    Dallastown, PA 17313
  • Other Instructional Site
    Dauphin County Technical School
    6001 Locust Lane
    Harrisburg, PA 17109
  • Other Instructional Site
    Downingtown Area High School East
    50 Devon Drive
    Exton, PA 19341
  • Other Instructional Site
    Downingtown Area High School West
    445 Manor Avenue
    Downington, PA 19335
  • Other Instructional Site
    East Juniata Junior/Senior High School
    32944 Route 35
    McAlisterville, PA 17049
  • Other Instructional Site
    East Pennsboro Area High School
    425 West Shady Lane
    Enola, PA 17025
  • Other Instructional Site
    Eastern Lebanon County High School
    180 Elco Drive
    Meyerstown, PA 17067
  • Other Instructional Site
    Elizabeth Area High School
    600 East High Street
    Elizabethtown, PA 17022
  • Other Instructional Site
    Ephrata High School
    806 Oak Boulevard
    Ephrata, PA 17522
  • Other Instructional Site
    Franklin Learning Center
    616 North 15th Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19130
  • Other Instructional Site
    Gettysburg Area High School
    1130 Old Harrisburg Road
    Gettysburg, PA 17325
  • Other Instructional Site
    Gettysburg Area High School
    1130 Old Harrisburg Road
    Gettysburg, PA 17325
  • Other Instructional Site
    Greenwood MS-High School
    405 E. Sunbury Street
    Millerstown, PA 17062
  • Other Instructional Site
    Grove City High School
    511 Highland Avenue
    Grove City, PA 16127
  • Other Instructional Site
    Halifax High School
    3940 Peters Mountain Road
    Halifax PA 17032, PA 17032
  • Other Instructional Site
    Harrisburg Academy
    10 Erford Road
    Wormleysburg, PA 17043
  • Other Instructional Site
    Horace Furness High School
    1900 S. Third Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19148
  • Other Instructional Site
    Juniata High School
    3931 William Pen Highway
    Mifflintown, PA 17059
  • Other Instructional Site
    Lancaster County CTC
    432 Old Market Stree
    Mount Joy, PA 17059
  • Other Instructional Site
    Lebanon High School
    1000 S 8th Street
    Lebanon, PA 17042
  • Other Instructional Site
    Lower Dauphin High School
    201 South Hanover Street
    Hummelstown, PA 17036
  • Other Instructional Site
    Manheim Township High School
    115 Blue Streak Boulevard
    Lancaster, PA 17606
  • Other Instructional Site
    Martin Luther King High School
    6100 Stenton Avenue
    Philadelphia, PA 19138
  • Other Instructional Site
    McCaskey Campus
    445 North Reservoir Street
    Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Other Instructional Site
    Mechanicsburg Area High School
    500 South Broad Street
    Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
  • Other Instructional Site
    Middletown Area High School
    1155 North Union Street
    Middletown, PA 17057
  • Other Instructional Site
    Millersburg Area High School
    799 Center Street
    Millersburg, PA 17061
  • Other Instructional Site
    Milton Hershey School
    1201 Homestead Lane
    Hershey, PA 17033
  • Other Instructional Site
    Motivation High School
    5900 Baltimore Avenue
    Philadelphia, PA 19143
  • Other Instructional Site
    New Oxford High School
    130 Berlin Road
    New Oxford, PA 17350
  • Other Instructional Site
    Newport High School
    500 Caroline Street
    Newport, PA 17074
  • Other Instructional Site
    Northeast High School
    1601 Cottman Avenue
    Philadelphia, PA 19111
  • Other Instructional Site
    Palmyra Area High School
    1125 Park Drive
    Palymyra, PA 17078
  • Other Instructional Site
    Paul Robeson High School
    4125 Ludlow Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19104
  • Other Instructional Site
    Pequea Valley High School
    433 East Newport Road
    Kinzers, PA 17535
  • Other Instructional Site
    Philadelphia Military Academy
    2118 North 13th Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19122
  • Other Instructional Site
    Red Land High School
    560 Fishing Creet Road
    Lewisberry, PA 17339
  • Other Instructional Site
    Red Lion Area High School
    200 Horace Mann Avenue
    Red Lion, PA 17356
  • Other Instructional Site
    Roxborough High School
    6498 Ridge Avenue
    Philadelphia, PA 19128
  • Other Instructional Site
    South Western High School
    200 Bowman Road
    Hanover, PA 17331
  • Other Instructional Site
    Southern York County School District
    3280 Fissels Church Road
    Glen Rock, PA 17327
  • Other Instructional Site
    Spring Grove Area High School
    1490 Roth Church Road
    Spring Grove, PA 17362
  • Other Instructional Site
    Steelton-Highspire Junior/Senior High School
    250 Reynders Avenue
    Steelton, PA 17113
  • Other Instructional Site
    Susquehanna Township High School
    3500 Elmerton Avenue
    Harrisburg, PA 17109
  • Other Instructional Site
    Susquenita High School
    309 Schoolhouse Road
    Duncannon, PA 17020
  • Other Instructional Site
    Technical College High School - Brandywine
    443 Boot Road
    Downingtown, PA 19335
  • Other Instructional Site
    Technical College High School - Pickering
    1580 Charleston Road
    Pheonixville, PA 19460
  • Other Instructional Site
    Upper Dauphin Area High School
    220 North Church Street
    Elizabethville, PA 17023
  • Other Instructional Site
    Warwick High School
    301 West Organge Street
    Lititz, PA 17543
  • Other Instructional Site
    Waynesboro Area High School
    550 East 2nd Street
    Waynesboro, PA 17268
  • Other Instructional Site
    West Perry High School
    2608 Shermans Valley Road
    Elliotsburg, PA 17024
  • Other Instructional Site
    William Bodine High School
    1101
    North 4th Street, PA 19123
  • Other Instructional Site
    York County School of Technology
    2179 South Queen Street
    York, PA 17402

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