STATEMENT OF ACCREDITATION STATUS

GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY
37th O Streets-N W
Washington, DC 20057
Phone: (202) 687-0100; Fax: (202) 687-6660
www.georgetown.edu

Chief Executive Officer: Dr. John J. DeGioia, President
INSTITUTIONAL INFORMATION
Enrollment (Headcount): 7562 Undergraduate; 10897 Graduate
Control: Private (Non-Profit)
Affiliation: Religious- Roman Catholic Church
2015 Carnegie Classification: Doctoral Universities - Highest Research Activity
Approved Degree Levels: Postsecondary Award/Cert/Diploma (>=1 year, < 2 years), Postsecondary Award/Cert/Diploma (>= 2 years, < 4 years), Bachelor's, Postbaccalaureate Award/Cert/Diploma, Master's, Doctor's - Professional Practice, Doctor's - Research/Scholarship;
Distance Education Programs: Fully Approved
Accreditors Recognized by U.S. Secretary of Education: Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education ; American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar ; Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education ; Commission on English Language Program Accreditation ; Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs ; Liaison Committee on Medical Education
Other Accreditors: Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB); Commission Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME); National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
Instructional Locations
Branch Campuses: None
Additional Locations: 640 Massachusetts Avenue, Washington, DC; Convene, McLean, VA  (ANYA); Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Services, Doha, Qatar; ILADES Program, Erasmo Escala No 1835, Chile; M.A. Development Mgmt. & Policy, Universidad Nacional de San Martin, Argentina
Other Instructional Sites: Bolger Center, Potomac, MD; China World Summit Wing- Shangri La Hotel, No.1 Jianguomenwai Avenue, Beijing, China, 100004, China; Devan Nair Institute, 80 Jurong East St 21, Singapore 609607, Singapore; ESADE Campus- Barcelona, Av. de Pedralbes, 60-62, 08034 Barcelona, Spain, Spain; ESADE Campus- Madrid, Calle Mateo Inurria, 25-27, 28036 Madrid, Spain, Spain; FGV Campus- Rio de Janeiro, Praia de Botafogo, 190, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, Brazil, Brazil; Four Seasons Hotel, New York, NY; Hotel Pestana Rio Atlântica, Avenida Atlântica, 2964 Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Brazil; Hotel Renaissance, Alameda Santos, 2233, Sao Paulo, Brazil, Brazil; Hyatt on the Bund Hotel, 199 Huang Pu Road, Shanghai, China, 200080, China; Kempinski Hotel Shenzhen, Hai De San Dao, Hou Hai Bin Road,Nanshan District, Shenzhen 518054, China, China; Lansdowne Resort, Leesburg, VA; Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, CA; Shanghai Marriott Hotel City Centre, 555 Xi Zang Road (Middle), Huangpu District, Shanghai 200003, China, China; Sotheby's Institute of Art - London, 30 Bedford Square, Bloomsbury, London, WC1B 3EE, United Kingdom; Sotheby's Institute of Art - New York, New York, NY; Vivanta by Taj - MG Road Hotel, 41/3, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Bangalore, India, Karnataka - 560 001, India; Wyndham Gettysburg Hotel, Gettysburg, PA
ACCREDITATION INFORMATION
Status: Member since 1921
Last Reaffirmed: June 28, 2012

Most Recent Commission Action:
March 1, 2016: To acknowledge receipt to remove the request to offer an additional location at the Convene, 1800 Tysons Blvd., McLean, VA 22102. To note that the location never opened as planned.

Brief History Since Last Comprehensive Evaluation:
June 28, 2012: To reaffirm accreditation and to commend the institution for the quality of its self-study report and process. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2017.
April 29, 2013: To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to include the additional location at 640 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington DC 20001 within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations at this site. In the event that operations at this site do not commence within one calendar year from the approval of this action, approval will lapse. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2017.
October 28, 2013: To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at the Tower Club, 8000 Towers Crescent, Suite 1700, Vienna, VA 22182 within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days 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 from the approval of this action, approval will lapse. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2017.
January 29, 2014: To note the institution's decision not to open the additional location at the Tower Club, 8000 Towers Crescent, Suite 1700, Vienna, VA 22182 and to remove the location from institution's accreditation.
April 28, 2014: To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at Convene, 1800 Tysons Blvd., McLean, VA 22102 within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days 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 from the approval of this action, approval will lapse. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2017.

Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2021 - 2022

Date Printed: December 5, 2016

DEFINITIONS

Branch Campus - A branch campus is a domestic or international location of an institution that is geographically apart, independent of the primary/main campus. The branch campus is considered independent of the main campus if it is permanent in nature; offers courses in educational programs leading to a degree, certificate, or other recognized educational credential; has its own faculty and administrative or supervisory organization; and has its own budgetary and hiring authority. (34 CFR §600.2)

Additional Location - An additional location is a domestic or international location, other than a branch campus, that is geographically apart from the primary/main campus and at which the institution offers at least 50 percent of the requirements of an educational program. (34 CFR §602.22) ANYA ("Approved but Not Yet Active") indicates that the location is included within the scope of accreditation but has not yet begun to offer courses. This designation is removed after the Commission receives notification that courses have begun at this location. ANYC ("Approved but Not Yet Closed") indicates that the institution has requested that the location be officially closed through the substantive change process. The location is currently included within the scope of accreditation but the institution will be stopping all operations at this location in the near future. The institution should inform the Commission (via email at sc@msche.org) of the date that operations cease. This designation is removed after the Commission receives notification that courses have stopped at this location and the location is no longer listed on the SAS.

Other Instructional Sites - MSCHE defines an other instructional site as any off-campus site, other than those meeting the definition of a branch campus or an additional location, at which the institution offers one or more courses for credit. Sites designated as an other instructional site do not require substantive change approval. However, substantive change approval is required to reclassify an other instructional site to or from a branch campus or additional location.

Distance Education Programs - Fully Approved, Approved (one program approved) or Not Approved indicates whether or not the institution has been approved to offer diploma/certificate/degree programs via distance education (programs for which students could meet 50% or more of the requirements of the program by taking distance education courses). Per the Commission's Substantive Change policy, Commission approval of the first two Distance Education programs is required to be "Fully Approved." If only one program is approved by the Commission, the specific name of the program will be listed in parentheses after "Approved."

Commission actions are explained in the policy Accreditation Actions.