Accreditation and Consumer Information
The University of Scranton is an accredited institution and a member of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), www.msche.org. The Commission’s most recent action on the institution’s accreditation status on June 27, 2019 was to Reaffirm Accreditation. Click here to view the University's current Statement of Accreditation Status (SAS), which includes summary of recent accreditation activities. MSCHE is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
In addition to institutional accreditation, a number of the University's academic programs maintain disciplinary accreditations with various agencies. Click the Program Accreditations and Approvals link below to learn more.
The University is pleased to provide this information as part of its response to the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) of 1965, as amended. The Act requires institutions receiving Title IV federal financial aid to disclose general information and reports on various policies, procedures, and operations, including data related to student outcomes, student financial assistance, health and safety, and intercollegiate athletics. This page is updated each fall, and throughout the year as new content is available. In addition to information required by the HEOA, this page also includes other important disclosures required by federal regulations. Requests for printed copies of disclosures listed here may be made via email at the address below.
- University Catalogs and program web sites include descriptions of Undergraduate and Graduate academic programs, degree requirements, and faculty; academic calendars and policies, including those for student withdrawal; tuition and fees; campus facilities and resources, and other information.
- Additional academic policies and procedures are available from the Office of the Provost and Registrar
- FERPA Policies Regarding Student Rights & Confidentiality of Information: University Catalog and Student Handbook
- Annual Notice: FERPA Student Rights and Confidentiality of Information
- Identity Verification for Online/Distance Students
- Accreditations, Authorizations, and Licensures
- Middle States, PA Department of Education, other States Authorization, includes information about how to share a complaint.
- Program Accreditations and Approvals
- Online Programs: Complaint Resolution Information
- Student Grievance Policies available in the Student Handbook
- Transfer of Credit and Articulation Agreements
- Undergraduate Transfer of Credit Policies (Undergraduate Catalog)
- Graduate Transfer of Credit Policies (Graduate Catalog)
The University has established articulation agreements with the following institutions. More information about these policies and the programs associated with them is accessible via the links below:
- Lackawanna College (Contact the Office of Admissions)
- Luzerne County Community College (Contact the Office of Admissions)
- Bergen County Community College, Criminal Justice Program
- Duquesne University Law School, Accelerated Bachelor/JD Program
- Villanova University Law School, Accelerated Bachelor/JD Program
- Boston College Law School, Accelerated Bachelor/JD Program
- Penn State Law School, Accelerated Bachelor/JD Program
- The University of Scranton MBA Program participates in the Jesuit MBA Consortium
- Student Enrollment Data
- Services for Students with Disabilities
- Acceptable Use of Information Technology & Copyright Infringement Policies
- Student Handbook
- Voter Registration Resources
Student Outcomes Information
- Academic Program Outcomes
- Career and Job Placement Services, Internships, and Post Graduation Employment and Education Data
- Undergraduate Retention and Graduation Rates
Student Financial Assistance Information
- Price of Attendance
- Net Price Calculator
- Textbook Costs (embedded in Books, Textbooks & Course Materials menu)
- Lending Code of Conduct for Educational Loans
- Preferred Lending Arrangements
- Comprehensive Guide to Financial Aid Programs (includes information on types of student aid, refunds, student aid eligibility for study abroad, sufficient academic progress, student rights and responsibilities, and other financial aid policies)
- Financial Literacy Resources
- Cohort Default Rates
- Tier 2 Banking Relationship
Health and Safety Information
Annual Security and Fire Safety Report Iincludes the information listed below:
- Crime Statistics
- Missing Persons Policy/Procedure
- Emergency Response Procedures, Notifications
- Annual Notice: Fire and Safety Report
- Drug & Alcohol Policies and Resources
- Drug & Alcohol Abuse, Prevention and Intervention Resources for Students (additional policy information available in the Student Handbook).
- Drug & Alcohol Abuse, Prevention and Intervention Resources for Employees
- Annual Notice: Drug and Alcohol Prevention Program Information, including University policies for Students and Employees
- Vaccination Policy
- Title IX Resources, and Non-discrimination and Anti-Harassment Resources
Intercollegiate Athletics Information
The Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act requires co-educational institutions of postsecondary education that participate in a Title IV, federal student financial assistance program, and have an intercollegiate athletic program, to prepare an annual report to the Department of Education on athletic participation, staffing, and revenues and expenses, by men's and women's teams.
Professional Licensure Disclosures
The University of Scranton offers several academic programs that prepare students for professional licensure and certification within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. States vary in what professions they require to be licensed or certified, the educational requirements for professional licensure or certification, and how licensure or certification is acquired and maintained. These requirements may change over time, and changes may impact the program’s ability to prepare students to meet state requirements.
In addition to educational preparation, some states have additional licensure or certification requirements, which may include an earned degree from an accredited program. Others require individuals to obtain additional coursework, additional fieldwork, background checks, passage of additional state licensing exams, additional fees, or other requirements. State professional licensing boards make the ultimate decision as to whether or not an individual will be eligible for licensure based on the rules and regulations in place at the time the individual submits their application for licensure.
The University has determined that its programs that lead to professional licensure or certification meet requirements within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and is in the process of determining whether programs that lead to professional licensure or certification meet requirements for other states.Click here to view a listing of these programs and current determinations.
In addition to the informational contact resources provided in this document, the U.S. Department of Education and a number of professional discipline accreditation agencies and associations provide contact and other information regarding professional licensure or certification within their disciplines:
- Counseling (American Counseling Association)
- Nursing (National Council of State Boards of Nursing)
- Occupational Therapy (American Occupational Therapy Association)
- Physical Therapy (Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy)
- Accounting (National Association of State Boards of Accounting)
- Education: U.S. Department of Education
Click here for more information about CPA licensure in Accounting programs.
Updates to this page will be provided as they become available. Students are responsible for reviewing and understanding licensure requirements for any state in which they have interest in pursuing employment.
- If you are considering enrolling or are enrolled in a program that leads to professional licensure or certification and intend to practice in a state other than Pennsylvania, it is strongly recommended that you review the educational requirements for that state. If a student moves to a different state for any reason while participating in a program, professional licensure or certification eligibility requirements may differ and the University of Scranton program may or may not meet those requirements. Currently enrolled students are encouraged to contact their program director for additional guidance.
- It is highly recommended that international students considering enrollment in a program that leads to professional licensure or certification first confirm with the applicable professional licensing entity in their country of residence and/or country in which they intend to work as to whether the University’s program/degree is formally recognized. This includes, but is not limited to, when seeking licensure, certification, certain types of employment, and/or when enrolling in subsequent educational programs. Currently enrolled students are encouraged to contact their program director for additional guidance.
- The University of Scranton is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (NC-SARA), which allows us to offer distance learning programs in other states that are part of this reciprocity agreement. However, this reciprocity does not extend to professional licensure requirements. For questions regarding eligibility for enrollment or placements (such as internships or clinical placements) in states other than Pennsylvania, students should contact the director or chair of the program/department for which they are applying.
The University provides this information in response to Federal Code of Regulations, 34 CFR 668.43, which outlines institutional responsibilities for disclosing professional licensure information by the U.S. Department of Education.
For General Information, or printed copies of the information provided here:
Office of Planning, Institutional Effectiveness
For Financial Aid Information:
Office of Financial Aid
Requests for printed disclosures of the consumer information provided above are coordinated by the Office of Planning & Institutional Effectiveness. Requests may be made by emailing email@example.com, or by calling 570-941-6567.