The Catholic University of America

Accreditation and Licensure Information

Middle States

The Catholic University of America is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. (267-284-5000) The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. The Middle States region includes the District of Columbia, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Middle States Commission on Higher Education page on The Catholic University of America

Middle State Complaint Procedures

Accreditation and Memberships Accreditation (list of organizations that accredit specific schools and programs).

Washington DC

DC Education Licensure Commission (as a conditionally exempt institution)

Congressional Charter

Virginia

The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia has certified the CUA School of Engineering to operate in Virginia. Courses leading to the M.S. degree are offered at the Crystal City Crowne Plaza Hotel in Arlington, VA. The Crowne Plaza Hotel is only a block from the Crystal City Metro Station, and parking is provided free in the basement of the hotel.Complaints about the program can be made using the CUA Internal Grievance Process on this page. Once the internal grievance process has been exhausted, students may contact SCHEV by writing to or calling at the contact information is below. No student will be retaliated against for filing a complaint. 

 
SCHEV • 101 N. 14TH St., James Monroe Bldg. • Richmond, VA 23219
Tel: (804)225-2600

 

Maryland Metropolitan School of Professional Studies is approved to offer an  MS in Management and a Master of Arts in Human Resources Management in an online program. The NCSSS may offer the  MSW in certain counties.

Maryland Higher Education Commission Complaint Procedures

Please note that CUA is subject to investigation of complaints by the Office of Attorney General of the Maryland Higher Education Commission.

 

Disclosures for Online Programs

For a full list of states where the University is authorized to operate please see the State Authorization Chart. (udpated 4-21-16)

Georgia

The Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission (GNPEC) complaint procedure is as follows:

Any student who files a complaint will submit the Authorized School Complaint Form to NPEC, which will then be referred to the appropriate Standards Administrator (SA); the following timeline can be expected:

  • The complainant shall receive a confirmation email within 2 business days of NPEC’s receipt of complaint.  
  • The SA will receive the complaint within 2 business days of the complainant receiving the receipt of complaint.
  • The SA will contact the complainant within 3 business days of SA’s receipt of complaint.
  • Although the SA will make every effort to resolve the complaint in as timely a manner as possible, he or   she will contact the complainant with an update of the complaint status within 30 days and 60 days of the initial contact.
  • The SA will render a decision per his or her current information regarding the complaint.
  • The student has the right to withdraw at any point the complaint, resulting in termination of NPEC’s actions. 

For further assistance with filing a complaint with the GNPEC, please visit their website

Indiana
The Catholic University of America is authorized by: 

The Indiana Board for Proprietary Education
101 W. Ohio St., Suite 670
Indianapolis, IN 46204-1984

Louisiana
The Catholic University of America is currently licensed by the Board of Regents of the State of Louisiana. Licenses are renewed by the State Board of Regents every two years. Licensed institutions have met minimal operational standards set forth by the state, but licensure does not constitute accreditation, guarantee the transferability of credit, not signify that programs are certifiable by any professional agency or organization.

Maryland
Metropolitan School of Professional Studies is approved to offer an MS in Management and a Master of Arts in Human Resources Management in an online program. The NCSSS may offer the the MSW in certain counties.

Maryland Higher Education Commission Complaint Procedures

Please note that CUA is subject to investigation of complaints by the Office of Attorney General of the Maryland Higher Education Commission.

How to file a grievace: MHEC requires that students first contact the school and file an institutional complaint. See below for CUA Internal process.

If the student is dissatisfied with the way in which the complaint was handled, then the student may submit a written complaint to MHEC. Written complaints should be mailed or faxed to MHEC and should include the information identified on this form.

Minnesota
The Catholic University of America is registered as a private institution with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education pursuant to sections 136A.61 to 136A.71. Registration is not an endorsement of the institution. Credits earned at the institution may not transfer to all other institutions.

Texas
The Catholic University of America is authorized by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. The web address for the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board’s Student Complaints page with forms and a description of the complaint procedure can be found here

The web address for the rules governing student complaints — Title 19 of the Texas Administrative Code, Sections 1.110-1.120 can be found here

Washington State
The Catholic University of America is authorized by the Washington Student Achievement Council and meets the requirements and minimum educational standards established for degree-granting institutions under the Degree-Granting Institutions Act. This authorization is subject to periodic review and authorizes The Catholic University of America to offer field placement components for specific degree programs. The Council may be contacted for a list of currently authorized programs. Authorization by the Council does not carry with it an endorsement by the Council of the institution or its programs. Any person desiring information about the requirements of the act or the applicability of those requirements to the institution may contact the Council at P.O. Box 43430, Olympia, WA 98504-3430.

 


CUA Internal Grievance Process

Most external grievance processes require that the student first exhaust internal processes.  If a student believes he/she has a complaint regarding financial aid a complaint should be filed with  Christopher Lydon, Vice President for Enrollment Management at lydon@cua.edu If the complaint is about Undergraduate Academics, the person to contact is Dr. Lynn Mayer, Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Studies, at mayer@cua.eduA complaint about Graduate Academics should be directed to J. Steven Brown, Vice Provost and Dean Of Graduate Studies at brownjs@cua.edu.  

Students with complaints of discrimination of any type should follow the Discrimination Complaint Procedures. 

Please note that no student will be subject to unfair actions as a result of his/her initiation of a complaint proceeding. For more information please see the CUA Non-Retaliation Policy.

Step by Step CUA Complaint Procedure as required by the Program Integrity Rule, 34 CFR 600.9

SHEEO State Authorization Survey: Student Complaint Information by State and Agency

The last link is intended for online programs offered to out of state students.

 

 

 

 

 


 

updated 2-16-17