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Accreditation report reaffirms Pitt’s position as a "world-class research university"

University of Pittsburgh News Release

PITTSBURGH  (September 9, 2012) ... Calling the University of Pittsburgh a "world class research university" with an "unwavering commitment to excellence" and an "extraordinarily talented and beloved leadership team," a newly released Middle States Commission on Higher Education accreditation report praised the University's institution-wide system of assessment and awarded it reaccreditation for a 10-year period, without qualification, the maximum permissible time for an extension of accreditation.

In commenting on the University's progress, the Middle States team, which was chaired by New York University President John Sexton, stated: "Over the past 15 years, the University of Pittsburgh's reputation as a world class research university has been advancing steadily. By any measure, this reputational advance reflects reality. From the undergraduate education it provides to the research it produces to the external awards and honors its faculty and students earn, the University can be proud of where it stands."

Read the full news release at the Office of Public Affairs.


Contact: Paul Kovach