Academic Program Accreditation

Business and Accounting Programs

Degree programs

Accreditor

Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)

Original date of accreditation

November 18, 2011

Date of most recent review

November 18, 2011

Results of most recent accreditation review

We received notice December 14, 2011 that initial accreditation was granted by the ACBSP Board of Commissioners with a ten-year reaffirmation due in 2021. Quality Assurance report accepted in September 2013; next Quality Assurance report required by 9/15/2015.

Student Learning Outcomes Assessment

Major Field Test scores for the Bachelor in Business Administration and the Bachelor of Science in Accounting programs are available at http://business.sf.edu/about/accreditation/ in the document entitled ‘Major Field Test Summary’.

Date of next review

December 31, 2021

Creative Arts Programs

Degree programs

Accreditor

National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD)

Original date of accreditation

November 2004

Date of most recent review

November 11, 2010

Results of most recent accreditation review

The NASAD Commission on Accreditation granted continuing membership to the university and its programs in the School of Creative Arts in November 2010. “The site visit did not reveal any areas of major concern and confirmed the Self-Study’s accuracy in documentation and evaluation. The School of Creative Arts at the University of Saint Francis appears to comply with NASAD standards in all areas.”

Date of next review

December 31, 2015

Health Sciences Programs

Degree program

Accreditor

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN)

Original date of accreditation

1988

Date of most recent review

March 8, 2013

Results of most recent accreditation review

Continuing accreditation was granted for 8 years in 2013 provided that Follow-Up Report due Spring 2015 is accepted. Areas to address in Follow-Up Report are Standard 2 Faculty and Staff and Standard 6 Outcomes.

Student Learning Outcomes Assessment

National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) pass rates for the ASN program are available at http://www.in.gov/pla/2490.htm in the document entitled ‘NCLEX School Reports-All Programs’.

Date of next review

June 1, 2021


Degree program

Accreditor

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at USF is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, D.C., 20036, (202) 887-6791).

Original date of accreditation

1999

Date of most recent review

March 23, 2009

Results of most recent accreditation review

Continuing accreditation granted for 10 years in 2009: “all standards met”.

Student Learning Outcomes Assessment

National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) pass rates for the BSN program are available at http://www.in.gov/pla/2490.htm in the document entitled ‘NCLEX School Reports-All Programs’.

Date of next review

December 31, 2019


Degree program

Accreditor

The Master of Science in Nursing program at USF is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, D.C., 20036, (202) 887-6791).

Original date of accreditation

1999

Date of most recent review

February 12, 2014

Results of most recent accreditation review

Continuing accreditation was granted for 10 years. The “program met all four accreditation standards,” and the review found “no compliance concerns”.

Student Learning Outcomes Assessment

Family Nurse Practitioner Certification Exam pass rates for the MSN program are available at http://nursing.sf.edu/about/accreditation/ in the table entitled ‘Family Nurse Practitioner Certification Exam Data’.

Date of next review

December 31, 2024


Degree program

Accreditor

Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA)

Original date of accreditation

1997

Date of most recent review

March 24, 2014

Results of most recent accreditation review

The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) has granted Accreditation-Continued status to the Physician Assistant Program sponsored by University of Saint Francis. Accreditation-Continued is an accreditation status granted when a currently accredited program is in compliance with the ARC-PA Standards.

Accreditation remains in effect until the program closes or withdraws from the accreditation process or until accreditation is withdrawn for failure to comply with the Standards. The approximate date for the next validation review of the program by the ARC-PA will be March 2021. The review date is contingent upon continued compliance with the Accreditation Standards and ARC-PA policy.

Student Learning Outcomes Assessment

Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam pass rates for the PA program are available at http://pa.sf.edu/about/board-exams/.

Date of next review

March 24, 2021


Degree program

Accreditor

Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)

Original date of accreditation

1997

Date of most recent review

November 9, 2011

Results of most recent accreditation review

On November 9, 2011, CAPTE decided to reaffirm accreditation of the PTA program: “The Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education judged the program to be in compliance with the intent of all the 2002 Evaluative Criteria for Accreditation of Education Programs for the Preparation of Physical Therapist Assistants. The Commission appreciates the thorough and professional manner in which these obligations have been addressed.”

Student Learning Outcomes Assessment

Graduation rate, employment rate, and licensure pass rates for the PTA program are available at http://pta.sf.edu/undergraduate/program-statistics in the section GRADUATION STATISTICS.

Date of next review

June 1, 2021


Degree program

Accreditor

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) in collaboration with the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARCSTSA)

Original date of accreditation

1978

Date of most recent review

October 3, 2008

Results of most recent accreditation review

Continuing accreditation was granted for 10 years in March 2009. The program was identified as having strengths in leadership, learning environment and assessment of student learning. No concerns were identified.

Date of next review

December 31, 2019


Degree program

Accreditor

Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)

Original date of accreditation

1969

Date of most recent review

November 19, 2013

Results of most recent accreditation review

Continuing accreditation was granted in 2013.

Date of next review

2017

Liberal Arts and Sciences Programs

Degree programs

Accreditor

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

Original date of accreditation

1972

Date of most recent review

November 5, 2010

Results of most recent accreditation review

Continuing accreditation granted for 7 years in October 2010.

Results of most recent assessment of student learning outcomes

Date of next review

December 31, 2017


Degree program

Accreditor

Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

Original date of accreditation

1976

Date of most recent review

June 12, 2011

Results of most recent accreditation review

Continuing accreditation granted for a period of 8 years.

Student Learning Outcomes Assessment

A summary of evaluation results of USF’s Social Work program assessment plan are available at http://socialwork.sf.edu/about/ in the document entitled ‘BSW Assessment Plan’.

Date of next review

June 12, 2019