Statement of Accreditation Status
American University of Armenia

40 Baghramyan Avenue
0019
Yerevan
Armenia
Telephone: 
Current Accreditation Status

Accredited- Indicates that the Commission has found that an institution has met or exceeded the expectations of the Standards and the Core Commitments to Institutional Capacity and Educational Effectiveness. Initial accreditation is for a period of five to seven years before the next comprehensive review. Reaffirmation is granted for a period of seven to ten years and may be accompanied by a request for interim reports and/or special visits, or a formal Notice of Concern.

Accredited
Most Recent Commission Action: 
Friday, February 20, 2015
Granted Candidacy

Candidacy is a status of preliminary affiliation with the Senior College and University Commission, awarded for a maximum of four years following a procedure for institutional review that includes self-study and on-site visitation. Candidacy indicates that the institution meets all or nearly all the Standards at a minimum level. Candidacy is not accreditation and does not ensure eventual accreditation; it means that an institution is progressing toward accreditation. This is the date that the institution was first granted the status of Candidacy with WSCUC. Not all institutions have become accredited with WSCUC through the Candidacy process.

2002
First Accredited

Date the institution was first accredited by WSCUC.

2006
Undergraduate FTE: 
1,316
Graduate FTE: 
437
Financial Structure Type

Institutions within the WSCUC region are classified as Non-profit, For-profit or State-supported.

Non-Profit
Sponsorship

Choices include: No related entity, Proprietary with Parent Board, Religious Control, Multi-institutional system, Other. For more information please see the Related Entities Policy.

No Related Entity
Academic Calendar

The period of time generally extending from September to June; usually equated to 2 semesters or trimesters, 3 quarters, or the period covered by a 4-1-4 calendar system.

Semester
Distributes Federal Financial Aid: 
No
 
Rolesort descending Name Title E-mail
Accreditation Liaison Officer Sharistan Melkonian Director of Assessment and Accreditation smelkonian [at] aua.am
Board of Directors Chair Lawrence Pitts Chairman Board of Trustees lhpitts [at] yahoo.com
Chief Academic Officer Randall Rhodes Provost provost [at] aua.am
Chief Executive Officer Armen Der Kiureghian President adk [at] aua.am
Chief Financial Officer Gevorg Goyunyan Vice President of Finance / Chief Financial Officer gevorg [at] aua.am
Director Institutional Research Anush Bezhanyan Institutional Research Office Manager iro [at] aua.am
Degreesort descending Degree Level Year Implemented Modality
Business Bachelors 2013 On-Site
Business Administration Masters 1991 On-Site
Computer and Information Science Masters 2001 On-Site
Computer Science Bachelors 2013 On-Site
Economics Masters 2013 On-Site
Engineering Sciences Bachelors 2017 On-Site
English and Communications Bachelors 2013 On-Site
Graduate Certificate in Environment Science and Conservation Non-degree 1999 On-Site
Graduate Certificate in Public Health Non-degree 1995 On-Site
Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Operations and Resource Management Non-degree 2017 On-Site
Graduate Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language Non-degree 1992 On-Site
Graduate Certificate in Translation Non-degree 2012 On-Site
Industrial Engineering and Systems Management Masters 1991 On-Site
Master of Laws Masters 1996 On-Site
Political Science and International Affairs Masters 1994 On-Site
Public Health Masters 1995 On-Site
Strategic Management Masters 2017 On-Site
Teaching English as a Foreign Language Masters 1997 On-Site
Season Year Review Type
Spring 2020 Mid-Cycle Review

The Mid-Cycle Review (MCR) is a review of each institution near the midpoint of its period of accreditation, focusing particularly on student achievement. The Review is performed by WSCUC staff, and draws on evidence from an update of the institution’s Inventory of Educational Effectiveness Indicators and retention and graduation data, as well as any trends emerging from Annual Reports to surface any potential issues across the Standards. The overall purpose of the Mid-Cycle Review is to "identify problems with an institution's or program's continued compliance with agency standards" while "tak[ing] into account institutional or program strengths and stability" (U.S. Department of Education, §602.19(b)).

Spring 2023 Offsite Review
Fall 2023 Accreditation Visit

No external resources are available for this institution.