Statement of Accreditation Status
American University of Armenia

40 Baghramyan Avenue

The OPEID number is used by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE) to identify schools that have Program Participation Agreements (PPA) for purposes of eligibility to participate in Federal Student Financial Assistance programs under Title IV.

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.

Most Recent Commission Action: 
Friday, February 19, 2021
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.

First Accredited

Date the institution was first accredited by WSCUC.

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Financial Structure Type

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


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.

Distributes Federal Financial Aid: 
Rolesort descending Name Title E-mail
Accreditation Liaison Officer Sharistan Melkonian Director of Assessment and Accreditation, Dean of General Education smelkonian [at]
Board of Directors Chair Lawrence Pitts Chairman Board of Trustees lhpitts [at]
Chief Academic Officer Brian Ellison Interim Provost brian.ellison [at]
Chief Executive Officer Karin Markides President president [at]
Chief Financial Officer Gevorg Goyunyan Vice President of Finance / Chief Financial Officer gevorg [at]
Director Institutional Research Parandzem Sargsyan Institutional Research Manager psargsyan [at]
Degreesort descending Degree Level Year Implemented Modality
BS in Data Science Bachelors 2018 On-Site
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 Data Analytics Non-degree 2019 On-Site
Graduate Certificate in Environment Science and Conservation Non-degree 1999 On-Site
Graduate Certificate in Finance Non-degree 2019 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
Management Masters 2017 On-Site
Master of Laws Masters 1996 On-Site
Political Science and International Affairs Masters 1994 On-Site
Public Health Masters 1995 On-Site
Teaching English as a Foreign Language Masters 1997 On-Site
Season Year Review Type
Fall 2023 Accreditation Visit

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