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American University of Armenia

40 Baghramyan Avenue

Yerevan, 0019


Telephone: 374 60 61 2526


Staff Liaison:Each institution is assigned a staff liaison who is their primary point of contact for accreditation activities. Barbara Gross Davis

Student Achievement URL:WSCUC Standards require that institutions regularly generate, evaluate, and make public data about student achievement, including measures of retention, and graduation, and evidence of student learning.

Current Accreditation Status:Accredited - Reflects the Commission's finding that the institution is in compliance with the Standards. Accredited

Most Recent Commission Action: February 16, 2024

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: 1,914

Graduate FTE: 332

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

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Accreditation Liaison OfficerSharistan MelkonianDean of General Education, Accreditation Liaison
Board of Directors ChairLawrence PittsChairman Board of
Chief Academic OfficerBruce
Chief Executive OfficerBruce
Chief Financial OfficerGevorg GoyunyanVice President of Finance / Chief Financial
Director Institutional ResearchTereza AbovyanInterim Director of the Office of Institutional Research and
OPEIDNameCityLocation TypeStatus
N/AAmerican University of ArmeniaYerevanMain CampusActive
Central Bank of Armenia Training and Research CenterDilijanBranch CampusActive
SeasonYearReview Type
Spring2025Progress Report
Fall2028Interim Report
Spring2033Offsite Review
Fall2033Accreditation Visit