1000 College Circle
Wye Mills, MD 21679-0008
Phone: (410) 822-5400; Fax: (410) 827-5875

Chief Executive Officer: Dr. Clifford P. Coppersmith, President
Enrollment (Headcount): 2120 Undergraduate
Control: Public
Affiliation: Government-State and Local- State of Maryland; Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne's and Talbot Counties
2015 Carnegie Classification: Associate's Colleges - High Transfer-High Traditional
Approved Credential Levels: Postsecondary Award/Cert/Diploma (< 1 year), Postsecondary Award/Cert/Diploma (>=1 year, < 2 years), Associate's;
Distance Education Programs: Fully Approved
Accreditors Recognized by U.S. Secretary of Education: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc., American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education, Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
Instructional Locations
Branch Campuses: None
Additional Locations: Cambridge Center, Cambridge, MD
Other Instructional Sites: Anne Arundel CommunityCollege, Arnold, MD; Cambridge-South Dorchester High School, Cambridge, MD; Colonel Richardson High School, American Corner, MD; Eastern Shore Higher Education Center, Wye Mills, MD; Easton High School, Easton, MD; Kent County High School, Worton, MD; Kent Island High School, Stevensville, MD; Memorial Hospital, Easton, MD; North Caroline High School, Ridgely, MD; North Dorchester High School, Hurlock, MD; Queen Anne's County High School, Centreville, MD; St. Michael's High School, St. Michael's, MD
Status: Member since 1970
Last Reaffirmed: June 25, 2015

Most Recent Commission Action:
June 22, 2017: To accept the progress report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2023-2024.

Brief History Since Last Comprehensive Evaluation:
June 25, 2015: To reaffirm accreditation. To commend the institution for the quality of self-study process. To request a progress report due April 1, 2017, documenting the further implementation and communication of a comprehensive, organized, and sustained process for the assessment of student learning outcomes with evidence that results are used to improve teaching and learning (Standard 14). The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2020.
June 27, 2016: To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note that the institution has closed its additional location at the Center for Allied Health, Memorial Hospital at Easton, 219 S. Washington Street, Easton, MD 21601. To remove this additional location from the institution's accreditation. The date for the next accreditation review will be determined by the Commission when it revises the accreditation cycle.

Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2023 - 2024

Date Printed: June 20, 2018


Branch Campus - A branch campus is a domestic or international location of an institution that is geographically apart, independent of the primary/main campus. The branch campus is considered independent of the main campus if it is permanent in nature; offers courses in educational programs leading to a degree, certificate, or other recognized educational credential; has its own faculty and administrative or supervisory organization; and has its own budgetary and hiring authority. (34 CFR §600.2)

Additional Location - An additional location is a domestic or international location, other than a branch campus, that is geographically apart from the primary/main campus and at which the institution offers at least 50 percent of the requirements of an educational program. (34 CFR §602.22) ANYA ("Approved but Not Yet Active") indicates that the location is included within the scope of accreditation but has not yet begun to offer courses. This designation is removed after the Commission receives notification that courses have begun at this location. ANYC ("Approved but Not Yet Closed") indicates that the institution has requested that the location be officially closed through the substantive change process. The location is currently included within the scope of accreditation but the institution will be stopping all operations at this location in the near future. The institution should inform the Commission (via email at of the date that operations cease. This designation is removed after the Commission receives notification that courses have stopped at this location and the location is no longer listed on the SAS.

Other Instructional Sites - MSCHE defines an other instructional site as any off-campus site, other than those meeting the definition of a branch campus or an additional location, at which the institution offers one or more courses for credit. Sites designated as an other instructional site do not require substantive change approval. However, substantive change approval is required to reclassify an other instructional site to or from a branch campus or additional location.

Distance Education Programs - Fully Approved, Approved (one program approved) or Not Approved indicates whether or not the institution has been approved to offer diploma/certificate/degree programs via distance education (programs for which students could meet 50% or more of the requirements of the program by taking distance education courses). Per the Commission's Substantive Change policy, Commission approval of the first two Distance Education programs is required to be "Fully Approved." If only one program is approved by the Commission, the specific name of the program will be listed in parentheses after "Approved."

Commission actions are explained in the policy Accreditation Actions.