STATEMENT OF ACCREDITATION STATUS

FROSTBURG STATE UNIVERSITY
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD 21532-1099
Phone: (301) 687-4000; Fax: (301) 687-4737
www.frostburg.edu

Chief Executive Officer: Dr. Ronald Nowaczyk, President
System: University System of Maryland Central Office
Dr. Robert L. Caret, Chancellor
3330 Metzerott Road
Adelphi, MD 20783
Phone: (301) 445-1901; Fax: (301) 439-6441
INSTITUTIONAL INFORMATION
Enrollment (Headcount): 4961 Undergraduate; 795 Graduate
Control: Public
Affiliation: Government-State Systems- The University System of Maryland
2015 Carnegie Classification: Master's Colleges & Universities - Larger Programs
Approved Degree Levels: Postsecondary Award/Cert/Diploma (< 1 year), Postsecondary Award/Cert/Diploma (>=1 year, < 2 years), Bachelor's, Postbaccalaureate Award/Cert/Diploma, Master's, Doctor's - Research/Scholarship (Doctor of Educational Leadership (EdD.));
Distance Education Programs: Fully Approved
Accreditors Recognized by U.S. Secretary of Education: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education ; Council for the Accreditation of Education Preparation (CAEP)
Other Accreditors: Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education; AACSB International (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business); Master?s in Psychology Accreditation Council; Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc.; Council on Accreditation of Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Related Professions; Council on Social Work Education; Maryland State Department of Education; Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care; International Association of Counseling Services
Instructional Locations
Branch Campuses: None
Additional Locations: Cecil College, North East, MD; Community College of Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD; Garrett College, McHenry, MD; Univ System of MD at Hagerstown, Hagerstown, MD
Other Instructional Sites: ANNE ARUNDEL COMMUNITY COLLEGE AT ARUNDEL MILLS, HANOVER, MD; FORT HILL HIGH SCHOOL, CUMBERLAND, MD; MOUNTAIN RIDGE HIGH SCHOOL, Frostburg, MD; Ramstein Education Center, 86 FSS/FSDE, Unit 3220, Box 370, APO, AE 09094, Ramstein Flugplatz, 6877, Germany
ACCREDITATION INFORMATION
Status: Member since 1953
Last Reaffirmed: November 17, 2011

Most Recent Commission Action:
November 17, 2016: To note the visit of the Commission's representative. To remind the institution of the Commission's action of June 23, 2016, warning the institution that its accreditation may be in jeopardy because of insufficient evidence that it is currently in compliance with Standard 7 (Institutional Assessment) and Standard 12 (General Education). To note that the institution remains accredited while on warning. To remind the institution of the monitoring report due March 1, 2017.

Brief History Since Last Comprehensive Evaluation:
November 17, 2011: To accept the Periodic Review Report, to reaffirm accreditation, and to commend the institution for the quality of periodic review process and the quality of the report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2015-2016.
May 1, 2012: To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to include the Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership professional doctoral degree within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2015-2016.
January 2, 2014: To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at Ramstein Education Center, 86 FSS/FSDE, Unit 3220, Box 370, APO, AE 09094, Ramstein Flugplatz, Germany 6877 within the scope of the institution's accreditation pending a site visit to the new location within six months of the commencement of operations. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations at these additional locations. In the event that operations at the additional locations do not commence within one calendar year from the approval of this action, approval will lapse. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2015-2016.
January 2, 2015: To note the institution's decision not to operate the site at Ramstein Education Center, 86 FSS/FSDE, Unit 3220, Box 370, APO, AE 09094, Ramstein Flugplatz, Germany 6877 as an additional location and to remove the location from the institution's accreditation.
April 27, 2015: To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the following additional locations at (1) Cecil College One Seahawk Drive, North East, MD 21901 and (2) Garrett College, 687 Mosser Road, McHenry, MD 21541 provisionally within the scope of the institution's accreditation pending a site visit within six months of the commencement of operations at one of these locations. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations at this additional location. In the event that operations at the additional location do not commence within one calendar year from the approval of this action, approval will lapse.
April 27, 2015: To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To approve the reclassification of the instructional site at the Community College of Baltimore County, 800 South Rolling Road, Baltimore, MD 21228 as an additional location and to include the location within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2015-2016.
June 23, 2016: To warn the institution that its accreditation may be in jeopardy because of insufficient evidence that the institution is currently in compliance with Standard 7 (Institutional Assessment), and Standard 12 (General Education). To note that the institution remains accredited while on warning. To request a monitoring report, due March 1, 2017, documenting evidence that the institution has achieved and can sustain compliance with Standards 7 and 12, including but not limited to evidence of the development and implementation of (1) a documented, organized, and sustained institutional effectiveness assessment process, with evidence that assessment information is used to improve programs, services, and processes and is shared and discussed with appropriate constituents (Standard 7) and (2) assessment of general education outcomes with evidence that assessment results are utilized for curricular improvement (Standard 12). A small team visit will follow submission of the monitoring report. To direct a prompt liaison guidance visit to discuss Commission expectations. The date of the next accreditation review will be established when accreditation is reaffirmed.

Next Self-Study Evaluation:

Date Printed: April 24, 2017

DEFINITIONS

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 sc@msche.org) 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.