1420 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone: (410) 837-6207; Fax: (410) 837-5249

Chief Executive Officer: Mr. Kurt L. Schmoke, Esq, 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
Enrollment (Headcount): 3222 Undergraduate; 2761 Graduate
Control: Public
Affiliation: Government-State Systems- The University System of Maryland
2015 Carnegie Classification: Master's Colleges & Universities - Larger Programs
Approved Credential Levels: Postsecondary Award/Cert/Diploma (>=1 year, < 2 years), Bachelor's, Postbaccalaureate Award/Cert/Diploma, Master's, Post-Master's Award/Cert/Diploma, Doctor's - Professional Practice, Doctor's - Research/Scholarship;
Distance Education Programs: Fully Approved
Accreditors Recognized by U.S. Secretary of Education: American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
Instructional Locations
Branch Campuses: None
Additional Locations: College of Southern Maryland, La Plata, MD; George Meany Center, Silver Spring, MD; The Universities at Shady Grove, Rockville, MD
Other Instructional Sites: Coppin State University, Baltimore, MD; Jessup Correctional Institution, Jessup, MD
Status: Member since 1971
Last Reaffirmed: June 22, 2017

Most Recent Commission Action:
June 22, 2017: To reaffirm accreditation. The next evaluation is scheduled for 2025-2026.

Brief History Since Last Comprehensive Evaluation:
November 15, 2012: To accept the Periodic Review Report, to reaffirm accreditation and to commend the institution for the quality of the Periodic Review Report process. To request a progress report, due October 1, 2014, documenting further implementation of an organized and sustained assessment process to evaluate and improve student learning, in all programs including general education, with evidence that assessment results are used to improve teaching and learning (Standards 12 and 14). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2016-2017.
November 20, 2014: To accept the progress report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2016-2017.
August 29, 2016: To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the first and second Post-Master's Certificates (Family Law and Library Technologies ) within the scope of the institution's accreditation, effective upon receipt of state approval. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2016-2017.
April 25, 2017: To acknowledge receipt of documentation of approval from the Maryland Higher Education Commission and to include the first and second Post-Master's Certificates (Family Law and Library Technologies) within the scope of the institution's accreditation.

Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2025 - 2026

Date Printed: November 17, 2017


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.