STATEMENT OF ACCREDITATION STATUS

UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND EASTERN SHORE
11868 Academic Oval
Princess Anne, MD 21853
Phone: (410) 651-2200; Fax: (410) 651-6300
www.umes.edu

Chief Executive Officer: Dr. Juliette B. Bell, 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): 3742 Undergraduate; 723 Graduate
Control: Public
Affiliation: Government-State Systems- The University System of Maryland
2015 Carnegie Classification: Doctoral Universities - Moderate Research Activity
Approved Degree Levels: Postsecondary Award/Cert/Diploma (>= 2 years, < 4 years), Bachelor's, Master's, Doctor's - Professional Practice, Doctor's - Research/Scholarship;
Distance Education Programs: Approved (Master of Science in Cybersecurity Engineering Technology)
Accreditors Recognized by U.S. Secretary of Education: Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education ; American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education ; Council for the Accreditation of Education Preparation (CAEP)
Other Accreditors: Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND); Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE); American Chemical Society (ACS); American Council for Construction Education (ACCE); Professional Golfers? Association of America (PGA); Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration (ACPHA); The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International; Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).
Instructional Locations
Branch Campuses: None
Additional Locations: Allegany Career Technology Center, Cumberland, MD; Baltimore Museum of Industry, Baltimore, MD; CC of Baltimore County-Catonsville, Catonsville, MD; Eastern Shore Correctional Institution, Westover, MD; ESAC Higher Education Center at Chesapea, Wye Mills, MD; Frederick Community College, Frederick, MD; Shady Grove, Shady Grove, MD
Other Instructional Sites: Cambrige-South Dorchester High School, Cambridge, MD; Crisfield High School, Crisfiels, MD; North Dorchester High School, Hurlock, MD; Washington High School, Princess Anne, MD
ACCREDITATION INFORMATION
Status: Member since 1937
Last Reaffirmed: June 23, 2016

Most Recent Commission Action:
June 23, 2016: To reaffirm accreditation and to commend the institution for the quality of the self-study process and report. The date for the next accreditation review will be determined by the Commission when it revises the accreditation cycle.

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 periodic review process and the quality of the report. To request a progress report, due December 1, 2012, documenting steps taken to increase the number of appropriately qualified faculty to deliver academic programs and fulfill other responsibilities (Standard 10). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2015-2016.
March 7, 2013: To accept the progress report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2015-2016.
November 2, 2015: To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to include the online Master of Science in Cybersecurity Engineering Technology within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2015-2016.

Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2024 - 2025

Date Printed: February 23, 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.