STATEMENT OF ACCREDITATION STATUS

CEDAR CREST COLLEGE
100 College Drive
Allentown, PA 18104-6196
Phone: (610) 606-4666; Fax: (610) 740-3763
www.cedarcrest.edu

Chief Executive Officer: Dr. Carmen Twillie Ambar, President
INSTITUTIONAL INFORMATION
Enrollment (Headcount): 1361 Undergraduate; 196 Graduate
Control: Private (Non-Profit)
Affiliation: None
Carnegie Classification: Baccalaureate - Diverse Fields
Approved Degree Levels: Postsecondary Award/Cert/Diploma (>=1 year, < 2 years), Bachelor's, Postbaccalaureate Award/Cert/Diploma, Master's;
Distance Education Programs: Fully Approved
Accreditors Recognized by U.S. Secretary of Education: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ; National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Other Accreditors: Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs; Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics; American Academy of Forensic Science; Council of Social Work Education; Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology
Instructional Locations
Branch Campuses: None
Additional Locations: 1025 Old Wyomissing Road, Reading, PA; Allentown School District, Allentown, PA
Other Instructional Sites: Allentown SD, Allentown, PA
ACCREDITATION INFORMATION
Status: Member since 1944
Last Reaffirmed: June 26, 2014

Most Recent Commission Action:
November 19, 2015: To accept the monitoring report. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2019.

Brief History Since Last Comprehensive Evaluation:
June 26, 2014: To reaffirm accreditation and to commend the institution for the quality of the self study process. To request a monitoring report, due October 1, 2015, further documenting (1) clarification of mission (Standard 1); (2) implementation of a comprehensive enrollment management plan, including further steps to improve student retention, with the utilization of results in program planning and budgeting (Standard 8); (3) implementation of a program of student support services appropriate to student strengths and needs, reflective of institutional mission, consistent with student learning expectations, and available regardless of place or method of delivery (Standard 9); and, (4) assessment of general education outcomes within the institution's overall plan for assessing student learning, and evidence that such assessment results are used for curricular improvement (Standard 12 and 14). The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2019.

Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2023 - 2024

Next Periodic Review Report: 2019

Date Printed: February 2, 2016

DEFINITIONS

Branch Campus - A location of an institution that is geographically apart and independent of the main campus of the institution. The location is independent if the location: 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.

Additional Location - A location, other than a branch campus, that is geographically apart from the main campus and at which the institution offers at least 50 percent of an educational program. 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.

Other Instructional Sites - A location, other than a branch campus or additional location, at which the institution offers one or more courses for credit.

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.