STATEMENT OF ACCREDITATION STATUS

GOUCHER COLLEGE
1021 Dulaney Valley Road
Baltimore, MD 21204
Phone: (410) 337-6000; Fax: (410) 337-6123
www.goucher.edu

Chief Executive Officer: Dr. Jose Antonio Bowen, President
INSTITUTIONAL INFORMATION
Enrollment (Headcount): 1473 Undergraduate; 699 Graduate
Control: Private (Non-Profit)
Affiliation: None
2015 Carnegie Classification: Baccalaureate Colleges - Arts & Sciences Focus
Approved Credential Levels: Bachelor's, Postbaccalaureate Award/Cert/Diploma, Master's, Post-Master's Award/Cert/Diploma;
Distance Education Programs: Fully Approved
Accreditors Recognized by U.S. Secretary of Education: n/a
Instructional Locations
Branch Campuses: None
Additional Locations: Maryland Correctional Institution for Women, Jessup, MD; Maryland Correctional Institution Jessup, Jessup, MD
Other Instructional Sites: AA Roberty Building, Bel Air, Maryland, MD; AACO Visual and Performing Arts Studio 39, Annapolis, MD; Anne Arundel County Point Pleasant Annex, Glen Burnie, MD; Baltimore County Public School, Adm Bldg, Towson,, MD; Bel Air High School, Bel Air, MD; Bel Air Middle School, Bel Air, MD; Board of Education Building, Annapolis, MD; Brooklyn Park Elem, Baltimore, MD; C. Milton Wright High School, Bel Air, MD; Carver Staff Development Center, Gambrills, MD; Center for Educational Opportunity, Aberdeen, MD; Corkran Middle, Glen Burnie, MD; Dublin Elementary School, Street, MD; Eastwood Elementary, Baltimore, MD; Edgewood Middle School, Edgewood, MD; Emmorton Elementary School, Bel Air, MD; Fountain Green Elementary, Bel Air, MD; Freetown Elementary, Glen Burnie, MD; George Fox Middle School, Pasadena, MD; Harford County Board of Education Building, Bel Air, MD, MD; Linthicum Elementary School, Linthicum, MD; Loch Raven High, Towson, MD; Magnolia Elementary School, Joppa, MD; Marley Elementary School, Glen Burnie, MD; Marley Glen School, Glen Burnie, MD; Middle River Middle School, Baltimore, MD; Nantucket Elementary, Crofton, MD; New Town High School, Owings Mills, MD; North Glen Elementary, Glen Burnie, MD; Odenton Elementary School, Odenton, MD; Overlook Elementary School, Linthicum, MD; Parkville High School, Parkville, MD; Pasadena Elementary School, Pasadena, MD; Patapsco High School, Baltimore, MD; Pikesville High School, Baltimore, MD; Point Pleasant Annex, Glen Burnie, MD; Scotts Branch Elementary, Milford Mill, MD; Stemmers Run Middle School, Baltimore, MD; Sudbrook Magnet Middle School, Baltimore, MD; Wellwood International School, Pikesville, MD; Winand Elem, Pikesville, MD
ACCREDITATION INFORMATION
Status: Member since 1921
Last Reaffirmed: November 20, 2014

Most Recent Commission Action:
November 16, 2017: To note the visit by the Commission's representative and to affirm inclusion of the additional locations at Maryland Correctional Institution Jessup, House of Corrections Road, Jessup, MD 20794 and Maryland Correctional Institution for Women, 7943 Brock Bridge Road, Jessup, MD 20794. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2018-2019.

Brief History Since Last Comprehensive Evaluation:
November 20, 2014: To accept the Periodic Review Report, to reaffirm accreditation and to commend the institution for the quality of the Periodic Review Report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2018-2019.
October 31, 2016: To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include provisionally the additional locations at (1) Maryland Correctional Institution Jessup, House of Corrections Road, Jessup, MD 20794; and (2) Maryland Correctional Institution for Women, 7943 Brock Bridge Road, Jessup, MD 20794 within the scope of the institution's accreditation pending site visits to each location within six months of commencing operations. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations at the new locations. Operations at the additional locations must commence within one calendar year from the date of this action. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2018-2019.

Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2018 - 2019

Date Printed: December 13, 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.