STATEMENT OF ACCREDITATION STATUS

READING AREA COMMUNITY COLLEGE
P. O. Box 1706
10 S. 2nd Street
Reading, PA 19603-1706
Phone: (610) 372-4721; Fax: (610) 372-4264
www.racc.edu

Chief Executive Officer: Dr. Anna D. Weitz, President
INSTITUTIONAL INFORMATION
Enrollment (Headcount): 4198 Undergraduate
Control: Public
Affiliation: Government-Local- Berks County Commissioners
Carnegie Classification: Associate's - Public Rural-serving Medium
Approved Degree Levels: Postsecondary Award/Cert/Diploma (< 1 year), Postsecondary Award/Cert/Diploma (>=1 year, < 2 years), Associate's;
Distance Education Programs: Fully Approved
Accreditors Recognized by U.S. Secretary of Education: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc.
Other Accreditors: Department of Education of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science; Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care; Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing
Instructional Locations
Branch Campuses: None
Additional Locations: Berks Career and Technology Center East, Oley, PA; Berks Career and Technology Center West, Leesport, PA; Blue Mountain Academy, Hamburg, PA; Brandywine High School, Mertztown, PA; Exeter High School, Reading, PA; Fleetwood High School, Fleetwood, PA; Governor Mifflin High School, Shillington, PA; Hamburg High School, Hamburg, PA; Muhlenberg High School, Reading, PA; Oley Valley High School, Oley, PA; Reading-Muhlenberg VTS, Reading, PA; Schuylkill Valley High School, Leesport, PA; Tulpehocken High School, Bernville, PA; Twin Valley High School, Elverson, PA
Other Instructional Sites: Wilson High School, West Lawn, PA
ACCREDITATION INFORMATION
Status: Member since 1979
Last Reaffirmed: June 27, 2013

Most Recent Commission Action:
June 25, 2015: To accept the progress report. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2018.

Brief History Since Last Comprehensive Evaluation:
June 27, 2013: To reaffirm accreditation and to commend the institution for the quality of the self study report and process. To request a progress report, due April 1, 2015, further documenting (1) the development and implementation of a comprehensive technology acquisition, replacement and operations plan, including provision for current and future technology needs (Standard 3); (2) evidence of a comprehensive, organized, and sustained process for the assessment of institutional effectiveness across all units, including evidence that assessment information is used in budgeting, planning, and allocating resources (Standard 7); and, (3) development and implementation of an enrollment management plan for recruitment, retention, and marketing, including in distance education programs (Standard 8). The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2018.
April 27, 2015: To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To approve the reclassification of the instructional sites at (1) Blue Mountain Academy, 2363 Mountain Road, Hamburg, PA 19526; (2) Brandywine High School, 103 Old Topton Road, Mertztown, PA 19539; (3) Exeter High School, 201 East 37th Street, Reading, PA 19606; (4) Fleetwood High School, 803 N. Richmond Street, Fleetwood, PA 19522; (5) Governor Mifflin High School, 101 South Waverly Street, Shillington, PA 19607; (6) Hamburg High School, Windsor Street, Hamburg PA 19526; (7) Muhlenberg High School, 400 Sharp Avenue, Reading, PA 19605; (8) Oley Valley High School, 17 Jefferson Street, Oley, PA 19547; (9) Schuylkill Valley High School, 929 Lakeshore Drive, Leesport, PA 19533; (10) Tulpehocken High School, 430 New Schaefferstown Road, Bernville, PA 19506; (11) Twin Valley High School, 4897 N. Twin Valley Road, Elverson, PA 19520 as additional locations and to include the locations within the scope of the institution's accreditation. To note that the April 1, 2015 progress report has been received and will be acted on at the June Commission meeting. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2018.

Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2022 - 2023

Next Periodic Review Report: 2018

Date Printed: February 11, 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.