11301 Springfield Road
Laurel, MD 20708
Phone: (301) 369-2800; Fax: (301) 953-1442

Chief Executive Officer: Dr. Michael T. Wood, President
Enrollment (Headcount): 417 Undergraduate; 378 Graduate
Control: Private (Non-Profit)
Affiliation: None
Carnegie Classification: Special Focus - Schools of Engineering
Approved Degree Levels: Postsecondary Award/Cert/Diploma (< 1 year), Associate's, Bachelor's, Postbaccalaureate Award/Cert/Diploma, Master's, Doctor's - Research/Scholarship (Doctor of Science in Information Assurance);
Distance Education Programs: Fully Approved
Accreditors Recognized by U.S. Secretary of Education: n/a
Other Accreditors: ABET; IACBE
Instructional Locations
Branch Campuses: None
Additional Locations: Southern Maryland Higher Education Center, California, MD
Other Instructional Sites: None
Status: Member since 1976
Last Reaffirmed: June 23, 2011

Most Recent Commission Action:
June 28, 2012: To accept the progress report. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2016.

Brief History Since Last Comprehensive Evaluation:
June 23, 2011: To reaffirm accreditation. To request a progress report, due by April 1, 2012, documenting (1) the further development and implementation of student health and safety services (Standard 9) and (2) further development and implementation of a documented, organized, and sustained assessment process to evaluate and improve student learning across all programs (Standard 14). The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2016.
June 23, 2011: To note the visit by the Commission's representative and to affirm the inclusion of the additional location at the Southern Maryland Higher Education Center, 44219 Airport Road California, MD, 20619 within the scope of the institution's accreditation.

Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2020 - 2021

Next Periodic Review Report: 2016

Date Printed: February 4, 2016


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.