STATEMENT OF ACCREDITATION STATUS

DELAWARE STATE UNIVERSITY
1200 N. Dupont Highway
Dover, DE 19901
Phone: (302) 857-6060; Fax: (302) 857-6069
www.desu.edu

Chief Executive Officer: Dr. Harry L. Williams, President
INSTITUTIONAL INFORMATION
Enrollment (Headcount): 4259 Undergraduate; 385 Graduate
Control: Public
Affiliation: Government-State- State of Delaware
Carnegie Classification: Master's - Medium Programs
Approved Degree Levels: Postsecondary Award/Cert/Diploma (< 1 year), Bachelor's, Master's, Doctor's - Research/Scholarship;
Distance Education Programs: Fully Approved
Accreditors Recognized by U.S. Secretary of Education: Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics ; Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc.
Other Accreditors: Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP); Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration (ACPHA); the Council of Social Work Education (CSWE); the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
Instructional Locations
Branch Campuses: None
Additional Locations: DSU@Georgetown, Georgetown, DE; DSU@Wilmington, Wilmington, DE
Other Instructional Sites: Baltz Elementary School and District Office, Wilmington, DE; Lake Forest High School, Felton, DE; Ningbo University of Technology, Ningbo, Zhejiang, China; North Georgetown Elementary School, Georgetown, DE; Sanming University, Sanming, Fujian, China; Smyrna High School, Smyrna, DE
ACCREDITATION INFORMATION
Status: Member since 1945
Last Reaffirmed: June 28, 2012

Most Recent Commission Action:
August 25, 2015: To note that the supplemental information report requested by the Commission on August 14, 2015 is no longer required.

Brief History Since Last Comprehensive Evaluation:
June 28, 2012: To reaffirm accreditation. To commend the institution for progress to date, for the quality of the self-study process, and for the quality of the self-study report. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2017.
April 29, 2013: To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request, to approve the relocation of the additional location from 621 North Market Street, Wilmington, DE 19801 to the Kirkwood Facility, 3931 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, DE 19808, and to include the new location within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations at the additional location. In the event that operations at the additional location do not commence within one calendar year from the approval of this action, approval will lapse. The Commission also requires written notification within thirty days of the closure of relocated additional locations. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2017.
April 29, 2013: To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to include the online Master of Science in Sport Administration within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2017.
June 27, 2013: To accept the supplemental information report addressing the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) action. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2017.
September 2, 2014: To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to include the online Master of Public Administration within the scope of the institution's accreditation.
September 2, 2014: To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to include the postsecondary certificates (< 1 year) in (1) Information Systems Security (INFOSEC) Professionals, NSTISSI-4011 and (2) Systems Administrator (SA), CNSSI-4013E within the scope of the institution's accreditation.
September 2, 2014: To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note that the institution has closed its additional location at Vietnam National University, Hanoi, Vietnam and to remove this additional location from the institution's accreditation. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2017.
August 14, 2015: To request a supplemental information report, due October 1, 2015, addressing the recent action of the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND).

Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2021 - 2022

Next Periodic Review Report: 2017

Date Printed: February 9, 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.