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): 4215 Undergraduate; 345 Graduate
Control: Public
Affiliation: Government-State- State of Delaware
2015 Carnegie Classification: Master's Colleges & Universities - 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: ChangChun Univ. of Sci. & Tech, Changchun, Jilin, China; 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:
June 23, 2016: To accept the supplemental information report. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2017.

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 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.
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.
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).
August 25, 2015: To note that the supplemental information report requested by the Commission on August 14, 2015 is no longer required.
February 17, 2016: Staff action on behalf of the Commission to request a supplemental information report, due March 18, 2016, 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: July 25, 2016

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.