STATEMENT OF ACCREDITATION STATUS
EAST STROUDSBURG UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA
200 Prospect Street
East Stroudsburg, PA 18301-2999
Phone: (570) 422-3545; Fax: (570) 422-3478
|Chief Executive Officer:||Dr. Marcia G. Welsh, Ph.D., President|
|System:||Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Central Office|
|Mr. Frank Brogan, Chancellor
Dixon University Center
Harrisburg, PA 17110
Phone: (717) 720-4000; Fax: (717) 720-4011
|Enrollment (Headcount):||6203 Undergraduate; 616 Graduate|
|Affiliation:||Government-State Systems- Unit of PA System of Higher Education|
|Carnegie Classification:||Master's - Larger Programs|
|Approved Degree Levels:||Associate's, Bachelor's, Master's;|
|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 Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine ; Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ; Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education ; Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education ; Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools ; Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges ; Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training ; Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools; American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar ; American Board of Funeral Service Education, Committee on Accreditation ; American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation ; American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education ; American Optometric Association, Accreditation Council on Optometric Education ; American Osteopathic Association, Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation ; American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education ; American Podiatric Medical Association, Council on Podiatric Medical Education ; American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation ; American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology ; American Veterinary Medical Association, Council on Education ; Association for Biblical Higher Education, Commission on Accreditation ; Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc., Accreditation Commission ; Association of Advanced Rabbinical and Talmudic Schools, Accreditation Commission ; Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools ; Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education ; Commission on English Language Program Accreditation ; Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation ; Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs ; Council on Education for Public Health ; Council on Naturopathic Medical Education ; Council on Occupational Education ; Distance Education Accrediting Commission ; Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology ; Liaison Committee on Medical Education ; Midwifery Education Accreditation Council ; Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education ; National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts and Sciences, Inc. ; National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation; National Association of Schools of Dance, Commission on Accreditation; National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation,; National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation ; National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education ; New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education; New York State Board of Regents, and the Commissioner of Education ; North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission; Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities ; Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges; Teacher Education Accreditation Council, Accreditation Committee; The Council on Chiropractic Education ; Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools, Accreditation Commission ; Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges; Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior Colleges and University Commission|
|Other Accreditors: Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration; Council on Accreditation of Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Related Professions; Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs; Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology; Council on Social Work Education; Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education; The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs; National Science and Teaching Association; National Association for the Education of Young Children; National Council of Teachers of English; American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages; American Association for Health Education; International Society for Technology in Education; National Council of Teachers of Math; National Association for Sport and Physical Education; Educational Leadership Constituent Council; International Reading Association; National Council of Social Studies; Council for Exceptional Children;|
|Branch Campuses: None|
|Additional Locations: 701 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA; Lehigh Valley Center, Bethlehem, PA|
|Other Instructional Sites: None|
|Status: Member since 1950|
|Last Reaffirmed: November 15, 2012|
Most Recent Commission Action:
|November 20, 2014:||To accept the monitoring report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2016-2017.|
Brief History Since Last Comprehensive Evaluation:
|November 15, 2012:||To accept the Periodic Review Report and to reaffirm accreditation. To request a monitoring report, due September 1, 2013, documenting further implementation of an organized and sustained assessment process to evaluate and improve student learning, in all programs including general education, with evidence that assessment results are used to improve teaching and learning and to inform planning and resource allocation (Standards 2, 12 and 14). To direct a prompt Commission liaison guidance visit to discuss the Commission's expectations. A small team visit will follow submission of the monitoring report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2016-2017.|
|March 7, 2013:||To note the visit by the Commission's representative and to affirm inclusion of the following additional location within the scope of the institution's accreditation: 60 West Broad Street, Bethlehem, PA, 18018. To remind the institution of the monitoring report, due September 1, 2013, documenting further implementation of an organized and sustained assessment process to evaluate and improve student learning, in all programs including general education, with evidence that assessment results are used to improve teaching and learning and to inform planning and resource allocation (Standards 2, 12 and 14). To direct a prompt Commission liaison guidance visit to discuss the Commission's expectations. A small team visit will follow submission of the monitoring report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2016-2017.|
|November 21, 2013:||To accept the monitoring report and to note the visit by the Commission's representatives. To request a monitoring report, due September 1, 2014, documenting further implementation of an organized and sustained assessment process to evaluate and improve student learning, in all programs including general education, with evidence that assessment results are used to improve teaching and learning and to inform planning and resource allocation (Standards 12 and 14). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2016-2017.|
Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2016 - 2017
Next Periodic Review Report: 2022
Date Printed: November 24, 2015
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.