Academy Street
Mansfield, PA 16933
Phone: (570) 662-4000; Fax: (570) 662-4121

Chief Executive Officer: Brig. Gen. Francis L. Hendricks, 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): 2587 Undergraduate; 165 Graduate
Control: Public
Affiliation: Government-State Systems- Unit of PA System of Higher Education
Carnegie Classification: Master's - Medium Programs
Approved Degree Levels: Associate's, Bachelor's, Master's, Post-Master's Award/Cert/Diploma;
Distance Education Programs: Fully Approved
Accreditors Recognized by U.S. Secretary of Education: Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology ; National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation,
Other Accreditors: Council on Social Work Education; Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics; American Chemical Society, Committee on Professional Training; Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care; Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
Instructional Locations
Branch Campuses: None
Additional Locations: Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA
Other Instructional Sites: None
Status: Member since 1942
Last Reaffirmed: June 28, 2012

Most Recent Commission Action:
June 26, 2014: To accept the monitoring report and to note that a visit will not be conducted. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2017.

Brief History Since Last Comprehensive Evaluation:
June 28, 2012: To reaffirm accreditation. To request a monitoring report, due March 1, 2014, documenting (1) further development of a comprehensive strategic planning process that establishes measurable goals and achievable objectives and that links long-range planning to decision-making and budgeting processes (Standard 2); (2) the use of assessment results to inform planning and resource allocation (Standard 7); and (3) further implementation of the academic assessment plan (Standard 14). A visit may follow submission of the monitoring report. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2017.

Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2021 - 2022

Next Periodic Review Report: 2017

Date Printed: February 9, 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.