P. O. Box 1002
Millersville, PA 17551-0302
Phone: (717) 871-4636; Fax: (717) 871-2251

Chief Executive Officer: Dr. John M. Anderson, 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): 7084 Undergraduate; 904 Graduate
Control: Public
Affiliation: Government-State Systems- Unit of PA System of Higher Education
Carnegie Classification: Master's - Larger Programs
Approved Degree Levels: Associate's, Bachelor's, Postbaccalaureate Award/Cert/Diploma, Master's, Doctor's - Professional Practice;
Distance Education Programs: Fully Approved
Accreditors Recognized by U.S. Secretary of Education: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ; Council for the Accreditation of Education Preparation (CAEP); National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation; National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation,
Other Accreditors: Applied Science Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc. (ABET); Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP); Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE); Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC); Computing Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc. (ABET); Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).
Instructional Locations
Branch Campuses: None
Additional Locations: Conrad Weiser Middle School, Robesonia, PA; Dixon University Center, Harrisburg, PA; Dover Area School District, Dover, PA; Mellon Independence Center, Philadelphia, PA; South Western School District, Hanover, PA; Wilson School District, West Lawn, PA
Other Instructional Sites: Chincoteague Bay Field Station, Wallops Island, VA; Harrisburg Area Community College - Harrisburg Campus, Harrisburg, PA; Harrisburg Area Community College - York Campus, York, PA; Mellon Independence Center, Philadelphia, PA; The Ware Center of Millersville University Lancaster, Lancaster, PA
Status: Member since 1950
Last Reaffirmed: November 19, 2015

Most Recent Commission Action:
February 29, 2016: To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) within the scope of the institution's accreditation. To remind the institution of the Commission's request of November 19. 2015 for a monitoring report due April 1, 2017. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2019-2020.

Brief History Since Last Comprehensive Evaluation:
November 19, 2015: To accept the Periodic Review Report and to reaffirm accreditation.To request a monitoring report, due April 1, 2017, further documenting steps taken to ensure the institution's short- and long-term financial viability and sustainability, including updated budget and enrollment projections (Standard 3). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2019-2020.

Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2019 - 2020

Next Periodic Review Report: 2025

Date Printed: May 25, 2016


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 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.