STATEMENT OF ACCREDITATION STATUS

SALISBURY UNIVERSITY
1101 Camden Avenue
Salisbury, MD 21801-6837
Phone: (410) 543-6000; Fax: (410) 546-6016
www.salisbury.edu

Chief Executive Officer: Dr. Janet E. Dudley-Eshbach, President
System: University System of Maryland Central Office
Dr. Robert L. Caret, Chancellor
3330 Metzerott Road
Adelphi, MD 20783
Phone: (301) 445-1901; Fax: (301) 439-6441
INSTITUTIONAL INFORMATION
Enrollment (Headcount): 7849 Undergraduate; 822 Graduate
Control: Public
Affiliation: Government-State Systems- The University System of Maryland
2015 Carnegie Classification: Master's Colleges & Universities - Larger Programs
Approved Degree Levels: Bachelor's, Postbaccalaureate Award/Cert/Diploma, Master's, Doctor's - Professional Practice (Doctor of Nursing Practice), Doctor's - Research/Scholarship (Doctor of Education (EdD.)), Doctor's - Other (Doctorate in Education (Ed.D));
Distance Education Programs: Fully Approved
Accreditors Recognized by U.S. Secretary of Education: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education ; Council for the Accreditation of Education Preparation (CAEP); National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation,
Other Accreditors: American Chemical Society Committee on Professional Training (ACS-CPT) The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB-International) Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS)
Instructional Locations
Branch Campuses: None
Additional Locations: Cecil College at Elkton Station, Elkton, MD; Eastern Shore Higher Education Center, Wye Mills, MD; Ramstein Education Center, Ramstein, Germany; Southern Maryland Higher Education Center, California, MD; Universities at Shady Grove, Rockville, MD; University System of Maryland in Hagerstown, Hagerstown, MD
Other Instructional Sites: Berlin Intermediate School, Berlin, MD; Buckingham Elementary School, Berlin, MD; Chipman Elementary School, Salisbury, MD; Fruitland Primary School, Fruitland, MD; Pemberton Elementary School, Salisbury, MD; Pinehurst Elementary School, Salisbury, MD; Piney Orchard Elementary, Odenton, MD; Wicomico Middle School, Salisbury, MD
ACCREDITATION INFORMATION
Status: Member since 1956
Last Reaffirmed: June 23, 2016

Most Recent Commission Action:
June 23, 2016: To reaffirm accreditation and to commend the institution on the quality of the self-study process and report. The date for the next accreditation review will be determined by the Commission when it revises the accreditation cycle.

Brief History Since Last Comprehensive Evaluation:
November 17, 2011: To accept the Periodic Review report and to reaffirm accreditation. To commend the institution for the quality of the periodic review process. To request a progress report, due April 1, 2013, documenting evidence of (1) further implementation of an organized and sustained process for the assessment of student learning outcomes and (2) the use of assessment results in all programs, including general education, to improve teaching and learning (Standard 14). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2015-2016.
January 3, 2012: To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to include the additional location at Cecil College, One Seahawk Drive, North East, MD, 21901 within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations at this additional location. In the event that operations at this additional location do not commence within one calendar year from the approval of this action, approval will lapse. To remind the institution that the progress letter, due April 1, 2013, should document evidence of (1) further implementation of an organized and sustained process for the assessment of student learning outcomes and (2) the use of assessment results in all programs, including general education, to improve teaching and learning (Standard 14). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2015-2016.
January 2, 2013: To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the online Master of Science in Geographic Information System Management and the online Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy programs within the scope of the institution's accreditation. To remind the institution that the progress report, due April 1, 2013, should document evidence of (1) further implementation of an organized and sustained process for the assessment of student learning outcomes and (2) the use of assessment results in all programs, including general education, to improve teaching and learning (Standard 14). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2015-2016.
March 5, 2013: To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at Southern Maryland Higher Education Center, 44219 Airport Road, California, MD, 20619, within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The Commission requires written notification within 30 days of the commencement of operations at this site. In the event that operations at this site do not commence within one calendar year from the approval of this action, approval will lapse. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2015-2016.
June 27, 2013: To accept the progress report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2015-2016.
October 28, 2013: To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at Ramstein Education Center, Education Office, Gabaeude 2120 Zimmer 401, 6877 Ramstein Flugplatz, Ramstein, Germany, within the scope of the institution's accreditation pending a site visit within six months of the commencement of operations at the additional location. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations. 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.
October 28, 2013: To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the Doctorate in Education (Ed.D.) degree within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2015-2016.
June 26, 2014: To note the visit by the Commission's representative and to affirm inclusion of the additional location at Ramstein Education Center, Education Office, Gabaeude 2120 Zimmer 401, 6877 Ramstein Flugplatz, Ramstein, Germany, within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2015-2016.

Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2025 - 2026

Date Printed: July 22, 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.