101 N. Merion Avenue
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010-2899
Phone: (610) 526-5000; Fax: (610) 526-7450

Chief Executive Officer: Dr. Kimberly W. Cassidy, President
Enrollment (Headcount): 1346 Undergraduate; 346 Graduate
Control: Private (Non-Profit)
Affiliation: None
Carnegie Classification: Baccalaureate - Arts & Sciences
Approved Degree Levels: Bachelor's, Postbaccalaureate Award/Cert/Diploma, Master's, Doctor's - Research/Scholarship;
Distance Education Programs: Not Approved
Accreditors Recognized by U.S. Secretary of Education: n/a
Other Accreditors: Council on Social Work Education
Instructional Locations
Branch Campuses: None
Additional Locations: None
Other Instructional Sites: None
Status: Member since 1921
Last Reaffirmed: November 19, 2015

Most Recent Commission Action:
November 19, 2015: To accept the Periodic Review Report, reaffirm accreditation and commend the institution for the quality of the Periodic Review Report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2019-2020.

Brief History Since Last Comprehensive Evaluation:
June 24, 2010: To reaffirm accreditation and to request a progress report, due by April 1, 2012, documenting (1) further implementation of an organized and sustained assessment process to evaluate and improve student learning and (2) evidence that student learning assessment information is used to improve teaching and learning (Standard 14). The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2015.
June 28, 2012: To accept the progress report. To request that the Periodic Review Report, due June 1, 2015, include evidence of the use of direct measures in its assessment of the attainment of learning goals at the institutional level (Standard 14).

Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2019 - 2020

Next Periodic Review Report: 2025

Date Printed: April 28, 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.