STATEMENT OF ACCREDITATION STATUS

VALLEY FORGE MILITARY COLLEGE
1001 Eagle Road
Wayne, PA 19087-3695
Phone: (610) 989-1452; Fax: (610) 989-1550
college.vfmac.edu/

Chief Executive Officer: Dr. William Gallagher, President
INSTITUTIONAL INFORMATION
Enrollment (Headcount): 341 Undergraduate
Control: Private (Non-Profit)
Affiliation: None
Carnegie Classification: Not Classified
Approved Degree Levels: Postsecondary Award/Cert/Diploma (>=1 year, < 2 years) (Cybersecurity), Associate's;
Distance Education Programs: Not Approved
Accreditors Recognized by U.S. Secretary of Education: n/a
Instructional Locations
Branch Campuses: None
Additional Locations: Department of Military & Veterans Affairs, Annville, PA  (ANYA)
Other Instructional Sites: Fort Indiantown Gap National Guard Training Center, Anniville, PA
ACCREDITATION INFORMATION
Status: Member since 1954
Last Reaffirmed: June 28, 2012

Most Recent Commission Action:
November 19, 2015: To accept the progress report. 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 September 1, 2013, documenting (1) steps taken to further improve the institution's short- and long-term financial viability (Standard 3); (2) steps taken to assure continuity and stability of institutional administration (Standard 5); and, (3) further development and implementation of a process that links the institution's assessment of institutional effectiveness with achieving its mission and goals (Standard 7). A small team visit will follow submission of the monitoring report. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2017.
November 21, 2013: To accept the monitoring report and to note the visit by the Commission's representatives. To request a progress report, due October 1, 2015, documenting further implementation of a long-term financial plan and steps taken to strengthen the institution's finances (Standard 3). The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2017.
June 29, 2015: To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at the Department of Military & Veterans Affairs, ATTN: Education & Incentives, Fort Indiantown Gap, Building 9-54, Annville, PA 17003 provisionally within the scope of the institution's accreditation pending a site visit within six months of the commencement of operations. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations at this additional location. 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. To remind the institution of the progress report, due October 1, 2015, documenting further implementation of a long-term financial plan and steps taken to strengthen the institution's finances (Standard 3). The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2017.
June 29, 2015: To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to include the Postsecondary Certificate in Cybersecurity (> = 1 year, < 2 years) within the scope of the institution's accreditation.

Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2021 - 2022

Next Periodic Review Report: 2017

Date Printed: May 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.