300 Washington Avenue
Chestertown, MD 21620-1197
Phone: (410) 778-2800; Fax: (410) 778-7850

Chief Executive Officer: Ms. Shelia C. Bair, President
Enrollment (Headcount): 1423 Undergraduate; 4 Graduate
Control: Private (Non-Profit)
Affiliation: None
Carnegie Classification: Baccalaureate - Arts & Sciences
Approved Degree Levels: Bachelor's, Master's;
Distance Education Programs: Not Approved
Accreditors Recognized by U.S. Secretary of Education: n/a
Instructional Locations
Branch Campuses: None
Additional Locations: None
Other Instructional Sites: None
Status: Member since 1925
Last Reaffirmed: June 26, 2014

Most Recent Commission Action:
June 26, 2014: To reaffirm accreditation and to commend the institution for the quality of its self-study report and process. To request a progress report, due April 1, 2016, documenting further evidence of institutional support for the assessment of general education and the use of assessment results for curricular improvement (Standard 12). The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2019.

Brief History Since Last Comprehensive Evaluation:
November 19, 2009: To accept the Periodic Review Report, to commend the institution for the quality of the report, and to reaffirm accreditation. To request that the self-study, in preparation for the 2013-2014 evaluation visit, document (1) the implementation of an organized and sustained assessment process to evaluate and improve institutional effectiveness (Standard 7), and (2) evidence of direct methods of assessing student learning and evidence that student learning information is used to improve teaching and learning (Standard 14).

Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2023 - 2024

Next Periodic Review Report: 2019

Date Printed: April 24, 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.