Country Club Road
York, PA 17405-7199
Phone: (717) 846-7788; Fax: (717) 849-1607

Chief Executive Officer: Dr. Pamela Gunter-Smith, President
Enrollment (Headcount): 4538 Undergraduate; 202 Graduate
Control: Private (Non-Profit)
Affiliation: None
Carnegie Classification: Master's - Smaller Programs
Approved Degree Levels: Associate's, Bachelor's, Master's, Post-Master's Award/Cert/Diploma (Adult Gerontology Nursing Practitioner), Doctor's - Professional Practice (Doctor of Nursing Practice);
Distance Education Programs: Not Approved
Accreditors Recognized by U.S. Secretary of Education: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education ; Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs ; National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation,
Other Accreditors: The Commission on Higher Education; Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools; Council on Accreditation for Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Related Professions; Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs; Committee on Accreditation for Respiratory Care; Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs; Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET; Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET; The Commission on Sport Management Accreditation
Instructional Locations
Branch Campuses: None
Additional Locations: None
Other Instructional Sites: None
Status: Member since 1959
Last Reaffirmed: November 17, 2011

Most Recent Commission Action:
June 27, 2013: To accept the progress report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2015-2016.

Brief History Since Last Comprehensive Evaluation:
November 17, 2011: To accept the Periodic Review Report and to reaffirm accreditation. To commend the institution on the quality of the periodic review process and report. To request a progress report, due April 1, 2013, documenting evidence of (1) the continued implementation of an comprehensive, organized, and sustained process for the assessment of student learning outcomes in all programs, including general education; (2) the use of direct measures of student learning at all levels; and (3) the use of assessment results to improve teaching and learning (Standard 14). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2015-2016.
July 2, 2012: To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the post-master's certificate, Adult Gerontology Nursing Practitioner, within the scope of the institution's accreditation.
July 2, 2012: To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution's decision to close the additional location at the Loretta Claiborne Building, 605 South George Street, York, PA 17401 and remove the location from the scope of the institution's accreditation. The next evaluation visit is 2015-2016.

Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2015 - 2016

Next Periodic Review Report: 2021

Date Printed: May 22, 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.