STATEMENT OF ACCREDITATION STATUS
P. O. Box 15234
13th And Bern Streets
Reading, PA 19612-5234
Phone: (610) 921-2381; Fax: (610) 921-7530
|Chief Executive Officer:||Dr. Lex O. McMillan, III, President|
|Enrollment (Headcount):||2244 Undergraduate; 28 Graduate|
|Affiliation:||Religious- United Methodist Church|
|2015 Carnegie Classification:||Baccalaureate Colleges - Arts & Sciences Focus|
|Approved Degree Levels:||Postsecondary Award/Cert/Diploma (>=1 year, < 2 years), Bachelor's, Master's;|
|Distance Education Programs:||Not Approved|
|Accreditors Recognized by U.S. Secretary of Education: n/a|
|Branch Campuses: None|
|Additional Locations: Harrisburg Site, Harrisburg, PA; Lancaster Site, Lancaster, PA|
|Other Instructional Sites: Carbon-Schuylkill Morgan Center, Tamaqua, PA; Delaware County Community College, Media, PA; Franklin Commons, Phoenixville, PA; Lehigh Carbon Community College, Schnecksville, PA; Lehigh Valley Corporate Center, Bethlehem, PA; Montgomery County Community College - Central Campus, Blue Bell, PA; Montgomery County Community College - West Campus, Pottstown, PA|
|Status: Member since 1926|
|Last Reaffirmed: November 15, 2012|
Most Recent Commission Action:
|June 23, 2016:||To note the visit by the Commission's representative and to affirm inclusion of the additional location at the Harrisburg Site, 800 Corporate Circle, Suite 200, Harrisburg, PA 17110 within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2016-2017.|
Brief History Since Last Comprehensive Evaluation:
|November 15, 2012:||To accept the Periodic Review Report, to reaffirm accreditation, and to commend the institution for the quality of the Periodic Review Report and progress to date. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2016-2017.|
|June 29, 2015:||To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To approve the relocation of the Harrisburg Site additional location from 2601 Market Place, Suite 330, Harrisburg, PA 17110 to 800 Corporate Circle, Suite 200, Harrisburg, PA 17110 and to provisionally include the additional location 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 30 days of the commencement of operations at this additional location and the closure of the other 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. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2016-2017.|
Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2016 - 2017
Date Printed: August 24, 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 firstname.lastname@example.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.