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): 2360 Undergraduate; 33 Graduate
Control: Private (Non-Profit)
Affiliation: Religious- United Methodist Church
Carnegie Classification: Baccalaureate - Arts & Sciences
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
Instructional Locations
Branch Campuses: None
Additional Locations: Harrisburg Site, Harrisburg, PA; 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; Mesa Financial Plaza, Mesa, AZ; 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 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.

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.

Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2016 - 2017

Next Periodic Review Report: 2022

Date Printed: November 23, 2015


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.