Statement of Accreditation Status

University of Delaware

  • CEO: Dr. Dennis Assanis, President
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Dr. Heather Kelly
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Robert Bonfiglio, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Doctoral Universities: Very High Research Activity » Four-year, large, primarily residential
  • Control: Public
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1921
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2022
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2028-2029

Contact Information

104 Hullihen Hall
Newark, DE 19716

(302) 831-2000

www.udel.edu

  • January 3, 2023
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the relocation of the additional location at 333 Shipley Street, Wilmington, DE 19801 to 1200 North French Street, Wilmington, DE 19801 within the institution's scope of accreditation. To note that written evidence of necessary approvals has been provided. To require immediate notification when instruction commences at the new location and of the date that instruction ceases at the former location. To note that the Commission reserves the right to rescind approval of this substantive change if the requested substantive change is not implemented within one calendar year from the date of this action. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2028-2029.
  • April 28, 2022
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution's decision to close the additional location at Hamdije Cemerlica 29 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia that has ceased operations. To remove the additional location from the institution's scope of accreditation. To note that the Commission reserves the right to rescind this action if any developments reveal additional information that might have affected the Commission's decision.
  • April 28, 2022
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution's decision to close the additional location at 1800 Concord Pike, Wilmington, DE 19803 that has ceased operations. To remove the additional location from the institution's scope of accreditation. To note that the Commission reserves the right to rescind this action if any developments reveal additional information that might have affected the Commission's decision. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2028-2029.
  • April 28, 2022
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution's decision to close the additional location at 4755 Ogletown-Stanton Road, Newark, DE 19718 that has ceased operations. To remove the additional location from the institution's scope of accreditation. To note that the Commission reserves the right to rescind this action if any developments reveal additional information that might have affected the Commission's decision.
  • March 10, 2022
    To acknowledge receipt of the self-study report. To note that the institution hosted a virtual site visit in lieu of an on-site visit in accordance with the United States Department of Education (USDE) guidelines published March 17, 2020. To reaffirm accreditation. To note that a verification visit is required by USDE guidelines and will be conducted within a reasonable period of time following the virtual site visit. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2028-2029.
  • October 29, 2020
    To delay the On-Site Evaluation visit scheduled for Spring 2021 due to extraordinary circumstances related to coronavirus (COVID-19) interruptions and to continue accreditation. To note the institution remains accredited during a delay granted by the Commission. The Evaluation visit will be scheduled in accordance with Commission policy and procedures.
  • November 17, 2016
    To accept the Periodic Review Report and to reaffirm accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2020-2021.
  • June 27, 2016
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the first Doctor's - Professional Practice, Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), within the scope of the institution's accreditation. To note that the Periodic Review Report has been received and will be acted upon by the Commission at the November meeting.
  • June 23, 2011
    To reaffirm accreditation and to commend the institution for progress to date. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2016.
  • Distance Education
    Approved to offer programs by this delivery method
  • Correspondence Education
    Not approved for this delivery method

Approved Credential Levels

The following represents credential levels included in the scope of the institution’s accreditation:

  • Associate's Degree or Equivalent Included within the scope
  • Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent Included within the scope
  • Master's Degree or Equivalent Included within the scope
  • Doctor's Degree - Professional Practice Included within the scope
  • Doctor's Degree- Research/Scholarship Included within the scope
  • Additional Location
    Dover Associate in Arts Program
    Delaware Technical & Community College 100 Campus Drive
    Dover, DE 19904-1383
  • Additional Location
    Georgetown Associate in Arts Program
    Delaware Technical & Community College P.O. Box 610
    Georgetown, DE 19947
  • Additional Location
    Wilmington Associate in Arts Program
    1200 N. French St
    Wilmington, DE 19801
    Opened: 01/03/2023

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