Statement of Accreditation Status

Wilmington University

  • CEO: Dr. LaVerne Harmon, President
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Dr. Angela Suchanic
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Robert Bonfiglio, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity » Four-year, medium, primarily nonresidential
  • Control: Private (Non-Profit)
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1975
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2015
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2023-2024
  • Next Mid-Point Peer Review: 2020

Contact Information

320 Dupont Highway
New Castle, DE 19720

(302) 356-4636

www.wilmu.edu

  • The following represents the MSCHE accreditation actions taken in the last ten (10) years.
  • June 17, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution’s decision to close the additional location at 1 School House Road, McGuire AFB, NJ 08641. To require immediate notification when instruction ceases at the additional location. To note that the Commission reserves the right to rescind approval of this substantive change if any developments reveal additional information that might have affected the Commission’s decision and/or the requested substantive change is not implemented within one calendar year from the date of this action. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2023-2024.
  • January 4, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at Brandywine, 10 Beaver Valley Road, Wilmington, DE 19810 within the scope of the institution’s accreditation. The Commission requires notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations at this additional location. Operations at the additional location must commence within one calendar year from the date of this action.
  • January 4, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution’s decision to close its additional location at North Wilmington, 3411 Silverside Road, Wilmington, DE 19810. The Commission requires notification within thirty days of the closure of this additional location. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2023-2024.
  • June 21, 2018
    To accept the progress report. To rescind the substantive change action of March 2, 2017. To note the institution's decision not to enter into the contractual arrangement with Zip Code Wilmington and to withdraw from the USDE EQUIP initiative. The next evaluation is scheduled for 2023-2024.
  • June 18, 2018
    Revised action of April 30, 2018: To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional locations at (1) Mercer County Community College – West Windsor Campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor, NJ 08550; (2) Mercer County Community College - James Kerney Campus, 102 N. Broad Street, Trenton, NJ 08608; (3) Camden County College (Camden City Campus), 200 North Broadway #1, Camden, NJ 08102; and (4) Camden County College (Blackwood Campus), 200 College Drive, Blackwood, NJ 08012 within the scope of the institution’s accreditation. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations at these additional locations. Operations at the additional locations must commence within one calendar year from the date of this action. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2023-2024.
  • April 30, 2018
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional locations at (1) Mercer County Community College – West Windsor Campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor, NJ 08550; (2) Camden County College (Camden City Campus), 200 North Broadway #1, Camden, NJ 08102; and (3) Camden County College (Blackwood Campus), 200 College Drive, Blackwood, NJ 08012 within the scope of the institution’s accreditation. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations at these additional locations. Operations at the additional locations must commence within one calendar year from the date of this action. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2023-2024.
  • January 2, 2018
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the contractual agreement with Shenzhen University, China, within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2023 - 2024.
  • March 2, 2017
    To acknowledge receipt of the complex substantive change request. To include within the scope of the institution's accreditation the contractual arrangement with Zip Code Wilmington as part of the institution's participation in the USDE EQUIP initiative. To request a progress report, due April 1, 2018, documenting steps taken to implement the contractual arrangement (Standard 13). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2023 - 2024.
  • August 29, 2016
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution’s decision to close its Middletown Site additional location at 651 North Broad Street, Middletown, DE 19709. The Commission requires notification within thirty days of the closure of this additional location. The date for the next accreditation review will be determined by the Commission when it revises the accreditation cycle.
  • February 29, 2016
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To approve the reclassification of the instructional site at Rowan College at Gloucester County, 1400 Tanyard Road, Sewell, NJ 08080 as an additional location and to include the location within the scope of the institution’s accreditation. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2020.
  • June 29, 2015
    To acknowledge receipt of substantive change request. To approve the reclassification of the additional location at Salem Community College, 460 Hollywood Avenue, Penns Grove, NJ 08069 as an instructional site. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2020.
  • June 25, 2015
    To reaffirm accreditation and to commend the institution for the quality of the self-study process. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2020.
  • April 28, 2014
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To approve the reclassification of the instructional site at John H. Ammon Education Center, Christiana Care Health System, 4755 Ogletown-Stanton Road, Newark, DE 19718 as an additional location and to include the location within the scope of the institution’s accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2014-2015.
  • November 17, 2011
    To accept the progress report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2014-2015.
  • August 30, 2011
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To reclassify the North Wilmington instructional site at 3411 Silverside Road, Wilmington, DE 19810 as an additional location and to include it within the scope of the institution's accreditation. To remind the institution of the progress report, due October 1, 2011, documenting steps taken to strengthen comprehensive enrollment planning and assessment (Standard 8). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2014-2015.
  • March 3, 2011
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to include within the scope of the institution's accreditation the relocation of the Dover Air Force Base location from 436 MSS/DPE, 639 Evreux Street, Room 215, Dover AFB, DE. 19902, to 436 FSS/FSDE, 261 Chad Street, Room 301, Dover AFB, DE. 19902. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations at the additional location. In the event that operations at this additional location do not commence within one calendar year from the approval of this action, approval will lapse. To remind the institution of the progress report, due October 1, 2011, documenting steps taken to strengthen comprehensive enrollment planning and assessment (Standard 8). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2014-2015.
  • 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:

  • Postsecondary award (< 1 year)
  • Postsecondary award (1-2 yrs)
  • Associate's Degree or Equivalent
  • Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent
  • Post-baccalaureate Certificate
  • Master's Degree or Equivalent
  • Post-Master's Certificate
  • Doctor's Degree - Professional Practice
  • Doctor's Degree- Research/Scholarship
  • Additional Location
    Brandywine
    10 Beaver Valley Road
    Wilmington, DE 19810
    Opened: 01/04/2019
  • Additional Location
    Burlington County College, Mt. Laurel Campus
    3331 Route 38
    Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054
  • Additional Location
    Camden County College (Blackwood Campus)
    200 College Drive
    Blackwood, NJ 08012
  • Additional Location
    Camden County College (Camden City Campus)
    200 North Broadway #1
    Camden, NJ 08102
  • Additional Location
    Cumberland County College
    3322 College Drive
    Vineland, NJ 08360
  • Additional Location
    Dover Air Force Base
    436 FSS/FSDE, 261 Chad Street, Room 301
    Dover AFB, DE 19902
    Opened: 03/03/2011
  • Additional Location
    Dover Site
    3282 North Dupont Highway Building 1
    Dover, DE 19901
  • Additional Location
    Georgetown
    Delaware Technical & Community College William A. Carter Partnership Center Seashore Highway, PO Box 660
    Georgetown, DE 19947
  • Additional Location
    John H. Ammon Education Center
    Christiana Care Health System 4755 Ogletown-Stanton Road
    Newark, DE 19718
    Opened: 04/28/2014
  • Additional Location
    Mercer County Community College - James Kerney Campus Trenton
    102 N. Broad Street
    Trenton, NJ 08608
    Opened: 04/30/2018
  • Additional Location
    Mercer County Community College – West Windsor Campus
    1200 Old Trenton Road
    West Windsor, NJ 08550
  • Additional Location
    Rowan College at Gloucester County
    1400 Tanyard Road
    Sewell, NJ 08080
    Opened: 02/29/2016
  • Additional Location
    Wilson Graduate Center
    31 Read's Way
    New Castle, DE 19720
  • Other Instructional Site
    AI Dupont High School
    50 Hillside Rd.
    Wilmington, DE 19807
  • Other Instructional Site
    Appoquinimink High School
    1080 Bunker Hill Road
    Middletown, DE 19709
  • Other Instructional Site
    Cape Henlopen High School
    1250 Kings Highway
    Lewes, DE 19958
  • Other Instructional Site
    Christiana High School
    190 Salem Church Rd.
    Newark, DE 19713
  • Other Instructional Site
    Delcastle Technical High School
    1417 Newport Road
    Wilmington, DE 19804
  • Other Instructional Site
    Delmar High School
    200 North Eighth St.
    Delmar, DE 19940
  • Other Instructional Site
    Discover Financial Services
    12 Reads Way
    New Castle, DE 19720
  • Other Instructional Site
    Dover High School
    One Dover High Drive
    Dover, DE 19904
  • Other Instructional Site
    First State Military Academy
    355 West Duck Creek Road
    Clayton, DE 19938
  • Other Instructional Site
    Glasgow High School
    1901 South College Ave
    Newark, DE 19702
  • Other Instructional Site
    Great Oaks Charter School
    1200 N French Street
    Wilmington, DE 19801
  • Other Instructional Site
    Laurel High School
    1133 South Central Ave
    Laurel, DE 19956
  • Other Instructional Site
    Milford Senior High School
    1019 N Walnut Street
    Milford, DE 19963
  • Other Instructional Site
    MOT Charter School
    1156 Levels Rd.
    Middletown, DE 19709
  • Other Instructional Site
    Polytech High School
    PO Box 97 823 Walnut Shade Road
    Wooodside, DE 19980
  • Other Instructional Site
    Red Lion Christian Academy
    1390 Red Lion Road
    Bear, DE 19701
  • Other Instructional Site
    Smyrna High School
    500 Duck Creek Parkway
    Smyrna, DE 19977
  • Other Instructional Site
    Smyrna High School
    500 Duck Creek Parkway
    Smyrna, DE 19977

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