Statement of Accreditation Status

    The Statement of Accreditation Status (SAS) is the official statement of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) about each institution’s current accreditation status and scope of accreditation. The SAS also provides a brief history of the actions taken by the Commission.

  • Institution:
    Wilmington University
    New Castle, DE
  • Chief Executive Officer:
    Dr. LaVerne Harmon, President
  • Carnegie Classification:
    Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity » Four-year, medium, primarily nonresidential
  • Control:
    Private (Non-Profit)
  • Address:
    320 Dupont Highway
    New Castle, DE 19720
  • Phone:
    (302) 356-4636
  • URL:
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer (ALO):
    Dr. Angela Suchanic
  • Commission Staff Liaison:
    Dr. Robert Bonfiglio, Vice President

Accreditation Summary

For more information, see the Commission’s Accreditation Actions Policy and Procedures.

  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1975
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2015
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2023-2024
  • Next Mid-Point Peer Review: 2020

Alternative Delivery Methods

The following represents approved alternative delivery methods included in the scope of the institution’s accreditation:

Distance Education
Approved to offer programs by this delivery method

Correspondence Education
Not approved for this delivery method

Credential Levels

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

Locations

The following represents branch campuses, additional locations, and other instructional sites that are included within the scope of the institution’s accreditation:

Location Type
Brandywine
10 Beaver Valley Road
Wilmington, DE 19810
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
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
Additional Location
Mercer County Community College - James Kerney Campus Trenton
102 N. Broad Street
Trenton, NJ 08608
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
Additional Location
Wilson Graduate Center
31 Read's Way
New Castle, DE 19720
Additional Location
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
Other Instructional Site

Definitions: For definitions of branch campus, additional locations, or other instructional sites, see the Commission’s Substantive Change Policy and Procedures.

Accreditation Actions

The following represents the MSCHE accreditation actions taken in the last ten (10) years. For more information, see the Commission’s Accreditation Actions Policy and Procedures and the Substantive Change Policy and Procedures.

  • 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 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • November 18, 2010
    To accept the Periodic Review Report and to reaffirm accreditation. To request a 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.

Information about the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) is one of seven institutional accrediting organizations in the United States and is recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). MSCHE accreditation applies to an institution as a whole rather than the specific programs within an institution. MSCHE does not approve or accredit individual programs. The MSCHE accreditation review cycle is continuous and accreditation does not expire. Each institution is reevaluated and monitored on a regular and consistent basis in accordance with the institution’s assigned accreditation review cycle and Commission policy and procedures. An institution maintains its accreditation unless it is voluntarily surrendered or withdrawn by the Commission for cause, after the institution has been afforded due process. The institution’s current accreditation phase and accreditation status are displayed on the institution’s listing in the Institution Directory and in the Statement of Accreditation Status (SAS).