Statement of Accreditation Status

Chesapeake College

  • CEO: Dr. Clifford Coppersmith, President
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Mr. Chris Hall
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Kushnood Haq, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Associate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Career & Technical-High Traditional » Two-year, small
  • Control: Public
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1970
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2015
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2023-2024

Contact Information

1000 College Circle
Wye Mills, MD 21679-0008

(410) 822-5400

www.chesapeake.edu

  • March 4, 2021
    To note that the Mid-Point Peer Review has been conducted. To request that the next self-study, in preparation for a visit in 2023-2024, provide further evidence of (1) strategies to address enrollment decline (Standard VI) and (2) improved financial viability and sustainability (Standard VI).
  • June 22, 2017
    To accept the progress report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2023-2024.
  • June 27, 2016
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note that the institution has closed its additional location at the Center for Allied Health, Memorial Hospital at Easton, 219 S. Washington Street, Easton, MD 21601. To remove this additional location from the institution's accreditation. The date for the next accreditation review will be determined by the Commission when it revises the accreditation cycle.
  • June 25, 2015
    To reaffirm accreditation. To commend the institution for the quality of self-study process. To request a progress report due April 1, 2017, documenting the further implementation and communication of a comprehensive, organized, and sustained process for the assessment of student learning outcomes with evidence that results are used to improve teaching and learning (Standard 14). The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2020.
  • November 15, 2012
    To accept the monitoring report and note that a small team visit will not be conducted. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2014-2015.
  • November 17, 2011
    To accept the monitoring report, to remove the warning, and to reaffirm accreditation. To request a monitoring report, due September 1, 2012, documenting (1) the further development and implementation of an organized and sustained assessment process to evaluate and improve student learning; (2) evidence of progress in attaining established learning goals at the program level; and (3) evidence that student learning information is used to improve teaching and learning (Standard 14). A visit may follow. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2014-2015.
  • June 23, 2011
    To note the visit by the Commission's representative. To remind the institution that the Commission has warned the institution that its accreditation may be in jeopardy because of insufficient evidence that the institution is currently in compliance with Standard 14 (Assessment of Student Learning). To note that the institution remains accredited while on warning. To remind the institution of the request for a monitoring report, due September 1, 2011, documenting (1) establishment of learning goals at the program level, appropriate to institutional mission; (2) direct evidence of program-level student learning outcomes; and (3) evidence of institutional support for assessment activities, including the provision of adequate resources and professional development opportunities for faculty related to the assessment of student learning (Standard 14). A small team visit will follow submission of the report. To note that the date of the next evaluation visit will be established when accreditation is reaffirmed.
  • November 18, 2010
    To accept the Periodic Review Report. To warn the institution that its accreditation may be in jeopardy because of a lack of evidence that the institution is currently in compliance with Standard 14 (Assessment of Student Learning). To note that the institution remains accredited while on warning. To request a monitoring report, due September 1, 2011, documenting (1) establishment of learning goals at the program level, appropriate to institutional mission; (2) direct evidence of program-level student learning outcomes; and (3) evidence of institutional support for assessment activities, including the provision of adequate resources and professional development opportunities for faculty related to the assessment of student learning (Standard 14). To direct a prompt Commission liaison guidance visit to discuss the Commission's expectations. A small team visit will follow submission of the report. To note that the date of the next evaluation visit will be established when accreditation is reaffirmed.
  • 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) Included within the scope:
  • Postsecondary award (1-2 yrs) Included within the scope:
  • Associate's Degree or Equivalent Included within the scope:
  • Additional Location
    Cambridge Center
    416-418 Race Street
    Cambridge, MD 21613
  • Other Instructional Site
    Anne Arundel CommunityCollege
    101 College Parkway
    Arnold, MD 21012
  • Other Instructional Site
    Cambridge-South Dorchester High School
    2475 Church Creek Rd
    Cambridge, MD 21613
  • Other Instructional Site
    Caroline Career and Technology Center
    10855 Central Avenue
    Ridgely, MD 21660
  • Other Instructional Site
    Colonel Richardson High School
    25320 Richardson Rd
    American Corner, MD 21632
  • Other Instructional Site
    Eastern Shore Higher Education Center
    P. O. Box 8
    Wye Mills, MD 21679
  • Other Instructional Site
    Easton High School
    723 Mecklenburg Avenue
    Easton, MD 21601
  • Other Instructional Site
    Kent County High School
    25301 Lambs Meadow Rd.
    Worton, MD 21678
  • Other Instructional Site
    Kent Island High School
    900 Love Point Rd.
    Stevensville, MD 21666
  • Other Instructional Site
    Memorial Hospital
    219 S. Washington St.
    Easton, MD 21601
  • Other Instructional Site
    North Caroline High School
    10990 River Rd
    Ridgely, MD 21660
  • Other Instructional Site
    North Dorchester High School
    5875 Cloverdale Rd.
    Hurlock, MD 21643
  • Other Instructional Site
    Queen Anne's County High School
    125 Ruthsburg Rd.
    Centreville, MD 21617
  • Other Instructional Site
    St. Michael's High School
    200 Seymour Ave.
    St. Michael's, MD 21663

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