Statement of Accreditation Status

Coppin State University

  • CEO: Dr. Anthony Jenkins, President
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Mr. Michael Bowden
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Anne Wahl, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Master's Colleges & Universities: Small Programs » Four-year, small, primarily residential
  • Control: Public
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1962
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2018
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2025-2026

Contact Information

2500 W. North Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21216-3698

(410) 951-3838

www.coppin.edu

  • November 17, 2022
    Staff acted on behalf of the Commission to request a supplemental information report, due December 1, 2022, that provides additional information on Standard II: Ethics and Integrity; Standard IV: Support of the Student Experience; and Requirement of Affiliation 5. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2025-2026.
  • March 5, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the supplemental information report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2025-2026.
  • October 7, 2019
    Staff acted on behalf of the Commission to request a supplemental information report, due January 6, 2020, addressing recent media reports which may have implications for current and future compliance with Standard II: Ethics and Integrity, Standard IV: Support of the Student Experience, and Standard VI: Planning, Resources, and Institutional Improvement.
  • June 21, 2018
    To reaffirm accreditation.To request that, beginning in 2019 and in conjunction with each Annual Institution Update prior to the Mid-Point Peer Review in 2022, the institution provide further evidence of (1) steps taken to improve key indicators of student success, including retention and graduation rates (Standard V) and (2) sufficient resources and planning processes to fulfill the institution's mission and goals, including but not limited to documentation of improved financial viability and sustainability, including evidence that enrollment management planning is linked to budget development (Standard VI). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2025-2026.
  • June 23, 2016
    To accept the supplemental information report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2017-2018.
  • January 15, 2016
    To request a supplemental information report, due February 12, 2016, addressing the institution's voluntary withdrawal of program accreditation from the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).
  • November 19, 2015
    To accept the progress report. To request that the self-study, in preparation for an evaluation visit in 2017-2018, further document (1) ongoing implementation of adequate institutional controls to deal with financial, administrative, and auxiliary operations, and rational and consistent policies and procedures in place to determine allocation of assets (Standard 3); (2) steps taken to improve student enrollment and retention (Standard 8); and, (3) evidence of implementation of the assessment of student learning outcomes across all programs, including general education (Standards 12 and 14). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2017-2018.
  • March 2, 2015
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to include the Post-master's certificate in Professional Counseling Licensure within the scope of the institution's accreditation.
  • March 2, 2015
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change requests and to include the Post-baccalaureate certificate in Job Development and Job Placement Services and Post-baccalaureate certificate in Assistive Technology within the scope of the institution's accreditation. To remind the institution of the progress report, due October 1, 2015, documenting further development and implementation of (1) a comprehensive enrollment management plan, including further steps to improve student retention, with the utilization of results in program planning and budgeting (Standard 8) and (2) systematic, sustained, and thorough use of multiple measures that include direct assessment of the achievement of learning goals in all programs including general education (Standard 12 and 14) also document (3) the institution's ongoing implementation of adequate institutional controls to deal with financial, administrative, and auxiliary operations, and rational and consistent policies and procedures in place to determine allocation of assets (Standard 3). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2017-2018.
  • June 26, 2014
    To accept the monitoring report. To request that the progress report previously requested by the Commission, due October 1, 2015, documenting further development and implementation of (1) a comprehensive enrollment management plan, including further steps to improve student retention, with the utilization of results in program planning and budgeting (Standard 8) and (2) systematic, sustained, and thorough use of multiple measures that include direct assessment of the achievement of learning goals in all programs including general education (Standard 12 and 14) also document (3) the institution's ongoing implementation of adequate institutional controls to deal with financial, administrative, and auxiliary operations, and rational and consistent policies and procedures in place to determine allocation of assets (Standard 3). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2017-2018.
  • March 6, 2014
    To document receipt of the supplemental information report noting that the report did not present evidence and analysis in a manner conducive to Commission review. To request a monitoring report, due May 1, 2014, addressing (1) recent findings by the Maryland Office of Legislative Audits; and, (2) the institution's ongoing implementation of adequate institutional controls to deal with financial, administrative, and auxiliary operations, and rational and consistent policies and procedures in place to determine allocation of assets (Standard 3). To remind the institution that a progress report is due October 1, 2015, documenting further development and implementation of (1) a comprehensive enrollment management plan, including further steps to improve student retention, with the utilization of results in program planning and budgeting (Standard 8) and (2) systematic, sustained, and thorough use of multiple measures that include direct assessment of the achievement of learning goals in all programs including general education (Standard 12 and 14). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2017-2018.
  • December 18, 2013
    To request a supplemental information report, due January 15, 2014, addressing: (1) recent findings by the Maryland Office of Legislative Audits; and, (2) the institution's ongoing implementation of adequate institutional controls of financial, administrative, and auxiliary operations and rational and consistent policies and procedures in place to determine allocation of assets (Standard 3). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2017-2018.
  • November 21, 2013
    To accept the Periodic Review Report and to reaffirm accreditation. To request a progress report, due October 1, 2015, documenting further development and implementation of (1) a comprehensive enrollment management plan, including further steps to improve student retention, with the utilization of results in program planning and budgeting (Standard 8) and (2) systematic, sustained, and thorough use of multiple measures that include direct assessment of the achievement of learning goals in all programs including general education (Standard 12 and 14). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2017-18.
  • May 1, 2012
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to include the online B.S. in Management Science within the scope of the institution's accreditation. To remind the institution that the Periodic Review Report, due June 1, 2013, should document (1) sustained support for student retention programs (Standard 8); and (2) direct evidence of student achievement of each general education learning outcome and the use of that evidence to improve teaching and learning (Standards 12 and 14).
  • November 17, 2011
    To accept the progress report. To request that the Periodic Review Report, due June 1, 2013, document (1) sustained support for student retention programs (Standard 8); and (2) direct evidence of student achievement of each general education learning outcome and the use of that evidence to improve teaching and learning (Standards 12 and 14).
  • July 11, 2011
    To acknowledge receipt of documentation of approval from the Maryland Higher Education Commission and to include the Doctor of Nursing Practice program within the scope of the institution's accreditation.
  • May 5, 2011
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request, and to include the Doctor of Nursing Practice provisionally within the scope of the institution's accreditation, effective upon receipt of documentation of state approval. To remind the institution of the progress report, due September 1, 2011, documenting further progress in (1) implementation and assessment of a comprehensive enrollment management plan (Standard 8); and (2) a documented, organized, and sustained process for the assessment of each general education competency articulated in Standard 12 (General Education) and each institutional general education learning outcome, including direct evidence of student achievement of each competency and outcome (Standards 12 and 14). The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2013.
  • November 18, 2010
    To note the visit by the Commission's representative. To remind the institution of the progress report, due September 1, 2011, documenting further progress in (1) implementation and assessment of a comprehensive enrollment management plan (Standard 8); and (2) a documented, organized, and sustained process for the assessment of each general education competency articulated in Standard 12 (General Education) and each institutional general education learning outcome, including direct evidence of student achievement of each competency and outcome (Standards 12 and 14). The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2013.
  • 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:

  • Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent Included within the scope:
  • Post-baccalaureate Certificate Included within the scope:
  • Master's Degree or Equivalent Included within the scope:
  • Post-Master's Certificate Included within the scope to offer ONE program: Professional Counseling Licensure
  • Doctor's Degree - Professional Practice Included within the scope to offer ONE program: Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Additional Location
    2701 North Charles Street
    2701 N. Charles St.
    Baltimore, MD 21218
  • Other Instructional Site
    Baltimore Teachers' Union Headquarters
    5800 Metro Dr #200
    Baltimore, MD 21215

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