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:
    Coppin State University
    Baltimore, MD
  • Address:
    2500 W. North Avenue
    Baltimore, MD 21216-3698
  • Phone:
    (410) 951-3838
  • URL:
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer (ALO):
    Mr. Michael Bowden
  • Commission Staff Liaison:
    Dr. Anne Wahl, Vice President

Accreditation Summary

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

  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1962
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2018
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2025-2026
  • Next Mid-Point Peer Review: 2022

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:

  • 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

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
2701 North Charles Street
2701 N. Charles St.
Baltimore, MD 21218
Additional Location
Baltimore Teachers' Union Headquarters
5800 Metro Dr #200
Baltimore, MD 21215
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.

  • 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.

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).