Statement of Accreditation Status

Frostburg State University

  • CEO: Dr. Ronald Nowaczyk, President
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Dr. Sara-Beth Bittinger
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Terence Peavy, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs » Four-year, medium, primarily residential
  • Control: Public
  • Former Name(s): Frostburg State College (1/1/1987)
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1953
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2017
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2024-2025

Contact Information

101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD 21532-1099

(301) 687-4000

www.frostburg.edu

  • March 5, 2020
    To note the substantive change visit occurred on October 14, 2019, to the additional location at Hunan University of Commerce, 569 Yuelu Avenue, Yuelu Qu, Changsha Shi, Hunan Sheng, 410013 China and the information provided in the substantive change was verified. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2024-2025.
  • April 30, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at Hunan University of Commerce, 569 Yuelu Avenue, Yuelu Qu, Changsha Shi, Hunan Sheng, 410013 China within the institution's scope of accreditation. To direct a substantive change site visit as soon as practicable but no later than six months after the commencement of instruction at the additional location. To require immediate notification when instruction commences at the additional location. To note that the Commission may rescind this action if instruction does not commence within one calendar year from the date of this action.
  • April 30, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the first Post-Master's Certificate program (Post-Master's Certificate in Educational Leadership) within the institution's scope of accreditation. To note the Commission may rescind this action if the requested substantive change is not implemented within one calendar year from the date of this action. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2024-2025.
  • November 15, 2018
    To acknowledge receipt of the monitoring report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2024-2025
  • August 27, 2018
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the reclassification of the additional locations at (1) Community College at Baltimore County, 800 South Rolling Road, Baltimore, MD 21228; (2) Cecil College, One Seahawk Drive, North East, MD 21901; and (3) Garrett College, 687 Mosser Road, McHenry, MD 21541 as other instructional sites and to include the change within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days that the sites cease to operate as additional locations. To remind the institution of the Commission's request of November 16, 2017 for a monitoring report due September 1, 2018. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2024-2025.
  • November 16, 2017
    To accept the monitoring report and to note the visit by the Commission's representatives. To remove the warning because the institution is now in compliance with Standard 7 (Institutional Assessment) and to reaffirm accreditation. To request a monitoring report, due September 1, 2018, further documenting sustainability of a documented and organized process for the assessment of (1) student learning in all programs, including general education (Standard V) and (2) overall institutional effectiveness with evidence that assessment information is used to improve programs, services, and processes and is shared and discussed with appropriate constituents (Standard VI). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2024-2025.
  • June 22, 2017
    To accept the monitoring report and to note the visit by the Commission's representatives. To note that the institution is now in compliance with Standard 12 (General Education). To continue to warn the institution that its accreditation may be in jeopardy because of insufficient evidence that it is in compliance with Standard 7 (Institutional Assessment). To note that the institution remains accredited while on warning. To request a monitoring report, due September 1, 2017, documenting evidence that the institution has achieved and can sustain compliance with Standard 7, including but not limited to evidence of a documented, organized, and sustained institutional effectiveness assessment process, with evidence that assessment information is used to improve programs, services, and processes and is shared and discussed with appropriate constituents. A small team visit will follow submission of the monitoring report. Upon reaffirmation of accreditation, the next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2024-2025.
  • November 17, 2016
    To note the visit of the Commission's representative. To remind the institution of the Commission's action of June 23, 2016, warning the institution that its accreditation may be in jeopardy because of insufficient evidence that it is currently in compliance with Standard 7 (Institutional Assessment) and Standard 12 (General Education). To note that the institution remains accredited while on warning. To remind the institution of the monitoring report due March 1, 2017.
  • June 23, 2016
    To warn the institution that its accreditation may be in jeopardy because of insufficient evidence that the institution is currently in compliance with Standard 7 (Institutional Assessment), and Standard 12 (General Education). To note that the institution remains accredited while on warning. To request a monitoring report, due March 1, 2017, documenting evidence that the institution has achieved and can sustain compliance with Standards 7 and 12, including but not limited to evidence of the development and implementation of (1) a documented, organized, and sustained institutional effectiveness assessment process, with evidence that assessment information is used to improve programs, services, and processes and is shared and discussed with appropriate constituents (Standard 7) and (2) assessment of general education outcomes with evidence that assessment results are utilized for curricular improvement (Standard 12). A small team visit will follow submission of the monitoring report. To direct a prompt liaison guidance visit to discuss Commission expectations. The date of the next accreditation review will be established when accreditation is reaffirmed.
  • April 27, 2015
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the following additional locations at (1) Cecil College One Seahawk Drive, North East, MD 21901 and (2) Garrett College, 687 Mosser Road, McHenry, MD 21541 provisionally within the scope of the institution's accreditation pending a site visit within six months of the commencement of operations at one of these locations. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations at this additional location. In the event that operations at the additional location do not commence within one calendar year from the approval of this action, approval will lapse.
  • April 27, 2015
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To approve the reclassification of the instructional site at the Community College of Baltimore County, 800 South Rolling Road, Baltimore, MD 21228 as an additional location and to include the location within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2015-2016.
  • January 2, 2015
    To note the institution's decision not to operate the site at Ramstein Education Center, 86 FSS/FSDE, Unit 3220, Box 370, APO, AE 09094, Ramstein Flugplatz, Germany 6877 as an additional location and to remove the location from the institution's accreditation.
  • January 2, 2014
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at Ramstein Education Center, 86 FSS/FSDE, Unit 3220, Box 370, APO, AE 09094, Ramstein Flugplatz, Germany 6877 within the scope of the institution's accreditation pending a site visit to the new location within six months of the commencement of operations. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations at these additional locations. In the event that operations at the additional locations do not commence within one calendar year from the approval of this action, approval will lapse. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2015-2016.
  • May 1, 2012
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to include the Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership professional doctoral degree within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2015-2016.
  • November 17, 2011
    To accept the Periodic Review Report, to reaffirm accreditation, and to commend the institution for the quality of periodic review process and the quality of the report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2015-2016.
  • 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
  • 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: Post-Master’s Certificate in Educational Leadership
  • Doctor's Degree- Research/Scholarship Included within the scope to offer ONE program
  • Additional Location
    Hunan University of Commerce
    569 Yuelu Avenue, Yuelu Qu
    Changsha Shi, Hunan Sheng, China
    Opened: 04/30/2019
  • Additional Location
    Univ System of MD at Hagerstown
    32 West Washington Street
    Hagerstown, MD 21740
  • Other Instructional Site
    ANNE ARUNDEL COMMUNITY COLLEGE AT ARUNDEL MILLS
    7000 Arundel Mills Cir
    HANOVER, MD 21076
  • Other Instructional Site
    Cecil College
    One Seahawk Drive
    North East, MD 21901
  • Other Instructional Site
    Community College of Baltimore County
    800 South Rolling Road
    Baltimore, MD 21228
  • Other Instructional Site
    FORT HILL HIGH SCHOOL
    500 Greenway Ave.
    CUMBERLAND, MD 21502
  • Other Instructional Site
    Garrett College
    687 Mosser Road
    McHenry, MD 21541
  • Other Instructional Site
    MOUNTAIN RIDGE HIGH SCHOOL
    100 Dr Gasmick Ln
    Frostburg, MD 21532

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