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:
    Goucher College
    Baltimore, MD
  • Address:
    1021 Dulaney Valley Road
    Baltimore, MD 21204
  • Phone:
    (410) 337-6000
  • URL:
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer (ALO):
    Ms. Shama Akhtar
  • 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: 1921
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2019
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2027-2028
  • Next Mid-Point Peer Review: 2024

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:

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
Maryland Correctional Institution for Women
7943 Brock Bridge Rd.
Jessup, MD 20794
Additional Location
Maryland Correctional Institution Jessup
House of Corrections Road
Jessup, MD 20794
Additional Location
AA Roberty Building
102 South Hickory Avenue
Bel Air, Maryland, MD 21014
Other Instructional Site
Center for Educational Opportunity
253 Paradise Rd Harford County
Aberdeen, MD 21001
Other Instructional Site
Dublin Elementary School
1527 Whiteford Rd
Street, MD 21154
Other Instructional Site
Fountain Green Elementary
5147 Fountain Green Road Harford County
Bel Air, MD 21015
Other Instructional Site
Linthicum Elementary School
101 School Lane Anne Arundel County
Linthicum, MD 21090
Other Instructional Site
Odenton Elementary School
1290 Odenton Road Anne Arundel County
Odenton, MD 21113
Other Instructional Site
Patapsco High School
8100 Wise Ave Baltimore County
Baltimore, MD 21222
Other Instructional Site
Roland Park Elemenary and Middle School
5207 Roland Park Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21210
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 27, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the self-study report. To note the visit by the Commission's representatives. To reaffirm accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2027-2028.
  • November 16, 2017
    To note the visit by the Commission's representative and to affirm inclusion of the additional locations at Maryland Correctional Institution Jessup, House of Corrections Road, Jessup, MD 20794 and Maryland Correctional Institution for Women, 7943 Brock Bridge Road, Jessup, MD 20794. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2018-2019.
  • October 31, 2016
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include provisionally the additional locations at (1) Maryland Correctional Institution Jessup, House of Corrections Road, Jessup, MD 20794; and (2) Maryland Correctional Institution for Women, 7943 Brock Bridge Road, Jessup, MD 20794 within the scope of the institution's accreditation pending site visits to each location within six months of commencing operations. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations at the new 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 2018-2019.
  • November 20, 2014
    To accept the Periodic Review Report, to reaffirm accreditation and to commend the institution for the quality of the Periodic Review Report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2018-2019.

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).