Statement of Accreditation Status

Hood College

  • CEO: Dr. Andrea Chapdelaine, President
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Dr. Deborah Ricker
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Robert Bonfiglio, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs » Four-year, small, highly residential
  • Control: Private (Non-Profit)
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1922
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2017
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2025-2026

Contact Information

401 Rosemont Avenue
Frederick, MD 21701-8575

(301) 663-3131

www.hood.edu

  • January 4, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the second alternative delivery method program (online Master of Science in Cybersecurity) within the scope of the institution's accreditation.
  • January 4, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the first alternative delivery method program (online Master of Science in Information Technology) within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2025-2026.
  • June 21, 2018
    To accept the progress report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2025-2026.
  • April 30, 2018
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the first and second Postsecondary Award/Certificate/Diploma (>=1 year, < 2 years) programs (Intermediate Certificate in Linguistic and Cultural Competence; and Advanced Certificate in Linguistic and Cultural Competence) within the scope of the institution's accreditation. To note that the progress report has been received and will be acted on by the Commission at the June meeting. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2025-2026.
  • June 22, 2017
    To reaffirm accreditation and commend the institution for the quality of the self-study process. To request a progress report, due April 1, 2018, providing further evidence of (1) steps taken to assess the institution's short-term and long-term financial viability (Standard 3); and (2) further development of the use of student learning outcomes assessment results to improve teaching and learning (Standard 14). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2025-2026.
  • December 1, 2015
    To acknowledge receipt of documentation of approval from the Maryland Higher Education Commission and to include the Doctorate in Organizational Leadership within the scope of the institution's accreditation.
  • November 2, 2015
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the Doctorate in Organizational Leadership within the scope of the institution's accreditation to be effective upon receipt of state approval. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2016-2017.
  • April 28, 2014
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at the Berkeley County Schools, 401 South Queen Street, Martinsburg, WV 25401 within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations at this additional location. In the event that operations do not commence within one calendar year from the approval of this action, approval will lapse. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2016-2017.
  • November 15, 2012
    To accept the Periodic Review Report, to reaffirm accreditation and to commend the institution for progress to date and for the quality of the Periodic Review Report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2016-2017.
  • May 5, 2011
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and include the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree within the scope of the institution's accreditation. To remind the institution that the Periodic Review Report, due June 1, 2012, should document: (1) full implementation of the College's Assessment Plan (Standards 7 and 14); (2) assessment of the effectiveness of the College's Assessment Committee and Planning and Budget Committee (Standards 7 and 14); (3) development of a facilities master plan (Standard 3); and (4) the development of a multi-year strategic budget that addresses funding for major initiatives included in the institutional strategic plan (Standards 2 and 3).
  • 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 (1-2 yrs) Included within the scope
  • Postsecondary award (2-4 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
  • Doctor's Degree - Professional Practice Included within the scope to offer ONE program: Doctorate in Organizational Leadership
  • Additional Location
    Berkeley County Schools
    401 South Queen Street
    Martinsburg, WV 25401
    Opened: 05/05/2014
  • Additional Location
    Frederick County Public Schools
    191 S. East Street
    Frederick, MD 21701
    Opened: 09/01/2010
  • Additional Location
    Montgomery County Public Schools
    850 Hungerford Drive
    Rockville, MD 20850
  • Additional Location
    Washington County Public Schools
    820 Commonwealth Avenue
    Hagerstown, MD 21741

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