Statement of Accreditation Status

Morgan State University

  • CEO: Dr. David Wilson, President
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Dr. Solomon Alao
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Paul Starkey, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity » Four-year, medium, primarily residential
  • Control: Public
  • Former Name(s): Morgan State College
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1925
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2018
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2025-2026

Contact Information

1700 E. Cold Spring Lane
Baltimore, MD 21251

(443) 885-3333

www.morgan.edu

  • June 22, 2022
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at 312 Marshall Ave Laurel, MD 20707 within the institution's scope of accreditation. 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. The next evaluation is scheduled for 2025-2026.
  • April 19, 2022
    To acknowledge receipt of the institution's decision to not operate the additional location at the African University College of Communications, LG 510 Legon, Accra, Ghana P.O. Box LG 510 Africa. To rescind the substantive change action for the establishment of a new additional location taken on April 30,2020. The action to rescind a substantive change request is not an adverse action, therefore, it is not subject to appeal.
  • June 3, 2021
    To rescind the substantive change action of August 15, 2018 for the establishment of an additional location at 312 Marshall Avenue, Laurel, MD 20707 because the institution decided not to operate the site as an additional location. The action to rescind a substantive change request is not an adverse action, therefore, it is not subject to appeal.
  • April 30, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at African University College of Communications, LG 510 Legon, Accra, Ghana P.O. Box LG 510 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 note that the Commission may rescind this action if instruction does not commence within one calendar year from the date of this action. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2025-2026
  • June 27, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the supplemental information report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2025-2026.
  • January 22, 2019
    Staff acted on behalf of the Commission to request a supplemental information report, due May 1, 2019, addressing recent developments at the institution which may have implications for current and future compliance with Standard II: Ethics and Integrity; Standard IV: Support of the Student Experience; and Requirements of Affiliation 5 and 8.
  • August 27, 2018
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the reclassification of the other instructional site at The Laurel Center, 312 Marshall Avenue, Laurel, MD 20707 as an additional location and to include the location within the scope of the institution's accreditation. To direct a site visit within six months of the commencement of operations as an additional location. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations as an additional location. Operations at the additional location must commence within one calendar year from the date of this action. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2025-2026.
  • June 21, 2018
    To reaffirm accreditation and to recognize the institution for progress to date. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2025-2026.
  • November 17, 2016
    To accept the progress report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2017-2018.
  • November 19, 2015
    To document receipt of the monitoring report. To request a progress report, due September 1, 2016, documenting further implementation of organized and sustained processes for the assessment of institutional effectiveness and of student learning that have the support and collaboration of faculty and administration, including evidence that assessment results are shared and discussed with appropriate constituents and used in institutional planning, resource allocation and renewal, and in improving teaching and learning (Standards 7 and 14). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2017-2018.
  • February 10, 2014
    To note the institution's decision not to open the following additional locations: (1) Harford Community College, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air, Maryland 21015; (2) Heat Center, 1201 Technology Drive, Aberdeen, MD 21001; (3) Howard Community College, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, MD 21044; (4) Frederick Community College, 7932 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick, MD 21701; (5) The Laurel Center, PO Box 14, Winchester, VA 22604; (6) Montgomery College, 7600 Takoma Avenue at Fenton St., Takoma Park, MD 20912; (7) Montgomery College, Germantown Campus, 20200 Observation Drive, Germantown, MD 20876; and (8) Prince George's Community College, 301 Largo Road, Largo, MD 20774. To remove the provisional approval for these additional locations from the institution's accreditation.
  • November 21, 2013
    To accept the Periodic Review Report and to reaffirm accreditation. To request a monitoring report, due October 1, 2015, documenting further implementation of the revised comprehensive assessment plan, with evidence that assessment information is used in planning and resource allocation and to improve teaching and learning (Standards 7 and 14). To direct a prompt liaison guidance visit to discuss the Commission's expectations for reporting. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2017-2018.
  • January 2, 2013
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to include the following additional locations provisionally within the scope of the institution's accreditation pending a site visit to three of the locations within six months of commencing operations: (1) Harford Community College, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air, Maryland 21015; (2) Heat Center, 1201 Technology Drive, Aberdeen, MD 21001; (3) Howard Community College, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, MD 21044; (4) Frederick Community College, 7932 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick, MD 21701; (5) The Laurel Center, PO Box 14, Winchester, VA 22604; (6) Montgomery College, 7600 Takoma Avenue at Fenton St., Takoma Park, MD 20912; (7) Montgomery College, Germantown Campus, 20200 Observation Drive, Germantown, MD 20876; and (8) Prince George's Community College, 301 Largo Road, Largo, MD 20774. 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. To request that the Periodic Review Report, due June 1, 2013, document the implementation and financial viability of each additional location (Standard 13).
  • 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
  • Doctor's Degree- Research/Scholarship Included within the scope
  • Additional Location
    Laurel College Center
    312 Marshall Avenue
    Laurel, MD 20707
  • Other Instructional Site
    Abeerdeen Proving Ground
    2201 Aberdeen Blvd
    Abeerdeen, MD 20783
  • Other Instructional Site
    Baltimore City Public Schools
    200 E. North Ave
    Baltimore, MD 21202
  • Other Instructional Site
    Frederick Community College
    7932 Opossumtown Pike
    Frederick, MD 21701
  • Other Instructional Site
    Harford Community College
    401 Thomas Run Road
    Bel Air, MD 21015
  • Other Instructional Site
    Higher Education and Conference Center
    1201 Technology Drive
    Aberdeen, MD 21001
  • Other Instructional Site
    Montgomery College Business and Workforce Development Center
    12 South Summit Avenue
    Gaithersburg, MD 20877
  • Other Instructional Site
    Prince Georges Community College
    301 Largo Rd
    Largo, MD 20774
  • Other Instructional Site
    The Laurel Center
    312 Marshall Avenue
    Laurel, MD 20707

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