Statement of Accreditation Status

Salisbury University

  • CEO: Dr. Charles Wight, President
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Dr. Kara Owens
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Sean McKitrick, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs » Four-year, medium, primarily residential
  • Control: Public
  • Former Name(s): Salisbury State University, Salisbury State College
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1956
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2016
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2024-2025
  • Next Mid-Point Peer Review: 2021

Contact Information

1101 Camden Avenue
Salisbury, MD 21801-6837

(410) 543-6000

www.salisbury.edu

  • The following represents the MSCHE accreditation actions taken in the last ten (10) years.
  • January 2, 2018
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the first Postsecondary Award/Cert/Diploma (<1 year) program (Certificate in Fraud and Forensic Accounting) within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2024-2025.
  • August 28, 2017
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the first and second post-master's certificates (Successful Completion for Educational Leadership and Advanced Studies for Educational Leadership) within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2024-2025.
  • June 23, 2016
    To reaffirm accreditation and to commend the institution on the quality of the self-study process and report. The date for the next accreditation review will be determined by the Commission when it revises the accreditation cycle.
  • June 26, 2014
    To note the visit by the Commission's representative and to affirm inclusion of the additional location at Ramstein Education Center, Education Office, Gabaeude 2120 Zimmer 401, 6877 Ramstein Flugplatz, Ramstein, Germany, within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2015-2016.
  • October 28, 2013
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at Ramstein Education Center, Education Office, Gabaeude 2120 Zimmer 401, 6877 Ramstein Flugplatz, Ramstein, Germany, within the scope of the institution's accreditation pending a site visit within six months of the commencement of operations at the additional location. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations. 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.
  • October 28, 2013
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the Doctorate in Education (Ed.D.) degree within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2015-2016.
  • June 27, 2013
    To accept the progress report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2015-2016.
  • March 5, 2013
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at Southern Maryland Higher Education Center, 44219 Airport Road, California, MD, 20619, within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The Commission requires written notification within 30 days of the commencement of operations at this site. In the event that operations at this site 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.
  • January 2, 2013
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the online Master of Science in Geographic Information System Management and the online Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy programs within the scope of the institution's accreditation. To remind the institution that the progress report, due April 1, 2013, should document evidence of (1) further implementation of an organized and sustained process for the assessment of student learning outcomes and (2) the use of assessment results in all programs, including general education, to improve teaching and learning (Standard 14). 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 to offer ONE program: Fraud and Forensic Accounting
  • 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 - Other Included within the scope to offer ONE program:
  • Doctor's Degree - Professional Practice Included within the scope to offer ONE program: Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Doctor's Degree- Research/Scholarship Included within the scope to offer ONE program: Doctorate in Education (Ed.D)
  • Additional Location
    Cecil College at Elkton Station
    107 Railroad Avenue
    Elkton, MD 21921
  • Additional Location
    Eastern Shore Higher Education Center
    1000 College Circle
    Wye Mills, MD 21679
  • Additional Location
    Ramstein Education Center
    Ramstein Gabaeude 2120 Zimmer 401 6877 Ramstein Flugplatz
    Germany
    Opened: 03/15/2014
  • Additional Location
    Southern Maryland Higher Education Center
    44219 Airport Road
    California, MD 20619
    Opened: 08/26/2013
  • Additional Location
    Universities at Shady Grove
    9630 Gudelsky Drive
    Rockville, MD 20850
  • Additional Location
    University System of Maryland in Hagerstown
    32 West Washington Street
    Hagerstown, MD 21740
  • Other Instructional Site
    Berlin Intermediate School
    309 Franklin Avenue
    Berlin, MD 21811
  • Other Instructional Site
    Buckingham Elementary School
    100 Buckingham Rd.
    Berlin, MD 21811
  • Other Instructional Site
    Chipman Elementary School
    711 Lake Street
    Salisbury, MD 21801
  • Other Instructional Site
    Fruitland Primary School
    301 N. Division Street
    Fruitland, MD 21826
  • Other Instructional Site
    Pemberton Elementary School
    1300 Pemberton Dr
    Salisbury, MD 21801
  • Other Instructional Site
    Pinehurst Elementary School
    520 Pinehurst Avenue
    Salisbury, MD 21801
  • Other Instructional Site
    Piney Orchard Elementary
    2641 Strawberry Lake Way
    Odenton, MD 21113
  • Other Instructional Site
    Wicomico Middle School
    635 East Main Street
    Salisbury, MD 21804

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