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:
    Salisbury University
    Salisbury, MD
  • Address:
    1101 Camden Avenue
    Salisbury, MD 21801-6837
  • Phone:
    (410) 543-6000
  • URL:
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer (ALO):
    Dr. Kara Owens
  • Commission Staff Liaison:
    Dr. Sean McKitrick, Vice President

Accreditation Summary

For more information, see the Commission’s Accreditation Actions Policy and Procedures.

  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1956
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2016
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2024-2025
  • Next Mid-Point Peer Review: 2021

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:

  • 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)

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
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
Additional Location
Southern Maryland Higher Education Center
44219 Airport Road
California, MD 20619
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
Additional Location
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
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.

  • 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.

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).