Statement of Accreditation Status

United States Naval Academy

  • CEO: Mr. Sean Buck, VADM
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Dr. Katherine Cermak
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Idna Corbett, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus » Four-year, medium, highly residential
  • Control: Public
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1947
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2016
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2024-2025
  • Next Mid-Point Peer Review: 2021

Contact Information

121 Blake Road
Annapolis, MD 21402-5000

(410) 293-1000

www.usna.edu

  • The following represents the MSCHE accreditation actions taken in the last ten (10) years.
  • April 16, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of formal written notice from the institution in response to the Commission’s request of March 9, 2020. To temporarily waive Substantive Change Policy and Procedures and allow the use of distance education to accommodate students impacted by coronavirus (COVID-19) interruptions, in accordance with United States Department of Education (USDE) guidelines published March 5, 2020. Continued use of distance education beyond the limitations of USDE guidelines will require substantive change approval in accordance with Substantive Change Policy and Procedures. This flexibility is not available for clock-hour courses that lead to licensure if the licensing body will not accept distance learning courses or hours or give credit for them toward the number of hours a student must complete. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2024-2025.
  • March 5, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the supplemental information report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2024-2025.
  • November 11, 2019
    Staff acted on behalf of the Commission to request a supplemental information report (SIR), due January 6, 2020, addressing recent developments at the institution which may have implications for current and future compliance with Standard II (Ethics and Integrity) and Standard IV (Support of the Student Experience).
  • June 21, 2018
    To accept the progress report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2024-2025.
  • June 23, 2016
    To reaffirm accreditation and to request a progress report, due April 1, 2018, documenting further development and implementation of (1) an organized, systematic process to evaluate the total range of programs and services (Standard 7); and (2) an organized, systematic process to assess general education student learning outcomes (Standards 12 and 14). The date for the next accreditation review will be determined by the Commission when it revises the accreditation cycle.
  • Distance Education
    Not approved for 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

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