Statement of Accreditation Status

Stevenson University

  • CEO: Dr. Elliot Hirshman, President
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Dr. Susan Gorman
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Terence Peavy, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs » Four-year, small, highly residential
  • Control: Private (Non-Profit)
  • Former Name(s): Villa Julie College (8/22/2008)
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1962
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2018
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2026-2027

Contact Information

100 Campus Circle
Owings Mills, MD 21117

(410) 486-7000

www.stevenson.edu

  • June 23, 2022
    To note the substantive change visit which occurred on April 13, 2022, to the main campus at 100 Campus Circle, Owings Mill, MD 21117, and that the information provided in the substantive change request was verified. To note that the institution hosted a virtual site visit in lieu of an on-site visit in accordance with the United States Department of Education (USDE) guidelines published March 17, 2020. To note that a verification visit is required by USDE guidelines and will be conducted within a reasonable period of time following the virtual site visit. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2026-2027.
  • June 17, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the first Doctor's - Professional Practice degree (Doctor of Psychology) within the institution's scope of accreditation. To note that the Commission reserves the right to rescind approval of this substantive change if any developments reveal additional information that might have affected the Commission's decision and/or the requested substantive change is not implemented within one calendar year from the date of this action. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2026-2027.
  • January 3, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the reclassification of the additional location at Owings Mills, 100 Campus Circle, Owings Mills, MD 21117 to the main campus within the institution's scope of accreditation. To require immediate notification when the change is implemented. To direct a substantive change site visit as soon as practicable but no later than six months after the implementation of this change. To note that the Commission may rescind this action if the requested substantive change is not implemented within one calendar year from the date of this action. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2026-2027.
  • January 3, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the reclassification of the main campus at 1525 Greenspring Valley Road, Stevenson, MD 21153 to an additional location within the institution's scope of accreditation. To require immediate notification when the change is implemented. To note that the Commission may rescind this action if the requested substantive change is not implemented within one calendar year from the date of this action.
  • June 21, 2018
    To reaffirm accreditation. To commend the institution for the quality of the self-study process and self-study report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2026-2027.
  • March 15, 2018
    To note the visit by the Commission's representative and to affirm inclusion of the additional location at Owings Mills, 100 Campus Circle, Owings Mills, MD 21117 within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The next self-study evaluation is scheduled for 2017-2018.
  • May 1, 2017
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To provisionally include the additional location at Owings Mills, 100 Campus Circle, Owings Mills, MD 21117 within the scope of the institution's accreditation pending a site visit within six months of the commencement of operations at the location. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations at this additional location. Operations at the additional location must commence within one calendar year from the date of this action. The next self-study evaluation is scheduled for 2017-2018.
  • March 3, 2016
    To acknowledge receipt of documentation of approval from the Maryland Higher Education Commission and to include the post-baccalaureate certificate programs in (1) Secondary STEM Teaching and Learning and (2) Population-Based Care Coordination within the scope of the institution's accreditation.
  • January 4, 2016
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to include the post-baccalaureate certificate program in Secondary STEM Teaching and Learning within the scope of the institution's accreditation to be effective upon receipt of state approval. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2017-2018.
  • August 31, 2015
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to include the post-baccalaureate certificate in Population-Based Care Coordination within the scope of the institution's accreditation effective upon receipt of state approval. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2017-2018.
  • November 21, 2013
    To accept the Periodic Review Report and to reaffirm accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2017-2018.
  • 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:

  • Associate's Degree or Equivalent 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
  • Doctor's Degree - Professional Practice Included within the scope to offer ONE program: Doctor of Psychology
  • Additional Location
    1525 Greenspring Valley Road
    1525 Greenspring Valley Road
    Stevenson, MD 21153
    Opened: 02/02/2020
  • Other Instructional Site
    Anne Arundel Higher Education Consortium @ Anne Arundel Community College
    101 College Parkway
    Arnold, MD 21012
  • Other Instructional Site
    Eastern Shore Higher Education Consortium @ Chesapeake College
    1000 College Circle
    Wye Mills, MD 21679
  • Other Instructional Site
    Sheppard Pratt Hospital
    6609 N. Charles St.
    Towson, MD 21204
  • Other Instructional Site
    Sinai Hospital
    2401 W. Belvedere Ave
    Baltimore, MD 21215
  • Other Instructional Site
    Upper Chesapeake Health
    500 Upper Chespeake Drive
    Bel Air, MD 21014

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