Statement of Accreditation Status

McDaniel College

  • CEO: Dr. Julia Jasken, President
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Dr. Flavius Lilly
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Judith Sciple, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs » Four-year, small, highly residential
  • Control: Private (Non-Profit)
  • Former Name(s): Western Maryland College (5/1/2002)
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1922
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2023
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2030-2031

Contact Information

2 College Hill
Westminster, MD 21157

(410) 848-7000

www.mcdaniel.edu

  • December 18, 2023
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request for significant departure from existing educational programs. To note the institution's request to withdraw the substantive change request before the Commission has taken action. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2030-2031.
  • November 16, 2023
    To acknowledge receipt of the self-study report. To note the on-site evaluation visit by the Commission's representatives to the main campus at 2 College Hill, Westminster, MD 21157 on April 23-26, 2023. To note the following branch campus was visited: McDaniel College Budapest, Budapest, Hungary. To reaffirm accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2030-2031.
  • October 26, 2023
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution's decision to close the additional location at 5939 Muncaster Mill Road, Rockville, MD 20855 that ceased operations effective May 16, 2020. To remove the additional location from the institution's scope of accreditation. To note that the Commission reserves the right to rescind this action if any developments reveal additional information that might have affected the Commission's decision.
  • October 26, 2023
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution's decision to close the additional location at 3785 Leonardtown Road, Waldorf, MD 20601 that ceased operations effective May 16, 2020. To remove the additional location from the institution's scope of accreditation. To note that the Commission reserves the right to rescind this action if any developments reveal additional information that might have affected the Commission's decision.
  • October 26, 2023
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution's decision to close the additional location at 113 St. Mary's Place, Laurel, MD 20707 that ceased operations effective May 16, 2020. To remove the additional location from the institution's scope of accreditation. To note that the Commission reserves the right to rescind this action if any developments reveal additional information that might have affected the Commission's decision.
  • October 26, 2023
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution's decision to close the additional location at 60 Robinson Road, Severna Park, MD 21146 that ceased operations effective May 16, 2020. To remove the additional location from the institution's scope of accreditation. To note that the Commission reserves the right to rescind this action if any developments reveal additional information that might have affected the Commission's decision.
  • October 26, 2023
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution's decision to close the additional location at 241 Peninsula Farm Road, Arnold, MD 21012 that ceased operations effective May 16, 2020. To remove the additional location from the institution's scope of accreditation. To note that the Commission reserves the right to rescind this action if any developments reveal additional information that might have affected the Commission's decision.
  • October 26, 2023
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution's decision to close the additional location at 12101 Clarksville Pike (Route 108), Clarksville, MD 21029 that ceased operations effective May 16, 2020. To remove the additional location from the institution's scope of accreditation. To note that the Commission reserves the right to rescind this action if any developments reveal additional information that might have affected the Commission's decision.
  • October 26, 2023
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution's decision to close the additional location at 850 Aiken Avenue, Perryville, MD 21903 that ceased operations effective May 16, 2020. To remove the additional location from the institution's scope of accreditation. To note that the Commission reserves the right to rescind this action if any developments reveal additional information that might have affected the Commission's decision.
  • October 26, 2023
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution's decision to close the additional location at 9440 Route 99, Ellicott City, MD 21042 that ceased operations effective May 16, 2020. To remove the additional location from the institution's scope of accreditation. To note that the Commission reserves the right to rescind this action if any developments reveal additional information that might have affected the Commission's decision.
  • October 26, 2023
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution's decision to close the additional location at 11767 Owings Mills Boulevard, Owings Mills, MD 21117 that ceased operations effective May 16, 2020. To remove the additional location from the institution's scope of accreditation. To note that the Commission reserves the right to rescind this action if any developments reveal additional information that might have affected the Commission's decision.
  • October 26, 2023
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution's decision to close the additional location at 4125 North Solomons Island Road, Huntingtown, MD 20679 that ceased operations effective May 16, 2020. To remove the additional location from the institution's scope of accreditation. To note that the Commission reserves the right to rescind this action if any developments reveal additional information that might have affected the Commission's decision.
  • October 26, 2023
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution's decision to close the additional location at 4300 Centennial Lane, Ellicott City, MD 21042 that ceased operations effective May 16, 2020. To remove the additional location from the institution's scope of accreditation. To note that the Commission reserves the right to rescind this action if any developments reveal additional information that might have affected the Commission's decision.
  • October 26, 2023
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution's decision to close the additional location at 330 Dorsey Road, Prince Frederick, MD 20678 that ceased operations effective May 16, 2020. To remove the additional location from the institution's scope of accreditation. To note that the Commission reserves the right to rescind this action if any developments reveal additional information that might have affected the Commission's decision.
  • October 26, 2023
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution's decision to close the additional location at 7009 Arundel Mills Circle Hanover, MD 21076 that ceased operations effective May 16, 2020. To remove the additional location from the institution's scope of accreditation. To note that the Commission reserves the right to rescind this action if any developments reveal additional information that might have affected the Commission's decision. To note that the evaluation visit has occurred and will be acted upon by the Commission at the next Commission meeting.
  • March 5, 2020
    To note that the Mid-Point Peer Review has been conducted and no further evidence is required at this time. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2022-2023.
  • October 27, 2014
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To approve the reclassification of the instructional sites at (1) Magruder High School, 5939 Muncaster Mill Road, Rockville MD 20855; (2) Mt. Hebron High School, 9440 Route 99, Ellicott City MD 21042; and (3) Maryland Public television11767 Owings Mills Boulevard, Owings Mills MD 21117 as additional locations and to include the locations within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2018.
  • June 27, 2013
    To reaffirm accreditation and to commend the institution for the quality of the self-study process. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2018.
  • October 31, 2012
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To re-classify following eight instructional sites to additional locations and to include them within the scope of the institution's accreditation: (1) Calvert Technical Academy, 330 Dorsey Road, Prince Frederick, MD 20678; (2) Huntingtown High School, 4125 N. Solomons Island Road, Huntingtown, MD 20679; (3) Perryville Middle School, 850 Aiken Avenue, Perryville, MD 21903; (4) River Hill High School, 12101 Route 108, Clarksville, MD 21029; (5) Severn River Middle School, 241 Peninsula Farm Road, Arnold, MD 21012; (6) Severna Park High School, 60 Robinson Road, Severna Park, MD 21146; (7) St. Vincent Palotti High School, 113 St. Mary's Place, Laurel, MD 20707; and (8) Thomas Stone High School, 3785 Leonardtown Road, Waldorf, MD 20601. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2012-2013.
  • June 28, 2012
    To note the visit by the Commission's representative and to affirm inclusion of the following additional locations within the scope of the institution's accreditation: (1) Montgomery County Education Association Conference Center, 12 Taft Court, Rockville, MD 20850, (2) Centennial High School, 4300 Centennial Lane, Ellicott City, MD 21042, and (3) Anne Arundel Community College at Arundel Mills, 7009 Arundel Mills Circle, Hanover, MD 21076. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2012-2013.
  • August 30, 2011
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To re-classify three currently existing instructional sites to additional locations and to include them provisionally within the scope of the institution's accreditation, pending a site visit to each location within six months of commencing operations: (1) Ann Arundel Community College at Arundel Mills, 7009 Arundel Mills Circle, Hanover, MD 21076; (2) Centennial High School, 4300 Centennial Lane, Ellicott City, MD 21042; and (3) Montgomery County Education Association Conference Center, 12 Taft Court, Rockville, Maryland 20850. The Commission requires written notification within 30 days of the commencement of operations at each additional location. The Commission notes that approval extends for one calendar year from the date of this action. In the event that operations at the additional location do not commence within this time frame, approval will lapse. To note that this approval is not retroactive. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2012-2013.
  • March 3, 2011
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to include the following online degrees within the scope of the institution's accreditation: Master of Science in Gerontology, and Master of Science in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2012-2013.
  • 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
  • Main Campus
    McDaniel College
    2 College Hill
    Westminster, MD 21157
  • Branch Campus
    McDaniel College Budapest
    Budapest, Hungary
  • Additional Location
    Montgomery County Education Association Conference Center
    12 Taft Court
    Rockville, MD 20850
    Opened: 08/30/2011
  • Other Instructional Site
    TARGET, Inc.
    111 Stoner Avenue
    Westminster, MD 21157

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