Statement of Accreditation Status

Cecil College

  • CEO: Dr. Mary Bolt, President
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Dr. Christy Dryer
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Terence Peavy, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Associate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Career & Technical-High Traditional » Two-year, small
  • Control: Public
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1974
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2020
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2027-2028

Contact Information

One Seahawk Drive
North East, MD 21901-1999

(410) 287-1000

cecil.edu

  • June 25, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the self-study report. To note that the institution hosted a virtual site visit in lieu of an on-site visit in accordance with United States Department of Education (USDE) guidelines published March 17, 2020. To reaffirm accreditation. 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 2027-2028.
  • November 17, 2016
    To accept the progress report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2019-2020.
  • November 19, 2015
    To accept the Periodic Review Report and reaffirm accreditation. To request a progress report, due October 1, 2016, documenting further development of the assessment of student learning outcomes at the program level (Standard 14). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2019-2020.
  • October 31, 2012
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the following online degree programs within the scope of the institution's accreditation: (1) Associate of Science - Government Contracting; and (2) Associate of Arts - Social Work. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2015.
  • June 28, 2012
    To accept the progress report. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2015.
  • November 18, 2010
    To note the recent visit by the Commission's representative and to affirm the inclusion of the additional location at Elkton Station, 107 Railroad Avenue, Elkton, Maryland 21921 within the scope of the institution's accreditation. To remind the institution of the progress report, due by April 1, 2012, documenting progress in the implementation of a comprehensive, organized and sustained assessment process to evaluate and improve student learning linked to the assessment of institutional effectiveness (Standards 7 & 14). The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2015.
  • 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 (1-2 yrs) Included within the scope
  • Associate's Degree or Equivalent Included within the scope
  • Additional Location
    Elkton Station
    107 Railroad Avenue
    Elkton, MD 21921
    Opened: 10/01/2010
  • Other Instructional Site
    Bohemia Manor High School
    2755 Augustine Herman Highway
    Chesapeake City, MD 21915
  • Other Instructional Site
    Elkton High School
    110 James Street
    Elkton, MD 21921
  • Other Instructional Site
    North East High School
    300 Irishtown Road
    North East, MD 21901
  • Other Instructional Site
    Oxford Area High School
    705 Waterway Road
    Oxford, PA 19363
  • Other Instructional Site
    Perryville High School
    1696 Perryville Road
    Perryville, MD 21903
  • Other Instructional Site
    Rising Sun High School
    100 Tiger Drive
    Rising Sun, MD 21901
  • Other Instructional Site
    Tome School
    581 Maryland Avenue
    North East, MD 21901

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