Statement of Accreditation Status

University of Maryland, Baltimore County

  • CEO: Dr. Valerie Sheares Ashby, President
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Dr. Constance Pierson
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Terence Peavy, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Doctoral Universities: Very High Research Activity » Four-year, large, primarily residential
  • Control: Public
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1966
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2017
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2025-2026

Contact Information

1000 Hilltop Circle
Baltimore, MD 21250

(410) 455-1000

www.umbc.edu

  • November 17, 2022
    To acknowledge receipt of the supplemental information report requested August 9, 2022.
  • November 17, 2022
    To acknowledge receipt of the supplemental information report requested September 19, 2022. To request a supplemental information report due September 1, 2023, providing (1) further evidence of periodic assessment of the effectiveness of all institutional policies and procedures and the manner in which they are implemented (Standard II) and (2) an update of any investigation(s) related to the Commission actions of August 9, 2022, and September 19, 2022 (Standard II). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2025-2026.
  • September 19, 2022
    Staff acted on behalf of the Commission to request a supplemental information report, due October 3, 2022, that provides additional information on Standard II: Ethics and Integrity and Standard IV: Support of the Student Experience. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2025-2026.
  • August 9, 2022
    Staff acted on behalf of the Commission to request a supplemental information report, due August 23, 2022, that provides additional information on Standard II: Ethics and Integrity. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2025-2026.
  • March 2, 2017
    To reaffirm accreditation. To commend the institution for progress to date, the quality of its self-study process, and the quality of the self-study document. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2025-2026.
  • June 25, 2015
    To note that the institution has been granted a one-year delay in its decennial evaluation. The next evaluation visit is now scheduled for 2016-2017.
  • November 17, 2011
    To accept the Periodic Review Report and reaffirm accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2015-2016.
  • 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:
  • Doctor's Degree- Research/Scholarship Included within the scope:
  • Additional Location
    The Universities at Shady Grove
    9630 Gudelsky Drive
    Rockville, MD 20850
  • Other Instructional Site
    Catonsville High School
    421 Bloomsbury Avenue
    Catonsville, MD 21228
  • Other Instructional Site
    Matapeake Middle School
    671 Romancoke Road
    Stevensville, MD 21666
  • Other Instructional Site
    Mt. Hebron High School
    9440 Old Frederick Road
    Ellicott City, MD 21042
  • Other Instructional Site
    Towson High School
    69 Cedar Avenue
    Towson, MD 21286

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