Statement of Accreditation Status
- CEO: Dr. Sian Beilock, President
- Accreditation Liaison Officer: Dr. Linda Bell
- Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Terence Peavy, Vice President
- Carnegie Classification: Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus » Four-year, small, highly residential
- Control: Private (Non-Profit)
- Phase: Accredited
- Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
- Accreditation Granted: 1921
- Last Reaffirmation: 2016
- Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2020-2021
- Next Mid-Point Peer Review: 2025
- The following represents the MSCHE accreditation actions taken in the last ten (10) years.
- August 27, 2020
To delay the On-Site Evaluation visit scheduled for Spring 2021 due to extraordinary circumstances related to coronavirus (COVID-19) interruptions and to continue accreditation. To note the institution remains accredited during a delay granted by the Commission. The Evaluation visit will be scheduled in accordance with Commission policy and procedures.
- 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 2020-2021.
- November 17, 2016
To accept the Periodic Review Report and to reaffirm accreditation. To commend the institution for the quality of the Periodic Review Report and to recognize it for progress to date. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2020-2021.
- November 19, 2015
To accept the progress report. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2016.
- November 21, 2013
To accept the monitoring report and to note the visit by the Commission’s representatives. To request a progress report, due October 1, 2015, documenting further implementation of a comprehensive, organized, and sustained process for the assessment of institutional effectiveness with evidence that assessment information is used in budgeting, planning, and allocating resources (Standard 7). The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2016.
- November 15, 2012
To accept the progress report. To request a monitoring report, due September 1, 2013, documenting (1) further implementation of comprehensive, organized, and sustained process for the assessment of institutional effectiveness with evidence that assessment information is used in budgeting, planning, and allocating resources (Standard 7); and, (2) further implementation of an organized and sustained assessment process to evaluate student learning, including direct evidence of student achievement of institutional and program student learning outcomes. (Standard 14). A small team visit will follow submission of the report. To direct a prompt liaison guidance visit to discuss the Commission's expectations. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2016.
- 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 Included within the scope: