Statement of Accreditation Status

Albright College

  • CEO: Dr. Jacquelyn Fetrow, President
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Dr. Karen Campbell
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Robert Bonfiglio, 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: 1926
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2017
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2025-2026

Contact Information

P. O. Box 15234 13th And Bern Streets
Reading, PA 19612-5234

(610) 921-2381

www.albright.edu

  • June 17, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the relocation of the additional location at 1850 William Penn Way, Suite 204, Lancaster, PA 17607 to 1641 Old Philadelphia Pike, Lancaster, PA 17601 within the institution's scope of accreditation. To require immediate notification when instruction commences at the new location and of the date that instruction ceases at the former location. 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 2025-2026.
  • June 27, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the progress report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2025-2026.
  • March 4, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the second alternative delivery method program offered via distance education [Postsecondary Certificate (< 1 year) - Digital Marketing and Sales Certificate] within the scope of the institution's accreditation. 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. To remind the institution of the Commission's request of June 22, 2017 for a progress report due April 1, 2019. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2025-2026.
  • March 4, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the second Postsecondary Certificate (< 1 year) - Digital Marketing and Sales Certificate within the institution's scope of accreditation. To note the Commission may rescind this action if the requested substantive change is not implemented within one calendar year from the date of this action.
  • August 27, 2018
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to include the first and second post-baccalaureate certificates (Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Accounting and Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Pre-Medical Studies) within the scope of the institution's accreditation. To remind the institution of the Commission's request of June 22, 2017 for a progress report due April 1, 2019. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2025-2026.
  • August 28, 2017
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the first Postsecondary Award/Certificate/Diploma (< 1 year) (Addiction Studies) within the scope of the institution's accreditation. To remind the institution of the Commission's request of June 22, 2017 for a progress report due April 1, 2019. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2025-2026.
  • August 28, 2017
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the first Alternative Delivery Method program - online Certificate of Professional Studies in Addiction Studies within the scope of the institution's accreditation. To remind the institution of the Commission's request of June 22, 2017 for a progress report due April 1, 2019.
  • June 22, 2017
    To reaffirm accreditation and commend the institution for the quality of the self-study report. To request a progress report, due April 1, 2019, providing further evidence of (1) clearly documented and communicated planning and improvement processes that provide for constituent participation and incorporate the use of assessment results (Standard VI); and (2) multi-year budgets aligned with enrollment projections and admissions and financial aid policies (Standards IV and VI). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2025-2026.
  • June 23, 2016
    To note the visit by the Commission's representative and to affirm inclusion of the additional location at the Harrisburg Site, 800 Corporate Circle, Suite 200, Harrisburg, PA 17110 within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2016-2017.
  • June 29, 2015
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To approve the relocation of the Harrisburg Site additional location from 2601 Market Place, Suite 330, Harrisburg, PA 17110 to 800 Corporate Circle, Suite 200, Harrisburg, PA 17110 and to provisionally include the additional location within the scope of the institution's accreditation pending a site visit within six months of the commencement of operations. The Commission requires written notification within 30 days of the commencement of operations at this additional location and the closure of the other location. In the event that operations at the additional location do not commence within one calendar year from the approval of this action, approval will lapse. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2016-2017.
  • November 15, 2012
    To accept the Periodic Review Report, to reaffirm accreditation, and to commend the institution for the quality of the Periodic Review Report and progress to date. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2016-2017.
  • 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 year) Included within the scope:
  • Postsecondary award (1-2 yrs) 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:
  • Additional Location
    Harrisburg Area Community College, Lancaster Campus
    1641 Old Philadelphia Pike
    Lancaster, PA 17601
  • Additional Location
    Harrisburg Site
    800 Corporate Circle Suite 200
    Harrisburg, PA 17110
    Opened: 07/10/2015

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