Statement of Accreditation Status

Allegheny College

  • CEO: Dr. Ronald Cole, President
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Dr. Jennifer Dearden
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Kushnood Haq, 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: 2014
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2022-2023

Contact Information

520 North Main Street
Meadville, PA 16335

(814) 332-3100

  • 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 2022-2023.
  • 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.
  • June 23, 2016
    To accept the progress report. The date for the next accreditation review will be determined by the Commission when it revises the accreditation cycle.
  • June 26, 2014
    To reaffirm accreditation. To request a progress report, due April 1, 2016, documenting the further development of (1) assessment of general education outcomes within the institution's overall plan for assessing student learning, with evidence that assessment results are used for curricular improvement (Standard 12); (2) systematic assessment of student learning outcomes in non-credit co-curricular programs (Standard 13); and (3) an organized process for assessing student learning outcomes that includes (a) measurable and published student learning outcomes for all academic programs, (b) clear guidelines and timetables, multiple direct and indirect measures, and appropriate investment of institutional resources, and (c) evidence that results are discussed with appropriate constituents and are used to improve teaching, learning and institutional effectiveness (Standard 14). The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2019.
  • 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:

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