Statement of Accreditation Status

Bryn Mawr College

  • CEO: Dr. Kimberly Cassidy, President
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Mr. Timothy Harte
  • 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: 2021
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2027-2028
  • Next Mid-Point Peer Review: 2024

Contact Information

101 N. Merion Avenue
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010-2899

(610) 526-5000

www.brynmawr.edu

  • The following represents the MSCHE accreditation actions taken in the last ten (10) years.
  • April 29, 2021
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include alternative delivery method-distance education within the institution’s scope of accreditation. 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 2027-2028.
  • March 4, 2021
    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 the United States Department of Education (USDE) guidelines published March 17, 2020. To reaffirm accreditation. To request a supplemental information report, due March 1, 2022, documenting further evidence of (1) the development and implementation of organized and systematic assessments that evaluate the extent of student achievement.(Standard V); (2) sufficient support to sustain the assessment of student achievement and to communicate results of assessment to stakeholders (Standard V); (3) demonstrated and documented use of assessment results to improve educational effectiveness (Standard V); and (4) periodic assessment of the effectiveness of assessment processes utilized by the institution for the improvement of educational effectiveness (Standard V). To direct a follow-up team visit following submission of the supplemental information report. To note the visit will also fulfill the verification requirements of the USDE guidelines. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2027-2028.
  • April 16, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the self-study report. To delay the On-Site Evaluation visit scheduled for Spring 2020 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 19, 2015
    To accept the Periodic Review Report, reaffirm accreditation and commend the institution for the quality of the Periodic Review Report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2019-2020.
  • June 28, 2012
    To accept the progress report. To request that the Periodic Review Report, due June 1, 2015, include evidence of the use of direct measures in its assessment of the attainment of learning goals at the institutional level (Standard 14).
  • 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:

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