Statement of Accreditation Status

Cedar Crest College

  • CEO: Dr. Elizabeth Meade, President
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Dr. Joan Kern
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Sean McKitrick, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields » Four-year, small, primarily residential
  • Control: Private (Non-Profit)
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1944
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2014
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2022-2023
  • Next Mid-Point Peer Review: 2027

Contact Information

100 College Drive
Allentown, PA 18104-6196

(610) 606-4666

www.cedarcrest.edu

  • The following represents the MSCHE accreditation actions taken in the last ten (10) years.
  • August 27, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the second Doctor's – Professional Practice (Doctor of Occupational Therapy) 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 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
  • August 28, 2017
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the first and second Post-master's Award/Certificate/Diploma, (1) Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner; and (2) Family/Individual Across the Lifespan Nurse Practitioner within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2022-2023.
  • June 28, 2017
    To acknowledge receipt of documentation of approval from the PA Department of State, State Board of Nursing and to include the Doctor's - Professional Practice program (Doctor of Nursing Practice- DNP - Nurse Anesthesia) within the scope of the institution's accreditation.
  • January 3, 2017
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the first Doctor's - Professional Practice program (Doctor of Nursing Practice- DNP) within the scope of the institution's accreditation effective upon receipt of state approval. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2022-2023.
  • February 29, 2016
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution’s decision to close its additional location at 1025 Old Wyomissing Road, Reading, PA 19611. The Commission requires notification within thirty days of the closure of this additional location. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2019.
  • November 19, 2015
    To accept the monitoring report. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2019.
  • June 26, 2014
    To reaffirm accreditation and to commend the institution for the quality of the self study process. To request a monitoring report, due October 1, 2015, further documenting (1) clarification of mission (Standard 1); (2) implementation of a comprehensive enrollment management plan, including further steps to improve student retention, with the utilization of results in program planning and budgeting (Standard 8); (3) implementation of a program of student support services appropriate to student strengths and needs, reflective of institutional mission, consistent with student learning expectations, and available regardless of place or method of delivery (Standard 9); and, (4) assessment of general education outcomes within the institution's overall plan for assessing student learning, and evidence that such assessment results are used for curricular improvement (Standard 12 and 14). The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2019.
  • November 15, 2012
    To thank the institution for receiving the Commission's representative and to affirm the inclusion of the additional location at 1025 Old Wyomissing Rd, Reading, PA 19611. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2013-2014.
  • July 2, 2012
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at 1025 Old Wyomissing Rd, Reading, PA 19611, provisionally 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 thirty days of the commencement of operations at this additional 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 2013-2014.
  • November 17, 2011
    To accept the progress report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2013-2014.
  • November 18, 2010
    To accept the monitoring report, and to indicate that a small team visit will not be conducted. To request a progress report, due October 1, 2011, documenting systematic assessment of the achievement of institutional mission and goals and the use of those results in planning and resource allocation (Standard 7). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2013-2014.
  • November 2, 2010
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request, and to include the online certificate program in Human Resources within the scope of the institution's accreditation. To note that the monitoring report due September 1, 2010, will be acted upon by the Commission at its November 2010, meeting. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2013-2014.
  • 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 (1-2 yrs)
  • Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent
  • Post-baccalaureate Certificate
  • Master's Degree or Equivalent
  • Post-Master's Certificate
  • Doctor's Degree - Professional Practice
  • Additional Location
    Allentown School District
    Administration Center 31 South Penn Street P.O. Bocx 328
    Allentown, PA 18105
  • Other Instructional Site
    Allentown SD
    31 S. Penn St
    Allentown, PA 18105
  • Other Instructional Site
    Parkland SD
    1210 Springhouse Road
    Allentown, PA 18104

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