Statement of Accreditation Status

Delaware County Community College

  • CEO: Dr. L. Gates Black, President
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Ms. Krishna Dunston
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Kushnood Haq, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Associate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Career & Technical-High Traditional » Two-year, large
  • Control: Public
  • Former Name(s): Community College of Delaware County
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1970
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2022
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2028-2029
  • Next Mid-Point Peer Review: 2025

Contact Information

901 S. Media Line Road
Media, PA 19063

(610) 359-5000

www.dccc.edu

  • The following represents the MSCHE accreditation actions taken in the last ten (10) years.
  • March 10, 2022
    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 note that a verification visit is required by USDE guidelines and will be conducted within a reasonable period of time following the virtual site visit. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2028-2029.
  • October 29, 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.
  • October 29, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at Chester STEM, 1100 W 10th Street, Chester, PA 19013 within the institution's scope of accreditation. To require immediate notification when instruction commences at each location. To note that the Commission may rescind this action if instruction does not commence within one calendar year from the date of this action. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2020-2021.
  • January 4, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution's decision to close its additional location at the Chester County Hospital, 701 E. Marshall Street, West Chester, PA 19380. The Commission requires notification within thirty days of the closure of this additional location. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2020-2021.
  • March 5, 2018
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at Octorara Area School District High School, 226 Highland Road, Atglen, PA 19310 within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations at this additional location. Operations at the additional location must commence within one calendar year from the date of this action. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2020-2021.
  • November 17, 2016
    To accept the Periodic Review Report, to reaffirm accreditation, and to commend the institution for the quality of the Periodic Review Report process. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2020-2021.
  • January 5, 2015
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To approve the reclassification of the instructional site at Barclay Square Shopping Center, 1570 Garrett Road, Upper Darby, PA 19082 as an additional location and to include the location within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2016.
  • October 27, 2014
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To approve the reclassification of the instructional site at Chester County Technical College High School Brandywine Campus, 443-455 Boot Road, Downingtown, PA 19335 as an additional location and to include the location within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2016.
  • 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:
  • Associate's Degree or Equivalent Included within the scope:
  • Additional Location
    Chester County Campus
    100 Bond Drive
    Downingtown, PA 19335
  • Additional Location
    Chester County Technical College High School
    280 Pennock's Bridge Campus
    West Grove, PA 19390
  • Additional Location
    Chester County Technical College High School Brandywine Campus
    443-455 Boot Road
    Downingtown, PA 19335
    Opened: 10/27/2014
  • Additional Location
    Chester STEM
    1100 W 10th St.
    Chester, PA 19013
    Opened: 10/29/2019
  • Additional Location
    Exton Center
    912 Springdale Drive
    Exton, PA 19341
  • Additional Location
    Octorara Area School District High School
    226 Highland Road
    Atglen, PA 19310
  • Additional Location
    Southeast Center
    2000 Elmwood Avenue
    Sharon Hill, PA 19079
  • Additional Location
    Upper Darby Center
    Barclay Square Shopping Center 1570 Garrett Road
    Upper Darby, PA 19082
    Opened: 01/05/2015
  • Other Instructional Site
    Chester Charter School for the Arts
    1500 Highland Avenue
    Chester, PA 19013
  • Other Instructional Site
    Cheyney University of Pennsylvania
    1837 University Circle
    Cheyney, PA 19319
  • Other Instructional Site
    Coatesville Area High School
    1445 Lincoln HWY
    Coatesvillle, PA 19320
  • Other Instructional Site
    Crozer-Chester Medical Center
    1 Medical Center Boulevard
    Upland, PA 19013
  • Other Instructional Site
    Delaware County Intermediate Unit
    200 Yale Ave
    Morton, PA 19070
  • Other Instructional Site
    Downingtown High School East
    50 Devon Drive
    Exton, PA 19341
  • Other Instructional Site
    Downingtown High School West
    445 Manor Avenue
    Downingtown, PA 19335
  • Other Instructional Site
    Fair Acres Geriatric Center
    340 Middletown Road
    Lima, PA 19037
  • Other Instructional Site
    Phoenixville Area High School
    1200 Gay Street
    Phoenixville, PA 19460
  • Other Instructional Site
    Ruth L. Bennett Homes Community Center
    1350 West 9th Street
    Chester, PA 19013
  • Other Instructional Site
    Springfield High School
    49 West Leamy Avenue
    Springfield, PA 19064
  • Other Instructional Site
    St. Luke Greek Orthodox Church
    35 North Malin Road
    Broomall, PA 19008
  • Other Instructional Site
    Strath Haven High School
    205 South Providence Road
    Wallingford, PA 19086
  • Other Instructional Site
    Technical College High School Pickering Campus
    1580 Charlestown Road
    Phoenixville, PA 19460
  • Other Instructional Site
    Widener University
    One University Place
    Chester, PA 19013

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