Statement of Accreditation Status

    The Statement of Accreditation Status (SAS) is the official statement of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) about each institution’s current accreditation status and scope of accreditation. The SAS also provides a brief history of the actions taken by the Commission.

  • Institution:
    Delaware County Community College
    Media, PA
  • Address:
    901 S. Media Line Road
    Media, PA 19063
  • Phone:
    (610) 359-5000
  • URL:
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer (ALO):
    Ms. Krishna Dunston
  • Commission Staff Liaison:
    Dr. Kushnood Haq, Vice President

Accreditation Summary

For more information, see the Commission’s Accreditation Actions Policy and Procedures.

  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1970
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2022
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2028-2029
  • Next Mid-Point Peer Review: 2025

Alternative Delivery Methods

The following represents approved alternative delivery methods included in the scope of the institution’s accreditation:

Distance Education
Approved to offer programs by this delivery method

Correspondence Education
Not approved for this delivery method

Credential Levels

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:

Locations

The following represents branch campuses, additional locations, and other instructional sites that are included within the scope of the institution’s accreditation:

Location Type
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
Additional Location
Chester STEM
1100 W 10th St.
Chester, PA 19013
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
Additional Location
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
Other Instructional Site

Definitions: For definitions of branch campus, additional locations, or other instructional sites, see the Commission’s Substantive Change Policy and Procedures.

Accreditation Actions

The following represents the MSCHE accreditation actions taken in the last ten (10) years. For more information, see the Commission’s Accreditation Actions Policy and Procedures and the Substantive Change Policy and Procedures.

  • 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.

Information about the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) is one of seven institutional accrediting organizations in the United States and is recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). MSCHE accreditation applies to an institution as a whole rather than the specific programs within an institution. MSCHE does not approve or accredit individual programs. The MSCHE accreditation review cycle is continuous and accreditation does not expire. Each institution is reevaluated and monitored on a regular and consistent basis in accordance with the institution’s assigned accreditation review cycle and Commission policy and procedures. An institution maintains its accreditation unless it is voluntarily surrendered or withdrawn by the Commission for cause, after the institution has been afforded due process. The institution’s current accreditation phase and accreditation status are displayed on the institution’s listing in the Institution Directory and in the Statement of Accreditation Status (SAS).