Statement of Accreditation Status

Delaware Valley University

  • CEO: Dr. Maria Gallo, President
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Ms. Regina Benasutti
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Idna Corbett, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Master's Colleges & Universities: Small Programs » Four-year, small, highly residential
  • Control: Private (Non-Profit)
  • Former Name(s): Delaware Valley College of Science and Agriculture (1/1/2007), Delaware Valley College (2/5/2015)
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1962
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2013
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2022-2023
  • Next Mid-Point Peer Review: 2027

Contact Information

700 East Butler Avenue
Doylestown, PA 18901-2697

(215) 345-1500

www.delval.edu

  • The following represents the MSCHE accreditation actions taken in the last ten (10) years.
  • April 30, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the second Post-baccalaureate Certificate in Non-Profit Management within the institution’s scope of accreditation. To note that the Commission may rescind this action if 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.
  • April 30, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the Master’s in Health Care Administration within the institution’s scope of accreditation. To note this is a significant departure from existing educational programs. To note the Commission may rescind this action if 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
  • September 3, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at North Penn High School, 1340 South Valley Forge Road, Lansdale, PA 19446 within the institution’s scope of accreditation. To require immediate notification when instruction commences at the 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 2022-2023.
  • January 4, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the reclassification of the other instructional site at Colonial Northampton Intermediate Unit 20, 6 Danforth Drive, Easton, PA 18042 as an additional location within the scope of the institution’s accreditation. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations as an 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 2022-2023.
  • April 30, 2018
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note that the institution has closed its additional locations at (1) Cherokee High School, 120 Tomlinson Mill Road, Marlton, NJ 08053; (2) Cherry Hill Public Schools, 45 Ranaldo Terrace, Cherry Hill, NJ 08003; (3) Delaware Valley Regional High School, 19 Senator Stout Road, Frenchtown, NJ 08825; (4) Eastern Regional High School, 1401 Laurel Oak Road, Voorhees, NJ 08043; (5) Gloucester City High School, 1300 Market Street, Gloucester City, NJ 08030; (6) Hopewell Crest K-8 School District, 122 Sewall Road, Bridgeton, NJ 08070; (7) Hunterdon Central Regional HS, 84 Route 31, Flemington, NJ 08822; (8) Riverside High School, 112 E. Washington Street Riverside, NJ 08075; (9) Southampton Township School District, 177 Main Street, Vincentown, NJ 18088; (10) West Deptford High School, 1600 Crown Point Road, Deptford, NJ 08093; and (11) Winslow Township High School, 10 Coopers Folly Road, Atco, NJ 08004. To remove these additional locations from the institution’s accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2022-2023.
  • May 1, 2017
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the reclassification of the instructional site at Berwick Area School District, 1100 Fowler Avenue, Berwick, PA 18603 as an additional location and to include the location within the scope of the institution’s accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2022-2023.
  • October 31, 2016
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the reclassification of the instructional sites at (1) Bucks County Intermediate Unit 22, 705 N. Shady Retreat Road, Doylestown, PA 18901; (2) Greater Latrobe School District, 1816 Lincoln Avenue, Latrobe, PA 15650; and (3) Luzerne County Intermediate Unit 18, 368 Tioga Avenue, Kingston, PA 18074 as additional locations and to include the locations within the scope of the institution’s accreditation. 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 25, 2015
    To accept the monitoring report. To request a progress report, due April 1, 2016, documenting further implementation of an organized and sustained assessment process that encompasses and integrates all programs, services, and initiatives (Standard 7) and improves student learning through use of multiple measures that include direct evidence of the achievement of student learning goals, including general education goals (Standards 12 and 14). The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2018.
  • April 28, 2014
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the Ed.D. in Educational Leadership program within the scope of the institution's accreditation. To remind the institution of the monitoring report, due April 1, 2015, documenting evidence of (1) a facilities master plan that includes appropriate life safety systems in the residence halls (Standard 3); (2) a well-defined system of collegial governance including written policies outlining governance responsibilities of faculty (Standard 4); (3) further implementation of a documented, organized, and sustained assessment process that encompasses and integrates all programs, services, and initiatives (Standard 7); and (4) further development and implementation of systematic, sustained, and thorough use of multiple measures that include direct evidence of the achievement of student learning goals, including general education goals (Standards 12 and 14). The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2018.
  • October 28, 2013
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at Dallas School District, 2000 Conygham Avenue, Dallas, PA 18612 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. 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.
  • October 28, 2013
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To approve the reclassification of the instructional sites at (1) Teva Pharmaceutical, 1090 Horsham Road, North Wales, PA 19454 and (2) Nazareth High School, One Education Plaza, Nazareth, PA 18064 as additional locations and to include the locations within the scope of the institution’s accreditation. To remind the institution of the monitoring report, due April 1, 2015, documenting evidence of (1) a facilities master plan that includes appropriate life safety systems in the residence halls (Standard 3); (2) a well-defined system of collegial governance including written policies outlining governance responsibilities of faculty (Standard 4); (3) further implementation of a documented, organized, and sustained assessment process that encompasses and integrates all programs, services, and initiatives (Standard 7); (4) further development and implementation of systematic, sustained, and thorough use of multiple measures that include direct evidence of the achievement of student learning goals, including general education goals (Standards 12 and 14). The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2018.
  • June 27, 2013
    To reaffirm accreditation. To request a monitoring report, due April 1, 2015, documenting evidence of (1) a facilities master plan that includes appropriate life safety systems in the residence halls (Standard 3); (2) a well-defined system of collegial governance including written policies outlining governance responsibilities of faculty (Standard 4); (3) further implementation of a documented, organized, and sustained assessment process that encompasses and integrates all programs, services, and initiatives (Standard 7); (4) further development and implementation of systematic, sustained, and thorough use of multiple measures that include direct evidence of the achievement of student learning goals, including general education goals (Standards 12 and 14). The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2018.
  • October 31, 2012
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to include the following additional locations within the scope of the institution's accreditation: (1) Pennsylvania Army National Guard, Fort Indiantown Gap, 1 Garrison Road, Annville, PA 17003; (2) Middletown Air Guard Base, 81 Constellation Court, Middletown, PA 17057; and (3) Bristol Borough School District High School, 1801 Wilson Avenue, Bristol, PA 19007. To note that this action is not retroactive. To remind the institution of the request that the self-study in preparation for the 2012-2013 evaluation visit include (1) evidence of faculty staffing and resourcing of program offerings at all additional locations (Standard 13) and assessment of student learning outcomes at these locations (Standard 14), and (2) information on faculty staffing and resourcing of the online programs (Standard 13) and to further request that the self-study include planning information regarding future additional locations. To note that no further substantive change requests will be considered until the Commission has acted on the 2012-2013 evaluation visit.
  • November 17, 2011
    To accept the progress report. To remind the institution of the requests that the self-study in preparation for the 2012-2013 evaluation visit include (1) evidence of faculty staffing and resourcing of program offerings at all additional locations (Standard 13) and assessment of student learning outcomes at these locations (Standard 14), and (2) information on faculty staffing and resourcing of the online programs (Standard 13).
  • August 19, 2011
    To acknowledge receipt of documentation of approval from the Pennsylvania Department of Education and to include the online post-baccalaureate Accounting Certificate and the online Master's in Business Administration within the scope of the institution's accreditation.
  • June 28, 2011
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to include the additional locations at Hopewell Crest K-8 School District, 122 Sewall Road, Bridgeton, NJ 08070 and West Deptford High School, 1600 Crown Point Road, West Deptford, NJ 08093 within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations at the additional locations. In the event that operations at this site do not commence within one calendar year from the approval of this action, approval will lapse. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2012-2013.
  • March 3, 2011
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to include the additional locations at Southampton Township School District, 177 Main Street, Vincentown, NJ 18088 and Gloucester City High School, 1300 Market Street, Gloucester City, NJ 08030 within the scope of the institution's accreditation. To request that the self-study in preparation for the 2012-2013 evaluation visit include evidence of faculty staffing and resourcing of program offerings at all additional locations (Standard 13) and on assessment of student learning outcomes at these locations (Standard 14), and to remind the institution of the request that this self-study include information on faculty staffing and resourcing of the online programs (Standard 13).
  • January 3, 2011
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to include the online post-baccalaureate Accounting Certificate and the online Master's in Business Administration within the scope of the institution's accreditation, effective upon receipt of Pennsylvania Department of Education approval. To request that the self-study prepared in preparation for the evaluation visit scheduled for 2012-2013 include information on faculty staffing and resourcing of the online programs.
  • November 2, 2010
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to include the additional location at 301 West DeKalb Pike, King of Prussia, PA 19406 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. 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. To note the decision to close the additional location at the Park Ridge at Valley Forge, 480 North Gulph Road, King of Prussia, PA 19406. To remind the institution of the progress report due by October 1, 2011, documenting (1) continued implementation of a comprehensive institutional strategic plan that links long-range planning to decision-making and budgeting processes (Standard 2); (2) continued implementation of a comprehensive, organized, and sustained process for the assessment of institutional effectiveness with evidence that assessment information is used in budgeting, planning, and allocating resources (Standard 7); and (3) continued implementation of an organized and sustained assessment process to evaluate and improve student learning (Standard 14). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2012-2013.
  • 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)
  • Postsecondary award (1-2 yrs)
  • Associate's Degree or Equivalent
  • Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent
  • Post-baccalaureate Certificate
  • Master's Degree or Equivalent
  • Doctor's Degree- Research/Scholarship Approved to offer ONE program at this credential level:
  • Additional Location
    301 West DeKalb Pike
    301 West DeKalb Pike
    King of Prussia, PA 19406
    Opened: 05/23/2011
  • Additional Location
    Abington High School
    900 Highland Avenue
    Abington, PA 19001
    Opened: 05/23/2011
  • Additional Location
    Berwick Area School District
    1100 Fowler Avenue
    Berwick, PA 18603
    Opened: 05/01/2017
  • Additional Location
    Bristol Borough School District High School
    1801 Wilson Avenue
    Bristol, PA 19007
    Opened: 10/31/2012
  • Additional Location
    Bucks County Intermediate Unit 22
    705 N. Shady Retreat Road
    Doylestown, PA 18901
    Opened: 10/31/2016
  • Additional Location
    Colonial Northampton Intermediate Unit 20
    6 Danforth Drive
    Easton, PA 18042
    Opened: 01/31/2019
  • Additional Location
    Council Rock Public Schools
    30 N. Chancellor Street
    Newtown, PA 18940
    Opened: 06/30/2010
  • Additional Location
    Dallas School District
    2000 Conygham Avenue
    Dallas`, PA 18612
    Opened: 11/04/2013
  • Additional Location
    Giant Foods Community Center
    315 York Road
    Willow Grove, PA 19090
  • Additional Location
    Greater Latrobe School District
    1816 Lincoln Avenue
    Latrobe, PA 15650
    Opened: 10/31/2016
  • Additional Location
    Harrisburg Area Community College
    One HACC Drive
    Harrisburg, PA 17110
  • Additional Location
    Klein Branch of the JCC's of Greater Philadelphia
    10100 Jamison Road
    Philadelphia, PA 19116
  • Additional Location
    Luzerne County Intermediate Unit 18
    368 Tioga Avenue
    Kingston, PA 18074
    Opened: 10/31/2016
  • Additional Location
    Middletown Air Guard Base
    81 Constellation Court
    Middletown, PA 17057
    Opened: 10/31/2012
  • Additional Location
    Nazareth High School
    One Education Plaza
    Nazareth, PA 18064
    Opened: 10/28/2013
  • Additional Location
    North Penn High School
    1340 South Valley Forge Road
    Lansdale, PA 19446
    Opened: 09/03/2019
  • Additional Location
    Pennsylvania Army National Guard, Fort Indiantown Gap
    1 Garrison Road
    Annville, PA 17003
    Opened: 10/31/2012
  • Additional Location
    Procacci Academy
    333 South Front Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19148
  • Additional Location
    Prudential Insurance Company
    Blair Mill and Welsh Roads
    Horsham, PA 19044
  • Additional Location
    Teva Pharmaceutical
    1090 Horsham Road
    North Wales, PA 19454
    Opened: 10/28/2013
  • Additional Location
    The Prudential Insurance Co.
    2101 Welsh Road
    Dresher, PA 19025
  • Other Instructional Site
    Bucks County Community College
    275 Swamp Road
    Newtown, PA 18940
  • Other Instructional Site
    Carbon Lehigh Intermediate #21 Center
    4210 Independence Drive
    Schnecksville, PA 18078
  • Other Instructional Site
    Chester County Intermediate Unit #24
    455 Boot Road
    Downingtown, PA 19335
  • Other Instructional Site
    Danville Area School District
    733 Ironman Lane
    Danville, PA 17821
  • Other Instructional Site
    Delaware County Community College
    Marple Campus 901 S. Media Line Road
    Media, PA 19063
  • Other Instructional Site
    Delaware County Community College
    906 Springdale Drive Exton Center Whiteland Business Park
    Exton, PA 19341
  • Other Instructional Site
    Downingtown Area School District Administrative Office
    540 Trestle Place
    Downingtown, PA 19335
  • Other Instructional Site
    Easton Area School District Education Center
    Education Center, 1801 Bushkill Drive
    Easton, PA 18045
  • Other Instructional Site
    Hazleton Area High School
    1515 W. 23rd Street
    Hazleton, PA 18202
  • Other Instructional Site
    Horsham Air Guard Station
    1051 Fairchild Street Bldg. 203
    Horsham, PA 19044
  • Other Instructional Site
    Lansdale Catholic High School
    700 Lansdale Avenue
    Lansdale, PA 19446
  • Other Instructional Site
    Milton Roy
    201 Ivyland Road
    Warminster, PA 18974
  • Other Instructional Site
    Northampton Area High School
    1619 Laubach Avenue
    Northampton, PA 18067
  • Other Instructional Site
    Old Forge Jr./Sr. High School
    300 Marion Street
    Old Forge, PA 18518
  • Other Instructional Site
    Owen J. Roberts High School
    981 Ridge Road
    Pottstown, PA 19465
  • Other Instructional Site
    Parkland Area School District Administrative Offices
    1210 Springhouse Road
    Allentown, PA 18014
  • Other Instructional Site
    Pocono Mountain School District Administrative Center
    PO Box 200 School District Road
    Swiftwater, PA 18370
  • Other Instructional Site
    Rodale Institute
    611 Siegfriedale Road
    Kutztown, PA 19530
  • Other Instructional Site
    Solebury School
    6832 Phillips Mill Road
    New Hope, PA 18938
  • Other Instructional Site
    Souderton High School
    625 Lower Road
    Souderton, PA 18964
  • Other Instructional Site
    Southampton Road Readiness Center (PAARNG)
    2700 Southampton Rd.
    Philadelphia, PA 19154
  • Other Instructional Site
    United Way of Bucks County
    413 Hood Blvd
    Fairless Hills, PA 19030
  • Other Instructional Site
    William Tennent High School
    333 Centennial Road
    Warminster, PA 18974
  • Other Instructional Site
    Wyoming Valley West School District
    450 North Maple Avenue
    Kingston, PA 18704

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