Statement of Accreditation Status

Elizabethtown College

  • CEO: Ms. Cecilia McCormick, President
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Dr. Elizabeth Rider
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Robert Bonfiglio, 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: 1948
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2019
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2027-2028
  • Next Mid-Point Peer Review: 2024

Contact Information

One Alpha Drive
Elizabethtown, PA 17022-2298

(717) 361-1000

www.etown.edu

  • The following represents the MSCHE accreditation actions taken in the last ten (10) years.
  • February 27, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the second Post-Secondary Certificate (< 1 year) in Statistical Analysis Software 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 2027-2028.
  • February 27, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the first Post-Secondary Certificate (< 1 year), Public Heritage Studies, 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.
  • June 27, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the self-study report. To note the visit by the Commission’s representatives. To reaffirm accreditation. To request that, beginning in 2020 and in conjunction with each Annual Institutional Update prior to the Mid-Point Peer Review in 2024, the institution provide further evidence of (1) multi-year financial planning and budget processes that are aligned with mission, goals and objectives and are evidence-based (Standard VI) and (2) periodic assessment of institutional and unit level effectiveness. (Standard VI). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2027-2028.
  • October 29, 2018
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution’s decision to close its additional location at York, 224 St. Charles Way, York, PA 17402. The Commission requires notification within thirty days of the closure of this additional location. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2018-2019.
  • January 2, 2018
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the first Doctor's - Professional Practice degree program (Occupational Therapy Doctorate -OTD), within the scope of the institution’s accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2018-2019.
  • May 1, 2017
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution’s decision to close its additional location at Franklin and Marshall College, P.O. Box 3003, Lancaster, PA 17604. The Commission requires notification within thirty days of the closure of this additional location. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2018-2019.
  • June 27, 2016
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at Lancaster Theological Seminary, 555 West James Street, Lancaster, PA 17603 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. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2018-2019.
  • November 20, 2014
    To accept the Periodic Review Report and reaffirm accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2018-2019.
  • October 31, 2012
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the online Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree program within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2014.
  • November 1, 2011
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at Lancaster-Lebanon IU 13, The Conference and Training Center, 1020 New Holland Avenue, Lancaster, PA 17601 within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The Commission requires written notification within 30 days of the commencement of operations at this location. In the event that operations at this location do not commence within one calendar year of this action, approval will lapse. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2014.
  • June 23, 2011
    To accept the progress report. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 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 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 - Professional Practice Approved to offer ONE program at this credential level: Occupational Therapy Doctorate -OTD
  • Additional Location
    Dixon University Center
    2986 North Second Street
    Harrisburg, PA 17110
  • Additional Location
    Harrisburg Area Community College/Lancaster
    1641 Old Philadelphia Pike
    Lancaster, PA 17602
    Opened: 09/02/2009
  • Additional Location
    Lancaster Theological Seminary
    555 West James Street
    Lancaster, PA 17603
    Opened: 08/02/2017
  • Additional Location
    Lancaster-Lebanon IU 13
    1020 New Holland Avenue The Conference and Training Center
    Lancaster, PA 17601
    Opened: 01/11/2012

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