Statement of Accreditation Status

Franklin and Marshall College

  • CEO: Dr. Barbara Altmann, President
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Dr. Alan Caniglia
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Anne Wahl, 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: 1921
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2019
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2027-2028

Contact Information

P. O. Box 3003
Lancaster, PA 17604-3003

(717) 358-3993

  • February 17, 2022
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include alternative delivery method-distance education 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 2027-2028.
  • April 16, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of formal written notice from the institution in response to the Commission's request of March 9, 2020. To temporarily waive Substantive Change Policy and Procedures and allow the use of distance education to accommodate students impacted by coronavirus (COVID-19) interruptions, in accordance with United States Department of Education (USDE) guidelines published March 5, 2020. Continued use of distance education beyond the limitations of USDE guidelines will require substantive change approval in accordance with Substantive Change Policy and Procedures. This flexibility is not available for clock-hour courses that lead to licensure if the licensing body will not accept distance learning courses or hours or give credit for them toward the number of hours a student must complete. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2027-2028.
  • June 27, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the self-study report. To note the visit by the Commission's representatives. To reaffirm accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2027-2028.
  • June 23, 2016
    To accept the monitoring report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2018-2019.
  • November 20, 2014
    To accept the Periodic Review Report and to reaffirm accreditation. To request a monitoring report, due April 1, 2016, further documenting an organized and sustainable process to assess achievement of expected learning outcomes in all programs, with evidence that assessment information is shared and discussed with appropriate constituents and is used to improve teaching and learning (Standard 14). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2018-2019.
  • November 17, 2011
    To accept the progress report. To request that the Periodic Review Report, due June 1, 2014, document (1) continued progress in the implementation of an organized and sustained process for the assessment of student learning, including evidence of the identification of student learning outcomes at the institutional, program, and course level, and (2) evidence that assessment results are used to improve teaching and learning in all programs (Standard 14).
  • 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:

  • Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent Included within the scope
  • Branch Campus
    Advanced Studies in England, Nelson House
    2 Pierrepont Street Bath, BA1 1LB
    United Kingdom

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