Statement of Accreditation Status

Gratz College

  • CEO: Dr. Zev Eleff, President
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Dr. Honour Moore
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Anne Wahl, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Master's Colleges & Universities: Small Programs » Four-year, very small, primarily nonresidential
  • Control: Private (Non-Profit)
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1967
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2019
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2026-2027

Contact Information

7605 Old York Road
Melrose Park, PA 19027

(215) 635-7300

www.gratz.edu

  • 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 2023, the institution provide further evidence of (1) the periodic assessment of the effectiveness of assessment processes utilized by the institution for the improvement of educational effectiveness (Standard V) and (2) periodic assessment of the effectiveness of planning, resources allocation, institutional renewal and availability of resources (Standard VI). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2026-2027.
  • April 30, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution's decision to close the additional location at Cecil County Public Schools, 3035 Singerly Road, Elkton, MD 21921 and to remove it from the institution's scope of accreditation.
  • April 30, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution's decision to close the additional location at Southern Maryland Higher Education Center, 44219 Airport Road, California, MD 20619 and to remove it from the institution's scope of accreditation.
  • April 30, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution's decision to close the additional location at Carver Professional Development Center, 2671 Carver Road, Gambrills, MD 21054 and to remove it from the institution's scope of accreditation.
  • April 30, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution's decision to close the additional location at Eastern Shore Higher Education Center on the Campus of Chesapeake College, Wye Mills Campus, 1000 College Circle, Wye Mills, MD 21679 and to remove it from the institution's scope of accreditation. To note that the evaluation visit has occurred and will be acted upon by the Commission at the June meeting.
  • May 1, 2017
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the second Doctor's - Research/Scholarship (Ph.D. in Holocaust and Genocide Studies) within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2018-2019.
  • November 17, 2016
    To accept the monitoring report and to note that a small team visit will not be conducted at this time. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2018-2019.
  • June 25, 2015
    To accept the monitoring report and to note the visit by the Commission's representatives. To remove the probation because the institution is now in compliance with Standard 12 (General Education) and Standard 14 (Assessment of Student Learning) and to reaffirm accreditation. To request a monitoring report, due September 1, 2016, documenting (1) further evidence of the assessment of general education outcomes and the use of such assessment results for curricular improvement in the baccalaureate program; (2) additional professional development opportunities and resources for faculty and staff in the refinement of student learning assessment methods and the use of assessment results; (3) adherence to clear, realistic guidelines and timetables in completing reviews of all certificate and degree programs; (4) analysis of evidence of the effects of improvements to teaching and learning, made in response to assessment results; (5) evidence of the periodic evaluation of the effectiveness and sustainability of the institution's student learning assessment processes; and (6) use of student learning assessment results to support decisions about institutional planning and resource allocation (Standards 12 and 14). A small team visit may follow submission of the monitoring report. The next evaluation visit is now scheduled for 2018-2019.
  • November 20, 2014
    To accept the monitoring report and to note the visit by the Commission's representatives. To note that the institution is now in compliance with Standard 3 (Institutional Resources) and Standard 7 (Institutional Assessment). To continue the probation because of insufficient evidence that the institution is currently in compliance with Standard 12 (General Education) and Standard 14 (Assessment of Student Learning). To note that the institution remains accredited while on probation. To request a monitoring report, due March 1, 2015, documenting that the institution has achieved and can sustain compliance with Standards 12 and 14, including but not limited to evidence (1) of the completion of at least one cycle of a sustainable process to assess student achievement of expected learning outcomes, in all certificate and degree programs, including general education; and (2) that assessment results are used to improve teaching and learning at all levels of the curriculum and to inform budgeting and faculty development (Standards 12 and 14). In addition, to request that the monitoring report provide further evidence of (3) steps taken to ensure the use of multi-year budgets and realistic enrollment projections to demonstrate short- and long-term financial viability (Standard 3); and (4) the use of institutional assessment results to inform strategic planning and institutional renewal processes (Standard 7). A small team visit will follow submission of the monitoring report. The due date for the next evaluation visit will be established when accreditation is reaffirmed.
  • March 6, 2014
    To note the visit by the Commission's representatives. To remind the institution that it has been placed on probation because of insufficient evidence that the institution is currently in compliance with Standard 3 (Institutional Resources), Standard 7 (Institutional Assessment), Standard 12 (General Education) and Standard 14 (Assessment of Student Learning). To note that the institution remains accredited while on probation. To request a monitoring report, due September 1, 2014, documenting that the institution has achieved and can sustain compliance with Standards 3, 7, 12 and 14, including but not limited to evidence of (1) a financial planning and budgeting process, aligned with the institution's mission and goals, that provides for multi-year budgets and realistic enrollment projections and demonstrates that the institution has sufficient financial resources and a financial plan to carry out its mission and execute its plans (Standard 3); (2) the development and implementation of an organized, sytematic and sustainable assessment process, including direct measures, to improve institutional effectiveness with evidence that assessment information is used in budgeting, planning and resource allocation and to gain efficiencies in programs, services, and processes (Standard 7); and (3) an organized and sustainable process to assess the achievement of expected student learning outcomes in all programs, including general education and doctoral studies, with evidence that assessment information is used to improve teaching and learning at all levels of the curriculum (Standards 12 and 14). A small team visit will follow submission of the monitoring report. To note that the due date for the next evaluation visit will be established when accreditation is reaffirmed.
  • November 21, 2013
    To accept the Periodic Review Report. To place the institution on probation because of insufficient evidence that the institution is currently in compliance with Standard 3 (Institutional Resources), Standard 7 (Institutional Assessment), Standard 12 (General Education) and Standard 14 (Assessment of Student Learning). To note that the institution remains accredited while on probation. To request a monitoring report, due September 1, 2014, documenting that the institution has achieved and can sustain compliance with Standards 3, 7, 12 and 14, including but not limited to evidence of (1) a financial planning and budgeting process, aligned with the institution's mission and goals, that provides for multi-year budgets and realistic enrollment projections and demonstrates that the institution has sufficient financial resources and a financial plan to carry out its mission and execute its plans (Standard 3); (2) the development and implementation of an organized, sytematic and sustainable assessment process, including direct measures, to improve institutional effectiveness with evidence that assessment information is used in budgeting, planning and resource allocation and to gain efficiencies in programs, services, and processes (Standard 7); and (3) an organized and sustainable process to assess the achievement of expected student learning outcomes in all programs, including general education and doctoral studies, with evidence that assessment information is used to improve teaching and learning at all levels of the curriculum (Standards 12 and 14). To direct a prompt Commission liaison guidance visit to discuss the Commission's expectations. A small team visit will follow submission of the monitoring report. To note that the due date for the next evaluation visit will be established when accreditation is reaffirmed.
  • June 28, 2011
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To re-classify the following currently existing additional location as an instructional site: Annapolis High School, 2700 Riva Road, Annapolis MD 21401 and to include the site within the scope of the institution's accreditation. To remind the institution that the Periodic Review Report, due June 1, 2013, should document (1) further progress in the implementation of a comprehensive, organized, and sustained process to assess the achievement of institutional and student learning outcomes, including evidence that assessment results are being used for the improvement of teaching and learning (Standards 7 and 14) and for strategic planning and resource allocation decisions (Standards 2 and 3); and (2) steps taken to implement the recommendations provided in the October, 2009 report by AACRAO Consulting.
  • 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
  • Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent Included within the scope
  • Master's Degree or Equivalent Included within the scope
  • Doctor's Degree- Research/Scholarship Included within the scope

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