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:
    La Salle University
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Address:
    1900 W. Olney Avenue
    Philadelphia, PA 19141-1199
  • Phone:
    (215) 951-1000
  • URL:
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer (ALO):
    Dr. David Cichowicz
  • Commission Staff Liaison:
    Dr. Idna Corbett, Vice President

Accreditation Summary

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

  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1930
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2016
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2024-2025
  • Next Mid-Point Peer Review: 2021

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)
  • Associate's Degree or Equivalent
  • Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent
  • Post-baccalaureate Certificate
  • Master's Degree or Equivalent
  • Post-Master's Certificate
  • Doctor's Degree - Professional Practice

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
1427 Story Road
1427 Story Road
San Jose, CA 95127
Additional Location
Basel Chamber of Commerce
Basel
Switzerland
Additional Location
Bucks County Intermediate Unit #22
705N Shady Retreat Road
Doylestown, PA 18901
Additional Location
Cherry Hill Middle School
2535 Singerly Road
Elkton, MD 21921
Additional Location
Chester County Intermediate Unit
455 Boot Road
Downingtown, PA 19335
Additional Location
Eastern Shore Higher Education Center at Chesapeake College
1000 College Circle
Wye Mills, MD 21679
Additional Location
Montgomery County Intermediate Unit
1605 West Main Street
Norristown, PA 19403
Additional Location
Plymouth Meeting
220 West Germantown Pike
Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462
Additional Location
The Carver Center
2671 Carver Road
Gambrills, MD 21054
Additional Location
555 Union Boulevard
Suite #4
Allentown, PA 18109
Other Instructional Site
Annapolis HS
2700 Riva Rd
Annapolis, MD 21401
Other Instructional Site
Bucks County Center, Silver Lake Executive Campus
33 University Drive
Newtown, PA 18940
Other Instructional Site
Bucks County IU 22
705 Shady Retreat Road
Doylestown, PA 18907
Other Instructional Site
Carriage House Resturant & Conference Center
943 S High Street
West Chetser, PA 19382
Other Instructional Site
Comfort Inn
99 Robinson Street
Pottstown, PA 19464
Other Instructional Site
Comfort Inn & Suites
1 Center Drive
North East, MD 21901
Other Instructional Site
Country Inn & Suites
2600 Housley Road
Annapolis, MD 21401
Other Instructional Site
Country Inn & Suites (Wyomissing)
405 North Park Road
Wyomissing, PA 19610
Other Instructional Site
Courtyard
2559 Riva Road
Annapolis, MD 21401
Other Instructional Site
Courtyard
1931 Hospitality Drive
Lancaster, PA 17601
Other Instructional Site
Courtyard
5 North Cabot Boulevard
Langhorne, PA 19047
Other Instructional Site
Courtyard
1737 Sumneytown Pike
Lansdale, PA 19446
Other Instructional Site
Courtyard
150 North Park Road
Reading, PA 19610
Other Instructional Site
Courtyard
2350 Easton Road
Willow Grove, PA 19090
Other Instructional Site
Courtyard Marriot Langhorne
5 Cabot Blvd E
Langhorne, PA 19047
Other Instructional Site
Crowne Plaza
4700 Street Road
Trevose, PA 19053
Other Instructional Site
Crowne Plaza
260 Mall Boulevard
King of Prussia, PA 19406
Other Instructional Site
Days Hotel
943 South High Street
West Chester, PA 19382
Other Instructional Site
Days Hotel West Chester
943 S High St
West Chester, PA 19382
Other Instructional Site
Days Inn Pottstown
1600 Industrial Hwy
Pottstown, PA 19464
Other Instructional Site
Delaware County IU
200 Yale Avenue
Morton, PA 19070
Other Instructional Site
Double Tree KOP PA
301 W Dekalb Pike
King of Prussia, PA 19406
Other Instructional Site
Eastern Shore Higher Education Center - Chesapeake College
1000 College Cir
Wye Mills, MD, MD 21679
Other Instructional Site
Elkton Middle School
615 North Street
Elkton, MD 21921
Other Instructional Site
Fairfield Inn
150 Granite Run Drive
Lancaster, PA 17601
Other Instructional Site
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Lancaster
150 Granite Run Dr
Lancaster, PA 17601
Other Instructional Site
Four Points by Sheraton
1650 Toronita Street
York, PA 17402
Other Instructional Site
Freedom Foundation
1601 Valley Forge Rd
Valley Forge, PA 19482
Other Instructional Site
Hampton Inn
1570 Easton Road
Warrington, PA 18976
Other Instructional Site
Hampton Inn
530 Dekalb Pike
King of Prussia, PA 19406
Other Instructional Site
Hampton Inn
2764 Lebanon Road
Manheim, PA 17545
Other Instructional Site
Hampton Inn
430 West Linfield Road
Limerick, PA 19468
Other Instructional Site
Hampton Inn
1915 John Fries Highway
Quakertown, PA 18951
Other Instructional Site
Hampton Inn
1800 Papermill Road
Wyomissing, PA 19610
Other Instructional Site
Hampton Inn
114 South 8th Street
Stroudsburg, PA 18360
Other Instructional Site
Hampton Inn (Frazer)
635 Lancaster Avenue
Frazer, PA 19355
Other Instructional Site
Hampton Inn & Suites
2159 South Queen Street
York, PA 17042
Other Instructional Site
Hampton Inn & Suites
3660 Street Road
Bensalem, PA 19020
Other Instructional Site
Hampton Inn Elkton
2 Warner Woods Rd
Elkton, MD 21921
Other Instructional Site
Hampton Inn North
30 Capital Drive
Harrisburg, PA 17110
Other Instructional Site
Harford Community College - MD
401 Thomas Run Rd
Bel Air, MD 21015
Other Instructional Site
Hilton Garden Inn
7491 A New Ridge Road
Hanover, MD 21076
Other Instructional Site
Hilton Garden Inn
101 Granite Run Drive
Lancaster, PA 17601
Other Instructional Site
Hilton Garden Inn Allentown
1787-B Airport Rd
Allentown, PA 18109
Other Instructional Site
Hilton Garden Inn Harrisburg
3943 Tecport Dr
Harrisburg, PA 17111
Other Instructional Site
Holiday Inn Bensalem
3327 Street Road
Bensalem, PA 19020
Other Instructional Site
Holiday Inn Express
2389 Bernville Road
Reading, PA 19605
Other Instructional Site
Holiday Inn Reading
2389 Berniville Rd
Reading, PA 19605
Other Instructional Site
Homewood Suites
200 Granite Run Drive
Lancaster, PA 17601
Other Instructional Site
Homewood Suites
1200 Pennbrook Parkway
Lansdale, PA 19446
Other Instructional Site
Homewood Suites
2801 Papermill Road
Wyomissing, PA 19610
Other Instructional Site
Homewood Suites (Malvern)
12 E Swedesford Rd
Malvern, PA 19355
Other Instructional Site
Hyatt House
240 Mall Blvd
King of Prussia, PA 19406
Other Instructional Site
Hyatt Place
440 American Avenue
King of Prussia, PA 19406
Other Instructional Site
InnPlace Hotel
3327 Street Road
Bensalem, PA 19020
Other Instructional Site
Lebanon County Career & Technology Center
833 Metro Drive
Lebanon, PA 17042
Other Instructional Site
Live Lofts MD
7491 New Ridge Rd
Hanover, MD 21076
Other Instructional Site
Montgomery Hospital
559 West Germantown Pike
East Norriton, PA 19403
Other Instructional Site
North East Middle School (North East)
200 East Cecil Avenue
North East, MD 21901
Other Instructional Site
Paramount Sports Complex
21 Landings Drive
Annville, PA 17003
Other Instructional Site
Professional Development Center - Center for Educational Opportunity
253 Paradise Road
Aberdeen, MD 21001
Other Instructional Site
Quality Inn
943 S High Street
West Chester, PA 19382
Other Instructional Site
Radisson (Trevose)
2400 Old Lincoln Highway
Trevose, PA 19053
Other Instructional Site
Residence Inn (Hanover)
7035 Arundel Mills Blvd
Hanover, MD 21076
Other Instructional Site
Sheraton Bucks County Hotel
400 Oxford Valley Road
Langhorne, PA 19047
Other Instructional Site
Sheraton Bucks Hotel
400 Oxford Valley Rd
Langhorne, PA 19047
Other Instructional Site
Sheraton York
1650 Toronita St
York, PA 17402
Other Instructional Site
Springhill Suites
1930 John Fries Highway
Quakertown, PA 18951
Other Instructional Site
SpringHill Suites
2480 Maryland Road
Willow Grove, PA 19090
Other Instructional Site
SpringHill Suites (Hanover)
7544 Teague Road
Hanover, MD 21076
Other Instructional Site
SpringHill Suites Plymouth Meeting
460 Plymouth Rd
Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462
Other Instructional Site
The Inn at Reading
1040 N Park Rd, Wyomissing
Wyomissing, PA 19610, PA 19610
Other Instructional Site
The Shawnee Inn
One River Road
Shawnee on Delaware, PA 18356
Other Instructional Site
Wingate by Wyndham
4325 Hamilton Boulevard
Allentown, PA 18103
Other Instructional Site
Wyndham Garden Hotel
765 Eisenhower Blvd
Harrisburg, PA 17111
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.

  • February 27, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution’s decision to close the additional location at University of NY- Prague, Londýnská 41, 120 00 Praha, Czech Republic. To require immediate notification when instruction ceases at the additional location. 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 2024-2025.
  • July 2, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the reclassification of the additional location at the Bucks County Center, Silver Lake Executive Campus 33 University Drive, Newtown, PA 18940 to an other instructional site within the institution’s scope of accreditation. To require immediate notification when the change is implemented. 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 2024-2025.
  • April 30, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the relocation of the University of NY-Prague additional location to Londýnská 41, 120 00 Praha, 120 00 Praha, Czech Republic within the institution’s scope of accreditation. To require immediate notification when instruction commences at the new location and of the date that instruction ceases at the former location. To note the Commission may rescind this action if instruction at this location does not commence within one calendar year from the date of this action. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2024-2025.
  • January 4, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution’s decision to close its additional location at the Northeast High School, 1601 Cottman Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19111-3499. The Commission requires notification within thirty days of the closure of this additional location.
  • January 4, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution’s decision to close its additional location at the Independence Blue Cross, 1901 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103. The Commission requires notification within thirty days of the closure of this additional location.
  • January 4, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution’s decision to close its additional location at the Diocese of Trenton, 701 Lawrenceville Road, Trenton, NJ 08638-0147. The Commission requires notification within thirty days of the closure of this additional location.
  • January 4, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution’s decision to close its additional location at the Pennsylvania Hospital, 800 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107. The Commission requires notification within thirty days of the closure of this additional location.
  • January 4, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution’s decision to close its additional location at the Abington Hospital, 1200 Old York Road, Abington, PA 19001. The Commission requires notification within thirty days of the closure of this additional location. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2024-2025.
  • April 30, 2018
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include within the scope of the institution’s accreditation the relocation of the additional location from Metroplex, 4000 Chemical Rd., Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462 to Plymouth Meeting, 220 West Germantown Pike, Plymouth Meeting PA, 19462 and to include the new location. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations at the new location and the closure of the old 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 2024-2025.
  • June 22, 2017
    To accept the monitoring report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2024-2025.
  • June 23, 2016
    To reaffirm accreditation. To request a monitoring report, due April 1, 2017, documenting further development and implementation of (1) a budget process that is aligned with the institution’s strategic plan, and steps taken to improve the institution’s short- and long-term financial viability and sustainability (Standard 3); (2) goals and objectives or strategies, both institution-wide and for individual units that are clearly stated, reflect conclusions drawn from assessment results, are linked to mission and goal achievement, and are used for planning and resource allocation at the institutional and unit levels (Standards 2 and 7); and (3) the use of direct measures to assess the achievement of program level student learning outcomes in all programs, including general education, with evidence that assessment information is used to improve teaching and learning (Standards 12 and 14). The date for the next accreditation review will be determined by the Commission when it revises the accreditation cycle.
  • March 2, 2016
    To rescind the substantive change action of March 2, 2015. To note the institution's decision to not operate the site at 14271 Story Road, San Jose, CA 95127 as an additional location.
  • August 31, 2015
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to include the contractual agreement with the Regional Training Center, 486 Route 10 West, Randolph, NJ 07869 to offer a Master of Education program within the scope of the institution's accreditation, effective upon receipt of documentation of state approval. To include the additional locations at (1) Cherry Hill Middle School, 2535 Singerly Road, Elkton, MD 21921; (2) Eastern Shore Higher Education Center at Chesapeake College, 1000 College Circle, Wye Mills, MD 21679; and (3) The Carver Center, 2671 Carver Road, Gambrills, MD 21054 within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations at these additional locations. In the event that operations at these additional locations do not commence within one calendar year from the approval of this action, approval will lapse. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2015-2016.
  • June 29, 2015
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at 219 West Susquehanna Street, Allentown, PA 18103 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 2015-2016.
  • March 2, 2015
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at 14271 Story Road, San Jose, CA 95127 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 2015-2016.
  • January 2, 2014
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution’s decision to close its additional location at Amalias 38 Avenue 10558, Sintagama, Athens, Greece 10558. The Commission requires notification within thirty days of the closure of this additional location. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2015-2016.
  • January 2, 2013
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to include the additional location at the Chester County Intermediate Unit, 455 Boot Road, Downingtown, PA 19335 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 this 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 2015-2016.
  • August 27, 2012
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to include the additional location at the Montgomery County Intermediate Unit, 1605 West Main Street, Norristown, PA 19403 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 this 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 2015-2016.
  • January 3, 2012
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to include the additional location at Independence Blue Cross, 1901 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103 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 this 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 2015-2016.
  • November 17, 2011
    To accept the Periodic Review Report and to reaffirm accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2015-2016.
  • August 30, 2011
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to include the additional location at the Bucks County Intermediate Unit #22, 705N Shady Retreat Road, Doylestown, PA 18901 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 this additional location do not commence within one calendar year from the approval of this action, approval will lapse. To note that the Periodic Review Report due June 1, 2011, has been received and will be acted on at the Commission's November meeting.
  • May 5, 2011
    To include the additional location at Northeast High School, 1601 Cottman Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, 19111-3499 within the scope of the institution's accreditation. To remind the institution that the Periodic Review Report due June 1, 2011, should document progress in the implementation of an organized and sustained process to assess student learning.

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).