Statement of Accreditation Status

Lebanon Valley College

  • CEO: Dr. James MacLaren, President
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Dr. Susan Tammaro
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Paul Starkey, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Master's Colleges & Universities: Small Programs » Four-year, small, highly residential
  • Control: Private (Non-Profit)
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1922
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2013
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2022-2023

Contact Information

101 N. College Avenue
Annville, PA 17003-1400

(717) 867-6100

www.lvc.edu

  • March 2, 2021
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution's decision to close the additional location at 1149 Harrisburg Pike, Carlisle, PA 17103 that has ceased operations. To remove the additional location from 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.
  • March 2, 2021
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at 1285 Ritner Highway, Carlisle, PA 17013 within the institution's scope of accreditation. To require immediate notification when instruction commences at the additional location. 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 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.
  • July 5, 2017
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the second alternative delivery method (online Post-baccalaureate Certificate in Integrative STEM Education) within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The next evaluation is scheduled for 2022-2023.
  • June 29, 2015
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the online post-baccalaureate certificate in Actuarial Science within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2018.
  • June 25, 2015
    To accept the monitoring report. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2018.
  • September 2, 2014
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at Dixon University Center, 2986 North Second Street, Harrisburg, PA 17110 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 remind the institution of the monitoring report, due April 1, 2015, providing further evidence that (1) data are collected, managed, and archived by the institutional research office; (2) assessment plans and results are shared and discussed by appropriate constituencies in a timely manner; (3) assessment processes have sufficient simplicity, practicality and ownership to be sustainable; and (4) assessment results are used to renew strategic planning, to support bench marking and resource allocation, and to achieve documented improvements in all programs, services, and processes (Standards 7 and 14). The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2018.
  • April 28, 2014
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution's decision to close its additional location at Lancaster General Hospital, 555 N. Duke Street, Lancaster, PA 17604. The Commission requires notification within thirty days of the closure of this additional location. To remind the institution of the monitoring report, due April 1, 2015, providing further evidence that (1) data are collected, managed, and archived by the institutional research office; (2) assessment plans and results are shared and discussed by appropriate constituencies in a timely manner; (3) assessment processes have sufficient simplicity, practicality and ownership to be sustainable; and (4) assessment results are used to renew strategic planning, to support bench marking and resource allocation, and to achieve documented improvements in all programs, services, and processes (Standards 7 and 14). The Periodic Review Report is now due June 1, 2018.
  • June 27, 2013
    To accept the monitoring report and to note the visit by the Commission's representatives. To remove the warning and reaffirm accreditation because the institution is now in compliance with Standard 7 (Institutional Assessment) and Standard 14 (Assessment of Student Learning). To request a monitoring report, due April 1, 2015, providing further evidence that (1) data are collected, managed, and archived by the institutional research office; (2) assessment plans and results are shared and discussed by appropriate constituencies in a timely manner; (3) assessment processes have sufficient simplicity, practicality and ownership to be sustainable; and (4) assessment results are used to renew strategic planning, to support bench marking and resource allocation, and to achieve documented improvements in all programs, services, and processes (Standards 7 and 14). The Periodic Review Report is now due June 1, 2018.
  • April 29, 2013
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request, to approve the reclassification of the instructional site at Giant Food Stores LLC, Ahold USA, 1149 Harrisburg Pike, Carlisle PA 17103 as an additional location, and to include the location within the scope of the institution's accreditation. To note that the monitoring report, due March 1, 2013, has been received and will be acted on by the Commission at its June meeting.
  • November 15, 2012
    To note the visit by the Commission's representative. To remind the institution that its accreditation may be in jeopardy because of insufficient evidence that the institution is currently in compliance with Standard 7 (Institutional Assessment) and Standard 14 (Assessment of Student Learning). To note that the institution remains accredited while on warning. To remind the institution of the monitoring report, due March 1, 2013, documenting that the institution has achieved and can sustain compliance with Standards 7 and 14, including but not limited to the development and implementation of (1) steps taken to promote an institution-wide culture of assessment and evidence, with appropriate collaboration among faculty and administration; (2) an organized and sustainable assessment process, including direct measures that clearly and purposefully relate to the goals they are assessing, to evaluate and improve institutional effectiveness with evidence that assessment information is used to gain efficiencies in programs, services, and processes; and (3) an organized and sustainable process to assess the achievement of student learning goals in all programs, with evidence that assessment information is used to improve teaching and learning (Standards 7 and 14). To also request that the monitoring report provide evidence of the implementation of (4) an organized, systematic, and sustainable process to assess the achievement of student learning goals in relation to general education and graduate-level programs, consistent with the institution's overall plan for assessing student learning (Standards 11 and 12). A small team visit will follow submission of the monitoring report. The due date for the next Periodic Review Report will be established when accreditation is reaffirmed.
  • June 28, 2012
    To warn the institution that its accreditation may be in jeopardy because of insufficient evidence that the institution is currently in compliance with Standard 7 (Institutional Assessment) and Standard 14 (Assessment of Student Learning). To note that the institution remains accredited while on warning. To request a monitoring report, due March 1, 2013, documenting that the institution has achieved and can sustain compliance with Standards 7 and 14, including but not limited to the development and implementation of (1) steps taken to promote an institution-wide culture of assessment and evidence, with appropriate collaboration among faculty and administration; (2) an organized and sustainable assessment process, including direct measures that clearly and purposefully relate to the goals they are assessing, to evaluate and improve institutional effectiveness with evidence that assessment information is used to gain efficiencies in programs, services, and processes; and (3) an organized and sustainable process to assess the achievement of student learning goals in all programs, with evidence that assessment information is used to improve teaching and learning (Standards 7 and 14). To also request that the monitoring report provide evidence of the implementation of (4) an organized, systematic, and sustainable process to assess the achievement of student learning goals in relation to general education and graduate-level programs, consistent with the institution's overall plan for assessing student learning (Standards 11 and 12). A small team visit will follow submission of the monitoring report. To direct a prompt liaison guidance visit to discuss the Commission's expectations. The due date for the next Periodic Review Report will be established when accreditation is reaffirmed.
  • November 18, 2010
    To thank the institution for receiving the Commission's representative and to affirm inclusion of the additional locations at the Lancaster General Hospital, 555 North Duke Street, Lancaster, PA 17604; and Intermediate Unit (IU) 13, 1020 New Holland Avenue, Lancaster, PA 17601 within the scope of the institution's accreditation. To remind the institution that the self-study, in preparation for the 2011-2012 evaluation visit, should (1) demonstrate that all additional locations provide adequate and appropriate student services (Standard 13); and (2) document further steps taken to strengthen general education (Standard 12).
  • 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 (1-2 yrs) Included within the scope
  • Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent Included within the scope
  • Post-baccalaureate Certificate Included within the scope
  • Master's Degree or Equivalent Included within the scope
  • Doctor's Degree - Professional Practice Included within the scope
  • Additional Location
    Carlisle Construction Materials, Inc. Training Facility
    1285 Ritner Highway
    Carlisle, PA 17013
    Opened: 03/11/2021
  • Additional Location
    Dixon University Center
    2986 North Second Street
    Harrisburg, PA 17110
    Opened: 05/12/2015
  • Additional Location
    Intermediate Unit (IU) 13
    1020 New Holland Avenue
    Lancaster, PA 17601
    Opened: 10/01/2010
  • Other Instructional Site
    Milton Hershey School
    1201 Homestead Lane
    Hershey, PA 17033
  • Other Instructional Site
    PhoenixContact
    586 Fulling Mill Rd
    Middletown, PA 17057

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