Statement of Accreditation Status
Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania
- Phase: Formerly Accredited
- Status: Merged/Consolidated/Aquired
- Accreditation Granted: January 1, 1949
- Accreditation Ceased: June 30, 2022
On March 10, 2022, the Middle States Commission on Higher Education included the integration of Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania with Mansfield University of Pennsylvania and Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania pursuant to the legislative authorization of Act 188 as amended (including Act 50 of 2020) within the scope of accreditation effective July 1, 2022. As part of that request, the Commission approved the teach-out plan and signed teach-out agreement with Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania. To note that Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania is the surviving institution and changed its name to Commonwealth University of Pennsylvania effective July 1, 2022. Students may obtain historical records and transcripts at Commonwealth University of Pennsylvania, Bloomsburg, PA. On June 30, 2022, separate degree granting authority from Pennsylvania Department of Education ceases and Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania is no longer be accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education www.msche.org. For more information, please see the Commission's Teach-Out Plans and Agreements Policy and Procedures.