Statement of Accreditation Status
- CEO: Dr. Kent Trachte, President
- Accreditation Liaison Officer: Dr. Eileen Peluso
- Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Robert Bonfiglio, 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: 1934
- Last Reaffirmation: 2016
- Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2020-2021
- Next Mid-Point Peer Review: 2025
- The following represents the MSCHE accreditation actions taken in the last ten (10) years.
- 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 2020-2021.
- June 21, 2018
To accept the progress report. The next evaluation is scheduled for 2020-2021.
- November 17, 2016
To accept the Periodic Review Report and to reaffirm accreditation. To request a progress report, due April 1, 2018, documenting the further development and implementation of (1) adequate institutional information provided in a manner that supports the work of administrators and ensures transparency (Standards 5 and 6); (2) support for faculty and administration in the use of institutional assessment in planning and renewal processes (Standard 7); and (3) evidence of the use of assessment results to ensure the success of at-risk students (Standard 8). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2020-2021.
- November 15, 2012
To accept the monitoring report. To remind the institution that the Periodic Review Report, due June 1, 2016, should provide evidence of a comprehensive review of the general education curriculum, including expected student learning outcomes, designed to achieve greater coherence and integration with the curriculum as a whole (Standard 12).
- June 23, 2011
To reaffirm accreditation. To request a monitoring report, due October 1, 2012, providing evidence of the development and implementation of (1) clear linkages between institutional mission and expected outcomes in all departments and units (Standard 1); (2) an organized and sustainable assessment process, including direct measures, to improve institutional effectiveness and to evaluate the extent to which all units achieve relevant institutional goals (Standard 7); (3) a comprehensive enrollment management plan, with clear assignment of responsibility, that uses findings from the ongoing assessment of student success and the retention of at-risk students, and that includes evidence that the institution has sufficient financial resources to execute the plan (Standards 3 and 8); and (4) an organized and sustainable process to clearly define and assess the achievement of expected student learning outcomes at the course and program levels, with evidence that assessment information is used to improve teaching and learning (Standards 11 and 14). To request that the Periodic Review Report, due June 1, 2016, provide evidence of a comprehensive review of the general education curriculum, including expected student learning outcomes, designed to achieve greater coherence and integration with the curriculum as a whole (Standard 12).
- Distance Education
Not approved for 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