Statement of Accreditation Status

Marywood University

  • CEO: Sister Mary Persico, President
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Ms. Leslie Christianson
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Melissa Hardin, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs » Four-year, small, primarily residential
  • Control: Private (Non-Profit)
  • Former Name(s): Marywood College
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1921
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2017
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2025-2026

Contact Information

2300 Adams Avenue
Scranton, PA 18509

(570) 348-6211

www.marywood.edu

  • January 3, 2023
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the written arrangement with Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport to serve as a third-party provider offering 67% of the of the Master of Business Administration program within the institution's scope of accreditation. To note that the Commission's approval does not include eligibility for Title IV, HEA programs. To require written evidence of approvals from all necessary licensing, regulatory, or other legal entities as necessary. To note 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 2025-2026.
  • June 22, 2022
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution's decision to close the additional location at 200 Prospect Street, East Stroudsburg, PA 18301-2999 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 this action if any developments reveal additional information that might have affected the Commission's decision. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2025-2026.
  • June 23, 2021
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution's decision to close the additional location at 400 East Second Street, Bloomsburg, PA 17815. To require immediate notification when instruction ceases at the additional location. To note the Commission may rescind this action 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 2025-2026.
  • April 29, 2021
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the written arrangement with Zijing Education, Room 501-1, 5th Floor, Block 7, Yard 1, Zhongguancun East Road, Haidian District, Beijing, China to serve as a third-party provider of the Master of Business Administration within 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. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2025-2026.
  • March 15, 2018
    To accept the monitoring report and note that a small team visit will not be conducted at this time. The next evaluation is scheduled for 2025-2026.
  • March 2, 2017
    To reaffirm accreditation and to request a monitoring report, due December 1, 2017, documenting further evidence of (1) development and implementation of a comprehensive institutional strategic plan that links long-range planning to decision-making and budgeting processes (Standard 2); (2) development and implementation of an operating and capital budget process – including multi-year budget projections – that is aligned with the institution's mission, goals, and strategic plan (Standard 3); (3) further implementation of a comprehensive, organized, and sustained process for the assessment of institutional effectiveness with evidence that assessment information is used in budgeting, planning, and allocating resources (Standard 7); and (4) development and implementation of a comprehensive multi-year enrollment management model that informs budgeting and planning (Standard 8). A small team visit may follow submission of the report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2025-2026.
  • February 23, 2016
    To grant the institution a six-month extension on the self-study. The evaluation team visit will now occur during the fall semester 2016.
  • January 4, 2016
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution's decision to close its additional location at Alvernia College - School of Social Work, 400 Saint Bernardine Street, Reading, PA 19607. The Commission requires notification within thirty days of the closure of this additional location. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2015-2016.
  • September 3, 2013
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to include the additional location at East Stroudsburg University, 200 Prospect Street, East Stroudsburg, PA 18301 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.
  • June 27, 2013
    To accept the supplemental information report addressing the Fall 2012 National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, Inc. (NLNAC) action. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2015-2016.
  • April 15, 2013
    To request a supplemental information report, due May 13, 2013, addressing the Fall 2012 National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, Inc. (NLNAC) accreditation decision. 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, to note the institution's decision to close the additional location at Keystone College, One College Green, La Plume, PA 18440 and to remove the location from the scope of the institution's accreditation. To note that the Periodic Review Report due June 1, 2011, has been received and will be acted upon at the Commission's November meeting.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Post-Master's Certificate Included within the scope
  • Doctor's Degree - Professional Practice Included within the scope to offer ONE program: PsyD
  • Doctor's Degree- Research/Scholarship Included within the scope
  • Additional Location
    Lehigh Valley Center, DeSales University
    2755 Station Avenue
    Center Valley, PA 18034
  • Other Instructional Site
    Valley Aviation
    2001 Wyoming Avenue
    Kingston, PA 18704

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