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:
    Millersville University of Pennsylvania
    Millersville, PA
  • Chief Executive Officer:
    Dr. Daniel Wubah, President
  • Carnegie Classification:
    Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs » Four-year, medium, primarily residential
  • Control:
    Public
  • Former Name(s):
    Millersville State College (7/1/1983), State Teacher's College
  • Address:
    101 North George Street
    Millersville, PA 17551-0302
  • Phone:
    (717) 871-4636
  • URL:
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer (ALO):
    Dr. James Delle
  • Commission Staff Liaison:
    Dr. Sean McKitrick, Vice President

Accreditation Summary

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

  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1950
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2015
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2019-2020
  • Next Mid-Point Peer Review: 2024

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) Approved to offer ONE program at this credential level: Marketing
  • Associate's Degree or Equivalent
  • Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent
  • Post-baccalaureate Certificate
  • Master's Degree or Equivalent
  • Post-Master's Certificate Approved to offer ONE program at this credential level: Family/Individual Across the Life Span Nurse Practitioner
  • 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
Conrad Weiser Middle School
347 East Penn Avenue
Robesonia, PA 19551
Additional Location
Dixon University Center
2986 North Second Street
Harrisburg, PA 17110
Additional Location
Dover Area School District
2 School Lane
Dover, PA 17315
Additional Location
Mellon Independence Center
701 Market Street 3rd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Additional Location
South Western School District
225 Bowman Road
Hanover, PA 17331
Additional Location
Wilson School District
2601 Grandview Boulevard
West Lawn, PA 19609
Additional Location
Chincoteague Bay Field Station
The Marine Science Consortium 34001 Mill Dam Road
Wallops Island, VA 23337
Other Instructional Site
Harrisburg Area Community College - Harrisburg Campus
1 HACC Dr.
Harrisburg, PA 17110
Other Instructional Site
Harrisburg Area Community College - York Campus
2010 Pennsylvania Avenue
York, PA 17404
Other Instructional Site
Mellon Independence Center
701 Market Street, 3rd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Other Instructional Site
The Ware Center of Millersville University Lancaster
42 N. Prince Street
Lancaster, PA 17603
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.

  • April 16, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the self-study report. To delay the On-Site Evaluation visit scheduled for Spring 2020 due to extraordinary circumstances related to coronavirus (COVID-19) interruptions and to continue accreditation. To note the institution remains accredited during a delay granted by the Commission. The Evaluation visit will be scheduled in accordance with Commission policy and procedures.
  • June 22, 2017
    To accept the monitoring report. The next evaluation visit is 2019-2020.
  • May 1, 2017
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the first Post-secondary Certificate (< 1 year) in Marketing within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2019-2020.
  • January 3, 2017
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the first Post-Master's Certificate (Family/Individual Across the Life Span Nurse Practitioner) within the scope of the institution's accreditation. To remind the institution of the Commission’s request of November 19, 2015 for a monitoring report due April 1, 2017. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2019-2020.
  • February 29, 2016
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) within the scope of the institution’s accreditation. To remind the institution of the Commission’s request of November 19. 2015 for a monitoring report due April 1, 2017. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2019-2020.
  • November 19, 2015
    To accept the Periodic Review Report and to reaffirm accreditation.To request a monitoring report, due April 1, 2017, further documenting steps taken to ensure the institution's short- and long-term financial viability and sustainability, including updated budget and enrollment projections (Standard 3). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2019-2020.
  • April 27, 2015
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the Doctorate in Social Work (DSW) within the scope of the institution’s accreditation. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2015.
  • January 30, 2015
    To note documentation of approval from the Board of Governors of Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education and to include the Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership program within the scope of the institution's accreditation.
  • January 5, 2015
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To provisionally include the Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership program within the scope of the institution's accreditation pending receipt of all necessary approvals. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2015.
  • June 30, 2014
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To approve the reclassification of the instructional site at Wilson School District, 2601 Grandview Boulevard, West Lawn, PA 19609 as an additional location and to include the location within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2015.
  • July 2, 2012
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to include the additional location at Mellon Independence Center, 701 Market Street, 3rd Floor, Philadelphia, PA, 19106, within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2015.
  • June 28, 2012
    To accept the progress report. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2015.
  • January 3, 2012
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to include the additional location at Conrad Weiser Middle School, 347 East Penn Avenue, Robesonia, PA 19551 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 remind the institution that the progress report, due by April 1, 2012, should document the use of assessment results to improve planning and budgeting (Standard 7) and teaching and learning (Standard 14). The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2015.

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).