Statement of Accreditation Status

Moravian University

  • CEO: Dr. Bryon Grigsby, President
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Dr. Carol Traupman-Carr
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Terence Peavy, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Master's Colleges & Universities: Small Programs » Four-year, small, highly residential
  • Control: Private (Non-Profit)
  • Former Name(s): Moravian College (May 06, 2021)
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1922
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2018
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2025-2026

Contact Information

1200 Main Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018

(610) 861-1300

www.moravian.edu

  • December 2, 2021
    To acknowledge receipt of the supplemental information report. To require the institution to continue with the complex substantive change process. To note the Commission does not offer retroactive approval for substantive changes. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2025-2026.
  • October 12, 2021
    Staff acted on behalf of the Commission to request a supplemental information report, due October 20, 2021, addressing recent developments at the institution which may have implications for current and future compliance with Requirement of Affiliation 14; Standard II: Ethics and Integrity; Standard VII: Governance, Leadership, and Administration; Substantive Change Policy; and Complex Substantive Change Procedures. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2025-2026.
  • September 3, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the first Postsecondary Certificate (< 1 year) in Design within the institution's scope of accreditation. To note that 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.
  • September 3, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the second Postsecondary Certificate (< 1 year) in Philosophy within the institution's scope of accreditation. To note that the Commission may rescind this action if the requested substantive change is not implemented within one calendar year from the date of this action.
  • January 4, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at the Touchstone Theatre, 321 E. 4th Street, Bethlehem, PA 18015 within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The Commission requires notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations at this additional location. Operations at the additional location must commence within one calendar year from the date of this action. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2025-2026.
  • October 29, 2018
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the second Doctor's – Professional Practice program [Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)] within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2025-2026.
  • June 21, 2018
    To reaffirm accreditation. To request that, beginning in 2019 and in conjunction with each Annual Institutional Update prior to the Mid-Point Peer Review in 2022, the institution provide further evidence of (1) distance learning courses that are designed, delivered, and assessed by faculty that is provided with and utilize sufficient opportunities, resources, and support for professional growth and innovation (Standard III); (2) development and implementation of organized and systematic assessments that evaluate the extent of student achievement in general education (Standard V) ; and (3) use of assessment results for the improvement of educational effectiveness (Standard V). To direct a prompt liaison guidance visit to discuss Commission's expectations. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2025-2026.
  • September 25, 2017
    To acknowledge receipt of documentation of approval from the institution's Faculty Senate and to include the online Doctor of Athletic Training within the scope of the institution's accreditation.
  • August 28, 2017
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the second alternative delivery method program (online Doctor of Athletic Training) within the scope of the institution's accreditation to be effective upon receipt of necessary approvals.
  • August 28, 2017
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the first Doctor's of Professional Practice Doctorate of Athletic Training (DAT) within the scope of the institution's accreditation to be effective upon receipt of necessary approvals. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2017-2018.
  • June 25, 2015
    To accept the progress report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2017-2018.
  • November 21, 2013
    To accept the Periodic Review Report and reaffirm accreditation. To request a progress report, due April 1, 2015, documenting (1) further evidence that assessment information is used in institutional planning and budgeting (Standards 2 and 7), and (2) further implementation of a documented, organized and sustained assessment process to evaluate and improve student learning in all academic programs (Standard 14). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2017-2018.
  • 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: Doctor of Athletic Training
  • Additional Location
    Touchstone Theatre
    321 E. 4th Street
    Bethlehem, PA 18015
    Opened: 08/07/2019
  • Additional Location
    Videoconferencing Site
    Salem College
    Winston-Salem, NC 27101
  • Other Instructional Site
    Bethlehem Catholic High School
    2133 Madison Avenue
    Bethlehem, PA 18017
  • Other Instructional Site
    Lancaster Theological Seminary
    555 West James Street
    Lancaster, PA 17603
  • Other Instructional Site
    Northwestern Lehigh High School
    6493 Route 309
    New Tripoli, PA 18066
  • Other Instructional Site
    Salisbury High School
    500 E. Montgomery Street
    Allentown, PA 18103

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