Statement of Accreditation Status

Ursinus College

  • CEO: Dr. S. Brock Blomberg, President
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Mr. Jack LaFayette
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Paul Starkey, 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: 1921
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2019
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2026-2027
  • Next Mid-Point Peer Review: 2023

Contact Information

601 E. Main St
Collegeville, PA 19426-1000

(610) 409-3000

www.ursinus.edu

  • The following represents the MSCHE accreditation actions taken in the last ten (10) years.
  • June 25, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the supplemental information report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2026-2027.
  • 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 2026-2027.
  • June 27, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the self-study report. To note the visit by the Commission’s representatives. To reaffirm accreditation. To request a supplemental information report, due March 1, 2020, documenting further evidence of enrollment management planning linked to budget development (Standard VI). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2026-2027.
  • June 23, 2016
    To accept the monitoring report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2018-2019.
  • November 20, 2014
    To accept the Periodic Review Report and to reaffirm accreditation. To request a monitoring report, due April 1, 2016, documenting the further implementation of an organized and sustained process for the assessment of institutional effectiveness and the achievement of institutional and program level student learning outcomes in all academic programs with evidence that assessment results are used to inform decision making and to improve teaching and learning (Standards 7 and 14). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2018-2019.
  • 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

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