Statement of Accreditation Status

Washington & Jefferson College

  • CEO: Dr. John Knapp, President
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Mr. Theresa Ford
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Melissa Hardin, 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: 2027-2028
  • Next Mid-Point Peer Review: 2024

Contact Information

60 South Lincoln Street
Washington, PA 15301-4801

(724) 503-1001

www.washjeff.edu

  • The following represents the MSCHE accreditation actions taken in the last ten (10) years.
  • January 4, 2021
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include alternative delivery method-distance education 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 2027-2028.
  • 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 2027-2028.
  • 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 that, beginning in 2020 and in conjunction with each Annual Institutional Update prior to the Mid-Point Peer Review in 2024, the institution provide further evidence of (1) enrollment management planning linked to budget development (Standard VI), and (2) the assessment of the adequacy and efficient utilization of institutional resources required to support the institution’s mission and goals (Standard VI). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2027-2028.
  • November 20, 2014
    To accept the Periodic Review Report, to reaffirm accreditation and to commend the institution for the quality of the Periodic Review Report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2018-2019.
  • January 2, 2014
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to include the Master of Arts in Professional Writing with the scope of the institution's accreditation.
  • January 2, 2014
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to include the online Master of Arts in Healthcare Economics within the scope of the institution’s accreditation.
  • January 2, 2014
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to include the post-baccalaureate certificates in (1) Accounting and (2) Professional Writing within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2014.
  • 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 (1-2 yrs) Included within the scope:
  • Associate's Degree or Equivalent 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:

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