Statement of Accreditation Status

Wilson College

  • CEO: Dr. Wesley Fugate, President
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Dr. Elissa Heil
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Idna Corbett, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields » Four-year, very small, primarily residential
  • Control: Private (Non-Profit)
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1922
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2015
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2019-2020
  • Next Mid-Point Peer Review: 2024

Contact Information

1015 Philadelphia Avenue
Chambersburg, PA 17201-1285

(717) 264-4141

www.wilson.edu

  • The following represents the MSCHE accreditation actions taken in the last ten (10) years.
  • 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.
  • November 15, 2018
    To note the consultation with the Commission’s representatives. To remind the institution of the Commission action of June 21, 2018, requesting a report beginning in 2019 and in conjunction with the Annual Institutional Update. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2019-2020.
  • July 2, 2018
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional locations at (1) Huntingdon Area School District, 2400 Cassidy Avenue, Huntingdon, PA 16652; (2) Tuscarora School District, 100 West Seminary Street, Mercersburg, PA 17236; (3) Annville-Cleona School District, 500 S. White Oak Street, Annville, PA 17003; (4) Eastern York School District, 120 South Third Street, Wrightsville, PA 17368; (5) Lincoln Intermediate Unit IU12, 65 Billerbeck Street, Oxford, PA 17350; and (6) Lancaster-Lebanon Intermediate Unit IU 13, 1020 New Holland Avenue, Lancaster, PA 17601 within the scope of the institution’s accreditation. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations at these additional locations. Operations at the additional locations must commence within one calendar year from the date of this action. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2019-2020.
  • June 21, 2018
    To accept the monitoring report. To request that, beginning in 2019 and in conjunction with the Annual Institutional Update prior to the self-study visit of 2019-2020, the institution provide evidence demonstrating (1) improved financial viability and sustainability (formerly Standard 3, now Standard VI), and further evidence of (2) the assessment of the adequacy and efficient utilization of institutional resources required to support the institution’s mission and goals (formerly Standard 7, now Standard VI). To direct a prompt Commission liaison guidance consultation to discuss the Commission's expectations. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2019-2020.
  • March 2, 2017
    To accept the monitoring report. To request a monitoring report, due March 1, 2018, documenting (1) further steps taken to strengthen the institution’s financial viability and sustainability (Standard 3);(2) the establishment of budget and planning processes that integrate enrollment, strategic and facilities master planning (Standards 3 and 8); and (3) further development of an organized and sustainable institutional assessment process, with evidence that assessment results are used at the unit level to improve programs, services, and processes (Standard 7). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2019-2020.
  • November 19, 2015
    To accept the Periodic Review Report, reaffirm accreditation and commend the institution for the quality of the Periodic Review Report. To request a monitoring report, due December 1, 2016 documenting (1) steps taken to strengthen the institution's finances (Standard 3); (2) strategies to assess the level of institutional resources required to support the institution's mission and goals (Standard 3); (3) multi-year budget projections linked to an enrollment management plan (Standards 3 and 8); and (4) further development of an organized and systematic process for assessing institutional effectiveness (Standard 7). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2019-2020.
  • July 28, 2015
    To acknowledge receipt of documentation of approval from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Education and to include the change in mission within the scope of the institution's accreditation
  • June 29, 2015
    To acknowledge receipt of substantive change request. To include the additional locations at (1) Big Spring School District, 45 Mt. Rock Road, Newville, PA 17241; and (2) Bellefonte School District, 318 North Allegheny Street, Bellefonte, PA 16823 within the scope of the institution’s accreditation. To note that this action is not retroactive. To note that the Periodic Review Report, due June 1, 2015, has been received and will be acted on at the November Commission meeting.
  • September 2, 2014
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at York County, 696 Delta Road, Red Lion, PA 17356 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 locations do not commence within one calendar year from the approval of this action, approval will lapse. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2015.
  • September 2, 2014
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To approve the relocation of the additional location from Mifflintown High School, 75 South Seventh Street, Mifflintown, PA 17059 to Juniata County, 3873 William Penn Highway, Mifflintown, PA 17059 and to include the additional location within the scope of the institution’s accreditation. The Commission requires written notification within 30 days of the commencement of operations at this additional location and the closure of the other 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.
  • January 2, 2014
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the online Associate of Arts in Business Management within the scope of the institution’s accreditation.
  • January 2, 2014
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the following additional locations within the scope of the institution’s accreditation (1) McConnellsburg High School , 151 E. Cherry Street, McConnellsburg, PA 17233; (2) Mifflintown High School, 75 South Seventh Street, Mifflintown, PA 17059; and (3) Lewistown High School, 501 South Sixth Street, Lewistown, PA 17044. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations at these additional locations. In the event that operations at the additional locations do not commence within one calendar year from the approval of this action, approval will lapse. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2015.
  • September 3, 2013
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to include the change in mission within the scope of the institution's accreditation effective upon receipt of State approval. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2015.
  • September 3, 2013
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at 550 East 2nd Street, Waynesboro, PA 17268 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 Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2015.
  • June 27, 2013
    To note the visit by the Commission's representative and to affirm inclusion of the following additional locations: (1) Washington County Public Schools, 820 Commonwealth Avenue, Hagerstown, MD 21741; (2) Upper Adams School District, 161 N. Main Street, P.O. Box 847, Biglerville, PA 17307; (3) Hanover Public School District, 403 Moul Avenue, Hanover, PA 17331; (4) Greencastle – Antrim School District, District Administration Offices, 370 South Ridge Avenue, Greencastle, PA 17225; and (5) Chambersburg Area School District, District Administration Offices, 511 South Sixth Street, Chambersburg, PA 17201 within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2015.
  • June 27, 2013
    To accept the progress report. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2015.
  • July 2, 2012
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To reclassify the existing instructional sites at (1) Washington County Public Schools, 820 Commonwealth Avenue, Hagerstown, MD 21741 and (2) Upper Adams School District, 161 N. Main Street, P.O. Box 847, Biglerville, PA 17307 to additional locations. To include the additional locations provisionally within the scope of the institution’s accreditation, pending site visits to the locations within six months of commencing operations.
  • July 2, 2012
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To reclassify the following existing instructional sites to additional locations: (1) Chambersburg Area High School, 511 South Sixth Street, Chambersburg, PA 17201; (2) Greencastle-Antrim Middle School, 370 South Ridge Avenue, Greencastle, PA 17225; and (3) Hanover Public School District, 403 Moul Avenue, Hanover, PA 17331. To include the additional locations provisionally within the scope of the institution’s accreditation, pending a site visit to one of the locations within six months of commencing operations. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2015.
  • June 28, 2012
    To accept the monitoring report. To request a progress report, due April 1, 2013, documenting (1) evidence that new planning processes are continuous and systematic and reflect conclusions drawn from assessment results; and (2) evidence that assessment results are used in institutional planning and resource allocation (Standard 2). The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2015.
  • August 30, 2011
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to include the online Masters of Education program within the scope of the institution's accreditation. To remind the institution of the monitoring report, due by March 1, 2012, documenting (1) further progress in the integration of the institutional mission, vision and goals with strategic planning, budgeting, and resource allocation processes (Standards 1 & 2); and (2) further progress in the implementation of an organized and sustained student learning outcomes assessment process to evaluate and improve student learning (Standard 14). A small team visit may follow submission of the monitoring report. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2015.
  • June 28, 2011
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to include the Master of Arts in Humanities degree within the scope of the institution's accreditation. To remind the institution of the monitoring report, due by March 1, 2012, documenting (1) further progress in the integration of the institutional mission, vision and goals with strategic planning, budgeting, and resource allocation processes (Standards 1 & 2); and (2) further progress in the implementation of an organized and sustained student learning outcomes assessment process to evaluate and improve student learning (Standard 14). A small team visit may follow submission of the monitoring report. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2015.
  • 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:

  • Associate's Degree or Equivalent
  • Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent
  • Master's Degree or Equivalent
  • Additional Location
    Annville-Cleona School District
    500 S. White Oak Street
    Annville, PA 17003
    Opened: 08/24/2018
  • Additional Location
    Bellefonte School District
    318 North Allegheny Street
    Bellefonte, PA 16823
    Opened: 06/29/2015
  • Additional Location
    Big Spring School District
    45 Mt. Rock Road
    Newville, PA 17241
    Opened: 06/29/2015
  • Additional Location
    Chambersburg Area High School
    511 South Sixth Street
    Chambersburg, PA 17201
    Opened: 07/02/2012
  • Additional Location
    Eastern York School District
    120 South Third Street
    Wrightsville, PA 17368
    Opened: 08/24/2018
  • Additional Location
    Greencastle-Antrim Middle School
    370 South Ridge Avenue
    Greencastle, PA 17225
    Opened: 07/02/2012
  • Additional Location
    Hanover Public School District
    403 Moul Avenue
    Hanover, PA 17331
    Opened: 07/02/2012
  • Additional Location
    Huntingdon Area School District
    2400 Cassidy Avenue
    Huntingdon, PA 16652
    Opened: 08/24/2018
  • Additional Location
    Juniata County
    3873 William Penn Highway
    Mifflintown, PA 17059
    Opened: 09/02/2014
  • Additional Location
    Lancaster-Lebanon Intermediate Unit IU 13
    1020 New Holland Avenue
    Lancaster, PA 17601
    Opened: 08/24/2018
  • Additional Location
    Lewistown High School
    501 South sixth Street
    Lewistown, PA 17044
  • Additional Location
    Lincoln Intermediate Unit IU12
    65 Billerbeck Street
    Oxford, PA 17350
    Opened: 08/24/2018
  • Additional Location
    McConnellsburg High School
    151 East Cherry Street
    McConnellsburg, PA 17233
    Opened: 01/27/2014
  • Additional Location
    Tuscarora School District
    100 West Seminary Street
    Mercersburg, PA 17236
    Opened: 08/24/2018
  • Additional Location
    Upper Adams School District
    161 N. Main Street P.O. Box 847
    Biglerville, PA 17307
    Opened: 07/02/2012
  • Additional Location
    Washington County Public Schools
    820 Commonwealth Avenue
    Hagerstown, MD 21741
    Opened: 07/02/2012
  • Additional Location
    Waynesboro School District
    550 East 2nd Street
    Waynesboro, PA 17268
    Opened: 09/03/2013
  • Additional Location
    York County
    696 Delta Road
    Red Lion, PA 17356
    Opened: 09/02/2014
  • Other Instructional Site
    Adams County-Gettysburg
    898 Biglerville Road
    Gettysburg, PA 17325
  • Other Instructional Site
    Altoona
    1221 Sixth Avenue
    Altoona, PA 16602
  • Other Instructional Site
    Columbia Borough
    901 Ironville Pike
    Columbia, PA 17512
  • Other Instructional Site
    Eastern York
    100 Abels Road
    East Prospect, PA 17317
  • Other Instructional Site
    Huntingdon Area School District
    2400 Cassady Ave #1
    Huntingdon, PA 16652
  • Other Instructional Site
    Phillipsburg-Osceola School District
    200 Short Street
    Phillipsburg, PA 16866
  • Other Instructional Site
    Phillipsburg-Osceola, Moshannon Valley, West Branch
    516 Allport Cutoff
    Morrisdale, PA 16858
  • Other Instructional Site
    Red Lion Area School District
    1195 Windsor Road
    Red Lion, PA 17356
  • Other Instructional Site
    Scotland Sports Camp
    3583 Scotland Road
    Scotland, PA 17254
  • Other Instructional Site
    Shalom Christian Academy
    126 Social Island Road
    Chambersburg, PA 17202
  • Other Instructional Site
    South Eastern School District
    417 Main Street
    Fawn Grove, PA 17321
  • Other Instructional Site
    South Western School District
    225 Bowman Road
    Hanover, PA 17331
  • Other Instructional Site
    Susquehanna School District
    Susquehanna Township SD HS Library 3500 Elmerton Avenue
    Harrisburg, PA 17109
  • Other Instructional Site
    Tuscarora School District
    5191 Fort Loudon Road
    Mercersburg, PA 17236
  • Other Instructional Site
    West Shore Cross Roads MS
    535 Fishing Creek Road
    Lewisberry, PA 17339
  • Other Instructional Site
    West Shore School District
    507 Fishing Creek Road PO Box 803
    New Cumberland, PA 17070

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