Statement of Accreditation Status

York College of Pennsylvania

  • CEO: Dr. Pamela Gunter-Smith, President
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Dr. Patrice DiQuinzio
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Melissa Hardin, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Master's Colleges & Universities: Small Programs » Four-year, medium, highly residential
  • Control: Private (Non-Profit)
  • Former Name(s): York Junior College
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1959
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2017
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2024-2025

Contact Information

Country Club Road
York, PA 17405-7199

(717) 846-7788

www.ycp.edu

  • December 2, 2021
    To note that the substantive change visit to the additional location at 325 Brooks Road, Rome, NY 13441 which occurred on May 26, 2021, and the information provided in the substantive change request was verified. To note that the institution hosted a virtual site visit in lieu of an on-site visit in accordance with the United States Department of Education (USDE) guidelines published March 17, 2020. To note that a verification visit is required by USDE guidelines and will be conducted within a reasonable period of time following the virtual site visit.
  • April 30, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the second alternative delivery method-distance education program (Master's Degree in Learning Design and Innovation) 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 2024-2025.
  • April 30, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the second Post-Master's Certificate program in Applied Behavior Analysis 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 2024-2025.
  • 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 2024-2025.
  • September 3, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the first alternative delivery method-distance education program (RN-BSN Degree) 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 2024-2025.
  • April 30, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the second Post-baccalaureate certificate program (Secondary Education Certificate) within the institution's scope of accreditation. To note the Commission may rescind this action if the requested substantive change is not implemented within one calendar year from the date of this action
  • April 30, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the first Post-baccalaureate certificate program (Student Resilience Certificate) within the institution's scope of accreditation. To note 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 2024-2025.
  • June 21, 2018
    To accept the progress report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2024-2025.
  • July 5, 2017
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include provisionally the additional location at Defense Finance and Accounting Services, 325 Brooks Road, Rome, NY 13441 within the scope of the institution's accreditation pending a site visit within six months of the commencement of operations. The Commission requires written 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. To remind the institution of the Commission's request of June 22, 2017 for a progress report due April 1, 2018. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2024-2025.
  • June 22, 2017
    To accept the monitoring report and to note the visit by the Commission's representatives. To remove the warning because the institution is now in compliance with Standard 7 (Institutional Assessment) and to reaffirm accreditation. To request a progress report, due April 1, 2018, documenting further implementation of an organized and sustained assessment process for institutional effectiveness that: (1) provides evidence of the use of assessment results at the unit level; and (2) is linked to the assessment of strategic goals (Standard 7). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2024-2025.
  • November 17, 2016
    To note the visit by the Commission's representative. To remind the institution of the Commission's action of June 23, 2016 to warn the institution that its accreditation may be in jeopardy because of insufficient evidence that the institution is currently in compliance with Standard 7. To note that the institution remains accredited while on warning. To remind the institution of the monitoring report due March 1, 2017. Upon reaffirmation of accreditation, the institution will return to its established evaluation schedule.
  • June 23, 2016
    To warn the institution that its accreditation may be in jeopardy because of insufficient evidence that the institution is currently in compliance with Standard 7 (Institutional Assessment). To note the institution remains accredited while on warning. To request a monitoring report, due March 1, 2017, documenting evidence that the institution has achieved and can sustain compliance with Standard 7, including but not limited to, documentation of (1) an organized, systematic, and sustained assessment process to evaluate and improve the total range of programs and services; (2) clearly articulated unit-level goals with realistic guidelines and a timetable; and (3) evidence that assessment results are shared and discussed with appropriate constituents (Standard 7). In addition, to request that the monitoring report also document further development and implementation of policies and procedures for projecting multi-year enrollments and budgets (Standard 2). A small team visit will follow submission of the monitoring report. To direct a prompt Commission liaison guidance visit to discuss Commission expectations. The date of the next accreditation review will be established when accreditation is reaffirmed.
  • June 27, 2013
    To accept the progress report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2015-2016.
  • July 2, 2012
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the post-master's certificate, Adult Gerontology Nursing Practitioner, within the scope of the institution's accreditation.
  • July 2, 2012
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution's decision to close the additional location at the Loretta Claiborne Building, 605 South George Street, York, PA 17401 and remove the location from the scope of the institution's accreditation. The next evaluation visit is 2015-2016.
  • November 17, 2011
    To accept the Periodic Review Report and to reaffirm accreditation. To commend the institution on the quality of the periodic review process and report. To request a progress report, due April 1, 2013, documenting evidence of (1) the continued implementation of an comprehensive, organized, and sustained process for the assessment of student learning outcomes in all programs, including general education; (2) the use of direct measures of student learning at all levels; and (3) the use of assessment results to improve teaching and learning (Standard 14). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2015-2016.
  • 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 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 to offer ONE program: Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Additional Location
    Defense Finance and Accounting Services
    325 Brooks Road
    Rome, NY 13441
    Opened: 09/08/2017

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