Statement of Accreditation Status

Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology

  • CEO: Ms. Betty Tompos, Interim President
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Dr. Timothy Bianchi
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Paul Starkey, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Associate's Colleges: High Career & Technical-High Traditional » Two-year, small
  • Control: Public
  • Former Name(s): Thaddeus Stevens State School of Technology
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1991
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2017
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2025-2026
  • Next Mid-Point Peer Review: 2022

Contact Information

750 East King Street
Lancaster, PA 17602

(717) 299-7793

www.stevenscollege.edu

  • The following represents the MSCHE accreditation actions taken in the last ten (10) years.
  • 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 2025-2026.
  • June 27, 2019
    To note the visit by the Commission’s representative and to affirm the inclusion of the additional location at Thaddeus Stevens College - Greiner, 599 Chesapeake Street, Lancaster, PA 17602, within the scope of the institution’s accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2025-2026.
  • July 2, 2018
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include provisionally the additional location at Thaddeus Stevens College - Greiner, 599 Chesapeake Street, Lancaster, PA 17602 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. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2025-2026.
  • June 22, 2017
    To reaffirm accreditation and to commend the institution for the quality of its self-study process and report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2025 - 2026.
  • February 29, 2016
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at 1812 Colonial Village, Suite 101, 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 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. To remind the institution of the Commission's request of March 6, 2014, regarding the 2016 - 2017 evaluation visit.
  • March 6, 2014
    To accept the monitoring report. To request that the self-study, in preparation for the 2016 - 2017 evaluation visit, document (1) further evidence that institutional assessment results are used to inform planning, resource allocation, and institutional renewal (Standard 7); and (2) the further development and implementation of an organized and sustained process of student leaning outcomes assessment, at all levels of the curriculum, with appropriate analysis and evidence that results are used to improve teaching and learning (Standard 14).
  • November 15, 2012
    To accept the Periodic Review Report and to reaffirm accreditation. To request a monitoring report, due December 1, 2013 documenting (1) further evidence that institutional assessment results are used to inform planning, resource allocation, and institutional renewal (Standards 2 and 7); (2) the ongoing assessment of student services and the utilization of assessment results for improvement (Standard 9); and (3) the further development and implementation of an organized and sustained process of student leaning outcomes assessment, at all levels of the curriculum, with appropriate analysis and evidence that results are used to improve teaching and learning (Standard 14). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2016 - 2017.
  • 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:

  • Postsecondary award (1-2 yrs)
  • Associate's Degree or Equivalent
  • Additional Location
    Thaddeus Stevens at Greenfield
    1812 Colonial Village, Suite 101
    Lancaster, PA 17601
    Opened: 02/29/2016
  • Additional Location
    Thaddeus Stevens College - Greiner
    599 Chesapeake Avenue
    Lancaster, PA 17602
    Opened: 08/20/2018
  • Additional Location
    Thaddeus Stevens on Orange
    1100 East Orange Street
    Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Other Instructional Site
    Bucks County Technical School
    610 Wistar Rd
    Fairless Hills, PA 19030
  • Other Instructional Site
    Columbia High School
    901 Ironville Pike
    Columbia, PA 17512
  • Other Instructional Site
    Dallastown High School
    700 New School Ln
    Dallastown, PA 17313
  • Other Instructional Site
    Garden Spot High School
    669 East Main St
    New Holland, PA 17557
  • Other Instructional Site
    Octorara High School
    226 Highland Rd
    Atglen, PA 19310
  • Other Instructional Site
    School District of Lancaster
    251 South Prince St
    Lancaster, PA 17603

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