Statement of Accreditation Status

Johnson College

  • CEO: Dr. Katie Leonard, President & CEO
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Dr. Jeanine Engelmann
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Robert Bonfiglio, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Associate's Colleges: High Career & Technical-High Traditional » Two-year, very small
  • Control: Private (Non-Profit)
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Granted
  • Candidacy Granted: 2016
  • Accreditation Granted: 2021
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2028-2029

Contact Information

3427 North Main Avenue
Scranton, PA 18508

(570) 702-8900

www.johnson.edu

  • December 2, 2021
    To note the commission liaison guidance visit occurred virtually on August 2, 2021. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2028-2029.
  • June 24, 2021
    To acknowledge receipt of the self-study report. 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 grant accreditation. To request that beginning in 2022 and in conjunction with each Annual Institutional Update prior to the Mid-Point Peer Review in 2025, the institution provide further evidence of (1) enrollment management planning linked to budget development (Standard VI) and (2) a legally constituted governing body that has sufficient independence and expertise and is responsible and accountable for the academic quality, planning and fiscal well-being of the institution (Standard VII). 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. To direct a prompt Commission liaison guidance visit to discuss the Commission's expectations. In accordance with federal regulation 34 CFR § 602.18(b)(6), to note the retroactive date of accreditation is November 17, 2016. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2028-2029.
  • November 18, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the teach-out plan. To approve the teach-out plan as required of Candidate institutions in accordance with the Commission's Teach-Out Plans and Agreement(s) Policy and Procedures and federal regulation.
  • August 27, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the alternative delivery method-distance education within the institution's scope of candidate for accreditation status. To note that written evidence of necessary approvals has been provided. 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 2020-2021.
  • 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 2020-2021.
  • January 3, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution's decision to close the additional location at the Welding Training Center, 2001 Rosanna Avenue, Scranton, PA 18508. To require immediate notification when instruction ceases at the additional location. 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. An evaluation visit is scheduled for 2020-2021.
  • June 21, 2018
    To accept the Accreditation Readiness Report and to note that a candidate progress visit will not be conducted. To invite the institution to initiate self-study in preparation for an evaluation visit in 2020-2021. To remind the institution that Candidate for Accreditation status is an indication that an institution is progressing toward, but is not assured of accreditation.
  • November 16, 2017
    To accept the Accreditation Readiness Report and note the visit by the Commission's representatives. To request an updated Accreditation Readiness Report, due April 1, 2018, documenting further progress toward compliance with Standard 7 (Institutional Assessment) and Standard 14 (Assessment of Student Learning). A candidate progress visit may follow submission of the report. To remind the institution that Candidate for Accreditation status is an indication that an institution is progressing toward, but not assured of accreditation.
  • June 22, 2017
    To accept the Accreditation Readiness Report.To request an updated Accreditation Readiness Report, due September 1, 2017, documenting further progress toward compliance with Standard 7 (Institutional Assessment) and Standard 14 (Assessment of Student Learning). A small team visit may follow submission of the report. To remind the institution that Candidate for Accreditation status is an indication that an institution is progressing toward, but not assured of accreditation.
  • November 17, 2016
    To accept the Accreditation Readiness Report and to note the visit by the Commission's representatives. To grant Candidate for Accreditation status. To request an updated Accreditation Readiness Report, due April 1, 2017, documenting further progress toward compliance with Standard 7 (Institutional Assessment) and Standard 14 (Assessment of Student Learning). A small team visit may follow submission of the report. To remind the institution that Candidate for Accreditation Status is an indication that an institution is progressing toward, but not assured of accreditation.
  • 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 year) Included within the scope
  • Associate's Degree or Equivalent Included within the scope

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