Statement of Accreditation Status

    The Statement of Accreditation Status (SAS) is the official statement of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) about each institution’s current accreditation status and scope of accreditation. The SAS also provides a brief history of the actions taken by the Commission.

  • Institution:
    Harrisburg University of Science and Technology
    Harrisburg, PA
  • Address:
    326 Market Street
    Harrisburg, PA 17101
  • Phone:
    (717) 901-5152
  • URL:
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer (ALO):
    Ms. Penny Weidner
  • Commission Staff Liaison:
    Dr. Anne Wahl, Vice President

Accreditation Summary

For more information, see the Commission’s Accreditation Actions Policy and Procedures.

  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Candidate Status Granted: 2006
  • Accreditation Granted: 2009
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2022
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2029-2030

Alternative Delivery Methods

The following represents approved alternative delivery methods included in the scope of the institution’s accreditation:

Distance Education
Approved to offer programs by this delivery method

Correspondence Education
Not approved for this delivery method

Credential Levels

Approved Credential Levels

The following represents credential levels included in the scope of the institution’s accreditation:

  • Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent Included within the scope:
  • Master's Degree or Equivalent Included within the scope:
  • Doctor's Degree- Research/Scholarship Included within the scope:

Locations

The following represents branch campuses, additional locations, and other instructional sites that are included within the scope of the institution’s accreditation:

Location Type
City of Knowledge
Edificio #104 Clayton Ancon
Panama City, Panama City 0801
Additional Location
Harrisburg University of Science and Technology Global - AbuDhabi
Fotouh Al Khair Building, Autum Tower 1, Floor "O", Office 2, Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Street
Abu Dhabi, UAE 00000
Additional Location
Harrisburg University of Science and Technology Global - Dubia
Dubai Industrial City, Building 1 - Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Road - Also known as the Blue Building
Dubai, Middle East and North Africa 00000
Additional Location
Harrisburg University, Greater Philadelphia Region
1500 Spring Garden Street
Philadelphia, PA 19130
Additional Location
Annville-Cleona Secondary School
520 South White Oak Street
Annville, PA 17003
Other Instructional Site
Bermudian Springs High School
7335 Carlisle Pike
York Springs, PA 17372
Other Instructional Site
Big Spring High School
100 Mount Rock Road
Newville, PA 17241
Other Instructional Site
Biglerville High School
135 North Main Street
Biglerville, PA 17307
Other Instructional Site
Boiling Springs High School
21 Academy Street
Boiling Springs, PA 17007
Other Instructional Site
Boyertown Area High School
120 Monroe Street
Boyertown, PA 19512
Other Instructional Site
Camelot Education
5612 Greene Street
Philadelphia, PA 18144
Other Instructional Site
Camp Hill High School
100 South 24th Street
Camp Hill, PA 17001
Other Instructional Site
Capital Area School for the Arts
150 Strawberry Square
Harrisburg, PA 17101
Other Instructional Site
Carlisle Area High School
623 West Penn Street
Carlisle, PA 17013
Other Instructional Site
Carroll County Career & Technology Center
1229 Washington Road
Camp Hill, PA 21157
Other Instructional Site
Cedar Cliff High School
1301 Carlisle Road
Camp Hill, PA 17011
Other Instructional Site
Central Dauphin East High School
626 Rutherford Road
Harrisburg, PA 17109
Other Instructional Site
Central Dauphin High School
437 Piketown Road
Harrisburg, PA 17112
Other Instructional Site
Central York High School
601 Mundis Mill Road
York, PA 17406
Other Instructional Site
Chambersburg Area High School
511 South 6th Street
Chambersburg, PA 17201
Other Instructional Site
Chester County TCHS - Brandywine
443 Boot Road
Downingtown, PA 19335
Other Instructional Site
Coatesville Area High School
1445 East Lincoln Highway
Coatesville, PA 19320
Other Instructional Site
Cumberland Perry Area Votech
100 Old Willow Mill Road
Mechanicsburg, PA 17050
Other Instructional Site
Cumberland Valley High School
6746 Carlisle Pike
Mechanicsburg, PA 17050
Other Instructional Site
Dallastown Area High School
700 New School Lane
Dallastown, PA 17313
Other Instructional Site
Dauphin County Technical School
6001 Locust Lane
Harrisburg, PA 17109
Other Instructional Site
Downingtown Area High School East
50 Devon Drive
Exton, PA 19341
Other Instructional Site
Downingtown Area High School West
445 Manor Avenue
Downington, PA 19335
Other Instructional Site
East Juniata Junior/Senior High School
32944 Route 35
McAlisterville, PA 17049
Other Instructional Site
East Pennsboro Area High School
425 West Shady Lane
Enola, PA 17025
Other Instructional Site
Eastern Lebanon County High School
180 Elco Drive
Meyerstown, PA 17067
Other Instructional Site
Elizabeth Area High School
600 East High Street
Elizabethtown, PA 17022
Other Instructional Site
Ephrata High School
806 Oak Boulevard
Ephrata, PA 17522
Other Instructional Site
Franklin Learning Center
616 North 15th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19130
Other Instructional Site
Gettysburg Area High School
1130 Old Harrisburg Road
Gettysburg, PA 17325
Other Instructional Site
Gettysburg Area High School
1130 Old Harrisburg Road
Gettysburg, PA 17325
Other Instructional Site
Greenwood MS-High School
405 E. Sunbury Street
Millerstown, PA 17062
Other Instructional Site
Grove City High School
511 Highland Avenue
Grove City, PA 16127
Other Instructional Site
Halifax High School
3940 Peters Mountain Road
Halifax PA 17032, PA 17032
Other Instructional Site
Harrisburg Academy
10 Erford Road
Wormleysburg, PA 17043
Other Instructional Site
Horace Furness High School
1900 S. Third Street
Philadelphia, PA 19148
Other Instructional Site
Juniata High School
3931 William Pen Highway
Mifflintown, PA 17059
Other Instructional Site
Lancaster County CTC
432 Old Market Stree
Mount Joy, PA 17059
Other Instructional Site
Lebanon High School
1000 S 8th Street
Lebanon, PA 17042
Other Instructional Site
Lower Dauphin High School
201 South Hanover Street
Hummelstown, PA 17036
Other Instructional Site
Manheim Township High School
115 Blue Streak Boulevard
Lancaster, PA 17606
Other Instructional Site
Martin Luther King High School
6100 Stenton Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19138
Other Instructional Site
McCaskey Campus
445 North Reservoir Street
Lancaster, PA 17602
Other Instructional Site
Mechanicsburg Area High School
500 South Broad Street
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
Other Instructional Site
Middletown Area High School
1155 North Union Street
Middletown, PA 17057
Other Instructional Site
Millersburg Area High School
799 Center Street
Millersburg, PA 17061
Other Instructional Site
Milton Hershey School
1201 Homestead Lane
Hershey, PA 17033
Other Instructional Site
Motivation High School
5900 Baltimore Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19143
Other Instructional Site
New Oxford High School
130 Berlin Road
New Oxford, PA 17350
Other Instructional Site
Newport High School
500 Caroline Street
Newport, PA 17074
Other Instructional Site
Northeast High School
1601 Cottman Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19111
Other Instructional Site
Palmyra Area High School
1125 Park Drive
Palymyra, PA 17078
Other Instructional Site
Paul Robeson High School
4125 Ludlow Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Other Instructional Site
Pequea Valley High School
433 East Newport Road
Kinzers, PA 17535
Other Instructional Site
Philadelphia Military Academy
2118 North 13th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122
Other Instructional Site
Red Land High School
560 Fishing Creet Road
Lewisberry, PA 17339
Other Instructional Site
Red Lion Area High School
200 Horace Mann Avenue
Red Lion, PA 17356
Other Instructional Site
Roxborough High School
6498 Ridge Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19128
Other Instructional Site
South Western High School
200 Bowman Road
Hanover, PA 17331
Other Instructional Site
Southern York County School District
3280 Fissels Church Road
Glen Rock, PA 17327
Other Instructional Site
Spring Grove Area High School
1490 Roth Church Road
Spring Grove, PA 17362
Other Instructional Site
Steelton-Highspire Junior/Senior High School
250 Reynders Avenue
Steelton, PA 17113
Other Instructional Site
Susquehanna Township High School
3500 Elmerton Avenue
Harrisburg, PA 17109
Other Instructional Site
Susquenita High School
309 Schoolhouse Road
Duncannon, PA 17020
Other Instructional Site
Technical College High School - Brandywine
443 Boot Road
Downingtown, PA 19335
Other Instructional Site
Technical College High School - Pickering
1580 Charleston Road
Pheonixville, PA 19460
Other Instructional Site
Upper Dauphin Area High School
220 North Church Street
Elizabethville, PA 17023
Other Instructional Site
Warwick High School
301 West Organge Street
Lititz, PA 17543
Other Instructional Site
Waynesboro Area High School
550 East 2nd Street
Waynesboro, PA 17268
Other Instructional Site
West Perry High School
2608 Shermans Valley Road
Elliotsburg, PA 17024
Other Instructional Site
William Bodine High School
1101
North 4th Street, PA 19123
Other Instructional Site
York County School of Technology
2179 South Queen Street
York, PA 17402
Other Instructional Site

Definitions: For definitions of branch campus, additional locations, or other instructional sites, see the Commission’s Substantive Change Policy and Procedures.

Accreditation Actions

The following represents the MSCHE accreditation actions taken in the last ten (10) years. For more information, see the Commission’s Accreditation Actions Policy and Procedures and the Substantive Change Policy and Procedures.

  • August 25, 2022
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the relocation of the additional location from Fotouh Al Khair Building, Autumn Tower #1, Floor “O”, Office #2, Sheikh Rahid Bin Saeed Street, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Dubai Industrial City, Building 1, Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Road, Dubai, United Arab Emirates within the institution's scope of accreditation. To require immediate notification when instruction commences at the new location and of the date that instruction ceases at the former location. To note that written evidence of necessary approvals has been provided. To note the Commission may rescind this action if instruction does not commence within one calendar year from the date of this action. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2029-2030.
  • March 10, 2022
    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 reaffirm accreditation. 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. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2029-2030.
  • June 23, 2021
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at Fotouh Al Khair Building, Autum Tower 1, Floor "O", Office 2, Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Street, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates within the institution's scope of accreditation. To require immediate notification when instruction commences at the additional location. To require written evidence of approvals from all necessary licensing, regulatory, or other legal entities as necessary, including the Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK). 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 2026-2027.
  • June 17, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at Edificio #104 Clayton Ancon, Panama City, 0801, Panama within the institution's scope of accreditation. To require written evidence of approvals from all necessary licensing, regulatory, or other legal entities as necessary, including signed and executed lease and affiliation agreements with City of Knowledge, Panama. To require immediate notification when instruction commences at the additional location. To direct a substantive change site visit as soon as practicable but no later than six months after the commencement of instruction at the additional location. 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 2021-2022.
  • March 14, 2019
    To note that the Mid-Point Review has been conducted. To request that, beginning in 2019 and in conjunction with each Annual Institutional Update prior to the self-study visit in 2021-2022, the institution provide further evidence of improvement of key indicators of student success, including retention and graduation rates (Standard IV).
  • November 15, 2018
    To note the visit by the Commission's representative. To affirm inclusion of the additional location at Harrisburg University, Greater Philadelphia Region, 1500 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia, PA 19130 within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2021-2022.
  • July 2, 2018
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the second Doctor's - Research/Scholarship degree program [Doctorate of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Information Systems Engineering and Management (ISEM)] within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2021-2022.
  • November 16, 2017
    To accept the monitoring report and note that a small team visit will not be conducted at this time. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2021-2022.
  • July 5, 2017
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include provisionally within the scope of the institution's accreditation the relocation of the additional location from Bourse Building, 111 S. Independence Mall East, Suite 300, Philadelphia, PA 19106 to Harrisburg University, Greater Philadelphia Region, 1500 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia, PA 19130 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 the new location and the closure of the old 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 2021-2022.
  • January 3, 2017
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the first Doctor's - Research/Scholarship degree (Ph.D. in Data Sciences) within the scope of the institution's accreditation. To remind the institution of the Commission's request of March 3, 2016 for a monitoring report due September 1, 2017. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2021-2022.
  • March 3, 2016
    To accept the monitoring reports and to note the visit by the Commission's representatives. To note that the institution is now in compliance with the Commission's Policy on Advertising, Student Recruitment and Representation of Accredited Status. To remove the probation because the institution is now in compliance with Standard 14 (Assessment of Student Learning) and to reaffirm accreditation. To request a monitoring report, due September 1, 2017, further documenting (1) steps taken to improve the institution's short- and long-term financial viability (Standard 3); (2) an organized, and sustained process to evaluate and improve student learning, in all programs including general education (Standard 14). A small team visit may follow submission of the monitoring report. The Periodic Review Report is now due June 1, 2021.
  • November 19, 2015
    To note the visit by the Commission's representative.
  • November 19, 2015
    To accept the supplemental information report and to note that the institution is now in compliance with Standard 3 (Institutional Resources). To also note that the institution remains on probation pending submission of the monitoring report, due December 1, 2015, documenting evidence that the institution has achieved and can sustain compliance with Standard 14 (Assessment of Student Learning). To remind the institution that the monitoring report should include, but not be limited to, documentation of an organized, systematic and sustained process to assess the achievement of student learning in all programs that foster student learning and development, including the use of direct measures (Standard 14). A small team visit will follow submission of the monitoring report. In addition, it is the Commission's continuing position that the institution must come into compliance with the Commission's Policy on Advertising, Student Recruitment, and Representation of Accredited Status. To therefore request a monitoring report, due January 8, 2016, documenting the institution's compliance with this policy, including implementation of sufficient controls in place ensuring that (1) independent contractors or agents used by the institution for recruiting purposes are governed by the same principles as institutional admissions officers; (2) student recruitment of international students is conducted by admissions and recruitment officers whose credentials, purposes, and position or affiliation with the institution are clearly specified; and, (3) inducements or other offerings to agencies or individual persons in exchange for international student enrollment are prohibited (Standard 6). In addition, to request that the monitoring report provide (4) further documentation concerning the implementation of the Graduate Curricular Practical Training (CPT) program, including but not limited to clarification of the nature of the program, enrollments, and assessment of student services and faculty resources necessary to sustain the program (Standard 11). The date of the Periodic Review Report will be established when accreditation is reaffirmed.
  • June 25, 2015
    To accept the monitoring report and to note the visit by the Commission's representatives. To postpone a decision on accreditation and to request a Supplemental Information Report, due October 1, 2015, documenting (1) that the institution's mission clearly defines its purpose within the context of higher education and indicates whom the institution serves and what it intends to accomplish (Standard 1); (2) financial resources, financial base, and plans for financial development adequate to assure financial stability with updated enrollment data and financial projections for FY2016 (Standard 3); and, (3) the institution's continuing compliance with applicable government policies, regulations, and requirements, specifically the Commission's Policy on Advertising, Student Recruitment, and Representation of Accredited Status (Requirement of Affiliation #5; Standard 6). To note that the institution remains on probation pending consideration of the Supplemental Information Report by the Commission in November 2015 and remains accredited while on probation. In addition, to request a monitoring report, due December 1, 2015, documenting evidence that the institution has achieved and can sustain compliance with Standard 14 (Assessment of Student Learning). To request that the monitoring report include, but not be limited to, documentation of an organized, systematic and sustained process to assess the achievement of student learning in all programs that foster student learning and development, including the use of direct measures (Standard 14). A small team visit will follow submission of the monitoring report. To direct a prompt Commission liaison guidance visit to discuss the Commission's expectations. The date of the Periodic Review Report will be established when accreditation is reaffirmed.
  • November 20, 2014
    To note the visit by the Commission's representative. To remind the institution that it has been placed on probation because of insufficient evidence that it is currently in compliance with Standard 3 (Institutional Resources) and Standard 14 (Assessment of Student Learning). To note that the institution remains accredited while on probation. To request a monitoring report, due March 1, 2015, documenting (1) that the institution has the financial resources, funding base, and plans for financial development adequate to support its educational purposes and programs and to assure financial stability (Standard 3) and (2) a documented, organized, and sustained process to evaluate and improve student learning, in all programs including general education (Standard 14). In addition, to request that the monitoring report further document (3) a well-defined system of collegiate governance including written policies outlining governing responsibilities of administration and faculty and that are readily available to the campus community (Standard 4) and (4) assessment of policies and procedures to ensure the use of qualified professionals to support the institution's programs (Standard 10). A small team visit will follow submission of the report. The Periodic Review Report due date will be set when accreditation is reaffirmed.
  • June 26, 2014
    To place the institution on probation because of insufficient evidence that it is currently in compliance with Standard 3 (Institutional Resources) and Standard 14 (Assessment of Student Learning). To note that the institution remains accredited while on probation. To request a monitoring report, due March 1, 2015, documenting (1) that the institution has the financial resources, funding base, and plans for financial development adequate to support its educational purposes and programs and to assure financial stability (Standard 3) and (2) a documented, organized, and sustained process to evaluate and improve student learning, in all programs including general education (Standard 14). In addition, to request that the monitoring report further document (3) a well-defined system of collegiate governance including written policies outlining governing responsibilities of administration and faculty and that are readily available to the campus community (Standard 4) and (4) assessment of policies and procedures to ensure the use of qualified professionals to support the institution's programs (Standard 10). A small team visit will follow submission of the report. To direct a prompt liaison guidance visit to discuss Commission expectations. The Periodic Review Report due date will be set when accreditation is reaffirmed.
  • November 21, 2013
    To note the visit by the Commission's representative and to affirm the inclusion of the additional location at 111 South Independence Mall East, Philadelphia, PA 19106 within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2013-2014.
  • July 1, 2013
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the online Master of Science in Analytics program within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2013-2014.
  • January 2, 2013
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To provisionally include the additional location at 111 South Independence Mall East, Philadelphia, PA, 19106, within the scope of the institution's accreditation, pending a site visit within six months of commencing operations. The Commission requires written notification 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 of the approval of this action, approval will lapse.
  • January 2, 2013
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the online Master of Science in Learning Technologies program within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2013-2014.
  • June 23, 2011
    To accept the monitoring report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2013-2014.

Information about the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) is an institutional accreditor in the United States and is recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). MSCHE accreditation applies to an institution as a whole rather than the specific programs within an institution. MSCHE does not approve or accredit individual programs. The MSCHE accreditation review cycle is continuous and accreditation does not expire. Each institution is reevaluated and monitored on a regular and consistent basis in accordance with the institution’s assigned accreditation review cycle and Commission policy and procedures. An institution maintains its accreditation unless it is voluntarily surrendered or withdrawn by the Commission for cause, after the institution has been afforded due process. The institution’s current accreditation phase and accreditation status are displayed on the institution’s listing in the Institution Directory and in the Statement of Accreditation Status (SAS).