Accreditation

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Commission of Higher Education
McDaniel College is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, Pa. The Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Commission on Recognition of Postsecondary Accreditation. Our reaccreditation was finalized on June 27, 2013 and the next Self-Study Evaluation will take place in 2022 - 2023.

American Chemical Society
Our Chemistry Department offers a Chemistry curriculum that is approved by the American Chemical Society (ACS). Qualified students receive an ACS approved major. The specific approving body is the Committee on Professional Training (CPT) of the ACS. Accreditation occurs in five-year intervals, the next occurring in 2014, with yearly reporting by the department and review of those reports by the CPT.

Council on Social Work Education
The Social Work Department is nationally accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Graduates of this program can move directly into social work positions, are eligible for state licensure at the baccalaureate level, and qualify for advance standing at most graduate schools of Social Work. The Social Work program is evaluated every 8 years, the next occurring in 2019.

National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
The Education Department at McDaniel College is accredited based on the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) standards for a period of seven years. This accreditation covers initial teacher preparation and advanced preparation levels. McDaniel will seek accreditation based on the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) Standards in Spring 2023. CAEP is the single specialized accreditor for educator preparation, and administers NCATE accreditation. CAEP advances excellence in educator preparation through evidence-based accreditation that assures quality and supports continuous improvement to strengthen P-12 student learning.

Accreditation documents for McDaniel College are available for viewing during regular business hours in the Office of the President.