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June 2012 COA Decisions

Council on Social Work Education - Commission on Accreditation

The Commission on Accreditation (COA) took the following actions at its June 2012 meeting.  Actions taken below are listed by decision category.

Reaffirm Accreditation for 8 Years

Baccalaureate

  • Brescia University (KY) 
  • College of New Rochelle (NY) 
  • Defiance College (OH) 
  • Elms College (MA) 
  • Florida Memorial University (FL) 
  • Freed-Hardeman University (TN) 
  • La Sierra University (CA)
  • Lamar University (TX)
  • Marshall University (WV)
  • Meredith College (NC)
  • Saginaw Valley State University (MI)
  • Salish Kootenai College (MT) 
  • St. Catherine University and University of Saint Thomas Collaborative (MN)
  • Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico, Recinto Metropolitano (PR)
  • University of Arkansas at Little Rock (AR)
  • University of Maine at Presque Isle (ME)
  • University of Missouri, Saint Louis (MO)
  • University of Pittsburgh (PA)
  • University of Saint Francis (IN)
  • Virginia Union University (VA)

Master’s

  • North Carolina A&T State University / University of North Carolina at Greensboro Collaborative (NC)
  • St. Catherine University and University of Saint Thomas Collaborative (MN)
  • Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico, Recinto Metropolitano (PR)
  • University of Arkansas at Little Rock (AR)
  • University of Illinois at Chicago (IL)
  • University of Missouri, Saint Louis (MO)
  • University of North Carolina at Wilmington (NC)
  • University of Pittsburgh (PA)

Reaffirm Accreditation for 8 Years with a Progress Report

Baccalaureate

  • Colorado State University at Pueblo (CO), based on Curriculum; Field Education; Resources; and Assessment 
  • Kentucky State University (KY), based on Field Education; Admissions; Advisement, Retention, and Termination; and Assessment
  • Lehman College, City University of New York (NY), based on Resources 
  • Mars Hill College (NC), based on Resources
  • Minnesota State University, Moorhead (MN), based on Faculty; Resources; and Assessment 
  • University of Illinois at Springfield (IL), based on Assessment
  • University of Maine (ME), based on Faculty and Resources

Master’s

  • Lehman College, City University of New York (NY), based on Resources 
  • University of Maine (ME), based on Faculty and Resources
  • University of Texas at San Antonio (TX), based on Faculty

Place on Conditional Accredited Status

Baccalaureate

  • Our Lady of the Lake University (TX), based on Faculty and Assessment

Master's

  • Our Lady of the Lake University (TX), based on Curriculum and Assessment

Grant Initial Accreditation for 4 Years

Baccalaureate

  • Union College (KY)
  • Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico Recinto Fajardo (PR)
  • University of Houston, Downtown (TX)
  • Valley Forge Christian College (PA)
  • Winston-Salem State University (NC)

Master's

  • Campbellsville University (KY)
  • Pontificia Universidad Católica de Puerto Rico, Ponce Campus (PR)

Grant Initial Accreditation for 4 Years with a Progress Report

Baccalaureate

  • Alcorn State University (MS), based on Program Governance, Administrative Structure, Resources, and Faculty

Master's

  • North Carolina Central University (NC), based on Program Governance, Administrative Structure, Resources, and Faculty

Grant Candidacy Status

Baccalaureate

  • Fayetteville State University (NC)
  • North Central University (MN)
  • Simmons College (MA)
  • Virginia Wesleyan College (VA)

Master's

  • Universidad del Este (PR)

Defer Decision on Candidacy Status

Baccalaureate

  • Lincoln University (MO), based on Curriculum
  • Utah Valley University (UT), based on Mission and Goals and Curriculum

Master's

  • Greater Miami Valley Collaborative (Miami University and Wright State University) (OH), based on Curriculum

Grant a Second Year of Candidacy

Baccalaureate

  • Angelo State University (TX)
  • Judson College (AL)
  • Southwest Baptist University (MO)
  • University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point (WI)
  • Warner University (FL)

Master's

  • California State University, Monterey Bay (CA)
  • Western New Mexico University (NM)

Grant a Third Year of Candidacy

Baccalaureate

  • Champlain College (VT)
  • Clarke University (IA)
  • Fontbonne University (MO)
  • Lewis University (IL)

Master's

  • Saint Leo University (FL)

Defer Decision on Third Year of Candidacy

Baccalaureate

  • Loras College (IA), based on Field Education; Faculty; and Assessment

Authorize a Site Visit for Initial Accreditation

Master's

  • Mid-Tennessee Collaborative MSW Program (TN)
  • University of Texas at El Paso (TX)

Accept First Progress Report

Baccalaureate

  • Missouri State University (MO)
  • Oral Roberts University (OK)

Master’s

  • Missouri State University (MO)

Receive First Progress Report and Request a Second Progress Report

Baccalaureate

  • Augusta State University (GA), based on Curriculum
  • Bennett College (NC), based on Curriculum and Assessment
  • Elizabeth City State University (NC), based on Assessment

Accept Second Progress Report

Baccalaureate

  • College of Saint Scholastica (MN)
  • Minot State University (ND)
  • Pontificia Universidad Católica de Puerto Rico, Ponce Campus (PR)
  • University of Detroit Mercy (MI)

Issue a Letter of Instructions to the Site Visitor(s)

Baccalaureate

  • Bluffton University (OH)
  • Campbellsville University (KY)
  • Castleton State College (VT)
  • Indiana University (IN)
  • Juniata College (PA)
  • Lincoln Memorial University (TN)
  • Lindenwood University (MO)
  • Morgan State University (MD)
  • Mount Mercy University (IA)
  • North Carolina State University (NC)
  • Northeastern State University (OK)
  • Northwestern Oklahoma State University (OK)
  • Plattsburgh State University of New York (NY)
  • Southern University and A&M College (LA)
  • Thomas University (GA)
  • University of Cincinnati (OH)
  • University of Mary (ND)
  • University of Memphis (TN)
  • University of Nebraska at Kearney (NE)
  • University of Nebraska at Omaha (NE)
  • University of South Alabama (AL)
  • Wartburg College (IA)
  • West Texas A&M University (TX)
  • Western Connecticut State University (CT)
  • Widener University (PA)
  • Winthrop University (SC)
  • Youngstown State University (OH)

Master’s

  • Indiana University (IN)
  • Kennesaw State University (GA)
  • Morgan State University (MD)
  • North Carolina State University (NC)
  • Tulane University (LA)
  • University of Cincinnati (OH)
  • University of Nebraska at Omaha
  • Widener University (PA)
  • Winthrop University (SC)