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Rosemont College Accreditation Reaffirmed Through 2028-2029

Katie DuBoff - November 28, 2023

Rosemont's non-compliance warning removed at latest commission meeting;
the College now meets all standards for accreditation

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), Rosemont College’s accrediting body, removed Rosemont’s non-compliance warning status at its November 16, 2023, commission meeting. MSCHE determined that Rosemont has provided sufficient evidence that we now meet all standards for accreditation and requirement of affiliation. Rosemont’s accreditation has been reaffirmed. Rosemont will have to submit a monitoring report due this summer, and the next accreditation evaluation will be the academic year 2028-2029. 

"I could not be more pleased with this outcome," said Jim Cawley, President of Rosemont College. "The work continues. Assessment is and will remain an essential part of our culture. I am proud of our community and all we have accomplished. MSCHE's latest action is further evidence that Rosemont is continuing to move in the right direction." 

A year ago, MSCHE issued a warning to Rosemont on two of seven standards and required us to provide further evidence that we are compliant with Standard V (Educational Effectiveness Assessment) and Standard VI (Planning, Resources, and Institutional Improvement). Both standards emphasized the need for Rosemont to improve institutional assessment practices. Rosemont remained fully accredited during that time.  

Over the last year, Rosemont has worked to respond effectively to this warning. Last fall, the College developed an institutional assessment plan, launched a strategic plan, and hired two new roles: a Director of Educational and Institutional Effectiveness and a Director for the Center of Teaching and Learning. 

The College was required to submit a monitoring report to MSCHE in July to show that it is properly assessing educational and institutional effectiveness.  

About Rosemont College   

Founded in 1921 by the Society of the Holy Child Jesus, Rosemont College is a private, coeducational institution that is rooted in Catholicism and welcomes people of all faiths. Rosemont offers a comprehensive education through small group and experiential learning experiences while providing campus-wide academic, spiritual, and professional support. The College respects and embraces diversity and individuality and promotes students' lifelong success.