Accreditation Statement

Lebanon Valley College is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, 3624 Market Street, 2nd Floor West, Philadelphia, Pa 19104; telephone: 267-284-5000.

Lebanon Valley College is also approved by the Pennsylvania Departments of Education.

The following programs have been granted specialized accreditation: the Doctor of Physical Therapy degree program by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education; accounting, business, and economics programs by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs; music programs by the National Association of Schools of Music; and chemistry programs by the American Chemical Society.

Lebanon Valley College is on the approved list of the Regents of the State University of New York and of the American Association of University Women.

Lebanon Valley College is a member of the following: American Association of Colleges; National Association of Independent Colleges; College Entrance Examination Board; College Scholarship Service, Council of Independent Colleges; National Collegiate Athletic Association; Middle Atlantic States Collegiate Athletic Conference; Penn-Mar Athletic Conference; Central Pennsylvania Field Hockey Association; Eastern College Athletic Conference.

ACBSP Accreditation

 The MBA Program at Lebanon Valley College is a candidate for specialized business program accreditation with the Accreditation Council of Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). ACBSP is dedicated to improving the quality of business schools and programs around the world, and ultimately to improving the practice of business in every industry around the world. Member institutions adhere to the highest standards and focus on student learning outcomes, providing the kind of education that is relevant to the marketplace.

From the time a business school enters candidacy for ACBSP accreditation, the school’s programs, courses, and faculty begin a process of continuous improvement focused on teaching excellence and student learning outcomes. Business schools are required to demonstrate how specific standards, including strategic planning, leadership, stakeholder focus, and measurement of student learning, are being met. They are required to offer programs that include critical areas for business study and document their interdisciplinary approach to CPC (Common Professional Components), which is vitally important for business majors in the 21st century.

Reaching accredited status requires an ongoing effort to maintain high standards not only in regard to curricula and faculty, but in providing state-of-the art equipment, software, learning resources, and services for students. (Source: ACBSP)