Chesapeake College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. (267-284-5000, 267-284-5000 FREE) The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
What is Accreditation?
"MSCHE is a voluntary, non-governmental, peer-based membership association dedicated to educational excellence and improvement through peer evaluation and accreditation." 
How is accreditation maintained?
Annually, the college updates the commission through submission of the annual institutional profile. Every ten years, the college conducts an in-depth study of services and programs called the self-study and provide a comprehensive update five years after the self-study.
Self-Study: MSCHE has identified 14 characteristics that constitute excellence in the delivery of higher education. Their publications, Characteristics of Excellence and Designs for Excellence, describe these characteristics in detail and can be viewed at their web site, Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The self-study will examine the degree to which Chesapeake College meets or exceeds those standards by asking questions related to the characteristics, and then researching the work of the College to answer those questions. The standards are divided into two categories. "Institutional Context" includes all areas that affect the governance of the college and indirectly affect learning. "Educational Effectiveness" includes all programs and services that relate directly to learning.
Where is Chesapeake in this process?
Chesapeake College was first accredited in 1970 and through its most recent Periodic Review Report (PRR) was reaffirmed in 2011.
College‘s accreditation was reaffirmed in 2015 by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market St., Philadelphia, PA 19104, 267-284-5000 or www.msche.org.. The statement of accreditation status is available at www.msche.org/Documents/SAS/123/Statement%20of%20Accreditation%20Status.htm. A monitoring report, documenting the further implementation and communication of a comprehensive, organized, and sustained process for the assessment of student learning outcomes with evidence that results are used to improve teaching and learning, is due April 1, 2017. The date for the next accreditation review will be determined by the Commission when it revises the accreditation cycle.
- The Radiologic Sciences program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology.
- The Physical Therapist Assistant program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education of the American Physical Therapy Association.
- The Surgical Technology Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs.
- The Paramedic/EMS Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs.
- The Nursing Program is approved by the Maryland Board of Nursing and is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).
- Chesapeake College is approved for Veterans' benefits by the Maryland Higher Education Commission.
Maryland Higher Education Commission Resolution - Authority to Operate in Maryland (PDF)