Accreditation and Professional Memberships


  • The University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. (267-284-5000). 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.

    UMES is accredited by or holds membership in the following agencies

     1.      Accreditation Commission on Programs in Hospitality Administration (ACPHA)
     2.      Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)
     3.      American Chemical Society Committee on Professional Training (ACSCPT)
     4.      American Council for Construction Education (ACCE)
     5.      The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)
     6.      Commission on Accreditation for Dietics Education (CADE) of the American Dietetic Association
     7.      Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)
     8.      Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE)
     9.     National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
    10.     National Council for Social Sciences (NCSS)
    11.     National Council for Rehabilitation Education (CORE)
    12.     National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)
    13.     Professional Golfers' Association of America (PGA)

    The University is recognized by the University Aviation Association (UAA) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Membership is held by the University with the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC), the National Council of Educational Opportunity Association (NCEOA), the National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education (NAEOHE), the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU), the American Council on Education (ACE), and the National AmericanAssociation of Summer Sessions, the American Association for Teacher Education (AACTE), and the National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE).

    7/12/11