In October, 2010, the College of Public Health was re-accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) for a seven-year term, extending to December 31, 2017. CEPH is an independent agency recognized by the US Department of Education to accredit schools and programs of public health. CEPH accreditation attests to the quality of an educational program and enhances a school or program's national reputation.
The College of Public Health completed a major self-study in March 2010, to prepare for re-accreditation. This significant look at the first five years of the new College required two years of data collection and analysis, writing, public review and discussion, and rewriting. Faculty, staff, students, alumni, and external constituents of the College all participated until there was broad confidence that it is accurate, insightful, and useful. Findings in the self-study were used in developing the College’s new Strategic Plan for the years 2010-2014.
After review of the self-study and a thorough three-day site visit by a CEPH team of experts, the CEPH Board of Councilors published a final report with its accreditation decision.