The MU Difference


Nationally Recognized Public Liberal Arts University 


COPLAC - Mansfield University is a member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC). In alignment with COPLAC, Mansfield is committed to providing an affordable and exceptional liberal arts based education.

MU Gains Recognition as a "College of Distinction"

Colleges of Distinction

Colleges of Distinction - All member institutions of the Colleges of Distinction have four things in common. 1. They enroll engaged students. 2. They provide great teaching. 3. They have an extremely vibrant community. 4. They produce successful outcomes. Mansfield has had the pleasure of being added to the nationwide listing of universities that possess these four amazing qualities. The Colleges of Distinction urge their member institutions to help their students learn, grow, and succeed. Mansfield does just that.

Mansfield Chosen as "Military Friendly"


Military Friendly '17Military Friendly - Mansfield has been identified as a "Military Friendly School" by the Military Friendly Schools Listing. This listing identifies the top schools for Military/Veteran personnel in America.

Mansfield Recognized as a Top University for Active Military Veterans


MAEMAE- The Military Advanced Education Guide to Top Colleges and Universities recognizes Mansfield as a "Top University." This guide measures the best practices in education as well as the best universities for Military personnel/Veterans.

MU Proudly Participates in the "Yellow Ribbon Program"

Yellow Ribbon Program

Yellow Ribbon - Through its participation in the Yellow Ribbon Program, Mansfield University makes additional funds available for Post-9/11 GI Bill recipients with no additional charge to their GI Bill entitlement. This aids all individuals who attend school under this bill.

Mansfield Signs the Principles of Excellence to Further Aide Military Personnel and Veterans

Principles of Excellence -The Principles of Excellence (PoE), also known as Executive Order 13607, is a set of standards regarding to educational practices toward current Military personnel and Veterans. Mansfield has signed the Principles of Excellence and avidly adheres to all of the Executive Order’s requirements.


American Chemical Society Approved


ACE ApprovedACBSP - The Chemistry Department offers a BS in Chemistry that is American Chemical Society Approved: The B.S. degree in Chemistry is approved by the American Chemical Society (ACS), which is the highest rating available for chemistry programs in the U.S.

Business Programs at MU Meet Rigorous Educational Standards

ACBSP Accredited

ACBSP - The Department of Business Administration is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBPS). ACBSP accreditation certifies that the teaching and learning processes within the business programs and degrees offered within the Department of Business Administration at Mansfield University meet the rigorous educational standards established by ACBSP.

Dietetics Continues to Prosper at Mansfield

Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics

ACEND - The Mansfield University’s Nutrition Program, Dietetics Concentration, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

MU Nursing Degrees Continue to be recognized as Exceptional

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing

ACEN - Both the Bachelors of Science and Masters of Science in Nursing are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). Both of these degree programs prepare students for a fast-paced and rewarding career in nursing.

MU Social Work Program Continues Tradition of Excellence

Accredited by the Council on Social Work Education

CSWE - The Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work (BSW) in Mansfield’s Social Work Program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). The CSWE is recognized by CHEA as the sole accrediting body for social work education in this country and is responsible for ensuring that Social Work Programs across the country are preparing the most skilled social workers possible.

MU Music Program Maintains Affiliation with Only Accrediting Agency in U.S.

National Assocation of Schools of Music

NASM - Mansfield University is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music. NASM is the only agency that approves music curricula.

The Respiratory Therapy Program Continues to Produce Top Notch Students

Comission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care

CoARC - The Respiratory Therapy Program at Mansfield Universityis accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care.

MU Radiologic Technology Accredited By Sole Accrediting Agency


JRCERT - Mansfield’s Radiologic Technology program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). The JRCERT is the only agency recognized by the United States Department of Education (USDE) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), for the accreditation of traditional and distance delivery educational programs in radiography, radiation therapy, magnetic resonance, and medical dosimetry. This full time two-year program consistently produces competent entry-level diagnostic radiographers.

Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Mansfield is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

State System of Higher Education (PASSHE)

Mansfield University is a proud member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.

American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU)

Mansfield University is a member of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU). In alignment with AASCU’s mission, Mansfield maintains a commitment to underserved student populations.

Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U)

Mansfield is a member of the Association of American Colleges & Universities (AAC&U). AAC&U engages all of its member institutions to participate in the "LEAP Challenge". Through this challenge Mansfield provides students with a powerful and horizon-expanding education.


Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference

PSACOriginating in 1951 to administer and promote men's athletics, the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference has evolved into one of the NCAA's most heralded intercollegiate conferences.

Long-known as the NCAA's largest one-state conference, the PSAC now consists of 18 institutions located within the Commonwealth, making the PSAC the largest NCAA conference regardless of state borders or classifying division. The league is also distinguished as one of the largest football-playing conferences in the NCAA, and, with 23, the PSAC sponsors the second-most championships in Division II.

NCAA Division II


NCAA Division IIDivison II is a collection of more than 300 NCAA colleges and universities that provide thousands of student-athletes the opportunity to compete at a high level of scholarship athletics while excelling in the classroom and fully engaging in the broader campus experience. This balance, in which student-athletes are recognized for their academic success, athletics contributions and campus/community involvement, is at the heart of the Division II philosophy.

Mountaineer Sprint Football Program Stands Apart From the Rest

Collegiate Sprint Football League

CSFL - Mansfield is the only Pennsylvania State School and the only public, non-military school in the Collegiate Sprint Football League. Over 30% of the Mountaineer Sprint Football team are from a state other than Pennsylvania.

Birthplace of Night Football


In 1892, Mansfield University hosted the first night football game in history. General Electric demonstrated electric lighting at the Great Mansfield Fair, which allowed Mansfield Normal School and Wyoming Seminary to play the first ever lighted football game. Every year Mansfield pays homage to its history. Centered around the first night footbal. The annual Light Up Mansfield - AGAIN! (LUMA) celebration is Mansfield's way of celebrating its rich history of sports, community, innovation, and leading the way!


Municipal Police Officers' Education and Training

ACT 120

Act 120- Mansfield is one of only two state universities to provide individuals the opportunity to obtain an Officer Certification from Pennsylvania’s Municipal Police Officers’ Education and Training Commission.