About Middle States

Middle States Commission on Higher Education

“The Middle States Commission on Higher Education assures students and the public of the educational quality of higher education. The Commission’s accreditation process ensures institutional accountability, self-appraisal, improvement, and innovation through peer review and the rigorous application of standards within the context of institutional mission.”

Institutions are required to demonstrate compliance with MSCHE’s fifteen Requirements of Affiliation and seven Standards of Accreditation.

The fifteen Requirements of Affiliation and seven Standards for Accreditation should be viewed as an integrated whole.

Full description of Middle States Standards for Accreditation and Requirements of Affiliation (2015)

In addition to the self-study process, the college must also demonstrate that it meets federal requirements in eight accreditation related areas.  A separate Verification of Compliance report is to be completed and submitted for review.

Verification of Compliance with Accreditation-Relevant Federal Regulations - 2017 Edition