Middle States Commission on Higher Education



Media Backgrounder

The Media Backgrounder provides useful information for both members of the news media and for prospective college and university students regarding the Commission's varied operations and areas of responsibility. Included are the following:

  • Frequently Asked Questions from members of the news media
  • What is Accreditation?
  • What is the Middle States Commission on Higher Education?
  • Public information on Accreditation, including the Statement of Accreditation Status, the Public Disclosure Statement, and the Directory of Members
  • Commission review of institutions and actions on Accreditation
  • Follow-up reporting and visits
  • Appeals
  • Links to MSCHE policies and documents
  • Contact information for media inquiries.

Recent Actions by the Commission

The full Commission meets three times per year, in March, June, and November. In addition, the Commission's Executive Committee meets monthly. Accreditation actions can be taken during any of these meetings. The Commission acts following recommendations from its Committee on Evaluations, Committee on Follow-up Activities, and Committee on Substantive Change. Actions are posted to this website within 30 days of Commission meetings.

Commission Meeting of November 16, 2017

Commission Meeting of June 22, 2017