Frequently Asked Questions
How Do I Become an Evaluator?
How can a prospective student evaluate and compare colleges and universities?
What is accreditation?
Are Distance Education Programs and Courses Accredited?
About the Middle States Association and the Middle States Commission on Higher Education
Who carries out the Commission's work?
Does Middle States meet international criteria as a quality assurance organization?
What Standards Must an Institution Meet to be Accredited?
Does the Commission consider student learning at an institution?
How Often is a College or University Evaluated?
How does the Commission determine if an institution meets accreditation standards?
What are the "self-study" & "peer review" processes?
What is a "Substantive Change"?
Substantive Change FAQs
Do institutions ever lose accreditation?
Range of Commission Actions on Accreditation
What accreditation records should an institution retain in its archives?
Does the Commission Rank Colleges?
Can the Commission Recommend a College or University?
What Kinds of Information Does the Commission Provide about Institutions?
Does the Commission handle complaints or other grievances against institutions?
How are complaints against the commission handled?
What should students know about expectations for learning at an institution?
Will a college accept credits transferred from another college?
What Happens to Student Records When a College Closes?
Mission, Vision & Core Values
Other Middle States Organizations
Recognition of Regional Accreditation Organizations
Regional Accrediting Organizations for Higher Education
National Accrediting Organizations
Specialized Accrediting Organizations
State Education Departments in the Middle States Region
Selected Higher Education Organizations
How to Become a Peer Evaluator
Templates and Samples
Evaluators Who Have Served
2011 Annual Conference
2011 PRR Workshop
2011 Chairs and Evaluators Workshop
2011 Chairs and Evaluators Workshop
2011 Self-Study Institute
PRESENTATION MATERIAL- 2012 MSCHE Annual Conference
2012 PRR Workshop
2012 Chairs and Evaluators Workshop
2013 (December) MSCHE Annual Conference
2013 MSCHE Annual Conference - Event Concluded
2013 (April) Periodic Review Report Workshop
2013 (October) Chairs & Evaluators Workshop
2013 (December) Chairs & Evaluators Workshop
2013 (November) Self-Study Institute
2013 (March) Assessment A-Z: Assessment Basics to Using Assessment to Improve Teaching and Learning
2013 (April) A Systems Approach: Integrating the Self-Study Process with Strategic Planning
2013 (May) Assessing Our Assessment: How Are We Doing?
2013 (May) Closing the Loop Between Strategic Planning and Assessment
2013 (September) Becoming An Assessment Facilitator
2013 (September) Closing the Loop Between Strategic Planning and Assessment
2014 MSCHE Annual Conference
Periodic Review Report Workshop - REGISTRATION CLOSED
Chairs & Evaluators Workshop (Philadelphia, PA)
Chairs & Evaluators Workshop (Washington, DC) - REGISTRATION CLOSED
Self-Study Institute - REGISTRATION CLOSED
Understanding & Using Student Learning Assessment Results - Event Concluded
Institutional Follow-up: Reports and Visits
Encouraging and Supporting Campus Wide Involvement in Improving Institutional Effectiveness
Starting a Campus Compliance Program - Registration Closed
Creating and Selecting Assessment Tools
How Mission, Strategy, and Vision Can Strengthen A Successful Institution
Becoming An Assessment Facilitator - REGISTRATION CLOSED - WORKSHOP IS SOLD OUT
Webinars for Follow-up Team Visit Reviewer Training
Webinars for Compliance Reviewer Training
Webinars for PRR Reviewer Training
Webinars on Building the Electronic Report
Webinar: Direct Assessment Programs and Middle States: Toward Innovative Curriculum Delivery
Summary of Commission Actions on Institutions
Dues & Fees
Evaluation Schedule for the Next Three Years
Summary Data from Prior Institutional Profiles
Membership Mailing Labels and Data Extractions
Institutions Home Page
Meeting Documents View
Estimated Dues Calculator
Commission Revises Accreditation Standards
Reauthorization Update (February 17, 2004)
Reauthorization Update (August 23, 2004)
Open Letter from the Commission (November 7, 2003)
Open Letter from the Commission (February 20, 2004)
Article on Published Tests
Re-evaluating Higher Education Evaluation
U.S. Department of Education
Policies, Guidelines & Procedures