MSCHE Response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

The coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to be a global concern, and the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) has received a number of inquiries about its operations. MSCHE understands that this is a difficult time for institutions and is committed to working with all impacted MSCHE members. Get the latest updates at

A New Identity for MSCHE

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education has launched a rebranding initiative that aligns with its identity of assuring trust and instilling confidence in higher education. The three pillars in the refreshed look represent the work of the Commission: Protecting the Future, Guiding for Good, and Setting the Standard. Learn more


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These policies, procedures, and guidelines address the responsibilities of the Commission and its member institutions.
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MSCHE 2020 Annual Conference: A Revised Call for Proposals

The coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis is impacting higher education institutions in unprecedented ways. Rapid adjustments are being made in real time throughout the nation and the world to deal with the effect of sudden campus closures, the shift to online learning, and continued operational...

MSCHE Operational Updates in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

The coronavirus (COVID-19) remains a global concern and the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) understands that this continues to be a difficult time for your students, faculty, staff, and administration, for your institution, and for your communities. Please find below important...

New MSCHE Commissioner Nominations

The Committee on Membership of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education invites nominations for new Commissioners for the term Jan. 1, 2021 through Dec. 31, 2023. Individuals may nominate themselves, anyone from their own campus, someone from another institution, or a public...

MSCHE Offices Closed; Staff Working Remotely

As of 5 p.m. on March 16, 2020, MSCHE offices are closed until at least March 27 due to a statewide shutdown of non-essential businesses as directed by the City of Philadelphia and the Governor of Pennsylvania. All staff are working remotely and...

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CANCELLED: Pittsburgh Town Hall and From Assessment to Planning (and Back) Workshop

While the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) was looking forward to the upcoming Town Halls…

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CANCELLED: Kickstart Your Self-Study: Incorporating Institutional Priorities and Opening the Conversation about Self-Study

Due to an abundance of caution and the uncertainty of when normal operations will resume, this event has been…

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