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

MSCHE Fall 2020 Virtual Events

MSCHE is delivering a series of live webinar and training opportunities for fall 2020. The offerings include a mix of free and fee-based sessions that explore best practices from MSCHE staff and membership experts as well as accreditation activities and important policies and procedures. Learn more


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MSCHE Announces Actions From Its November 2020 Meeting

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) has made public the accreditation actions approved at its November 19, 2020, meeting. The Commission meeting, the first held under the presidency of Dr. Heather F. Perfetti, was conducted in an all virtual format due to the...

MSCHE Responds to Proposed ICE Rule

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education submitted comments on October 22, 2020, in response to the United States Department of Homeland Security proposed rule Establishing a Fixed Time Period of Admission and an Extension of Stay Procedure for Nonimmigrant Academic Students, Exchange...

ACE Asks White House to Rescind Executive Order, MSCHE Joins Effort

On October 8, 2020, the Middle States Commission on Higher Education joined the American Council on Education (ACE) and more than 50 higher education associations in a letter to the White House asking that President Donald J. Trump withdraw the executive order Combating...

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MSCHE 2020 Annual Conference Cancelled

It is with much sadness that we announce the cancellation of the Annual Conference originally scheduled from Dec. 2-4,…

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Applying, Assessing, and Documenting Effective Board Governance (fee based)

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