Celebrating 100 Years: 1919-2019

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2019. From mission-centric standards that acknowledge the diversity of MSCHE institutions to a focus on the student learning experience, continuous reflection in the service of institutional improvement has been the hallmark of MSCHE throughout its history. Take a look back at the highlights. Read more

Annual Conference

The Call for Presentations is now closed. But if you are a company providing products and services specifically designed for or customarily used in colleges and universities for administration or teaching, MSCHE is accepting exhibitor applications for the 2019 Annual Conference, Innovating for Student Success: New Ideas, Practices, and Services in Higher Education, scheduled from Dec. 9-11, 2019. Learn More


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MSCHE Formalizes Separation from MSA, Amends Bylaws

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) officially withdrew from the Middle States Association (MSA) on July 1, 2019. The withdrawal was approved by the Board of Trustees of MSA and the Executive Committee of MSCHE in May 2019. The withdrawal from...

Two New Staff Join MSCHE

Two new staff members joined the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) in the Accreditation Relations and Research Units. Dr. Robert A. Bonfiglio joined the MSCHE staff as Vice President in July 2019. In this role, he’ll serve as a liaison to...

CHEA Accepts MSCHE Interim Report

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education has learned that its 2019 Interim Report to the Council for Higher Education (CHEA) was accepted by CHEA’s Committee on Recognition at its June 3-4, 2019, meeting. No further reporting is required at this time. “Continued...

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2019 Self-Study Institute (By Invitation Only)

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2019 Annual Conference (Open to the Public)

Registration information will be available late August/early September. Call…

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