Middle States Commission on Higher Education Announces Actions from Its June 2021 Meeting
The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) has made public the accreditation actions approved at its June 24, 2021, virtual meeting. Among the 94 actions taken by the Commission, it acted to:
- Reaffirmed the accreditation of 25 institutions, including Wells College and Evangelical Seminary of Puerto Rico who are removed from the non-compliance list;
- Require Davis College to show cause;
- Continue the non-compliance warning for St. Francis College;
- Include the institutional closure for Concordia College within the institution’s scope of accreditation and to note the institution’s decision to close while on probation. The institution will close all locations and cease operations effective December 31, 2021, and accreditation will cease on that date;
- Include the change in legal status, form of control, or ownership within the scope of accreditations for Delaware State University and Wesley College effective July 1, 2021, that includes the complex substantive change request for the sale of the assets of Wesley College to Delaware State University. To note that Wesley College’s accreditation will cease on August 31, 2021;
- Grant Accreditation to Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Inter-American Defense College, and Johnson College;
- Grant Candidate for Accreditation status to Williamson College of the Trades which now begins the self-study process;
- Postpone decisions for Athabasca University, Capitol Technology University, Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico, Glasgow Caledonian New York College, Middlesex College and United Lutheran Seminary;
- Reject the monitoring report for University of Maryland, College Park noting that the quality and substance of the report were insufficient to permit Commission review and to request that the institution resubmit a monitoring report due September 1, 2021.
Davis College and St. Francis College remain accredited while in non-compliance. Federal regulations limit the period during which an institution may be in non-compliance.
Davis College must show cause by September 1, 2021, as to why their accreditation should not be withdrawn. The institution is required to present its case for continued accreditation by means of a show cause report documenting evidence that the institution has achieved and can sustain ongoing compliance with Commission’s Standards for Accreditation and Requirements of Affiliation and policies. The institution will also be invited to present before the Commission when it meets to consider the institution’s show cause report, which is expected in November.
To access all actions related to the June 24 meeting, please click here.
For information about specific MSCHE institutions, visit the institution directory to access a Statement of Accreditation Status (SAS). The Statement of Accreditation Status (SAS) is the official statement of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) about each institution’s current accreditation status and scope of accreditation. The SAS also provides a brief history of the actions taken by the Commission.
Policies and Procedures
Institutional Non-Compliance Actions, and Policies and Procedures
https://www.msche.org/non-compliance-and-adverse-actions/ (and choose the institution to download the letter sent to the U.S. Department of Education)
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