Middle States Commission on Higher Education Announces Actions from Its December 2021 Meeting

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) has made public the accreditation actions approved at its December 2, 2021, virtual meeting.  Among the actions taken by the Commission, it acted to:

  • Reaffirm the accreditation of five institutions, including:

Ana G. Mendez University, FL

Carroll Community College, MD

Jamestown Community College, NY

Russell Sage College, NY

SUNY College of Technology at Farmingdale, NY

  • To include a change in legal status, form of control, or ownership via a complex substantive change for Touro College to include within the scope of accreditation the New York College of Podiatric Medicine as a branch campus effective January 3, 2022.
  • To move Davis College from show cause to non-compliance warning following the institution’s appearance before the Commission. The Commission has now warned the institution that its accreditation may be in jeopardy because of insufficient evidence that the institution is currently in compliance with Standard V (Educational Effectiveness Assessment). To note the institution is now in compliance with Standard VI (Planning, Resources, and Institutional Improvement). To grant an extension for good cause to extend the period to demonstrate compliance by one year because the institution has provided written and compelling evidence as required under Accreditation Actions Procedures and outlined in the action. To request a monitoring report due March 1, 2022.

Davis College remains accredited while on warning. The monitoring report due March 1, 2022, must demonstrate evidence that the institution has achieved and can sustain ongoing compliance with Standard V, including but not limited to (1) clearly stated educational goals at the institutional and degree/program levels, which are interrelated with one another, with relevant educational experiences, and with the institution’s mission (Standard V) and (2) documentation that its student learning programs are characterized by coherence and appropriate assessment of student achievement throughout its educational offerings, at both institutional and program levels, with evidence that faculty and appropriate institutional stakeholders have considered and used assessment results to improve teaching and learning (Standard V). The monitoring report must also include evidence of demonstrated sufficiency of resources to fulfill its mission and goals and to support its educational purposes and programs (Standard VI).

In addition, Davis College will receive a Commission liaison guidance visit to discuss the Commission’s expectations and following submission of the monitoring report will host a follow-up team visit.

To access all actions related to the December 2 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 institution)