A New Identity: Honoring the Past, Present, and Future of MSCHE


Over the course of its history, the identity of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) has been closely aligned with assuring trust and instilling confidence in higher education. The Commission remains focused on the importance of accreditation in the evolving higher education environment and on outcomes for its students, member institutions and the public—representing the highest levels of commitment to academic rigor and achievement.

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education sets the standard for quality among its diverse member higher education institutions. By defining objectives, equitable accreditation standards, analytical self-assessments, and objective peer reviews, MSCHE Commissioners, staff, and evaluators measure, verify, and advance the quality of higher education institutions.

As the Commission celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2019, it unveiled a new logo to honor its past and present, and to think forward as it moves into the future. This logo is reflective of the MSCHE mission, vision, values, and it is supported by three pillars:

Protecting the Future Guiding for Good Setting the Standard
  • An industry that should continue to meet standards
  • Ensure a level of quality that has lasting benefits
  • Provide a blanket of security to current and future students and institutions
  • North Star for all audiences
  • Higher education outcomes fuel considerable contributions to discovery and progress as a society, nation, and species
  • Remain the model accreditation organization
  • Need to be vigilant and nimble in order to meet the needs of an ever-changing educational environment
  • Continue to recruit and utilize a passionate and knowledgeable group of peers

MSCHE institutions or other parties looking to utilize the new logo should contact communications@msche.org for usage guidelines and approval.  Please note the Commission has policies and procedures that pertain to the use of the logo, and member institutions should consult those.