Mission, Vision, Values


The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) promotes educational excellence through innovation across diverse institutions.


To be a prominent voice and champion in higher education to leverage accreditation for our member institutions and students.


Protecting the Future Guiding for Good Setting the Standard
We ensure that member institutions meet rigorous and comprehensive standards to protect educational quality. We fuel discovery and progress for our community and society as an independent voice in higher education. We promote quality through honest reflection, institutional growth, and meaningful change.


These values guide our external and internal relationships where integrity, respect, and self-improvement promote personal and collective growth, creativity, collaboration, accountability, and fair and equitable treatment.