Accreditation

Middle States Commission on Higher Education Announces Actions from its June 2022 Meeting

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) has made public the accreditation actions approved at its June 22-23, 2022, virtual meeting. “The Middle States Commission on Higher Education remains focused on equitably applying its standards and requirements of affiliation to all of…

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Middle States Commission on Higher Education Announces Actions from Its March 2022 Meeting

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) has made public the accreditation actions approved at its March 10, 2022, virtual meeting. “In the course of my involvement with the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, it is fair to say that the…

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Advocacy Alert: USDE Seeks Third Party Comments on Accreditor Recognition

As part of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education’s strategic priority to promote advocacy initiatives for its members and others, we would like to draw your attention to the following announcement. The Accreditation Group of the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of…

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MSCHE Announces Listening Sessions for Periodic Review of Standards for Accreditation and Requirements of Affiliation

As announced during the MSCHE 2021 Annual Conference, the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) is undertaking a periodic review of its Standards for Accreditation and Requirements of Affiliation. For an overview of the process, visit MSCHE Standards Review Webpage. Individuals are…

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MSCHE Moves ASA College to Probation

On December 6, 2021, the Middle States Commission on Higher Education moved ASA College to non-compliance probation after rescinding its action of October 28, 2021, to issue a non-compliance warning to the institution. The move to probation follows receipt of additional information “that…

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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,…

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Virtual SSI Begins Self-Study Process for 69 Institutions 

Building on the first virtual Self-Study Institute (SSI) in 2020, the Middles States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) launched its 2021 SSI with 68 currently accredited institutions and one candidate institution over the course of five weeks from October 5 and ends on…

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Breaking the Myth that MSCHE Standards and Incremental Credentialing are Incompatible

Since February 2020, Dr. Christy L. Faison, Senior Vice President for Accreditation Relations with the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, has been a member of the advisory board for SUNY Empire State College’s Credential As You Go initiative. The Credential As You Go initiative looks to…

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Florida CIE Approves MSCHE Application for Recognition

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) received notice on August 25, 2021, that its application for License by Means of Accreditation (LBMA) was approved by the Florida Department of Education Commission for Independent Education (Florida CIE). Florida CIE Executive Director Samuel…

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Technical Amendments to the Substantive Change Guidelines and Complex Substantive Change Procedures Announced

The Commission made technical amendments to the Substantive Change Guidelines and Complex Substantive Change Procedures and updated the related templates-request forms, effective August 1, 2021. Upon the effective date, the documents are available on the Browse Policies and Procedures page and can be…

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