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C-RAC Releases Statement on Negotiated Rulemaking

On March 28, 2024, the Council of Regional Accrediting Commissions (C-RAC) issued a statement in response to the U.S. Department of Education’s (USDE) recent negotiated rulemaking related to accreditation. The letter offers commentary on key points discussed in the rulemaking sessions, particularly those…

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Statement on Cheyney University of Pennsylvania

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) is aware of institutional and media reports regarding recent Commission actions for Cheyney University of Pennsylvania. In light of such reports, it has become necessary for the Commission to correct misleading information in accordance with…

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C-RAC Releases Statement on College Cost Reduction Act

On January 31, 2024, the Council of Regional Accrediting Commissions (C-RAC) issued a statement to U.S. House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairwoman Virginia Foxx regarding the College Cost Reduction Act (H.R. 6951).   On behalf of the members of C-RAC, Chair Jamienne…

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MSCHE Fraudulent Website Alert

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) wants to remind the public to be vigilant in assessing information that appears to come from or refers to us. We have been alerted to the creation and dissemination of a fraudulent website purporting to…

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MSCHE Statement on Key Data Indicator Reporting

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) is aware of media reports regarding The State University of New York (SUNY) system and Commission actions requesting a supplemental information report on key data indicators from the Annual Institutional Update (AIU) process. It has…

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C-RAC Statement on Changing Accreditors

On December 6, 2023, the Council of Regional Accrediting Commissions (C-RAC) issued a statement regarding changing accreditors. According to the statement: C-RAC believes that states should not mandate policies that require a change in accreditor for institutions. Institutions should be able to consider…

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C-RAC Statement on USDE “Guidance for Ensuring Complaint Procedures for Accrediting Agencies Are Timely, Fair, and Equitable”

In an October 16, 2023, letter to the United States Department of Education (USDE), the Council of Regional Accrediting Commissions (C-RAC) clarified that recent statements made by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) as they relate to the USDE’s “Guidance for Ensuring…

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MSCHE Statement on USDE “Guidance for Ensuring Complaint Procedures for Accrediting Agencies are Timely, Fair, and Equitable”

The United States Department of Education (USDE) issued “Guidance for Ensuring Complaint Procedures for Accrediting Agencies are Timely, Fair, and Equitable” on August 7, 2023. The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) is proud of its work relating to complaints and third-party…

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Resources on Supreme Court Decisions Regarding Race-based Admissions and Student Loan Forgiveness

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) would like to bring to your attention additional information and resources regarding recent decisions by the United States Supreme Court that will impact institutions of higher education. Race-Based Admissions On June 29, 2023, the Supreme…

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MSCHE Statement on the Closure of The King’s College (NY)

On July 27, 2023, the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) required that The King’s College (NY) submit a substantive change for institutional closure by August 11, 2023, based on information provided by the institution on July 14, 2023. The institution is…

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