Statement of Accreditation Status

    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.

  • Institution:
    Davis College
    Johnson City, NY
  • Address:
    1 Christfield Avenue
    Johnson City, NY 13790
  • Phone:
    (607) 729-1581
  • URL:
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer (ALO):
    Mrs. Shelley Byron
  • Commission Staff Liaison:
    Dr. Idna Corbett, Vice President

Accreditation Summary

For more information, see the Commission’s Accreditation Actions Policy and Procedures.

Alternative Delivery Methods

The following represents approved alternative delivery methods included in the scope of the institution’s accreditation:

Distance Education
Approved to offer programs by this delivery method

Correspondence Education
Not approved for this delivery method

Credential Levels

Approved Credential Levels

The following represents credential levels included in the scope of the institution’s accreditation:

  • Postsecondary award (< 1 year) Included within the scope:
  • Postsecondary award (1-2 yrs) Included within the scope:
  • Postsecondary award (2-4 yrs) Included within the scope:
  • Associate's Degree or Equivalent Included within the scope:
  • Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent Included within the scope:

Locations

The following represents branch campuses, additional locations, and other instructional sites that are included within the scope of the institution’s accreditation:

Location Type
Brooklyn
209 Clermont Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11205-4010
Additional Location
Corona
35-23 108th Street
Corona, NY 11368
Additional Location
Dade Christian School
6601 NW 167th Street
Miami, FL 33015
Additional Location
Manhattan Site
96 Wadsworth Avenue
New York, NY 10093
Additional Location
Miami
6601 NW 167th Street
Miami, FL
Additional Location
North Syracuse Baptist Church
909 Butternut Street
Syracuse, NY 13208
Additional Location
Southwest Ranches
3900 Griffin Road
Southwest Ranches, FL
Additional Location
The Master's Academy
3900 Griffin Road
Southwest Ranches, FL 33330
Additional Location
Word of Life Bible Institute
4200 Glendale Road
Pottersville, NY 12860
Additional Location
Albany Teaching Site - Loudonville Christian School
374 Loudon Road
Loudonville, NY 12211
Other Instructional Site
Albany Teaching Site - Mekeel Christian Academy
36-38 Sacandaga Road
Scotia, NY 12302
Other Instructional Site
Binghamton Region - Ross Corners Christian Academy
2101 Owego Road
Vestal, NY 13850
Other Instructional Site
Cornerstone Bible Church
324 Jayne Blvd.
Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776
Other Instructional Site
Grace Academy
13321 Cearfoss Pike
Hagerstown, MD 21740
Other Instructional Site
MNYBA - Metro New York Baptist Association
236 W. 72 Street
New York, NY 10023
Other Instructional Site
MNYBA - Metro New York Baptist Association
236 W 22nd Street
New York, NY 10023
Other Instructional Site
North Syracuse Baptist Church
420 South Main Street
North Syracuse, NY 13212
Other Instructional Site
Smithtown Christian School
1 Higbie Drive
Smithtown, NY 11787
Other Instructional Site
Syracuse Homeschool
7565 Morgan Rd.
Liverpool, NY 13090
Other Instructional Site
Upton Lake Christian School
37 Sheperds Way
Clifton Corners, NY 12514
Other Instructional Site
Vintage Faith - Cicero
6836 NY-31
Cicero, NY 13039
Other Instructional Site

Definitions: For definitions of branch campus, additional locations, or other instructional sites, see the Commission’s Substantive Change Policy and Procedures.

Accreditation Actions

The following represents the MSCHE accreditation actions taken in the last ten (10) years. For more information, see the Commission’s Accreditation Actions Policy and Procedures and the Substantive Change Policy and Procedures.

  • June 24, 2021
    To acknowledge receipt of the monitoring report. To note that the institution hosted a virtual site visit in lieu of an on-site visit in accordance with United States Department of Education (USDE) guidelines published March 17, 2020. To require the institution to show cause, by September 1, 2021, to demonstrate why its accreditation should not be withdrawn because of insufficient evidence that the institution is in compliance with Standard V (Educational Effectiveness Assessment) and Standard VI (Planning, Resources, and Institutional Improvement). To note that the institution remains accredited while on show cause. To rescind the Commission's March 5, 2020 action to grant an extension for good cause because changes in July 1, 2020 federal regulations and Commission policy and procedures now allow an initial non-compliance period of 36 months. To require a show cause report, due September 1, 2021, documenting evidence that the institution has achieved and can sustain ongoing compliance with the Commission’s standards, requirements, policies and procedures, and federal compliance requirements. The show cause report must include evidence of (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); (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); (3) demonstrated sufficiency of resources to fulfill its mission and goals and to support its educational purposes and programs (Standard VI); and (4) clearly-stated, aligned, and coherent institutional and unit objectives, with evidence of the implementation of a systematic, organized, and sustained assessment process demonstrating that institutional and unit stakeholders have considered and used assessment results in planning, budgeting, and the improvement of institutional and unit effectiveness (Standard VI). To direct an on-site show cause visit following submission of the report. The purpose of the on-site show cause visit is to verify the information provided in the show cause report and the institution’s ongoing and sustainable compliance with the Commission’s standards, requirements, policies and procedures, and federal compliance requirements. To direct a prompt Commission liaison guidance visit to discuss the Commission's expectations. To note that the institution will be invited to present before the Commission when it meets to consider the institution’s show cause report. The date of the next evaluation will be determined upon reaffirmation of accreditation.
  • June 24, 2021
    To acknowledge receipt of the teach-out plan. To require an updated teach-out plan and signed teach-out agreements, due September 1, 2021, including any documentation supporting the agreements (Teach-out Plans and Agreements Policy and Procedures). In accordance with Commission policy and federal regulations, the teach-out plan must provide for the equitable treatment of students to complete their education, if the Commission were to withdraw accreditation, and include any teach-out agreements that the institution has entered into or intends to enter into with another institution.
  • June 25, 2020
    To note the commission liaison guidance visit occurred virtually on April 22, 2020. The date of the next evaluation will be determined upon reaffirmation of accreditation.
  • April 30, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution’s decision to close the additional location at Dade Christian School, 6601 NW 167th Street, Miami, FL 33015. To require immediate notification when instruction ceases at the additional location. To note that the Commission may rescind this action if the requested substantive change is not implemented within one calendar year from the date of this action.
  • April 30, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution’s decision to close the additional location at The Master's Academy, 3900 Griffin Road, Southwest Ranches, FL 33330. To require immediate notification when instruction ceases at the additional location. To note that the Commission may rescind this action if the requested substantive change is not implemented within one calendar year from the date of this action.
  • April 30, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the relocation of the main campus to 4200 Glendale Road, Pottersville, NY 12860 within the institution’s scope of accreditation. To direct a substantive change site visit as soon as practicable but no later than six months after the commencement of instruction at the new main campus. To require written evidence of approvals from all necessary licensing, regulatory, or other legal entities as necessary, including the New York State Education Department. To require immediate notification when the change is implemented. To note that the Commission reserves the right to rescind approval of this substantive change if any developments reveal additional information that might have affected the Commission’s decision and/or the requested substantive change is not implemented within one calendar year from the date of this action. The date of the next evaluation will be determined upon reaffirmation of accreditation.
  • April 30, 2020
    To grant a delay of the monitoring report, due September 1, 2020, because of extraordinary circumstances related to coronavirus (COVID-19) interruptions. The report is now due December 1, 2020. To note that the supplemental information report requested March 5, 2020 is no longer due. To request that, in lieu of the supplemental information report, the monitoring report due December 1, 2020 also provide evidence of the result of the institution’s request for relocation by the New York State Education Department (Requirement of Affiliation 5). To remind the institution of the Commission’s action of March 5, 2020 to continue the institution on probation and note that the institution’s accreditation remains in jeopardy because of insufficient evidence that the institution is currently in compliance with Standard V (Educational Effectiveness Assessment). The date of the next evaluation will be determined upon reaffirmation of accreditation.
  • April 30, 2020
    To note that the updated teach-out plan and teach-out agreements, due September 1, 2020, is now due December 1, 2020. (Teach-out Plans and Agreements Policy and Procedures).
  • March 5, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the teach-out plan. To require an updated teach-out plan and teach-out agreements, due September 1, 2020, including any documentation supporting the agreements (Teach-out Plans and Agreements Policy and Procedures).
  • March 5, 2020
    To note the commission liaison guidance visit occurred on December 15, 2019.
  • March 5, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the monitoring report. To note the visit by the Commission’s representatives. To note that the institution is now in compliance with Standard II (Ethics and Integrity) and Standard III (Design and Delivery of the Student Learning Experience). To continue the institution on probation and note that the institution’s accreditation remains in jeopardy because of insufficient evidence that the institution is currently in compliance with Standard V (Educational Effectiveness Assessment). To extend the period of demonstrating compliance by one year, for good cause, because the institution has provided written and compelling evidence: (1) that the quality of the student learning experience is not compromised at the institution, (2) of the potential to remedy non-compliance issues identified by the Commission within the period of extension, (3) of reasonable plans to meet the Commission’s expectations for reaffirmation within the period of extension and evidence of actions taken to implement the changes that are expected to result in compliance, (4) that the institution is in good standing with its other accreditor, (5) of a comprehensive, implementable teach-out plan with signed teach-out agreements, (6) that the institution has made freely available to the Commission accurate, fair, and complete information on all aspects of the institution and its operations and in response to Commission requests for information. To note that the institution remains accredited while on probation. To request a monitoring report due September 1, 2020, demonstrating evidence that the institution has achieved and can sustain ongoing compliance with Standard V, including but not limited to (1) assessment of student learning and achievement, and demonstration that students have accomplished educational goals consistent with their programs of study (Standard V), (2) documentation that student learning programs are characterized by coherence and appropriate assessment of student achievement throughout 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). To request that the monitoring report also provide further evidence documenting (1) the development and implementation of organized and systematic assessments that evaluate institutional effectiveness (Standard VI), (2) periodic assessment of the effectiveness of planning, resource allocation, institutional renewal, and availability of resources (Standard VI), (3) a clearly articulated and transparent governance structure that outlines roles, responsibilities, and accountability for decision-making by each constituency (Standard VII), and (4) periodic assessment of the effectiveness of governance, leadership and administration (Standard VII). To request a supplemental information report due May 1, 2020, documenting evidence of the result of the institution’s request for relocation by the New York State Education Department (Requirement of Affiliation 5). To direct a follow-up team visit following submission of the monitoring report. To direct a prompt Commission liaison guidance visit to discuss the Commission's expectations. The date of the next evaluation will be determined upon reaffirmation of accreditation.
  • November 21, 2019
    To note the substantive change site visit occurred on September 30, 2019 to the main campus at 1 Chrisfield Avenue, Johnson City, NY 13790, and the information provided in the substantive change request was verified. To remind the institution of its obligation to inform the Commission immediately about any and all significant developments relevant to this action.
  • November 21, 2019
    To note the substantive change site visit occurred on October 1, 2019 to the additional location at Word of Life Bible Institute, 4200 Glendale Road, Pottersville, NY 12860, and the information provided in the substantive change request was verified. To remind the institution of its obligation to inform the Commission immediately about any and all significant developments relevant to this action.
  • November 21, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the monitoring report. To note the visit by the Commission’s representatives. To note that the institution is now in compliance with Standard VI (Planning, Resources, and Institutional Improvement) and Requirement of Affiliation 11. To continue probation and note that the institution’s accreditation remains in jeopardy because of insufficient evidence that the institution is currently in compliance with Standard III (Design and Delivery of the Student Learning Experience). To note that the institution is also now not in compliance with Standard II (Ethics and Integrity) and Standard V (Educational Effectiveness Assessment). To note that the institution remains accredited while on probation. To note further that federal regulations limit the period during which an institution may be in non-compliance. To request a monitoring report due January 6, 2020, demonstrating evidence that the institution has achieved and can sustain ongoing compliance with Standards II, III and V, including but not limited to (1) provide evidence of honesty and truthfulness in all publications and communications, in all formats, for internal and external communities (Standard II and Public Disclosures Policy); (2) demonstrate that it has an adequate core of faculty (full-time or part-time) and/or other appropriately qualified professionals with sufficient responsibility to the institution to assure the continuity and coherence of the institution’s educational programs (Standard III); and (3) demonstrate that it assesses student learning and achievement and demonstrate that students have accomplished educational goals consistent with their programs of study (Standard V). To request that the monitoring report also provide further evidence documenting (1) institutional structures and processes in place to support the student experience (Standard IV); (2) adequate fiscal and human resources, including physical and technical infrastructure, to support operations (Standard VI and Requirement of Affiliation 11); and (3) the assessment of the adequacy and efficient utilization of institutional resources required to support the institution’s mission and goals (Standard VI and Requirement of Affiliation 11). To direct a follow-up team visit following submission of the monitoring report. To direct a prompt Commission liaison guidance visit to discuss the Commission's expectations. The date of the next evaluation will be determined upon reaffirmation of accreditation.
  • November 21, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the teach-out plan. To require that the institution complete and submit for approval, due January 6, 2020, an updated comprehensive, implementable teach-out plan (Requirement of Affiliation 6: Teach-Out Plans and Agreements Policy and Procedures). In accordance with Commission policy and federal regulations, the teach-out plan must provide for the equitable treatment of students to complete their education, if the Commission were to withdraw accreditation, and include any signed, teach-out agreements that the institution has entered into or intends to enter into with another institution.
  • September 3, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the relocation of the main campus to 1 Chrisfield Avenue, Johnson City, NY 13790 within the institution’s scope of accreditation. To direct a substantive change site visit as soon as practicable but no later than six months after the commencement of instruction at the new main campus. To require immediate notification when the change is implemented. To note the Commission may rescind this action if instruction at the new location does not commence within one calendar year from the date of this action. Upon reaffirmation of accreditation the next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2020-2021.
  • July 2, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at Word of Life Bible Institute, 4200 Glendale Road, Pottersville, NY 12860 within the institution’s scope of accreditation. To direct a substantive change site visit as soon as practicable but no later than six months after the commencement of instruction at the additional location. To require written evidence of approvals from all necessary licensing, regulatory, or other legal entities as necessary, including State University of New York and New York State Education Department. To require immediate notification when instruction commences at the location. To note that the Commission may rescind this action if instruction does not commence within one calendar year from the date of this action. To remind the institution of the Commission’s action of November 15, 2018. Upon reaffirmation of accreditation the next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2020-2021.
  • February 14, 2019
    To remind the institution of the Commission’s actions on November 15, 2018. To postpone the due date of the monitoring report, which is now due September 1, 2019, in lieu of the monitoring report that was requested March 1, 2019.
  • February 14, 2019
    To remind the institution of the Commission’s actions on November 15, 2018. To postpone the due date of the teach-out plan with teach-out agreements. To require a comprehensive, implementable teach-out plan and teach-out agreements now due September 1, 2019, in lieu of the teach-out plan that was requested March 1, 2019.
  • November 15, 2018
    To acknowledge receipt of the focused report. To note the visit by the Commission’s representatives. To place the institution on probation and note that the institution’s accreditation is in jeopardy because of insufficient evidence that the institution is currently in compliance with Standard III (Design and Delivery of the Student Learning Experience), Standard VI (Planning, Resources, and Institutional Improvement), and Requirement of Affiliation 11. To note that the institution remains accredited while on probation. To note further that federal regulations limit the period during which an institution may be in non-compliance to two years. To request a monitoring report due March 1, 2019, demonstrating evidence that the institution has achieved and can sustain ongoing compliance with Standard III, Standard VI, and Requirement of Affiliation 11, including but not limited to evidence of: (1) sufficient learning opportunities and resources to support both the institution’s programs of study and students’ academic progress and faculty (full-time or part-time) and/or other appropriate professionals who are sufficient in number (Standard III); (2) fiscal and human resources as well as the physical and technical infrastructure adequate to support its operations wherever and however programs are delivered (Standard VI); and (3) documented financial resources, funding base, and plans for financial development adequate to support its educational purposes and programs and to ensure financial stability (Requirement of Affiliation 11). To request that the monitoring report also include a comprehensive, implementable teach-out plan with signed teach-out agreements, including any documentation supporting the agreements. To direct a follow-up team visit following submission of the monitoring report. To direct a prompt Commission liaison guidance visit to discuss the Commission's expectations. Upon reaffirmation of accreditation, the next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2020-2021.
  • November 16, 2017
    To accept the monitoring report. To request a focused report, due September 1, 2018, providing (1) evidence of adequate financial resources, funding base, and plans for financial development adequate to support its educational purposes and programs and to assure financial stability (Requirement of Affiliation #11); (2) evidence that faculty and/or other appropriate professionals are sufficient in number, provided sufficient support for professional growth, and are reviewed regularly (Standard III); and (3) evidence of sufficient learning opportunities and resources to support programs of study and students’ academic progress (Standard III); (4) evidence of steps taken to improve the institution's short- and long-term financial viability and sustainability (Standard VI); and (5) evidence of fiscal and human resources, and the physical and technical infrastructure to support operations wherever and however delivered (Standard VI). A focused team visit will follow submission of the report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2020-2021.
  • November 17, 2016
    To accept the Periodic Review Report, to reaffirm accreditation, and to commend the institution for the quality of the Periodic Review Report. To request a monitoring report, due October 1, 2017, documenting (1) further steps taken to (a) incorporate the use of assessment results in planning and budgeting (Standard 2); and (b) strengthen the institution’s finances (Standard 3); and (2) evidence that the institution has qualified staffing appropriate to the goals, type, size, and complexity of the institution (Standard 5). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2020-2021.
  • February 29, 2016
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at 909 Butternut Street, Syracuse, NY 13208 within the scope of the institution’s accreditation. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations at this additional location. In the event that operations at the additional location do not commence within one calendar year from the approval of this action, approval will lapse. To remind the institution of the Commission’s request of November 19, 2015 regarding the Periodic Review Report due June 1, 2016.
  • November 19, 2015
    To accept the monitoring report and to note the visit by the Commission’s representatives. To request that the Periodic Review Report, due June 1, 2016, document steps taken to strengthen the institution’s finances, including through increasing enrollment and retention (Standard 3); and steps taken to increase institutional support and oversight of the assessment of student learning outcomes in all programs and modes of delivery (Standards 13 and 14).
  • June 29, 2015
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional locations at (1) Corona, 35-23 108th Street, Corona, NY 11368 and (2) Brooklyn, 209 Clermont Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11205-4010 within the scope of the institution’s accreditation. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations at these additional locations. In the event that operations at the additional locations do not commence within one calendar year from the approval of this action, approval will lapse. To remind the institution of the monitoring report, due September 1, 2015, documenting (1) further progress in strengthening the institution's finances (Standard 3); and (2) the development and implementation of a comprehensive process for the assessment of student learning outcomes at all locations and in all delivery modes (Standards 13 and 14). A small team visit will follow submission of the monitoring report. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2016.
  • June 25, 2015
    To note the visit by the Commission’s representative and to affirm inclusion of the additional location at the Manhattan Site, 96 Wadsworth Avenue, New York, NY 10093 within the scope of the institution’s accreditation. To remind the institution of the monitoring report, due September 1, 2015, documenting (1) further progress in strengthening the institution's finances (Standard 3); and (2) the development and implementation of a comprehensive process for the assessment of student learning outcomes at all locations and in all delivery modes (Standards 13 and 14). A small team visit will follow submission of the monitoring report. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2016.
  • March 2, 2015
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at the Manhattan Site, 96 Wadsworth Avenue, New York, NY 10093 provisionally within the scope of the institution’s accreditation pending a site visit within six months of the commencement of operations. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations at this additional location. In the event that operations at the additional location do not commence within one calendar year from the approval of this action, approval will lapse. To remind the institution of the monitoring report, due September 1, 2015, documenting (1) further progress in strengthening the institution's finances (Standard 3); and (2) the development and implementation of a comprehensive process for the assessment of student learning outcomes at all locations and in all delivery modes (Standards 13 and 14). A small team visit will follow submission of the monitoring report. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2016.
  • November 20, 2014
    To accept the monitoring report. To request a monitoring report, due September 1, 2015, documenting (1) further progress in strengthening the institution's finances (Standard 3); and (2) the development and implementation of a comprehensive process for the assessment of student learning outcomes at all locations and in all delivery modes (Standards 13 and 14). A small team visit will follow submission of the monitoring report. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2016.
  • September 3, 2013
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to include the online certificate programs in Bible and in Teaching English as a Second Language (Postsecondary Certificate (>=1 year, < 2 years) within the scope of the institution's accreditation. To remind the institution of the monitoring report, due October 1, 2014, documenting (1) further steps taken to improve the institution's short- and long-term financial viability and sustainability (Standard 3) and (2) further evidence that the results of direct assessment of student learning are used to improve teaching and learning (Standard14). To request that the monitoring report also document (3) development of a comprehensive financial and technology plan to support Davis’ projected growth in the online certificate programs; (4) evidence of a sustainable learning management system to support online students, faculty, and staff; and (5) evidence of comparability between the learning outcomes in the online and onsite versions of the courses (Standard 13). The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2016.
  • June 27, 2013
    To accept the monitoring report. To note that a visit will not be conducted at this time. To request a monitoring report, due October 1, 2014, documenting (1) further steps taken to improve the institution's short- and long-term financial viability and sustainability (Standard 3) and (2) further evidence that the results of direct assessment of student learning are used to improve teaching and learning (Standard14). The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2016.
  • March 1, 2012
    To accept the monitoring report and to note the visit by the Commission's representatives. To remove the warning because the institution is now in compliance with Standards 3 (Institutional Resources) and 7 (Institutional Assessment), and to reaffirm accreditation. To request a monitoring report, due by March 1, 2013, documenting (1) a revised strategic plan (Standard 2); (2) steps taken to improve the institution’s short- and long-term financial viability and sustainability (Standard 3); (3) steps taken to strengthen the use of assessment data to improve planning and resource allocation (Standard 7); and (4) continued progress in the implementation of an organized and sustained assessment process to evaluate and improve student learning, with evidence that direct methods of assessment at the program and course levels are used to improve teaching and learning (Standard 14). A visit may follow submission of the monitoring report. The Periodic Review report is now due June 1, 2016.
  • November 17, 2011
    To accept the monitoring report, to note the visit by the Commission's representatives, and to note that the institution is in compliance with Standard 2 (Planning, Resource Allocation, and Institutional Renewal) and Standard 14 (Assessment of Student Learning). To continue to warn the institution that its accreditation may be in jeopardy because of insufficient evidence that the institution is currently in compliance with Standard 3 (Institutional Resources) and Standard 7 (Institutional Assessment). To note that the institution remains accredited while on warning. To request a monitoring report, due by December 31, 2011, documenting evidence that the institution has achieved and can sustain compliance with Standards 3 and 7. To request that the monitoring report include, but not be limited to, documented evidence of (1) the implementation of facilities master and management plans integrated with multi-year budget projections and linked to the institutional strategic plan (Standard 3); and (2) the assessment of the achievement of institutional strategic goals and the use of the results of the assessment of institutional effectiveness to improve planning and budgeting (Standard 7). A small team visit will follow submission of the monitoring report. The due date for the Periodic Review Report will be set when accreditation is reaffirmed.

Information about the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) is one of seven institutional accrediting organizations in the United States and is recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). MSCHE accreditation applies to an institution as a whole rather than the specific programs within an institution. MSCHE does not approve or accredit individual programs. The MSCHE accreditation review cycle is continuous and accreditation does not expire. Each institution is reevaluated and monitored on a regular and consistent basis in accordance with the institution’s assigned accreditation review cycle and Commission policy and procedures. An institution maintains its accreditation unless it is voluntarily surrendered or withdrawn by the Commission for cause, after the institution has been afforded due process. The institution’s current accreditation phase and accreditation status are displayed on the institution’s listing in the Institution Directory and in the Statement of Accreditation Status (SAS).