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MSCHE Announces Non-Compliance Action Update from Its March 2021 Meeting

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) has made public the below accreditation action approved at its March 4, 2021, meeting. In the course of the meeting, the Commission acted to continue the non-compliance probation status for Concordia College. The Commission had…

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Advocacy Needs Percolate through Inaugural Virtual Coffee with the Commission Event

With coffee and Danish in hand, a group of 16 presidents representing institutions from New Jersey and Delaware met with MSCHE staff for the first Virtual Coffee with the Commission on February 23, 2021. The new initiative launched by the Commission presented an…

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MSCHE Joins Push for Coordinated Federal Student Aid

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) joined Higher Learning Advocates (HLA) and 30 partners in a letter submitted to the Office of Management & Budget (OMB), requesting that OMB improve coordination across federal agencies to ensure that students receive the federal…

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MSCHE Congratulates Dr. Miguel Cardona on USDE Confirmation

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) congratulates Dr. Miguel Cardona on his confirmation as Secretary of Education for the United States Department of Education. As a member of the regulatory triad, the Commission looks forward to working with Secretary Cardona through…

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Call For Commissioner Nominations – Public Representatives Needed

Deadline for Nominations: March 31, 2021 Nomination Form: go.msche.org/commissioner-nomination The Committee on Membership of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) must fill public representative vacancies for the term January 1, 2022 through December 31, 2024, and issues this call for self-nominations or…

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Listen Now: MSCHE Pillars of Change Podcast with Howard University President Dr. Wayne Frederick

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) has released the second episode of its MSCHE Pillars of Change podcast series. Commissioner Dr. Carl Person, an MSCHE Executive Committee member, speaks with Dr. Wayne Frederick, MSCHE Commissioner and President of Howard University, on his many efforts at Howard and how…

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Revised Procedures Posted

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) made technical amendments to the Follow-Up Reports and Visits Procedures and the Follow-Up Reports Guidelines. These revised procedures and guidelines are effective February 1, 2021. Upon the effective date, the documents will be available on…

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Associations Urge Biden Administration To Consider Policies And Practices To Help International Students, Dreamers

One of the cornerstones of the Biden-Harris campaign was to restore the United States’ global standing in the world and prioritize reforming the nation’s immigration system. American Council on Education (ACE) and other higher education organizations are advocating for specific policies that can…

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CHEA Approves MSCHE Change of Scope

At its November 20-24, 2020 meeting, the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) Committee on Recognition reviewed and approved the formal request for a change in the CHEA-recognized scope of accreditation submitted by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). The Commission…

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2021 MSCHE Executive Committee and Standing/Advisory Committees Named

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) announces the election of its Executive Committee and Officers for the term January 1, 2021, through December 31, 2021. Dr. James Sunser, President of Genesee Community College, has been reelected as Chair of the Commission along…

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