Overview

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is a voluntary, non-governmental, membership association that is dedicated to quality assurance and improvement through accreditation via peer evaluation. Middle States accreditation instills public confidence in institutional mission, goals, performance, and resources through its rigorous accreditation standards and their enforcement.

Middle States' accreditation is an expression of confidence in an institution's mission and goals, its performance, and its resources. Based upon the results of institutional review by peers and colleagues assigned by the Commission, accreditation attests to the judgment of the Commission on Higher Education that an institution has met the following criteria:

  • that it has a mission appropriate to higher education;
  • that it is guided by well-defined and appropriate goals, including goals for student learning;
  • that it has established conditions and procedures under which its mission and goals can be realized;
  • that it assesses both institutional effectiveness and student learning outcomes, and uses the results for improvement;
  • that it is accomplishing its mission and goals substantially;
  • that it is organized, staffed, and supported so that it can be expected to continue to accomplish its mission and goals; and
  • that it meets the requirements of affiliation and standards of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Recent Commission Actions

University Mission

To serve our students and society through comprehensive integrated academic offerings enhanced by technology, cooperative education, and clinical practice in an urban setting, with global outreach embracing research, scholarly activities, and community initiatives.

Message from the Provost

Next Steps

  • Middle States Visit
    March 18 - 21, 2012