Middle States Accreditation

The Graduate School and University Center (GSUC) has been accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) since 1961 and was most recently reaccredited in March 2021 after a self-study and Fall 2020 site visit.

What is Middle States Accreditation?

The Graduate School and University Center is accredited through a voluntary, peer-review process coordinated by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE or Middle States). As one of the schools and programs under the auspice of the University Center, Macaulay Honors College participates in this reaccreditation process.

Middle States is the accrediting body for higher education institutions in the mid-Atlantic region. Schools accredited by Middle States go through a reaccreditation every eight years. As its mission states, “The Middle States Commission on Higher Education assures students and the public of the educational quality of higher education. The Commission’s accreditation process ensures institutional accountability, self-appraisal, improvement, and innovation through peer review and the rigorous application of standards within the context of institutional mission.”

Please visit the Graduate School page to learn more about accreditation standards and processes and to review reports and updates.