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The Mid-Atlantic Region Commission on Higher Education, doing business as the Middle States Commission on Higher Educatio n (MSCHE), was formally incorporated under Pennsylvania Commonwealth law on March 1, 2013. From its origins in 1919 through February 2013, the Commission was a unit of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. Although now an independent corporation, the Commission maintains an on going relationship with the Middle States Association.
T he Commission on Higher Education is recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education to conduct accreditation and pre-accreditation (Candidacy status) activities for institutions of higher education in Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Vir gin Islands, includ ing distance education and correspon dence education programs offered at those institutions .
MSCHE is also recognized by the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)
to accredit degree-granting institutions which offer one or more post-secondary educational programs of at least one academic year in length in Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsy lvania, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and other geograph ic areas in which the Commission conducts accrediting activities.
The Commission is a voluntary, non-governmental, membership association that defines, maintains, and promotes educational excellence across institutions with diverse missions, student populations, and resources. It examines each institution as a whole, rather than specific programs within institutions.
For more information, refer to the Commission's statements of its mission, principles, and strategic goals and objectives. as well as several FAQs on this site.
For information on how to file a complaint regarding an accredited or candidate MSCHE institution, click here .
For information on how to file a third-party comment regarding an accredited or candidate MSCHE institution, click here.
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Middle States Commission on Higher Education
3624 Market Street, 2nd Floor West, Philadelphia, PA 19104Source: www.msche.org