Office of Accreditation, Quality Assurance and Institutional Effectiveness

 

In the Middle States region, accreditation is an expression of the confidence that the Middle States Commission on Higher Education has in an institution's mission and goals, its performance, and its resources. Based upon the results of an institutional review by a team of peers assigned by the Commission, accreditation attests to the judgment of the Commission 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 so organized, staffed, and supported that it can be expected to continue to accomplish its mission and goals; and

  • that it meets the eligibility requirements and standards of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

Membership in the Middle States Association follows a period of candidacy lasting up to five years. The Middle States Commission on Higher Education reviews institutions periodically through either on-site evaluation or other reports. Accreditation is continued only as a result of periodic reviews and evaluations through assessments of institutional achievements.

Click here for information on Medgar Evers' accreditation with the Middle States Commission.

Click here for information on Medgar Evers' Periodic Review Report - June 2012