Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Middle States Commission on Higher Education


Established in 1919 and officially recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and the U.S. Department of Education (USDOE), the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) is a voluntary, peer-based, non-profit, regional accrediting organization that accredits public and private Universities and Colleges in the Mid-Atlantic region, which includes the states of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Maryland as well as Washington D.C. and the American territories of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. MSCHE is headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is one of the 6 recognized regional accrediting organizations officially mandated to accredit degree-granting higher education institutions in the United States.
According to the Council for Higher Education Accreditation, the Middle States Commission on Higher Education recognized scope of accreditation embraces degree-granting institutions which offer one or more postsecondary educational programs, including those offered via distance education, of at least one academic year in length at Associate or higher level.

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education accreditation process involves a comprehensive evaluation of each institution's educational quality, mission and institutional effectiveness. The evaluation considers a wide range of factors, including curriculum, faculty qualifications, student services, institutional resources, governance and leadership.

Accreditation by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education is recognized by the United States Department of Education (USDOE) and is an important credential for institutions seeking to establish themselves as providers of high-quality higher education. Accreditation also provides assurance to students, faculty and other stakeholders that an institution meets rigorous standards of educational quality and integrity.
In addition to accreditation, the Middle States Commission on Higher Education provides a variety of services and resources to member institutions, including professional development opportunities for faculty and administrators, research and data analysis on higher education and networking opportunities for members of the higher education community.

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3624 Market Street, 2nd Floor South
19104 Pennsylvania United States


+1 (267) 284 5000


+1 (215) 662 5501

Year of Establishment


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Local or Regional

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Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA); U.S. Department of Education

Number of Member Universities or Accredited Institutions


Members or Accredited Institutions

MSCHE Accredited Institutions (March 2023)
Please visit the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) website for an up-to-date and comprehensive list of accredited institutions.

1) Adelphi University, NY
2) Adirondack Community College, NY
3) Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, NY
4) Albany Law School of Union University, NY
5) Albany Medical College, NY
6) Albert Einstein College of Medicine, NY
7) Albizu University, PR
8) Albright College, PA
9) Alfred University, NY
10) Allegany College of Maryland, MD
11) Allegheny College, PA
12) Alliance University, NY
13) Alvernia University, PA
14) American Academy of Dramatic Arts, NY
15) American College, The (of Financial Services), PA
16) American University, DC
17) American University in Cairo, The, Egypt
18) American University of Beirut, Lebanon
19) American University of Paris, The, France
20) American University of Puerto Rico, PR
21) American University of Rome, The, Italy
22) American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
23) Ana G. Mendez University, FL
24) Anne Arundel Community College, MD
25) Arcadia University, PA
26) Assumption College for Sisters, NJ
27) Atenas College, PR
28) Athabasca University, Canada
29) Atlantic Cape Community College, NJ
30) Baltimore City Community College, MD
31) Bank Street College of Education, NY
32) Bard College, NY
33) Barnard College, NY
34) Baruch College of the City University of New York, NY
35) Bergen Community College, NJ
36) Berkeley College – New Jersey, NJ
37) Berkeley College – New York, NY
38) Bloomfield College, NJ
39) Boricua College, NY
40) Borough of Manhattan Community College of the City University of New York, NY
41) Bowie State University, MD
42) Bronx Community College of the City University of New York, NY
43) Brookdale Community College, NJ
44) Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, NY
45) Bryant & Stratton College, NY
46) Bryn Athyn College of the New Church, PA
47) Bryn Mawr College, PA
48) Bucknell University, PA
49) Bucks County Community College, PA
50) Butler County Community College, PA
51) Cabrini University, PA
52) Cairn University, PA
53) Caldwell University, NJ
54) Camden County College, NJ
55) Canisius College, NY
56) Capitol Technology University, MD
57) Caribbean University, PR
58) Carlow University, PA
59) Carnegie Mellon University, PA
60) Carroll Community College, MD
61) Catholic University of America, The, DC
62) Cayuga County Community College, NY
63) Cazenovia College, NY
64) Cecil College, MD
65) Cedar Crest College, PA
66) Centenary University, NJ
67) Central European University, Austria
68) Central Penn College, PA
69) Centro de Estudios Avanzados de Puerto Rico y El Caribe, PR
70) Chatham University, PA
71) Chesapeake College, MD
72) Chestnut Hill College, PA
73) Cheyney University of Pennsylvania, PA
74) City College of New York of the City University of New York, The, NY
75) Clarks Summit University, PA
76) Clarkson University, NY
77) Clinton Community College, NY
78) Colegio Universitario de San Juan, PR
79) Colgate University, NY
80) College of Mount Saint Vincent, NY
81) College of New Jersey, The, NJ
82) College of Saint Rose, The, NY
83) College of Southern Maryland, MD
84) College of Staten Island of the City University of New York, NY
85) College of Westchester, The, NY
86) Columbia Central University, PR
87) Columbia University, NY
88) Columbia-Greene Community College, NY
89) Commonwealth University of Pennsylvania, PA
90) Community College of Allegheny County, PA
91) Community College of Baltimore County, MD
92) Community College of Beaver County, PA
93) Community College of Philadelphia, PA
94) Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico, PR
95) Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science & Art, The, NY
96) Coppin State University, MD
97) Cornell University, NY
98) Corning Community College, NY
99) County College of Morris, NJ
100) Culinary Institute of America, The, NY
101) Curtis Institute of Music, The, PA
102) D’Youville University, NY
103) Daemen University, NY
104) Davis College, NY
105) Delaware College of Art and Design, DE
106) Delaware County Community College, PA
107) Delaware State University, DE
108) Delaware Technical Community College, DE
109) Delaware Valley University, PA
110) DeSales University, PA
111) Dickinson College, PA
112) Dominican House of Studies, DC
113) Dominican University New York, NY
114) Drew University, NJ
115) Drexel University, PA
116) Duquesne University, PA
117) Dutchess Community College, NY
118) East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania, PA
119) Eastern International College, NJ
120) Eastern University, PA
121) EDP University of Puerto Rico, PR
122) Elizabethtown College, PA
123) Elmira College, NY
124) Empire State University, NY
125) Erie Community College, NY
126) Escuela de Artes Plasticas y Diseno de Puerto Rico, PR
127) Essex County College, NJ
128) Excelsior University, NY
129) Fairleigh Dickinson University, NJ
130) Fashion Institute of Technology, NY
131) Felician University, NJ
132) Finger Lakes Community College, NY
133) Five Towns College, NY
134) Fordham University, NY
135) Franklin and Marshall College, PA
136) Franklin University Switzerland, Switzerland
137) Frederick Community College, MD
138) Frostburg State University, MD
139) Fulton-Montgomery Community College, NY
140) Gallaudet University, DC
141) Gannon University, PA
142) Garrett College, MD
143) Geisinger College of Health Sciences, PA
144) Genesee Community College, NY
145) Geneva College, PA
146) George Washington University, The, DC
147) Georgetown University, DC
148) Georgian Court University, NJ
149) Gettysburg College, PA
150) Glasgow Caledonian New York College, NY
151) Goldey-Beacom College, DE
152) Goucher College, MD
153) Graduate School and University Center of the City University of New York, The, NY
154) Gratz College, PA
155) Grove City College, PA
156) Gwynedd Mercy University, PA
157) H. Lavity Stoutt Community College, Virgin Islands, British
158) Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine, NJ
159) Hagerstown Community College, MD
160) Hamilton College, NY
161) Harcum College, PA
162) Harford Community College, MD
163) Harrisburg Area Community College, PA
164) Harrisburg University of Science and Technology, PA
165) Hartwick College, NY
166) Haverford College, PA
167) Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion, NY
168) Helene Fuld College of Nursing, NY
169) Herkimer County Community College, NY
170) Hilbert College, NY
171) Hofstra University, NY
172) Holy Family University, PA
173) Hood College, MD
174) Hostos Community College of the City University of New York, NY
175) Houghton University, NY
176) Howard Community College, MD
177) Howard University, DC
178) Hudson County Community College, NJ
179) Hudson Valley Community College, NY
180) Huertas College, PR
181) Hunter College of the City University of New York, NY
182) Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, NY
183) Immaculata University, PA
184) Indiana University of Pennsylvania, PA
185) Institute of World Politics, The, DC
186) Instituto Comercial de Puerto Rico Junior College, PR
187) Inter American University of Puerto Rico Aguadilla Campus, PR
188) Inter American University of Puerto Rico Arecibo Campus, PR
189) Inter American University of Puerto Rico Barranquitas Campus, PR
190) Inter American University of Puerto Rico Bayamon Campus, PR
191) Inter American University of Puerto Rico Fajardo Campus, PR
192) Inter American University of Puerto Rico Guayama Campus, PR
193) Inter American University of Puerto Rico Metropolitan Campus, PR
194) Inter American University of Puerto Rico Ponce Campus, PR
195) Inter American University of Puerto Rico San German Campus, PR
196) Inter American University of Puerto Rico School of Law, PR
197) Inter American University of Puerto Rico School of Optometry, PR
198) Inter-American Defense College, DC
199) International Institute for Restorative Practices, PA
200) Iona University, NY
201) Irish American University, Ireland
202) Ithaca College, NY
203) Jamestown Business College, NY
204) Jamestown Community College, NY
205) Jefferson Community College, NY
206) Jewish Theological Seminary of America, NY
207) John Cabot University, Italy
208) John Jay College of Criminal Justice of the City University of New York, NY
209) Johns Hopkins University, MD
210) Johnson College, PA
211) Juilliard School, The, NY
212) Juniata College, PA
213) Kean University, NJ
214) Keuka College, NY
215) Keystone College, PA
216) King’s College, PA
217) King’s College, The, NY
218) Kingsborough Community College of the City University of New York, NY
219) Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, PA
220) La Roche University, PA
221) La Salle University, PA
222) Lackawanna College, PA
223) Lafayette College, PA
224) LaGuardia Community College of the City University of New York, NY
225) Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, PA
226) Lancaster Bible College, PA
227) Le Moyne College, NY
228) Lebanon Valley College, PA
229) Lehigh Carbon Community College, PA
230) Lehigh University, PA
231) Lehman College of the City University of New York, NY
232) LIM College, NY
233) Lincoln University, PA
234) Long Island University, NY
235) Loyola University Maryland, MD
236) Luzerne County Community College, PA
237) Lycoming College, PA
238) Manhattan College, NY
239) Manhattan School of Music, NY
240) Manhattanville College, NY
241) Manor College, PA
242) Maria College of Albany, NY
243) Marist College, NY
244) Maryland Institute College of Art, MD
245) Maryland University of Integrative Health, MD
246) Marymount Manhattan College, NY
247) Marywood University, PA
248) McDaniel College, MD
249) Medaille University, NY
250) Medgar Evers College of the City University of New York, NY
251) Mercer County Community College, NJ
252) Mercy College, NY
253) Mercyhurst University, PA
254) Messiah University, PA
255) Metropolitan College of New York, NY
256) Middlesex College, NJ
257) Millersville University of Pennsylvania, PA
258) Ming Chuan University, Taiwan
259) Misericordia University, PA
260) Missio Theological Seminary, PA
261) Mohawk Valley Community College, NY
262) Molloy University, NY
263) Monmouth University, NJ
264) Monroe College, NY
265) Monroe Community College, NY
266) Montclair State University, NJ
267) Montgomery College, MD
268) Montgomery County Community College, PA
269) Moore College of Art and Design, PA
270) Moravian University, PA
271) Morgan State University, MD
272) Mount Aloysius College, PA
273) Mount Saint Mary College, NY
274) Mount St. Mary’s University, MD
275) Muhlenberg College, PA
276) Nassau Community College, NY
277) National Defense University, DC
278) National Intelligence University, DC
279) Nazareth College of Rochester, NY
280) Neumann University, PA
281) New Brunswick Theological Seminary, NJ
282) New Jersey City University, NJ
283) New Jersey Institute of Technology, NJ
284) New School, The, NY
285) New York Academy of Art, NY
286) New York City College of Technology of the City University of New York, NY
287) New York Institute of Technology, NY
288) New York Medical College, NY
289) New York School of Interior Design, NY
290) New York University, NY
291) Niagara County Community College, NY
292) Niagara University, NY
293) North Country Community College, NY
294) Northampton Community College, PA
295) Northeast College of Health Sciences, NY
296) Northeastern Seminary at Roberts Wesleyan College, NY
297) Notre Dame Of Maryland University, MD
298) NUC University, PR
299) Ocean County College, NJ
300) Onondaga Community College, NY
301) Open University, United Kingdom
302) Orange County Community College, NY
303) Pace University, NY
304) Passaic County Community College, NJ
305) Paul Smith’s College, NY
306) Peirce College, PA
307) Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, PA
308) Pennsylvania College of Art & Design, PA
309) Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences, PA
310) Pennsylvania College of Technology, PA
311) Pennsylvania Highlands Community College, PA
312) Pennsylvania Institute of Technology, PA
313) Pennsylvania State University, The, PA
314) Pennsylvania Western University, PA
315) Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, PA
316) Pillar College, NJ
317) Pittsburgh Technical College, PA
318) Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, PA
319) Plaza College, NY
320) Point Park University, PA
321) Ponce Health Sciences University, PR
322) Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico, PR
323) Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family, DC
324) Pratt Institute, NY
325) Prince George’s Community College, MD
326) Princeton Theological Seminary, NJ
327) Princeton University, NJ
328) Professional University Dr. Carlos J. Borrero Ríos, PR
329) Queens College of the City University of New York, NY
330) Queensborough Community College of the City University of New York, NY
331) Ramapo College of New Jersey, NJ
332) Raritan Valley Community College, NJ
333) Reading Area Community College, PA
334) Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, PA
335) Relay Graduate School of Education, NY
336) Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, NY
337) Richmond, The American International University In London, United Kingdom
338) Rider University, NJ
339) Robert Morris University, PA
340) Roberts Wesleyan University, NY
341) Rochester Institute of Technology, NY
342) Rockland Community College, NY
343) Rosemont College, PA
344) Rowan College at Burlington County, NJ
345) Rowan College of South Jersey, NJ
346) Rowan University, NJ
347) Russell Sage College, NY
348) Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, NJ
349) Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary, Overbrook, PA
350) Saint Elizabeth University, NJ
351) Saint Francis University, PA
352) Saint Joseph’s Seminary, NY
353) Saint Joseph’s University, PA
354) Saint Mary’s Seminary & University, MD
355) Saint Peter’s University, NJ
356) Saint Vincent College and Seminary, PA
357) Salem Community College, NJ
358) Salisbury University, MD
359) Salus University, PA
360) San Juan Bautista School of Medicine, PR
361) SANS Technology Institute, The, MD
362) Sarah Lawrence College, NY
363) Schenectady County Community College, NY
364) School of Visual Arts, NY
365) Seminario Evangelico de Puerto Rico, PR
366) Seton Hall University, NJ
367) Seton Hill University, PA
368) Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania, PA
369) Siena College, NY
370) Skidmore College, NY
371) Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania, PA
372) St. Bonaventure University, NY
373) St. Elizabeth College of Nursing, NY
374) St. Francis College, NY
375) St. John Fisher University, NY
376) St. John’s College, MD
377) St. John’s University, NY
378) St. Joseph’s College of Nursing, NY
379) St. Joseph’s University, New York, NY
380) St. Lawrence University, NY
381) St. Mary’s College of Maryland, MD
382) St. Thomas Aquinas College, NY
383) State University of New York Brockport, NY
384) Stella and Charles Guttman Community College of the City University of New York, NY
385) Stevens Institute of Technology, NJ
386) Stevenson University, MD
387) Stockton University, NJ
388) Strayer University, DC
389) Suffolk County Community College, NY
390) Sullivan County Community College, NY
391) SUNY Buffalo State, NY
392) SUNY at Albany, NY
393) SUNY at Binghamton, NY
394) SUNY at Stony Brook, NY
395) SUNY Broome Community College, NY
396) SUNY College at Fredonia, NY
397) SUNY College at Geneseo, NY
398) SUNY College at New Paltz, NY
399) SUNY College at Old Westbury, NY
400) SUNY College at Oneonta, NY
401) SUNY College at Plattsburgh, NY
402) SUNY College at Potsdam, NY
403) SUNY College at Purchase, NY
404) SUNY College of Agriculture & Technology at Morrisville, NY
405) SUNY College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill, NY
406) SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, NY
407) SUNY College of Optometry, NY
408) SUNY College of Technology at Alfred, NY
409) SUNY College of Technology at Canton, NY
410) SUNY College of Technology at Delhi, NY
411) SUNY College of Technology at Farmingdale, NY
412) SUNY Cortland, NY
413) SUNY Maritime College, NY
414) SUNY Oswego, NY
415) SUNY Polytechnic Institute, NY
416) SUNY Upstate Medical University, NY
417) Susquehanna University, PA
418) Sussex County Community College, NJ
419) Swarthmore College, PA
420) Syracuse University, NY
421) Teachers College of Columbia University, NY
422) Temple University, PA
423) Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology, PA
424) The State University of New York Downstate Health Sciences University, NY
425) Thiel College, PA
426) Thomas Edison State University, NJ
427) Thomas Jefferson University, PA
428) Tompkins Cortland Community College, NY
429) Touro University, NY
430) Towson University, MD
431) Trinity Washington University, DC
432) Trocaire College, NY
433) U.S. Army War College, PA
434) Ulster County Community College, NY
435) Unification Theological Seminary, NY
436) Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, MD
437) Union College, NY
438) Union College, NJ
439) Union Theological Seminary, NY
440) United Lutheran Seminary, PA
441) United States Merchant Marine Academy, NY
442) United States Military Academy, NY
443) United States Naval Academy, MD
444) Universidad Adventista de las Antillas, PR
445) Universidad Ana G. Mendez ? Carolina Campus, PR
446) Universidad Ana G. Mendez ? Cupey Campus, PR
447) Universidad Ana G. Mendez ? Gurabo Campus, PR
448) Universidad Andres Bello, Chile
449) Universidad Central de Bayamon, PR
450) Universidad Central del Caribe, PR
451) Universidad del Sagrado Corazon, PR
452) Universidad Mayor, Chile
453) Universidad Politecnica de Puerto Rico, PR
454) University at Buffalo, NY
455) University of Baltimore, MD
456) University of Delaware, DE
457) University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, MD
458) University of Maryland Eastern Shore, MD
459) University of Maryland Global Campus, MD
460) University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD
461) University of Maryland, Baltimore County, MD
462) University of Maryland, College Park, MD
463) University of Pennsylvania, PA
464) University of Pittsburgh, PA
465) University of Puerto Rico at Aguadilla, PR
466) University of Puerto Rico at Arecibo, PR
467) University of Puerto Rico at Bayamon, PR
468) University of Puerto Rico at Carolina, PR
469) University of Puerto Rico at Cayey, PR
470) University of Puerto Rico at Humacao, PR
471) University of Puerto Rico at Ponce, PR
472) University of Puerto Rico at Utuado, PR
473) University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez Campus, PR
474) University of Puerto Rico-Medical Sciences Campus, PR
475) University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras Campus, PR
476) University of Rochester, NY
477) University of Scranton, PA
478) University of the Arts, PA
479) University of the District of Columbia, DC
480) University of the Potomac, DC
481) University of the Virgin Islands, VI
482) University of Valley Forge, PA
483) Ursinus College, PA
484) Utica University, NY
485) Valley Forge Military College, PA
486) Vassar College, NY
487) Vaughn College Of Aeronautics and Technology, NY
488) Villa Maria College of Buffalo, NY
489) Villanova University, PA
490) Wagner College, NY
491) Warren County Community College, NJ
492) Washington & Jefferson College, PA
493) Washington Adventist University, MD
494) Washington College, MD
495) Waynesburg University, PA
496) Webb Institute, NY
497) Wells College, NY
498) Wesley Theological Seminary, DC
499) West Chester University of Pennsylvania, PA
500) Westchester Community College, NY
501) Westminster College, PA
502) Westminster Theological Seminary, PA
503) Westmoreland County Community College, PA
504) Widener University, PA
505) Wilkes University, PA
506) William Paterson University of New Jersey, NJ
507) Wilmington University, DE
508) Wilson College, PA
509) Won Institute of Graduate Studies, PA
510) Wor-Wic Community College, MD
511) Yeshiva University, NY
512) York College of Pennsylvania, PA
513) York College of the City University of New York, NY
514) Zayed University, United Arab Emirates

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