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 which accredits public and private Universities and Colleges in 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 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 the Associate's or higher level.

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


+1 (267) 284 5000


+1 (215) 662 5501

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Local or Regional

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

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Members or Accredited Institutions

MSCHE Accredited Institutions (June 2020)
The following list includes 4-year degree granting institutions only.
Please visit the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) website for an up-to-date and comprehensive list of accredited institutions.

1) Albright College, PA
2) Allegheny College, PA
3) Bard College, NY
4) Barnard College, NY
5) Bloomfield College, NJ
6) Bryn Athyn College of the New Church, PA
7) Bryn Mawr College, PA
8) Bucknell University, PA
9) Cheyney University of Pennsylvania, PA
10) Colgate University, NY
11) Dickinson College, PA
12) Drew University, NJ
13) Elizabethtown College, PA
14) Elmira College, NY
15) Franklin and Marshall College, PA
16) Gettysburg College, PA
17) Goucher College, MD
18) Grove City College, PA
19) Hamilton College, NY
20) Hartwick College, NY
21) Haverford College, PA
22) Hobart & William Smith Colleges, NY
23) Houghton College, NY
24) Juniata College, PA
25) King’s College, The, NY
26) Lafayette College, PA
27) Lycoming College, PA
28) Marymount Manhattan College, NY
29) McDaniel College, MD
30) Moravian College, PA
31) Muhlenberg College, PA
32) Saint Vincent College and Seminary, PA
33) Sarah Lawrence College, NY
34) Siena College, NY
35) Skidmore College, NY
36) St. John’s College, MD
37) St. Lawrence University, NY
38) St. Mary’s College of Maryland, MD
39) SUNY College at Purchase, NY
40) Susquehanna University, PA
41) Swarthmore College, PA
42) Thiel College, PA
43) Union College, NY
44) United States Military Academy, NY
45) United States Naval Academy, MD
46) UPR – Cayey, PR
47) Ursinus College, PA
48) Vassar College, NY
49) Washington & Jefferson College, PA
50) Washington College, MD
51) Wells College, NY
52) Westminster College, PA
53) Marywood University, PA
54) Medaille College, NY
55) Mercy College, NY
56) Metropolitan College of New York, NY
57) Millersville University of Pennsylvania, PA
58) Molloy College, NY
59) Monmouth University, NJ
60) Monroe College, NY
61) Nazareth College of Rochester, NY
62) New Jersey City University, NJ
63) New York Institute of Technology, NY
64) Niagara University, NY
65) Notre Dame of Maryland University, MD
66) Nyack College, NY
67) Point Park University, PA
68) Queens College of the City University of New York, NY
69) Rider University, NJ
70) Roberts Wesleyan College, NY
71) Sage Colleges, The, NY
72) Saint Francis University, PA
73) Arcadia University, PA
74) Baruch College of the City University of New York, NY
75) Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, PA
76) Bowie State University, MD
77) Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, NY
78) Cabrini University, PA
79) California University of Pennsylvania, PA
80) Canisius College, NY
81) Carlow University, PA
82) Chatham University, PA
83) Chestnut Hill College, PA
84) City College of New York of the City University of New York, The, NY
85) Clarion University of Pennsylvania, PA
86) College of New Jersey, The, NJ
87) College of Saint Rose, The, NY
88) College of Staten Island of the City University of New York, NY
89) D’Youville College, NY
90) Daemen College, NY
91) DeSales University, PA
92) Eastern University, PA
93) Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, PA
94) Excelsior College, NY
95) Fairleigh Dickinson University, NJ
96) Frostburg State University, MD
97) Gannon University, PA
98) Holy Family University, PA
99) Hood College, MD
100) Hunter College of the City University of New York, NY
101) Iona College, NY
102) Ithaca College, NY
103) John Jay College of Criminal Justice of the City University of New York, NY
104) Kean University, NJ
105) Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, PA
106) La Salle University, PA
107) Le Moyne College, NY
108) Lehman College of the City University of New York, NY
109) Long Island University, NY
110) Loyola University Maryland, MD
111) Manhattanville College, NY
112) Marist College, NY
113) Saint Joseph’s University, PA
114) Saint Peter’s University, NJ
115) Salisbury University, MD
116) Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania, PA
117) Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania, PA
118) St. Joseph’s College, New York, NY
119) Stockton University, NJ
120) SUNY Buffalo State, NY
121) SUNY College at Brockport, NY
122) SUNY College at Cortland, NY
123) SUNY College at New Paltz, NY
124) SUNY College at Oswego, NY
125) SUNY College at Plattsburgh, NY
126) Touro College, NY
127) Towson University, MD
128) Trinity Washington University, DC
129) Universidad Ana G. Mendez – Carolina Campus, PR
130) Universidad Ana G. Mendez – Cupey Campus, PR
131) University of Baltimore, MD
132) University of Maryland Global Campus, MD
133) University of Scranton, PA
134) Utica College, NY
135) Waynesburg University, PA
136) West Chester University of Pennsylvania, PA
137) Wilkes University, PA
138) William Paterson University of New Jersey, NJ

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