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Academic Assessment

Regional Accreditation

Drexel University is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). MSCHE is one of seven regional accreditors for the United States that are dedicated to quality assurance and improvement via peer evaluation. These are the primary sources of assessment that the Federal Government uses in determining the quality of institutions of higher education.

Drexel University undergoes a reaffirmation of its accreditation every 10 years with MSCHE, with the most recent occurring in spring of 2012. The reaffirmation process is centered on the development of an institutional self-study leading to a formal campus visit. The process is an integral part of the university's continuing accreditation and an opportunity to strengthen the university through a comprehensive evaluation.

Program Alignment and Review

All Drexel University programs are rigorously evaluated through the internal Program Alignment and Review process (PAR). The PAR evaluation takes into consideration the following:

  • The quality of educational programs, including an assessment of student outcomes
  • The quality of research, creative activity, or scholarly work
  • The quality of outreach activities and service to the university, the profession, and the community.
  • The contribution or importance of the program to other campus programs.
  • The viability, potential and future expectations for the program.

The Engineering Management program was evaluated in January, 2014 at which time a complete assessment was performed on curriculum and instruction, faculty, advisement, and learning outcomes to assure alignment with Drexel University quality standards.