Standards for Accreditation

MSCHE Revised Standards for Accreditation, 13th Edition

MSCHE 2022 Question

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MSCHE 2022: Building a Stronger Drexel Together

Accreditation Purpose

Drexel University has an institutional accreditor called the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE).  The purpose of accreditation is the improvement of academic quality and public accountability based on self and peer assessment.  MSCHE is recognized by the United States Department of Education as well as the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

About Middle States:

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) is a voluntary, non-governmental, membership association that defines, maintains, and promotes educational excellence across institutions with diverse missions, student populations, and resources. Because MSCHE is an institutional accreditor, we examine institutions as a whole rather than specific programs within institutions. MSCHE provides education, quality assurance, and other services to members.

For more information, visit the The Middle States Commission on Higher Education website.

What MSCHE Does and Who it Serves?

MSCHE conducts 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, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and any other geographic areas in which the Commission elects to conduct accrediting activities, including the evaluation of distance education and correspondence education programs offered at those institutions. MSCHE accredits institutions across the United States as well as globally

Accreditation Status:

  • Accreditation Reaffirmed Until 2030 (Updated July 2022)

Next Accreditation Reviews:

  • Mid-Point Peer Review (MPPR) - 2026
  • Full Accreditation Review (self-study and site visit) - 2030