Middle States Accreditation

Middle States - Waller Hall in spring

Accreditation by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) is one of the vitally important ways IUP serves students, alumni, faculty, staff, and the community.

Accreditation provides external validation that IUP upholds the MSCHE Characteristics of Excellence in Higher Education (pdf, 454 KB) in all respects—academic programs, faculty and staff expertise, campus services, finances, governance, and more. In June 2016, IUP's accreditation with the MSCHE was reaffirmed, and the university received a commendation for the quality of the 2013-16 self-study process.

A key component of the IUP Middle States Reaffirmation of Accreditation process (2013–16) was the IUP Self Study, a self-assessment made by the IUP community of the progress the university has made since its last reaffirmation of accreditation. The Self Study was approved by the IUP Middle States Steering Committee and endorsed by IUP's administration and the Council of Trustees.

IUP moves into the future secure in its status as an outstanding institution of higher education, one that is guided by the high standards of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and strengthened by the success of its collaborative 2013–16 self-study process.

IUP Statement of Accreditation Status

President Driscoll Discusses Reaffirmation of Accreditation

President Michael Driscoll discusses how the Reaffirmation of Accreditation process was a positive experience that complemented the current strategic planning.

MSCHE LogoIndiana University of Pennsylvania is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, Pa. 19104 (267-284-5000). The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the US Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.


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