Middle States' Accreditation
Middle States’ accreditation is an expression of confidence
in an institution’s mission and goals, its performance, and its resources.
Based upon the results of institutional review by peers and colleagues assigned
by the Commission, accreditation attests to the judgment of the Commission on
Higher Education that an institution has met the following criteria:
- that it has a mission appropriate to higher
- that it is guided by well-defined and appropriate
goals, including goals for student learning;
- that it has established conditions and procedures
under which its mission and goals can be realized;
- that it assesses both institutional effectiveness
and student learning outcomes, and uses the results for improvement;
- that it is accomplishing its mission and goals
- that it is organized, staffed, and supported so that
it can be expected to continue to accomplish its mission and goals; and
- that it meets the eligibility requirements and
standards of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.
Taken from Characteristics
of Excellence in Higher Education: Standards for Accreditation, 2006
For more on Middle States' accreditation and the specific requirements,
Learn more about Middle States' accreditation and Shippensburg University. In addition to Middles States' accreditation,
Shippensburg has earned additional accreditations from other accrediting agencies.