Shippensburg University Accreditation

Accreditation is a testament to Shippensburg University’s constant dedication to maintaining high standards. It is both a condition and a process.

The process involves the assessment of educational and institutional quality. It also involves the continued enhancement of education through the development and validation of standards.

The condition provides a credential, signifying commitment to quality.

Institutional Accreditation

Institutional accreditation is granted by national and regional accrediting commissions. The accrediting agency, in evaluating quality, looks at the whole institutional unit, such as a state university. Accreditation is awarded as a result of overall compliance with the accrediting agency's criteria. Accreditation by a recognized institutional accrediting body is, in many cases, necessary in order to facilitate a student's transfer or acceptance of credits.

  • Middle States Commission on Higher Education - Shippensburg University is periodically reviewed by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, an accreditation body which “mandates that its member institutions meet rigorous and comprehensive standards.”

Specialized Accreditation

Specialized accreditation is bestowed on pre-professional and professional programs within institutions. Specialized accrediting groups establish standards of excellence in professional educational training programs for recognized professions.

Other Accreditation