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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 education;
  • 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 substantially;
  • 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, click here.

Learn more about Middle States' accreditation and Shippensburg University. In addition to Middles States' accreditation, Shippensburg has earned additional accreditations from other accrediting agencies.

Contact the AAAT chair - Dr. José Ricardo

Phone: 717-477-1577