Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Kutztown University has been accredited by the Middles State Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) since 1945. Our last affirmation was 2019.

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. The Middle States region includes Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, including distance education and correspondence education programs offered at those institutions. The Commission is a voluntary, non-governmental, membership association that defines, maintains, and promotes educational excellence across institutions with diverse missions, student populations, and resources. It examines each institution as a whole, rather than specific programs within institutions.

As a member of Middle States Commission on Higher Education and to maintain accreditation, KU participates in a comprehensive, evidence-based self-evaluation every eight years. Our current self-study process began Fall 2023 and will culminate in Fall 2025. In March 2026, the commission will meet to determine action regarding re-affirming accreditation.

If one wishes to file a complaint through the university's regional accrediting agency, MSCHE, the process is outlined on the MSCHE website.

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Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education
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