Middle States Accreditation
Carnegie Mellon University is accredited through a voluntary, peer-review process coordinated by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE or Middle States). The aim of this process is to ensure current and future students and the public that Carnegie Mellon is providing a high quality educational experience for our students.
In the 2017-2018 academic year, a team of external reviewers from peer universities (consisting of a president or provost, senior faculty and administrators from other universities similar to CMU) will visit Carnegie Mellon to evaluate our educational and administrative activities. In preparation for that visit, CMU is conducting a formal Self-Study that engages many faculty and staff from all over the university, in Pittsburgh and around the world. The university and the peer evaluation team may make suggestions or recommendations for improvement of CMU's activities and operations.
MSCHE is one of six regional accrediting agencies in the United States, each accrediting institutions of higher education within a specific geographic region. Middle States is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. This recognition enables MSCHE's member institutions to establish eligibility to participate in federal financial aid programs (e.g., federal loans, grants, and work-study) administered by the U.S. Department of Education. Carnegie Mellon University has been accredited by Middle States since 1921.
Please visit the pages within this site to learn more about accreditation standards and processes and to view the University's reaccreditation reports.
The address and telephone number for the Middle States Commission on Higher Education is 3624 Market Street, 2nd Floor West, Philadelphia, PA 19104, (267) 284-5000. To contact MSCHE by email, please use firstname.lastname@example.org or Spanish/Español email@example.com.