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). 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.
For questions regarding university accreditation, please contact Elizabeth Ann Whiteman, Director of Accreditation and Strategic Initiatives, by email or by calling 412-268-8251.