Carnegie Mellon University

2018 Self-Study Overview

The Self-Study is the heart of the accreditation process. It allows the Carnegie Mellon community to conduct our own in-depth review of educational, student support and business practices to assess ourselves against the standards of peer institutions, and to measure progress against Carnegie Mellon's own aspirations. This two-year review in 2016 and 2018 concluded with the development of our own recommendations for future improvements. 

The Self-Study process culminated with an on-campus review by an evaluation team composed of external peer evaluators. The Peer Evaluation Team visited Carnegie Mellon's campuses and locations in March 2018 and evaluated Carnegie Mellon with respect to the Middle States Commission on Higher Education's Standards and Requirements of Affiliation (pdf), each of which has criteria or benchmarks that must be satisfied in order for CMU's accreditation to be reaffirmed.

To learn more about the Self-Study process and the faculty and staff leading and serving on Self-Study Groups, please visit the Self-Study Working Groups and Self-Study Design pages.