Carnegie Mellon University

Middle States Accreditation

Carnegie Mellon University’s next reaccreditation cycle will be in 2026-2027 and details regarding the university’s Self-Study plan are expected in 2025.

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 the accreditation process is to ensure current and future students and the public that the university is providing a high quality educational experience for students.

In the 2017-2018 academic year, a team of external reviewers from peer universities visited CMU to evaluate the university's educational and administrative activities. In preparation, CMU conducted a formal Self-Study that engaged many faculty and staff from across the university, in Pittsburgh and around the world. Faculty and staff composing Self-Study Groups and the peer evaluation team often make suggestions or recommendations for improvement of CMU's activities and operations.   

This site offers information about accreditation standards and CMU’s processes and reaccreditation reports.