Misericordia receives 10-year accreditation from the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

DALLAS, Pa. – The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), which accredits all colleges and universities in the mid-Atlantic region, recently reaffirmed Misericordia University’s accreditation. Accreditation by the appropriate review organization is one of the most important measures of academic quality for an institution of higher education.

The accreditation process was the culmination of almost two years of preparation by the Misericordia community. It was led by a steering committee comprised of board members, faculty and staff. The process of developing a self-study document and hosting an external peer reviewer team evaluation visit takes place every 10 years and applies to the entire university. The reaccreditation was conducted in compliance with the 14 standards of excellence outlined by MSCHE standards.

The accreditation by MSCHE provides external validation that Misericordia is in compliance with its own institutional standards and demonstrates Misericordia’s efforts of measuring institutional improvement through a rigorous process of self-study

“At Misericordia, everything we do begins with our strong academic programs,” said Dr. Thomas J. Botzman, president, Misericordia University. “We provide students with the personal attention and career preparation they need to succeed in life and in their fields of study. Accreditation by Middles States lets prospective students and their parents know that we are keeping our promise.”

MSCHE is one of six regional accrediting agencies in the United States. They each accredit colleges and universities within a specific geographic region. Middle States is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, which makes MSCHE-member institutions eligible to receive federal financial aid. Misericordia has been accredited by MSCHE since 1935.

Misericordia University’s five-year Periodic Review Report for MSCHE is due to the Commission in 2019. The next accreditation review of self-study document and evaluation team visit is tentatively scheduled for 2024.

For more information about Misericordia University, visit www.misericordia.edu or call 570-674-6400.