MU Receives Middle States Accreditation

  • July 3, 2014

  • MANSFIELD, PA—The Middle States Commission on Higher Middle StatesEducation (MSCHE) has finalized Mansfield University’s assessment and reaffirmed its accreditation through 2021.

    The re-accreditation follows an extensive two-year self-study process and campus visit by a Middle States team. It applies to all areas of the University, from the classroom to academic support to student activities and residential life.

    “Accreditation by the Middle States Commission is regarded as the ‘seal of approval’ by educators, business leaders and government officials as a measure of a university’s ability to meet the necessary national standards in providing education and personal growth opportunities to our students,” MU President Fran Hendricks said in making the announcement.

    “I want to thank Professor Kathy Wright, who chaired this rigorous and all-encompassing self-study,” Hendricks added. “I also want to thank the more than 70 faculty, staff, students and administrators who worked for more than two years preparing the self-study report.”

    Hendricks also expressed his appreciation to Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) Chancellor Frank Brogan, the Board of Governors and the Mansfield Council of Trustees for their continued support.

    MSCHE is a voluntary, non-governmental, membership association that defines, maintains and promotes educational excellence across institutions with diverse missions, student populations and resources. The commission is dedicated to quality assurance and improvement through accreditation via peer evaluation.

    Middle States accreditation instills public confidence in institutional mission, goals, performance and resources through its rigorous accreditation standards and their enforcement.

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