Middle States Accreditation
The Community College of Allegheny County is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. (267-284-5000) www.msche.org The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
Middle States 2017 Decennial Self-Study
The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is one of six regional agencies recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education to conduct accreditation activities. Middle States is a membership association that defines, maintains, and promotes educational excellence. Accreditation through peer review provides for self-governance and keeps the business of education in our control. Middle States accreditation is reaffirmed through comprehensive self-study every eight years.
The purpose of Self-Study is to remain an accredited degree granting institution by documenting compliance with Middle States standards as well as our value to the community and society. It is also an opportunity for self-reflection, planning and improving an institution's culture.
Core documents from the 2017 Self-Study process can be found HERE.