The University at Buffalo (UB) has maintained continuous accreditation by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education since 1921.
The University was last reaccredited through the Periodic Review Report in 2009. The next decennial Self-Study Review and site visit is scheduled for 2013-2014. The Self-Study Review enables the University to assess the strengths and weaknesses of current programs and institutional effectiveness against the criteria that comprise its mission and the Standards of Excellence articulated by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. This process promotes continuous program improvement and documentation of student learning outcomes.
UB is committed to providing an excellent education to its undergraduate, graduate, and professional students by continued accreditation through the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). UB’s accreditation is driven principally by three important considerations:
To be accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education an institution must provide evidence that it meets the characteristics of excellence and criteria as articulated in the fourteen Standards for Accreditation as described in the links below.
Detailed information is provided in the publication “Characteristics of Excellence in Higher Education: Eligibility Requirements and Standards for Accreditation” published by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.
Mike Ryan is currently coordinating the decennial reaccreditation process. The self-study is due in Fall of 2013, and the site visit will take place in Spring 2014.