The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) is the unit of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools that accredits degree-granting colleges and universities in the Middle States region, which includes Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and several locations internationally.
The Commission is a voluntary, non-governmental, membership association that defines, maintains, and promotes educational excellence across institutions with diverse missions, student populations, and resources.
It examines each institution as a whole, rather than specific programs within institutions.
For more information, refer to MSCHE's Characteristics of Excellence.
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Telephone: (267) 284–5000
ESU's Institutional Accreditation
ESU is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.
Statement of Accreditation Status