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Middle States Accreditation

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) is a voluntary, non-governmental, membership association that defines, maintains, and promotes educational excellence across institutions with diverse missions, student populations, and resources. MSCHE is an institutional accreditor that reviews institutions as a whole rather than specific programs within institutions.  

For more information about MSCHE, please visit their webpage at https://www.msche.org/ 

Institutions who are accredited by MSCHE must be able to meet the Commission’s Standards for Accreditation and Requirements of Affiliation and comply with all policies, procedures, and guidelines. 

The 7 Standards for Accreditation include: 

Standard 1: Mission and Goals
Standard 2: Ethics and Integrity
Standard 3: Design and Delivery of the Student Learning Experience
Standard 4: Support of the Student Experience
Standard 5: Educational Effectiveness Assessment
Standard 6: Planning, Resources and Institutional Improvement;
Standard 7: Governance, Leadership and Administration.

SUNY Orange is an accredited institution and a member of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). The College is scheduled for its reaccreditation visit during April 2023.




Morrison Hall
  1. MSCHE Accreditation Liaison Officer
  2. Christine Work
  3. Institutional Planning, Assessment & Research Office
  4. (845) 341-4763
  5. Email