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Middle States Accreditation

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.

Standards of Accreditation

During SUNY Orange's most recent Self-Study and accreditation review process in 2013-14, Middle States required institutions to demonstrate excellence in 14 Standards for accreditation. Since then, Middle States has adjusted its accreditation process and now evaluates institutions on seven (7)  Standards for Accreditation and Requirements of Affiliation.

Accreditation Cycle & Timeline

The Commission maintains an 8-year cycle of review, beginning with a self-study and on-site evaluation visit;  SUNY Orange's next scheduled accreditation will take place during the 2022-23 academic year.