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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.


Self-Study 2022-2023

SUNY Orange's Middle States Self-Study Design


SUNY Orange's Self-Study Design will guide the discussion, research and writing undertaken by the Steering Committee and the Working Groups throughout the two-year self-study process leading up to the Team Visit in Spring 2023.  It is essential to have a well-developed design in order to ensure an inclusive, transparent, and thorough self-study process

The self-study co-chairs are pleased to share with the College the accepted Self-Study Design: 

SUNY Orange's Self-Study Design (PDF)