The Middle States Commission of Higher Education 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.
In 2014, the Middle States Commission revised its standards and requirements due to changes happening in higher education. The revision resulted in 7 newly articulated standards, to which Manhattan College must meet or exceed.
Standard I: Mission and Goals
Standard II: Ethics and Integrity
Standard III: Design and delivery of student learning experiences
Standard IV: Support of the Student Experience
Standard V: Educational Effectiveness
Standard VI: Planning, Resources, and Institutional Improvement
Standard VII: Governance, Leadership, and Administration
Manhattan College was one of the original 58 institutions first accredited by the Middle States Commission in 1921. We are considered a founding member.