About the Accreditation Process

The University of Maryland, College Park is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), under the authority of the U.S. Department of Education. The University's accreditation status is reviewed every ten years, and our accreditation was last reaffirmed in 2007. The Statement of Accreditation Status provides information about the University and MSCHE and is publicly available on the MSCHE website.

2017 Accreditation Information

The university has conducted a self-study as part of the requirements for the 2017 accreditation review. Seven working groups reviewed the university based on the seven standards for accreditation that the MSCHE has implemented to review institutions. The university's 2017 Self-Study is the result of that work. It has been submitted to MSCHE and the peer Evaluation Team, in preparation for their visit to campus April 2-5, 2017. Click here to read the final report of the peer Evaluation Team visit.

2007 Accreditation Information

Our comprehensive website contains materials pertaining to the 2007 accreditation review.

Middle States Self-Study