Buffalo State College is accredited by the the Middle States Consortium for Higher Education (MSCHE), one of six regional accreditors in the U.S. that provide institutional accreditation for higher education. Institutional accreditation helps to ensure educational quality and regulatory compliance across American colleges and universities. Further, accreditation through MSCHE establishes Buffalo State’s eligibility to participate in Federal student aid programs.
Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
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This page provides an overview of Buffalo State's institutional accreditation process, related news, and contact information. In addition to institutional accreditation, certain programs maintain specialized accreditation. More detailed information can be found in the Program Review pages.
The self-study process is valuable to an institution; allowing an opportunity to demonstrate that it meets the expectations of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and to gain insights that will serve the institution for future years. The process demonstrates our commitment to continuous improvement and will be used to strengthen and sustain our future as an institution of higher education. Through an inclusive process, we will engage in a careful analysis of institutional priorities that will be selected in the interest of identifying mission-related areas of improvement, responding effectively to challenges, and identifying and adopting innovative practices to achieve our mission, adapt to changes in higher education, and to best serve our students and community more readily.
The Mid-Point Peer Review (MPPR) is an interim review conducted midway through the accreditation review cycle. Peer evaluators review the Mid-Point Data Report – a compiled report that includes five years of Annual Institutional Update data along with other contextual and/or optional information. The purpose of the review is to identify any concerns related to the key data indicators. Through this review, peer evaluators confirm that there are no concerns, moderate concerns, or serious concerns related to the institution’s ability to continue to meet the Commission’s standards for accreditation, requirements of affiliation, policies and procedures, and federal compliance requirements. Peer evaluators also review the institution’s responses to Commission recommendations to confirm that the institution is making appropriate progress in those areas.
The Annual Institutional Update (AIU) is a required mechanism for ongoing monitoring. The AIU requires institutions to provide key data indicators on an annual basis, including but not limited to enrollment, financial information, and measures of student achievement. Every year institutions enter or verify institutional data and upload required documentation. The data submitted from the AIU are aggregated into trends for use in other monitoring and review processes.
Please direct any questions regarding Buffalo State's accreditation to Kim Barron (email@example.com), Assistant Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness and Planning.
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