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Middle States


Institutional Rsch / Assessmt
Fax: 202-885-1195
Leonard, Room 1st floor

Froslid Jones, Karen
Assistant Provost, Institutional Research and Assessment

Institutional Rsch / Assessmt
4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20016-8059

About Middle States

American University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). It is a voluntary non-governmental organization “dedicated to quality assurance and improvement through accreditation via peer evaluation.” MSCHE requires institutions such as American University to meet standards related to best practices in higher education. These standards are known as the Characteristics of Excellence.

In order to be re-accredited institutions undergo a self-study every 10 years, and submit a periodic review report at the 5 year point between self-studies. American University submitted periodic review report in June 2009 and is currently undergoing self-study, with a visiting team expected to visit campus in 2014.

To learn more about Middle States, please visit the following links:

About Middle States

Middle States Characteristics of Excellence