The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is a voluntary, nongovernmental, regional membership association that reviews education institutions in the mid-Atlantic region to ensure they comply with a wide range of legal and policy requirements for colleges and universities.
Essentially, this organization ensures that students get a quality higher education. Without the proper accreditation credentials, Montgomery College could not award its graduates with degrees.
MC is entering its next cycle of reaccreditation, which will culminate in a review by MSCHE in 2018. The reaccreditation process includes a self-study report to show compliance with various standards—and a comprehensive report to show College compliance with key federal laws pertaining to higher education.
There are dozens of meetings and discussions happening on each campus in which faculty, staff, and students are invited to participate in this important process. Click here to learn more about the intricacies of the accreditation process and to find a list of upcoming discussions and topics.
Prior to the commission’s review, the College will evaluate itself. A team of peer reviewers from other colleges in the region will visit in spring 2018 to validate the self-study findings and make its own report and recommendations to the MSCHE.
An institution’s comprehensive review and self-study are guided by a steering committee made up of faculty, staff, administrators, and students from across the College.