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About the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

As a regional accrediting body, the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (“Middle States”) examines each of its member institutions periodically to help promote educational excellence and ensure compliance with its outlined standards of quality. Stony Brook University received its initial accreditation from Middle States in 1957. Our Middle States membership demonstrates our commitment to self-assessment and to providing a comprehensive world-class education, which inspires lifelong learning.

Stony Brook University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104.  (267-284-5000) The MSCHE is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). 

Please click here for additional information about our accreditation.

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MSCHE Standard Presentations

Faculty, students and staff are invited to attend a Series of Guided Discussions in the Student Activity Center (SAC), room 306. Representatives from our 7 MSCHE Working Groups will present key information about the reaffirmation process, provide progress updates, and engage in a question and answer session.



The Steering Committee has partnered with the University’s Office of Marketing and Communications to keep the campus community apprised of our ongoing progress with the Reaffirmation process.

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Comments, questions or suggestions regarding the Self-Study and/or reaccreditation process can be sent to the Self-Study Steering Committee.

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