Middle States Evaluation

Philadelphia University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. As part of the accreditation process, an evaluation team visits our campus every ten years to assess the extent to which we are meeting the 14 Standards for Accreditation established by the Commission. In between these visits, the University submits a Periodic Review Report to the Commission.

In 2006, Philadelphia University conducted a comprehensive internal assessment coordinated by a Steering Committee representing several campus constituencies. The result of this analysis was the Philadelphia University Self-Study. The Self-Study was submitted to the Commission and to an eight-member team of peer reviewers. This team visited our campus from April 23 to April 26, 2006.

The Philadelphia University Periodic Review Report (PRR), completed and submitted in June 2011, presents a comprehensive review of our University and its progress since the decennial self-study and re-accreditation by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education in 2006. The PRR describes the advancement of the institution, directly responds to the challenges identified in the previous self-study, depicts a faculty-led assessment process, and presents a greatly strengthened relationship between institutional planning and budgeting. The University’s foundation has been enhanced by an improvement strategy that dovetails the institution’s response to the 2006 accreditation report with the implementation of the Strategic Plan.

The 2013 Progress Report presents comprehensive review and documentation of how, over the past 18 months, Philadelphia University has focused attention and effort on its assessment actions relative to MSCHE Standard 14, Assessment of Student Learning following the university’s Periodic Review Report (PRR) of June 1, 2011.

Additional information able the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and the accreditation process for Philadelphia University is provided on this web site.

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