Middle States Accreditation

Princeton University is undergoing Self-Study Evaluation with the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and will host an evaluation visit for reaffirmation of accreditation in Spring 2024.  The Commission “recognizes the value of information provided by students, employees, and others in determining on an ongoing basis whether an institution’s performance is consistent with the Commission’s standards and expectations for accreditation.”  The Commission invites individuals to submit third-party comments regarding Princeton University’s compliance with standards for accreditation, requirements of affiliation, policies and procedures, and applicable federal regulatory requirements.  To submit comments, visit the Commission’s Complaints page.

**Third-Party Comments must be submitted by December 1, 2023.**

The evaluation team will hold afternoon town halls for faculty, staff, and students during their visit. 

Princeton is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. Phone: (267) 284-5000. www.msche.org.

"The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is a voluntary, non-governmental, regional membership association currently serving higher education institutions in Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and other geographic areas in which the Commission conducts accrediting activities"

– Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Michael D. Gordin, Rosengarten Professor of Modern and Contemporary History; Professor of History, and Elizabeth L. Colagiuri, Deputy Dean of the College, Office of the Dean of the College and Accreditation Liaison Officer, are co-chairing the 2024 Reaccreditation cycle.

Please send questions or comments to [email protected]

Working Group Rosters


  • October 4, 2022: Campus Town Hall Meeting with Dr. Anne Wahl, Ed.D., Vice President for Institutional Field Relations, Middle States Commission on Higher Education
  • Fall 2022: Steering Committee and Working Groups Undertake Self-Study
  • Fall 2023: Community Review of Self-Study
  • October 6, 2023: Evaluation Team Chair's Preliminary Visit
    • 2:00 – 2:45 p.m.: Open Session with Faculty and Staff (JRR, Room A17)
    • 3:00 – 3:45 p.m.: Open Session for Undergraduate and Graduate Students (JRR, Room A17)
      For those unable to attend, please send questions or comments to [email protected]
  • February 2024: Submit Self-Study to MSCHE
  • March 17 - 20, 2024: Full External Evaluation Team Visit
  • March 19, 2024: 
    • 4:30 - 5:15 p.m.: Open Forum Sessions for Faculty, Staff, and Students (Frist Multipurpose Rooms A, B, C)
  • June 2024: Commission Action