York College of Pennsylvania is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE, or “the Commission”). MSCHE 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. MSCHE is one of the six regional accrediting organizations recognized by the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
The Commission's accreditation process ensures institutional accountability, self-appraisal, improvement, and innovation through peer review and the rigorous application of standards within the context of institutional mission.
York College of Pennsylvania has been a member of MSCHE since 1959, and its accreditation was last reaffirmed in 2017. We are scheduled for our next self-study review in 2024-25.