Why Does Middle States Matter?
Middle States reaffirmed Atlantic Cape's accreditation in November 2013 after the College submitted a Periodic Review Report in June 2013, which will lay the groundwork for the next Self Study by a visiting Middle States team in 2018.
The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), whose offices are located in Philadelphia, is an internationally recognized organization that evaluates degree-granting institutions of higher education and assists institutions to improve their programs and services.
The degrees we grant at Atlantic Cape would have little meaning without the stamp of approval from Middle States. Many of our students transfer to four-year schools and go on for graduate degrees and because our college is accredited by Middle States, those other colleges and universities do not question the validity of our graduates’ credits.
The academic programs and services provided at Atlantic Cape are reviewed every ten years to ensure they are up to the standards set by Middle States for all degree-granting institutions in their geographic region. The Middle States standards are outlined in their publication, Standards for Accreditation and Requirements fo Affiliation Thirteenth Edition (this can be downloaded from the Middle States Web site at www.msche.org.)