In order to maintain and elevate our status as a premier academic institution, it is essential that the programs offered at Howard University are of the highest academic quality, and provide contemporary and exceptional educational experiences to our students. As we prepare for the University-wide accreditation process in 2019-2020, it is critical that the University undertake a comprehensive academic and administrative review process to position the University to remain relevant and positioned for a successful future.
The University has begun preparation for our Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) 2019 - 2020 self-study and accreditation site visit. MSCHE has adopted revised standards for accreditation
for affiliated institutions, and will transition, after 2019, from requiring a decennial accreditation self-study process to an 8-year process that includes Annual Institutional Updates
. Universities must now demonstrate engagement in continuous institutional improvement. We are expected to emphasize continuous program review, documentation of student achievement, and financial sustainability .
Additional information will be provided to our constituents over the coming months.
The University has conducted an institution-wide self-study every 10 years since its original accreditation was granted by Middle States in 1921.