MSCHE Re-Accreditation Process

MSCHE - Salus UniversitySalus University is embarking on a two-year intense self-study in order to reaffirm the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) accreditation. Salus University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. (267-284-5000) The MSCHE is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). Institutions must undergo this self-study every eight years in order to remain accredited through MSCHE. The two-year self-study focuses on the University’s commitment to continuous improvement and the ability to meet the mandated rigorous standards across all programs.

These rigorous and comprehensive standards serve as an ongoing guide for institutions considering application for membership, accepted candidate institutions, and accredited institutions engaged in self-review and peer evaluation, in order to receive accreditation. Accredited institutions are expected to demonstrate compliance with these standards and requirements, conduct their activities in a manner consistent with the standards and requirements, and engage in ongoing processes of self-review and improvement. It is in meeting the quality standards of MSCHE accreditation that institutions earn accredited status.

In early April, the University’s MSCHE liaison will visit the Elkins Park campus to learn more about Salus, to meet with members of the community to explain the accreditation process in addition to answering questions, and to discuss the institutional priorities Salus has identified to use as a framework for the self-study.

As the University’s committee begins the important work of achieving reaccreditation, information about the process and timeline is available will be available on the University’s website. Within the provided information is the intended outcome for over the self-evaluation and timelines.

Going through the self-study process will access the University’s strengths and opportunities for improvement which will facilitate growth in the years ahead, and demonstrate compliance within the MSCHE guidelines.