Accreditation and Program Review

  • IUP holds regional accreditation through the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. In addition, individual programs either hold specialized accreditation or conduct a full program review every five years.

    University Accreditation

    Indiana University of Pennsylvania is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19104. The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the United States Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. IUP’s most recent statement of accreditation status is available on the MSCHE website.

    IUP recently completed its decennial self-study review process and obtained reaffirmation of its accreditation with the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. For more information on the 2016 self-study, visit our Middle States Accreditation website. 

    Specialized Accreditation

    In addition to regional accreditation, many of IUP’s programs hold accreditation through a specialized or content area accrediting agency. A full listing of programs holding specialized accreditation as well as their accrediting bodies and valid dates is located on our Specialized Accreditation webpage.

    Program Review

    In accordance with the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Board of Governors’ Policy 1986-04-A, all programs at IUP not holding specialized accreditation are required to conduct a full program review every five years. Information on IUP’s specific requirements, procedures, and policies for program review, as well as a chart showing the cycle for all programs, is available on our Program Review webpage.