Middle States Accreditation
On November 21, 2019, New York Institute of Technology received formal acknowledgement from the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) reaffirming accreditation, with the next evaluation visit scheduled for 2026-2027 and a request for supplemental information due on September 1, 2020. "With gratitude to the many, many people who made this reaffirmation possible, I congratulate New York Tech on this accomplishment, which really reflects our faculty, staff, and students' commitment to accelerating positive change for our institution," notes Junius Gonzales, M.D., M.B.A., provost and vice president for academic affairs. Find more details on the MSCHE website.
The MSCHE is one of seven regional accreditors. Regional accreditors accredit entire institutions, not individual programs, units, or locations. The MSCHE is a non-governmental, membership association that is dedicated to quality assurance and improvement through a peer evaluation process. This process involves a self-study, a campus visit from a team of academics and administrators from other institutions, and a decision on the accreditation status of the institution. Special emphasis is paid to student learning outcomes and institutional effectiveness. In order for students to receive federal financial aid for postsecondary study, the institution must be accredited by a nationally recognized accreditor. MSCHE is the nationally recognized accreditor for New York Institute of Technology.