Middle States Accreditation
New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE).
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 NYIT.
As part of the standard accreditation cycle, the NYIT community is now engaged in an institutional self-study focused on improving the college. In spring 2019, NYIT will submit its Self-Study Report and host a MSCHE Evaluation Team for a site visit. Faculty, staff, and students will be invited to participate in and provide feedback on the self-study process throughout the next two years. In addition, a Middle States blog (login-in required) has been established to help facilitate community engagement, as well as provide updates on NYIT's accreditation process.