Monitoring Reports/Requests for Information

At its session on June 22, 2017, the Middle States Commission on Higher Education acted to accept the Monitoring Report and revised the Statement of Accreditation. The next evaluation is scheduled for 2023-2024.

At its June 23, 2016, session, the Middle States Commission acted to accept supplemental reports and revised the Statement of Accreditation Status.

At its March 6, 2014, session, the Middle States Commission acted to accept the Commission-requested monitoring report and revised Statement of Accreditation Status.

University’s Monitoring Report – On October 24, 2013, the University submitted the requested monitoring report.

Middle States acceptance of the reports and revised Statement of Accreditation Status – November 15, 2012.  At its session on November 15, 2012, the Middle States Commission acted to accept the University’s monitoring report, to note the visit by the Commission’s representatives, to remove the warning, and to reaffirm accreditation. To request a monitoring report, due November 1, 2013, documenting (1) the impact on the University budget and the identification of sources of funding to cover the requirements of (a) the report of the U.S. Department of Education regarding the University’s compliance with the Clery Act and associated penalties; (b) updated estimates of the projected costs and liabilities associated with related litigation and the implementation of the Freeh Report recommendations and the NCAA Consent Decree requirements; and (c) the recommendations that are articulated in the report of the external monitor called for by Recommendation 8.3 of the Freeh Report (Standard 3); and (2) developments associated with the revision of the Bylaws of the Board of Trustees to accommodate (a) the expanded involvement of faculty, staff, and students on Board committees and (b) the dual reporting accountability to both the Board and the President of key positions, including that of the General Counsel and the Directors of Internal Audit and Compliance (Standard 4). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2014-2015.

Middle States Evaluation Team’s Report – October 26, 2012

University’s Monitoring Report – On September 27, 2012, the University submitted the requested monitoring report. Following receipt of the monitoring report, a small team of peer evaluators visited the University on October 21-23 to verify the contents of the report.  The team then submitted their report to the Commission’s Committee on Follow-up Activities on the institution’s status with regard to the Commission’s Requirements of Affiliation and Accreditation Standards.

Middle States notification letter which includes Statement of Accreditation Status, and Public Disclosure Statement – August 8, 2012. At its session on August 6, 2012, the Executive Committee of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education placed the University on warning status and required a monitoring report be submitted by September 30, 2012. The Pennsylvania State University remained accredited by the Commission.

At its March 1, 2012, session, the Middle States Commission acted to accept the Commission-requested informational report and revised Statement of Accreditation Status, and to remind the University of its periodic review progress report due April 1, 2012 (see Periodic Review Reports section for a copy of the report submitted March 30, 2012).

University’s informational report – On December 21, 2011, the University submitted the requested information report.

Middles States’ request, November 11, 2011, for an informational report addressing the recent developments and/or plans to ensure ongoing compliance with the Commission’s Requirements of Affiliation and with Standard 6, Integrity.