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New York University is accredited by The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)— one of six regional accrediting associations in the United States.

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education
3624 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-2680
(267) 284-5000

Accreditation at NYU

Self-Study at NYU

Our accreditation is subject to review every eight years, when NYU must demonstrate ongoing institutional compliance with MSCHE standards of accreditation. This entails the preparation of a self-study report and a site visit by an evaluation team. NYU also annually submits data on student success and financial results in the MSCHE annual institutional update. These data are aggregated and reviewed every four years in the mid-point peer review.

NYU will next undergo a self-study and site visit for reaccreditation in 2023-2024.

Our Approach to Self-Study

NYU takes a selected topics approach to self-study. Whereas many institutions do a comprehensive self-study report, MSCHE permits an approach that allows an institution to focus on an issue(s) of specific importance to it. This approach does not require a comprehensive analysis of its programs and services, or the need to address all of the accreditation standards in the self-study report itself.  

Under new MSCHE guidelines, compliance with standards not covered in the self-study is demonstrated through submission of documents earlier in the self-study process.


Diana Leilani Karafin, PhD

Diana Leilani Karafin, PhD
Associate Vice Provost