The Middle States Commission on Higher Education has given its formal stamp of approval to Ithaca College’s reaccreditation, marking the end of a nearly three-year process. The decision confirms the report made by a peer review team that visited the college in February, finding that IC meets all seven of the standards for accreditation.
“The visiting team affirmed a number of elements of our self-study and recognized many of our institution’s strengths, including our commitment to affordability, diversity, and sustainability; our commitment to free expression; our approach to facilities planning; and our inclusive board structure,” said Ithaca College President Shirley M. Collado.
The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is responsible for accreditation of over 500 colleges and universities in the mid-Atlantic states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Its purpose is to define, maintain, and promote educational excellence across institutions with diverse missions, student populations, and resources.
In its report, the review team noted that it was impressed with the level of preparation that had taken place at the college to ensure that it meets the standards. It also singled out several areas for special commendation.