• Middle States Review

  • Since 1960, The New School has been accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). The New School’s accreditation was re-affirmed in 2014. It is now time for our 2021-2024 Self-Study, which is a comprehensive process of internal research and reporting that allows us to reflect on how we are meeting our priorities and to demonstrate compliance with MSCHE’s standards. After we submit a comprehensive Self-Study Report in 2023, a team of peer reviewers will visit The New School to conduct their own evaluation in spring 2024.

    This site will be updated as the Self-Study progresses.

    If you have any questions, please contact Prisca Wood, Assistant Provost of Compliance and Accreditation. 

    Spring 2024 Update

    ‌We are proud to announce that we’ve officially submitted our finalized Self Study report as part of our Middle States re-accreditation effort. Thank you to the many individuals across the institution who contributed to its creation, as well as those who provided feedback. The report includes some minor revisions based upon a positive review with the peer evaluation team chair. All members of our community are encouraged to review this assessment of the state of our institution. ‌

    ‌I would further note that Middle States has responded positively to our supplemental reporting and has found us in compliance with their standards at this time. 

    ‌The next step for our re-accreditation entails an on-campus visit by a peer evaluation team. This will occur in the last week of April. The team will meet with many stakeholders and campus bodies; there will also be open office hours, during which anyone may stop in to discuss accreditation with the team. On their final day, May 1, the team will provide a public read-out of their findings. 

    ‌We will provide updates on their schedule and further information closer to the date of the visit. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with questions.

    We will continue to update this page with the most current information regarding this process.

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