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The University of Rochester is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), 1007 North Orange Street, 4th Floor, MB #166, Wilmington, DE 19801.
In addition, various academic programs are accredited by specialized or professional agencies, signifying that they meet the standards of educational quality for those organizations. The University’s academic programs are registered with the New York State Education Department (NYSED). Explore quick reference links or more information by topic below.
For accreditation related information and assistance, please contact Jane Marie Souza, PhD, associate vice provost for accreditation and accreditation liaison officer.
Learn about the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), and see a list of additional higher education accreditations
See an accreditation inventory by degree program, and explore an interactive dashboard of NY State registered programs
See a list of changes to programs that require New York State Education Department approval, and who to contact to start that process
See the process for establishing and disclosing transfer and articulation agreements to ensure compliance
Understand the formal policy and requirements for reviewing and disclosing official communication with accrediting and regulatory agencies
See a full glossary of terms, with Middle States Commission on Higher Education and NY State-specific definitions listed
See quick links to legally-required policies and protocols related to accreditation and NY State Education Department (NYSED) approvals
more compliance resources
Verification of compliance
In accordance with additional regulations and guidelines, our Verification of Compliance page includes links and specific details that illustrate the University’s compliance.
University of Rochester students who have complaints that have not otherwise been resolved through contact with University internal offices (including School offices) may file a complaint under the New York State Education Department procedures as outlined on its website at www.NYSED.gov .
Complaints not resolved at the institutional level may also be filed with the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, following the process for Complaints Involving Member and Candidate Institutions.
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
1007 North Orange Street, 4th Floor, MB #166
Wilmington, DE 19801
The Office of Academic Administration is available to answer any questions you may have.