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A recent PennLive article on the Middle States Commission on Higher Education reaffirming Harrisburg University’s accreditation status notes that this “puts an exclamation point on a successful decade that has transformed the university from a tiny regional institution focused on undergraduate education into a globally recognized research institution with thousands of graduate-level students from over 100 countries.”

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Middle States accreditation is a validation of the University’s academic standards and is one of the many reasons donors and strategic partners choose to work with the University. The rigorous evaluation of Middle States ensures donors that their philanthropic investment is well invested in the students.

About the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) is a voluntary, non-governmental, membership association that defines, maintains, and promotes educational excellence across institutions with diverse missions, student populations, and resources. Because MSCHE is an institutional accreditor, we examine institutions as a whole rather than specific programs within institutions. MSCHE provides education, quality assurance, and other services to members.  MSCHE conducts accreditation and pre-accreditation (candidacy status) activities for institutions of higher education in Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and any other geographic areas in which the Commission elects to conduct accrediting activities, including the evaluation of distance education and correspondence education programs offered at those institutions. MSCHE accredits institutions across the United States as well as globally.


Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, Harrisburg University is a private nonprofit university offering bachelor and graduate degree programs in science, technology, and math fields to a diverse student body. For more information on the University’s affordable demand-driven undergraduate and graduate programs, call 717.901.5146 or email,

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