Middle States Commission reaccredits BU

For Immediate Release:  Dec. 8, 2014

BLOOMSBURG—The Middle States Commission on Higher Education accepted Bloomsburg University’s Periodic Review Report and reaffirmed accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2018-2019.

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is a voluntary, non-governmental, membership association dedicated to quality assurance and improvement through accreditation via peer evaluation. Middle States accreditation instills public confidence in institutional mission, goals, performance and resources through its rigorous accreditation standards and their enforcement.

During the past year, Middle States approved several “additional locations,” permitting BU to offer degree programs at BLaST Intermediate Unit 17, Williamsport; Geisinger Medical Center, Danville; Hazleton Area School District, Hazle Township; Lehigh Carbon Community College, Schnecksville; and Reading Area Community College, Reading.

Sheila Dove Jones, assistant vice president, Office of Planning and Assessment, and John Riley, professor, Department of Math, Computer Science and Statistics, led efforts to prepare the Periodic Review Report. The full report is available at bloomu.edu/middlestates.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. The university, celebrating 175 years of excellence in 2014, serves approximately 10,000 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.