Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology has received and maintained its accreditation through the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE or Middle States) since 1991. The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is a voluntary, non-governmental, membership association that defines, maintains, and promotes educational excellence across institutions with diverse missions, student populations, and resources. As one of the six regional accrediting associations within the United States, MSCHE is recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as well as the Council on Higher Education (CHEA). Regional or national accreditation is required to obtain loans and grants issued by the federal government, Student Assistance Programs in Title IV of the Higher Education Act, as amended (HEA). As a degree-granting institution, Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology earned and maintains accreditation through its quality assurances indicative of institutional and educational effectiveness and improvement that is obtained through a stringent evaluative peer review process. Compliance in meeting the fourteen accreditation standards is evident in the policies, processes, and procedures that guide our institution in fulfilling its mission, values, and goals associated to and with our student learning outcomes and operational behavior. Additional information can be found in the publication, Characteristics of Excellence in Higher Education.