Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology (TSCT) is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), located at 1007 North Orange Street, 4th Floor, MB #166, Wilmington, DE 19801. MSCHE is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
TSCT has received and maintained its accreditation through the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE or Middle States) since 1991. The next accreditation self-study evaluation will occur in 2025-2026. Information on the College’s accreditation status is available on the MSCHE website.
Answers to FAQ's About Accreditation
What is accreditation?
Accreditation is a means of accountability through self-regulation and peer review. The MSCHE reviews institutions in their entirety, rather than evaluating individual programs of study. Accreditation means that expected standards of quality and excellence have been met by an institution, including but not limited to the quality of faculty and academic programs, sound fiscal planning and processes, and the assessment of students’ total educational experience. Simply put, the accreditation process provides assurance that an institution is worthy of the public’s trust in producing an educational experience that leads to its purported goals as a postsecondary education provider.
Why is accreditation important?
Institutional accreditation is required to obtain loans and grants issued by the federal government Student Assistance Programs, via Title IV of the Higher Education Act (HEA), as amended. Accreditation means that expected criteria for quality and excellence have been met by an institution regarding its operational capacity and provision of education and training to students, signifying that it is worthy of the public’s trust as an education provider.
How are institutions evaluated?
Institutions earn and maintain accreditation through a rigorous evaluation process that requires compliance in meeting MSCHE’s Standards of Accreditation and Requirements of Affiliation. These criteria are represented in postsecondary institutions’ policies, processes, and procedures that guide every institution in fulfilling its mission, values, and goals with respect to student learning outcomes and operational behavior.
More Information and Resources
Access more information about the Middle States Commission on Higher Education via their official website: www.msche.org
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
1007 North Orange Street
4th Floor, MB #166
Wilmington, DE 19801