Initial MSCHE Evaluation Team Members, President Lee and administrative directors on Taoyuan campus in September 2010 /Photo by Carine Yang
Ming Chuan University is accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) on the quality of education offered by Ming Chuan.
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
1007 North Orange Street,
4th Floor, MB #166
Wilmington, DE 19801
Accreditation Status: Membership since November 18, 2010
Ming Chuan University is granted accreditation and commended on the quality of the self-study process and report.MCU was commended for its self-study and granted re-accreditation with the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) for 10 years on June 24, 2016. This is the maximum re-accreditation term granted among U.S. accrediting entities. MCU remains the first and only U.S.-Accredited University in Asia. The next visit is tentatively scheduled for 2025.
The Mid-Atlantic Region Commission on Higher Education, doing business as the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), was formally incorporated under Pennsylvania Commonwealth law on March 1, 2013. From its origins in 1919 through February 2013, the Commission was a unit of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. Although now an independent corporation, the Commission maintains an ongoing relationship with the Middle States Association.
The Commission on Higher Education is recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education to conduct 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, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, including distance education and correspondence education programs offered at those institutions.
MSCHE is also recognized by the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) to accredit degree-granting institutions which offer one or more post-secondary educational programs of at least one academic year in length in Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and other geographic areas in which the Commission conducts accrediting activities.
The Commission is a voluntary, non-governmental, membership association that defines, maintains, and promotes educational excellence across institutions with diverse missions, student populations, and resources. It examines each institution as a whole, rather than specific programs within institutions.
(Retrieved from the official website of MSCHE (link is external))