Commission on Higher Education Reaffirms SUNY Orange Accreditation

MIDDLETOWN, N.Y. – The Middle States Commission on Higher Education recently reaffirmed SUNY Orange’s accreditation, extending the College’s status until its next scheduled evaluation during the 2013-14 academic year.

In a letter to SUNY Orange President Dr. William Richards, the College was notified of the Middle States Commission’s decision “to accept the Periodic Review Report, to reaffirm accreditation, and to commend the institution on the quality of its periodic review process.”

Accreditation is a process of peer review adopted by the educational community to strengthen and sustain the quality and integrity of higher education. An accreditation cycle typically covers a 10-year period with the College required to submit a Periodic Review Report midway through the cycle.

Institutions choose to apply for accredited status, and once accredited, they agree to abide by the standards of their accrediting organization and to regulate themselves by taking responsibility for their own improvement.

As part of the accreditation process, the Middle States Commission on Higher Education examines the entire institution, including its educational programs and curricula, student achievement, faculty, facilities and equipment, student support services, recruiting and admissions practices, the institution’s financial condition, administrative effectiveness, governing boards, and several other aspects of the institution. SUNY Orange has been a member of Middle States since 1962.

For more information on SUNY Orange’s accreditation process, contact Christine Work, SUNY Orange's Institutional Planning, Assessment and Research officer, or visit www.sunyorange.edu/middlestates/index.shtml.

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Mike Albright
Communications Officer
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Middletown, NY 10940