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Middle States Accreditation

St. John Fisher University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE).

About Middle States Accreditation

As a regional accrediting body, MSCHE examines each of its member institutions every five years through periodic reviews and evaluations to promote high quality practices and ensure compliance with its standards. As its mission states, MSCHE “is a voluntary, non-governmental, membership association that is 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.” Fisher received its initial accreditation from Middle States in 1957.

Maintaining Middle States accreditation demonstrates an institutional commitment to educational and operational excellence. St. John Fisher University engages in a self-study process as part of accreditation renewal. The self-study culminates with an external review team’s site visit. 

Current Self-Study Process

The next site visit by external reviewers will take place in Spring 2025. View additional information about the current self-study process at mySJF (login required).

mySJF Self-Study and Accreditation