Middle States Commission Reaccredits University

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education reaccredited Montclair State after a two-and-a-half-year process of self-study and peer evaluation that sets the groundwork for a new strategic plan.

Montclair State University's banner on lightpole, with Red Hawk Statue in background.

Recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation as well as by the U.S. Department of Education, the prestigious accreditation reflects and confirms the educational quality of the University. The next Middle States accreditation review is scheduled for 2025–26.

Montclair State met all seven Commission standards — which cover mission and goals, ethics and integrity, educational effectiveness, assessment, governance, leadership and administration – and was commended by the Commission for “the quality of the self-study process and report.”

The University’s self-study identified areas — from connecting with alumni in a more systematic way to enhancing the research culture at both undergraduate and graduate levels — that could advance its academic impacts and operational efficiencies.

“With these suggestions in hand and with the experience of self-study and its discoveries fresh in our minds,” says Montclair State University Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Willard Gingerich, “we are turning this fall to the future and the creation of a new strategic plan.”