Haverford College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, (267-284-5000) http://www.msche.org/. The MSCHE is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). The College was re-accredited in 2010, completed the Periodic Review Report in 2015, and submitted a follow-up report in 2017. The next self-study process began in 2018 and will conclude in 2020.
Middle States is not a government agency; it is a voluntary, peer-based membership association. This group sets standards and makes decisions about accreditation. Institutions are re-accredited through a process of self-study followed by a site visit.
Information about Haverford's accreditation phase and status may be found on the College's directory listing within the Middle States Commission on Higher Education webpage.
Summer 2020 Update
As a part of the re-accreditation process, Haverford has submitted a self-study report in advance of the Evaluation Team's Visit (originally scheduled in March 2020, subsequently postponed and rescheduled as a virtual visit for September 21-24, 2020). During that virtual visit, students, staff, and faculty will all be invited to open Zoom sessions to meet with the Evaluation Team, and will also be welcome at the concluding session, in which the Evaluation Team summarizes and presents its findings.
Additional information and resources, along with the still-TBD schedule for open meetings during the team visit, may be found at our (Haverford-only) self-study page.
Haverford College is authorized to award degrees by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.
All inquiries concerning the accreditation of Haverford College can be directed to:
- Catherine Fennell, Director of Institutional Research
- Richard Freedman, Associate Provost for Curricular Development and Support, John C. Whitehead Professor of Music
- Jesse Lytle, Vice President and Chief of Staff