Accreditation is a process of peer review that constitutes the basis for assuring quality within an educational community. It is intended to engage the institution in self-assessment and self-regulation with the goal of strengthening and sustaining both quality and integrity. It ensures that an institution and its educational programs are worthy of public confidence. Accreditation of programs and of institutions is an expression of that confidence by professional organizations that articulate standards of excellence. These standards ensure that the institution has a clear and relevant mission that guides its performance and effectiveness with a focus on student learning.
Mercy College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, 2nd Floor West, Philadelphia, PA 19104, Telephone: (267) 284–5000. The College’s specific program accreditations are listed below, as well as memberships in organizations that represent the College’s institutional effectiveness within the professional community.
The Middle States Commission on Higher Education conducts a reaccreditation review of Mercy College every 10 years. A site visit as part of the next decennial review is scheduled for April 2014. For further information about the Middle States accreditation process at Mercy, visit Mercy Connect.