Kean University has created a comprehensive Climb Higher Restart Plan for Fall 2020. Please visit the Return to Campus page to find details and contact information for student services, admissions and more.
Middle States Commission on Higher Education Self-Study
Learn the latest news and information about the Kean University Middle States Commission on Higher Education Self-Study process. Kean Cougars Climb Higher together, so we encourage you to participate in the self-study process by either attending a future virtual or in-person event or sharing your feedback and suggestions with the executive committee via this site.
Kean University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), a voluntary, non-governmental, regional membership association currently serving higher education institutions in Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and other geographic areas in which the Commission conducts accrediting activities.
MSCHE assures students and the public of the educational quality of higher education. The Commission’s accreditation process ensures institutional accountability, self-appraisal, improvement, and innovation through peer review and the rigorous application of standards within the context of institutional mission. MSCHE mandates that its member institutions demonstrate how they continue to meet seven rigorous and comprehensive standards in an Accreditation Review Cycle; the Self-Study is integral to this cycle.
A Self-Study requires an institution to engage in an in-depth, comprehensive and reflective assessment process to identify institutional priorities as well as opportunities for improvement and innovation. A successful Self-Study leads to a reaffirmation of accreditation.
The Self-Study process begins two years before an institution submits its Self-Study Report. Kean University will be evaluated in 2021-2022. Through this process, the institution must provide evidence and document compliance with the Commission’s standards for accreditation, requirements of affiliation, policies and procedures, and federal compliance requirements. (Source: www.msche.org)