With Flying Colors

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) is responsible for accrediting degree-granting institutions in a region that includes Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Since 1930 Polytechnic has been accredited and reaccredited in accordance the Commission’s rigorous review. A team of peer evaluators assigned by the Commission reviewed our 800 page Self-Study Report and visited the campus to tour and to speak with administrators, faculty and students and, as indicated in the exit interview, came away extraordinarily impressed.

Middle States’ accreditation is an expression of confidence in an institution’s mission and goals, its performance, and its resources. The review team evaluated NYU-Poly’s performance in each of 14 standards, including mission, leadership and governance, integrity, student admissions and retention, faculty, educational offerings and assessment of student learning.

The Evaluation Team indicated that “we were not only strong regarding all 14 standards, but they also singled out a number of areas for particular praise,” President of NYU-Poly and Dean of Engineering at NYU Katepalli Sreenivasan said. “It is a clear indication that we have come a long way [and] a signal that our collective effort is effective.”