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Institutional Effectiveness and Loyola's Self-Study: 2019-2021

In the Spring 2019 semester, Loyola University Maryland began a comprehensive self-study process, which culminated in a visit and peer-evaluation during the Spring 2021 semester by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

Accreditation Reaffirmed

Loyola University Maryland is an accredited institution and a member of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE).The Commission’s most recent action on the institution’s accreditation status on June 24, 2021, was to reaffirm accreditation. Details can be found in the Statement of Accreditation Status.

Third-party comments can be made through the MSCHE’s Complaints and Third Party Comments page (msche.org/complaints). Third party comments are a means of providing information and evidence regarding an institution’s compliance with the Commission’s standards for accreditation, requirements of affiliation, and policies and procedures as part of a scheduled accreditation review.

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education and Standards for Accreditation

Loyola University Maryland is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), located in Philadelphia, PA. MSCHE is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

The Commission, through the accreditation process, requires that member institutions, such as Loyola, meet rigorous and comprehensive Standards for Accreditation and Requirements of Affiliation. These standards and requirements are addressed in the context of each institution’s own mission, within the culture of ethical practices and institutional integrity expected of accredited colleges and universities.

More information about these standards and requirements is available on the Commission’s website.

The Final Report and Evaluation

The University’s Committee on Institutional Effectiveness, a standing committee of the Loyola Conference and a permanent part of the University’s governance structure, served as the steering committee for the University’s self-study.

Read the Final Self-Study

The peer evaluation team conducted a virtual site visit March 21-24, 2021. During this visit, the evaluators worked to verify the final self-study report and to evaluate to what extent Loyola meets the standards of accreditation. Many members of the Loyola community participated in conversations and interviews with the evaluation team.