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USMMA Reaccreditation Update

On June 24, 2016 The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) issued their expected determination regarding accreditation, and while they found the Academy’s academic foundation is sound, and in many ways exemplary, they issued a warning with recommendations regarding two broad areas separate from academics: combatting sexual harassment and assault, particularly during Sea Year; and governance of the USMMA. The Academy was given two years to reach compliance, and we are confident that we can return to compliance within that span of time.

The Academy remains accredited while we work with MSCHE to address the requirements and recommendations, and ensures the highest caliber education for the Academy’s Midshipmen. 

Reaccreditation Timeline:

  • March 29-31, 2017- MSCHE Evaluation Team Visited USMMA
  • March 1, 2017 - USMMA submitted its Monitoring Report to the Middle States Commission on Higher Education on time.
  • June 24, 2016 – the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) issued their expected determination regarding accreditation, and while they found the Academy’s academic foundation is sound, and in many ways exemplary, they issued a warning with recommendations regarding two broad areas separate from academics: combatting sexual harassment and assault, particularly during Sea Year; and governance of the USMMA. The Academy was given two years to reach compliance, and we are confident that we can return to compliance within that span of time. The Academy remains accredited while we work with MSCHE to address the requirements and recommendations, and ensures the highest caliber education for the Academy’s Midshipmen.   

MSCHE Determination Letter, Statement of Accreditation Status and Public Disclosure Statement.

Updated: Tuesday, April 4, 2017
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