About the UMBC
UMBC undertakes a university wide review, or self-study, every ten years as part of a requirement for reaccreditation by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The last reaccreditation review took place in 2006.
On June 22, 2006, the Middle States Commission on Higher Education reaffirmed UMBC's accreditation status.
The purpose of the self-study is to determine how well UMBC's educational programs and services accomplish the university’s goals and meet the Middle States Commission standards. The two-year process involved many members of the UMBC community, including students, alumni, faculty, and staff. During the review, work groups evaluated key university areas such as planning, staffing, enrollments, teaching, research, and student learning.
We would like to thank all members of the UMBC community for your contributions and involvement in this process.
About the Middle States Commission on Higher Education
The Commission on Higher Education is the unit of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools that accredits degree-granting colleges and universities in the Middle States region.
The Commission requires every university seeking reaccreditation to undertake an intensive self study, followed by a peer review. This process occurs every ten years.
View the full Self-Study Report
View the Executive Summary