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Middle States Accreditation

Fordham University is a member of the Middle States Association of the Commission of Higher Education ("Middle States"), a non-governmental membership association that accredits colleges and universities within its geographical purview via peer evaluation ( Since 1921, Middle States has periodically reviewed the University’s operations in order to ensure compliance with its standards, outlined in Characteristics of Excellence in Higher Education.

The most recent re-accreditation process cuminated in April 2016 following a 3-year-long self-study by a steering committee of Fordham faculty and administrators.  The self-study report provides an extensive compilation of information and analysis about Fordham. Members of the Fordham community are also welcome to read the report of a team of visitors --faculty and administrators from other institutions-- who reviewed the self-study report and met on campus with students, faculty, staff and administrators to confirm and clarify their understanding of Fordham's operations.  Both documents contain substantive analyses and suggestions for Fordham's continued self-reflection, growth and improvement and are available to members of the Fordham community through the links above.

The official report of Fordham's re-accreditation is available via the Middle States Commission website.