Elmira College Reaccredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education

July 05 2016
Category: Campus Life

Elmira College Reaccredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Elmira College has received reaccreditation from the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. This accreditation, based on the Commissions’ 14 Standards of Excellence, affirms that students at Elmira College are being well served and experiencing the higher education that they have a right to expect.

“We are pleased to receive reaccreditation by the Middle States Commission,” said President Norman Smith. “I was especially gratified that the Commission’s evaluation highlighted how our academic programs are strong, and that our faculty and staff are qualified and committed to the success of our students.” 

Every ten years, a team from the Middle States Commission on Higher Education visits every college and university in the Middle States region to evaluate its performance based on 14 Standards or “Characteristics of Excellence.” Elmira College was evaluated in April of 2016 and was found in compliance with all the standards.

Following are excerpts from the evaluation team’s report on Elmira College:

About Elmira College

Elmira College is a private, coeducational, Phi Beta Kappa college founded in 1855, located in Elmira, New York. The College has an undergraduate enrollment of approximately 1,200 full-time mostly-residential students, and is the guardian of Quarry Farms where Mark Twain summered for decades and where he wrote many of his most iconic novels and is today a research center for visiting Twain scholars.  The College has been ranked as a Best College in the Northeast by the Princeton Review and a Top Tier regional liberal arts college by USNews & World Report, which has also ranked Elmira College as one of the leading colleges nationally for student internships. The Philadelphia Inquirer cited the Elmira College campus as ‘picture postcard perfect.’