Teachers College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
MSCHE accredits degree-granting colleges and universities in the Middle States region, which includes Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and several locations internationally. The commission is a voluntary, non-governmental, membership association that defines, maintains, and promotes educational excellence across institutions with diverse missions, student populations, and resources. It examines each institution as a whole, rather than specific programs within institutions.
Teachers College has been accredited continuously by MSCHE since 1921. The last comprehensive self-study and site visit occurred in 2006. In 2011, the commission accepted the Teachers College Periodic Review Report, reaffirmed its accreditation, and commended the institution for progress to date and for the quality of the Periodic Review Report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2015-2016.