Barnard College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. (267-284-5000) www.msche.org. The MSCHE is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
Accreditation is reaffirmed every eight years through a process that entails:
- a comprehensive and campus-wide self-study by the institution,
- a visit to campus by a team of faculty and administrators from peer institutions,
- the team’s written evaluation and recommendations to the Commission, and
- the Commission’s accreditation action.
Every element of the review process is based on standards of quality developed by the Commission in consultation with its accredited institutions.
Barnard's most recent self-study concluded in spring 2022.
Barnard’s Accreditation Status
Barnard’s current Statement of Accreditation is available on the MSCHE website.