Monmouth University is accredited by The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), an institutional accreditor recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education. MSCHE provides accreditation for all programs offered by the University. To maintain accreditation, the University must meet MSCHE’s rigorous Standards for Accreditation and Requirements of Affiliation.
MSCHE accreditation assures students, their families, and the public of the educational quality of a Monmouth education. Institutional accreditation is also a requirement for the University to participate in the Department of Education’s Title IV federal financial aid program.
The Intended Outcomes of Our Self-Study process
- Meet MSCHE Standards and Requirements of Affiliation
- Showcase Commitment to Continuous Improvement
- Engage in a Collaborative and Transparent Process
- Use the self-study process to assess, improve, and implement initiatives that realize Monmouth University’s ambition to be a national leader through the integration of excellence and access
Monmouth University is an independent, comprehensive institution of higher education committed to excellence and integrity in teaching, scholarship, and service. Through its offerings in liberal arts, science, and professional programs, Monmouth University educates and prepares students to realize their potential as leaders and to become engaged citizens in a diverse and increasingly interdependent world.
- Excellence in Teaching and Learning
- Caring Campus Characterized by Mutual Respect
- Personal and Professional Integrity
- Empowerment of University Community
Monmouth University Strategic Plan Themes and Our Self-Study Priorities
View the full copy of Monmouth’s Strategic Plan.
Theme 1: Invest in Academic Excellence
Theme 2: Enhance the Student Experience
Theme 3: Cultivate a Diverse and Inclusive Campus
Theme 4: Improve Identity and Imagine
Theme 5: Modernize Infrastructure
Theme 6: Ensure Financial Stability
MSCHE Site Visit – April 2025
Commission Action – June 2025 MSCHE Findings
Final Self-Study is Due – The fourth and final version of the self-study is due to MSCHE
Mar 2023-Feb 2025
Writing the MU Story – Work Groups, Steering Committee, and Co-Chairs lead the institution in the writing and drafts of the Self-Study and Evidence Inventory.
MSCHE Team Chair’s Preliminary Visit – Site Team Chair visits campus as introduction to campus and community. Review of Self-Study Report and Evidence Inventory. Begin planning the team visit in Spring 2025.
MSCHE VP Liaison Visit – MSCHE VP Liaison visits campus, meets with the President, meets with Board, holds open session for campus community. Provides input on SS design plan. Discuss Site Team Chair preferred experiences.
Organize the Work – Select Work Group Chairs, draft the Self-Study Design Plan, select Work Group members
Steering Committee – Form the Steering Committee, attend the Self-Study Institute, attend MSCHE Annual Conference
Each group will have 2 co-chairs and 3-5 members. More details for each standard can be found on the MSCHE’s page on Standards for Accreditation.
Standard 1: Mission and Goals
Standard 2: Ethics and Integrity
Standard 3: Design and Delivery of the Student Learning Experience
Standard 4: Support of the Student Experience
Standard 5: Educational Effectiveness Assessment
Standard 6: Planning, Resources, and Institutional Improvement
Standard 7: Governance, Leadership, Administration
Join a Standard Committee
Interested in joining or nominating somebody for a committee, please fill out the Committee Nomination Form.
Associate Vice President for Institutional Research and Effectiveness
Interim Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
Director of Assessment
Vice President for Student Life
Vice President and General Counsel
Associate Vice President And Controller
Associate Vice President
Executive Director of University Communications
Director of Institutional Research and Effectiveness