Middle States Re-accreditation

Student making Quest presentation


College re-accreditation occurs every 10 years. SUNY Oswego was most recently re-accredited by the Middle State Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Higher Education in 2012.

The process begins with a comprehensive self-study of the institution, which the college's Middle States Steering Committee began in 2010. The re-accreditation process includes the self-study and an external review, which took place in April 2012. The entire process helps evaluate SUNY Oswego's progress over 10 years and informs plans for the future.

Self-Study (PDF, 3.9 MB)

Middle States Team Report (Word doc, 68 KB)

2014 Progress Report (PDF, 1 MB)

Middle States accreditation forums: (campus access only; SUNY Oswego LakerNet ID required)
September 21, 2011
September 28, 2011
October 5, 2011
October 13, 2011


Attend Self Study Institute

Nov. 2009

Identify Existing Committees and Steering Members

Nov - Dec. 2009

Steering Committee Meeting

Jan. 12, 2010

Work On Self-Study Design Draft

Dec. 2009 - Apr. 2010

Steering Committee Meeting

Jan. 26, 2010

Develop and administer survey

Jan.-Feb. 2010

Steering Committee Meeting

Feb. 9, 2010

Work on Slogan and/or Graphic Identity

Feb. 2010

Steering Committee Meeting

Feb. 23, 2010

Identify Work Groups

Feb. - Apr. 2010

Steering Committee Meeting

Mar. 9, 2010

Steering Committee Meeting

Mar. 30, 2010

Finalize design and work groups

Apr. 2010

Steering Committee Meeting

Apr. 13 2010

Create Research Questions

Early Apr. 2010

Steering Committee Meeting w/ President

Apr. 20, 2010

Self-Study Design Draft to Middle States Liaison

Apr. 21, 2010

Visit by Middle States Liaison

Apr. 28, 2010

Steering Committee Meeting

May, 2010

Self-Study Design to Commission

May, 2010

Work Groups Submit Preliminary Reports to Steering Committee

Dec. 2010 - Jan. 2011

Steering Committee Review of Work Group Reports

Dec. 2010-Jan.2011

Final Draft of Work Group Reports

Feb. - Mar. 2011

First Draft Self-Study Report

Mar. - Apr. 2011

Create Almost Final Draft of Self-Study

Apr. 2011 - Aug. 2011

Open Forums

Sep. 2011

Middle States Team Chair Prelim. Visit

Oct. 2011

Final Editing of Self-Study

Oct. - Nov. 2011

Printing of Self-Study

Dec. 2011

Final Draft sent to Commission and Visiting Team

Jan. 2012

Middle States Team Visit

April 1 to 4, 2012

Initial Response to Visiting Team Report

Apr. - May 2012

MSCHE Action

June 2012

Progress Report

April 1, 2014

Periodic Review Report


Self-study Begins


Self-Study Completed


Re-accreditation Team

A large and dedicated team, headed by a Steering Committee, supported by President's Council and drawing on the strengths of several workgroups, bring their talents together on our re-accreditation process.