Accreditation and State Authorization

MSCHE Accreditation

The University of Pennsylvania is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. 267-284-5000.

The MSCHE is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). Information about Penn’s accreditation with MSCHE is available here.

To make a complaint to MSCHE, visit this website.

Pennsylvania Department of Education

The University of Pennsylvania is authorized to operate by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. To make a complaint to the Department, visit this website


The University of Pennsylvania is an approved institutional participant in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements. For more information, visit this website.