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Middle States Accreditation reports collection, A1215

Identifier: A1215

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of reports to the Middles States Association submitted from 1954 and approximately every 10 years after. Also included are draft reports, steering committee minutes, and suplementary materials for the self-study process for accreditation.


  • Creation: 1954 - 2018

Conditions Governing Use

Collection is open for research; however, special restrictions may apply to portions of this collection in accordance with the Colgate University Archives policy on restricted records. Please contact Special Collections and University Archives for further information.

Historical Note

The Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSA), established in 1887, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to educational improvement through evaluation and accreditation. The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) was established in 1919. It is a voluntary, non-governmental, peer-based membership organization dedicated to educational excellence and improvement through peer evaluation and accreditation.

Colgate University was first accredited through the Middle States Association in 1921 and continutes to maintain reaccreditation. Self-study evaluations for accreditation are carried out approximately every ten years.


4.2 Cubic Feet (14 document boxes)

3 Megabytes (2 digital files)

Language of Materials


Guide to the Middle States Accreditation reports collection
Michelle Smith
March 1, 2018
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives, Colgate University Libraries Repository

13 Oak Drive
Case Library and Geyer Center for Information Technology
Colgate University
Hamilton New York 13346 United States US
315-228-7934 (Fax)