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Accreditation Reports

Links to documentation of the university’s official accreditation status, as well as to the most recent decennial self-study and periodic review report, are provided below.

Background

Every ten years Cornell undergoes an institutional self-study and hosts an evaluation team appointed by the Middle States Association Commission on Higher Education (MSA/CHE) to reassess our accreditation status – most recently during the 2010-11 academic year.  At the mid-point of each decennial cycle, the university must provide MSA/CHE with a Periodic Review Report.

Accreditation Status

On June 23, 2011, the Middle States Association Commission on Higher Education reaffirmed Cornell’s accreditation and commended the institution for the quality of the self-study report and the quality of the self-study process. The official Statement of Accreditation Status is maintained at the Middle States website, here:

2016 Periodic Review Report

2013 Progress Report

2011 Decennial Reaccreditation

2006 Periodic Review Report

2001 Decennial Reaccreditation

1996 Periodic Review Report