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Towson University is accredited through a voluntary, peer-review process coordinated by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, which manages accreditation for degree-granting schools, colleges and university in the mid-Atlantic region of the United States. The accreditation process consists of two phases: self-study and peer-review.

The purpose of the self-study process is to clarify the institution's mission and objectives, to demonstrate that the institution meets the accreditation standards, and to identify ways in which the educational effectiveness of the institution can be strengthened. The peer-review process includes an on-site evaluation based on the institution's self-study report and the Commission's accreditation standards.

Towson University selected the comprehensive model for its self-study. This model was chosen to provide the campus community an opportunity to come together to reflect on its traditional values as it crafts its future priorities in light of current global economic and social realities.

About the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is a voluntary, non-governmental membership association that defines, maintains, and promotes educational excellence across institutions with diverse missions, student populations, and resources. It examines each institution as a whole, rather than specific programs within institutions.


Middle States Office
Administration Building, Room 310

Phone: 410-704-7401



Related links

• Towson University Mission Statement

• TU 2020: A Focused Vision for Towson University

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