Middle States Commission on Higher Education
The Johns Hopkins University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). The Commission maintains a 10-year cycle of review, beginning with a self-study and on-site evaluation visit, and followed by a Periodic Review Report five years later. Johns Hopkins’ most recent decennial review was conducted in 2004. Philip Tang, Assistant Vice Provost, is the university’s Accreditation Liaison Officer, the official institutional liaison with the Commission.
As part of the university’s accreditation by Middle States, Johns Hopkins was required to submit a Periodic Review Report (PRR) in 2009, five years after its previous decennial self-study and reaffirmation of accreditation. The PRR is a retrospective, concurrent and prospective analysis of the institution designed to demonstrate that Johns Hopkins meets and exceeds the standards by which MSCHE reaffirms or denies our accredited status. The Office of the Provost coordinated the planning and preparation process for the 2009 Periodic Review Report, which was submitted to MSCHE on June 1, 2009. On November 19, 2009, MSCHE acted to accept our PRR, to reaffirm accreditation, and to commend the institution for the quality of the report and the periodic review process. Johns Hopkins' next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2013-2014.
Maryland Higher Education Commission
The Maryland Higher Educaton Commission is the State of Maryland's higher education coordinating board responsible for establishing and enforcing policies regarding the integrity, review, and approval of proposals for new and substantively changed academic programs offered by Maryland's public and private colleges and universitys and for-profit career schools.
Washington, D.C. Education Licensure Commission
The Washington, D.C. Education Licensure Commission was established to serve as a regulatory consumer protection entity to license institutions offering post-secondary education and training in Washington, D.C.
State Council of Higher Education for Virginia
The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia is the Commonwealth's coordinating body for higher education and administers the annual certification process for private and out-of-state postsecondary schools, which includes institutions of higher education and non-college degree schools.