Phil Tang

Philip Tang
Vice Provost for
Academic Services

265 Garland Hall
3400 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21218
(410) 516-6087

Academic Services and Accreditation

University Accreditation

The Johns Hopkins University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, (267) 284-5000. Middle States is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. The Vice Provost for Academic Services serves as the university's Accreditation Liaison Officer (ALO), overseeing compliance with Middle States guidelines and substantive change policies.

Middle States has continuously acredited Johns Hopkins since 1921 and most recently reaffirmed the university's accreditation in 2014 following a decennial self-study and reaccreditation process. See Johns Hopkins University's current Statement of Accreditation Status.

School or Program Accreditation

In addition to the university's institutional accreditation by Middle States, certain Johns Hopkins schools and/or programs are accredited by specialized accrediting agencies recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and/or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. Learn more about school or program accreditation.

State Authorization

The Johns Hopkins University is authorized by the Maryland Higher Education Commission to operate as an institution of higher education in Maryland, offering educational programs beyond secondary education, including programs leading to a degree or certificate. MHEC is responsible for establishing and enforcing policies regarding the integrity, review, and approval of proposals for new and substantively modified academic programs offered by Maryland's public and private colleges and universities. The Vice Provost for Academic Services is the university's liasion to MHEC, and works closely with deans and divisional program directors on proposals for new or substantially modified academic programs, which must be submitted for review and endorsement by MHEC. The Vice Provost also works with higher education agencies in other states and is the official point of contact for issues related to State Authorization of distance educaton programs.

Information for Current or Prospective Students

Current or prospective students may obtain or review copies of the documents describing the accreditation, approval, and/or licensing of the university and its programs through the links on this website or upon request by emailing