Accreditation and Academic Compliance


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. 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. 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 Office of the Provost 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 Provost's Office 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