University Accreditation

Middle States Commission on Higher Education
The Johns Hopkins University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, (267) 284-5000. The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

Johns Hopkins has been continuously accredited by Middle States since 1921. Every 10 years, the university engages in a reaccreditation process that centers on an extensive institutional self-study process. The university began its most recent self-study process in 2011, which culminated in an on-campus evaluation by a team of peer evaluators in May 2014. Middle States will vote on reaffirmation of the university's accreditation in November 2014.

Learn more about JHU's 2014 deccenial reaccreditation.

View Johns Hopkins University's Statement of Accreditation Status

School or Program Accreditation

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

State Agencies and Licensure

Maryland Higher Education Commission
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. The Maryland Higher Educaton Commission (MHEC) 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 modified academic programs offered by Maryland's public and private colleges and universities.

Other State Agencies
Each state has its own higher education licensing  agency. For a list of state agencies, including contact information for the pruposes of student complaints, visit the WCET Web page.