Frostburg State University Middle States Accreditation Reaffirmed

Nov 27, 2017 4:00 PM

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education has reaffirmed Frostburg State University's institutional accreditation, meaning that the University – including at all of its off-campus instructional sites – continues to meet the requirements put in place by the Commission in its Characteristics of Excellence.

“The meticulous process of self-study and outside examination involved in reaccreditation is very helpful to Frostburg State University’s goal of continuous improvement,” said FSU President Ronald Nowaczyk. “We are extremely pleased to be notified of our continuing accreditation.”

The next evaluation visit from Middle States will come in the 2024-2025 academic year.

As a regional accreditor, the Middle States Commission on Higher Education examines the entire institution, including its educational programs and curricula, student achievement, faculty, facilities and equipment, student support services, recruiting and admissions practices, the institution’s financial condition, administrative effectiveness, governing boards and several other aspects of the institution.

In addition to Middle States accreditation, numerous individual programs at FSU are also accredited by specifically targeted agencies, including the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) for College of Education programs and AACSB International (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) for College of Business programs. Other program accreditations may be found by visiting

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (3624 Market St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19104-2680; 267-284-5000) is a voluntary, non-governmental, peer-based membership association dedicated to educational excellence and improvement through peer evaluation and accreditation. For more information about Middle States, visit the website at

Situated in the mountains of Allegany County, Frostburg State University is one of the 12 institutions of the University System of Maryland. FSU is a comprehensive, residential regional university and serves as an educational and cultural center for Western Maryland. For more information, visit or Follow FSU on Twitter @frostburgstate.