The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) reaffirmed the college's institutional accreditation. Accreditation from Middle States signifies Geneseo’s overall quality and efficacy in addressing its institutional mission. MSCHE is an institutional accreditor that examines institutions as a whole rather than specific programs. MSCHE provides education, quality assurance, and other services to members.
The college's steering committee for the renewed accreditation process prepared a 100-page self study that documents the ways in which Geneseo meets and exceeds the standards. The committee also provided Middle States with over 500 documents and other evidence to substantiate the self study's claims for Middle State's visiting team.
Middle States identifies 15 Requirements of Affiliation (ROA) and seven standards that institutions need to meet. The standards are:
- Mission and Goals
- Ethics and Integrity
- Design and Delivery of the Student Learning Experience
- Support of the Student Experience
- Educational Effectiveness Assessment
- Planning, Resources, Institutional Improvement
- Governance, Leadership, Administration
"Thank you to all who contributed to this critically important work for our College," said President Denise Battles. "In particular, I’d like to acknowledge the outstanding contributions by members of our Self-Study Team and Working Groups. I am proud of how our campus community worked together on this important endeavor."
The College will have a Middle States' mid-point peer review in 2026 and the next full self-study evaluation in 2029–2030.