Chatham University


Middle States Accreditation

Chatham 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 is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. Information regarding the complaint process can be found on the Middle States website.

A key component of regional accreditation by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education is the completion of a campus-wide analysis of an institution and its progress every ten years. Over 2016 and 2017, Chatham has been undertaking its Decennial Self-Study, which culminates in the creation of a self-study document and a visit by a team of University peers from other Middle States accredited colleges and universities on March 26-29, 2017.

A Middle States Steering Committee and Working Groups were established to lead this process, and the final self-study document can be reviewed on MyChatham.

Pennsylvania Department of Education

Chatham University is authorized by the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) to confer degrees. The Department of Education can be reached by writing to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Education Office of Postsecondary and Higher Education, 333 Market Street, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17126, or by telephone at 1-717-783-6788. Additional information regarding the PDE complaint process can be found on the PDE website.

Chatham University is not regulated in Texas under Chapter 132 of the Texas Education Code.

Programmatic Accreditation

If you would like to review the official accreditation documentation, please contact the Office of Academic Affairs.