University Accreditation and Authorization

Susquehanna 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 (CHEA).

Middle States Commission on Higher Education
Address complaints to:
Complaints
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
3624 Market Street, Second Floor West
Philadelphia, PA 19104-2680
Phone: (267) 284-5000
Visit the Middle States website for more information.

Susquehanna University was incorporated by Decree of Court under the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania on September 24, 1858, as the Missionary Institute of the Evangelical Lutheran Church, and renamed by Amendment of its Charter on February 25, 1895, as Susquehanna University of the Evangelical Lutheran Church, and further renamed Susquehanna University by Amendment and Restatement of its Articles of Incorporation on July 31, 1998.

All program offerings are authorized by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of Postsecondary and Adult Education, 333 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA 17126. 

Program Accreditations and Authorizations

In addition to accreditation of the institution, specific university programs also must meet the standards of “specialized” accreditors:

The Sigmund Weis School of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International), a specialized accrediting organization recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). Only 5% of 16,000+ business programs worldwide have earned AACSB Accreditation — and of those, only nine private, undergraduate-only programs are AACSB accredited.

Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)
Address complaints to:
AACSB International
777 South Harbour Island Boulevard, Suite 750
Tampa, Florida 33602 USA
Phone: (813) 769-6500
Fax: (813) 769-6559
Visit the AACSB website for more information.

Chemistry Department degree programs are certified by the American Chemical Society.

American Chemical Society
Address complaints to:
Office of Professional Training
American Chemical Society
1155 16th St.
NW, Washington, D.C. 20036
Phone: (202) 872-4589
Fax: (202) 872-6066
cpt@acs.org
Visit the ACS website for more information.

Education Department teacher education certificate programs are approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

Pennsylvania Department of Education
Address complaints to:
Pennsylvania Department of Education
Office of Chief Counsel
333 Market Street, 9th Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333
Phone: (717) 787-5500
Fax: (717) 783-0347​
Visit the PA DOE website for more information.

Finance Department degree program is certified by the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute.

Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute
Address complaints to:
CFA Institute Professional Conduct Program
915 East High Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 USA 
Fax: (434) 951-5450 
pcenforcement@cfainstitute.org
Visit the CFA Institute website for more information.

Music Department degree programs are accredited by the National Association of School of Music.

National Association of Schools of Music
Address complaints to:
National Association of Schools of Music
11250 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 21
Reston, VA 20190-5248
Phone: (703) 437-0700
Fax: (703) 437-6312
info@arts-accredit.org
Visit the NASM website for more information.

Institutional Memberships