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Accreditation Records

Identifier: PI-017

Scope and Contents

There are two copies included for many of the reports. School-specific accreditation also included. Begins in 1948, most recent is 2010.

MSA = Middle States Association

MSCHE = Middle States Commission on Higher Education

NASAD = National Association of Schools of Art and Design

ALA = American Library Association

NASA = National Association of Schools of Art

ECPD = Engineers’ Council for Professional Development

EAC/ABET = Engineering Accreditation Commission / Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology

NAAB = National Architectural Accrediting Board


  • 1948 - 2010


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Collection is open to the public.

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Biographical / Historical

From 2004 Accreditation Report:

“Accreditation is the means of self-regulation and peer review adopted by the educational community. The accrediting process is intended to strengthen and sustain the quality and integrity of higher education, making it worthy of public confidence and minimizing the scope of external control such as governmental regulatory agencies. Accreditation, while a voluntary process, is important to colleges in order to attract the best students and faculty, award Title IV financial aid funds, and ensure that they meet certain academic standards.

Middle States’ accreditation is an expression of confidence in an institution’s mission and goals, its performance, and its resources, based on the results of institutional review by peers and colleges assigned by the commission. Middle States re-accreditation visits are made every 10 years. Colleges always engage in a self-study process before the team visit that culminates in a report to the commission.”


8.0 Linear Feet (32 boxes)

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The Accreditation Records include reports and self-assessments from 1948 to 2010 created with the purpose of receiving accreditation from various organizations including Middle States Association, Middle States Commission on Higher Education, National Association of Schools of Art and Design, American Library Association, National Association of Schools of Art, Engineers’ Council for Professional Development, Engineering Accreditation Commission (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology), and National Architectural Accrediting Board.


Records are arranged chronologically. They are not divided into series.

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Guide to the Accreditation Records
Ian Post
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Repository Details

Part of the Pratt Institute Archives Repository

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