Middle States Accreditation Reaffirmed

For Immediate Release
July 25, 2012

(Philadelphia, PA) Moore College of Art & Design is pleased to report that at its session on June 28, 2012, the Middle States Commission on Higher Education acted to reaffirm accreditation. The College's next date for re-accreditation is 2021-22. A standard 5-year Periodic Review Report (PRR) will be due on June 1, 2017. The  letter from the Commission states, “Please be assured of the continuing interest of the Commission on Higher Education in the well-being of Moore College of Art and Design.” 

Responding to the letter of reaccreditation, President Cecelia Fitzbbon said,” This accreditation is a reflection of the hard work and many accomplishments of the faculty and staff of this institution and a symbol of the promise of our future.”

Moore College of Art & Design 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 US Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. Moore is also an accredited institutional member of the National Association or Schools of Art and Design (NASAD), and is accredited by the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) and the BFA major in Interior Design is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA formerly known as FIDER).


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Moore College of Art & Design educates students for inspiring careers in art and design. Founded in 1848, Moore is the nation's first and only women's art college. Moore's career-focused environment and professionally active faculty form a dynamic community in the heart of Philadelphia's cultural district. The College offers nine Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees for women. A coeducational Graduate Studies program was launched in summer, 2009. In addition, Moore provides many valuable opportunities in the arts through The Galleries at Moore, a Continuing Education Certificate program for adults, the 91-year-old acclaimed Youth Art Program for girls and boys grades 1-12, The Art Shop and the Sculpture Park. For more information about Moore, visit www.moore.edu.

Published on July 25th, 2012