The University of Pennsylvania is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

The University of Pennsylvania is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. (267) 284-5000.

The MSCHE is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the US Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). Information about Penn’s accreditation with MSCHE is available here.

To make a complaint to MSCHE, visit this website.

For more information about Penn’s accreditation status, visit the Penn Provost website.

The Penn LPS Online Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences degree and the Penn LPS Online certificate programs are offered by the University of Pennsylvania, an institution of higher education authorized to confer degrees and certificates conferring academic credit under applicable laws of the United States. Students who are interested in participating in the program from countries other than the United States are advised that each jurisdiction may have its own laws and regulations governing online educational programs, and some jurisdictions may not recognize course credit or an online degree awarded by the University as satisfying local requirements for professional licensure, employment qualification, or other purposes. Before enrolling in this program, prospective students should investigate their jurisdiction’s treatment of foreign online programs to ensure that participation in this program will meet their objectives.

The College of Liberal and Professional Studies

The College of Liberal and Professional Studies (LPS) is the home of lifelong learning at the University of Pennsylvania. Housed within the School of Arts and Sciences, we offer high school, undergraduate, post-baccalaureate, graduate and summer studies as well as customizable professional training with courses that span across disciplines. As part of the College of Liberal and Professional Studies, Penn LPS Online offers online courses for adult students with a focus on accessibility and flexibility.

No matter where you are in life, or in the world—preparing for college, living overseas, working full-time, active in the military or studying on-campus—the College of Liberal and Professional Studies and Penn LPS Online opens the Ivy League to you.

The University of Pennsylvania

When you become a student at the University of Pennsylvania, you join an extraordinary community of thinkers and doers at one of the greatest centers of learning in the United States.

One of eight private universities known as the Ivy League, Penn consistently ranks among the top ten national universities in the annual U.S. News and World Report survey. There are more than 28,000 students at Penn, including more than 6,300 international students. And with more than 5,000 faculty members, Penn’s student-faculty ratio is 6:1. Recognized as America’s first university, Penn remains today a world-renowned center for the creation and dissemination of knowledge and serves as a model for research colleges and universities throughout the world.

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