Areas of Study

Gallaudet University is proudly an accredited institution.

Gallaudet University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)*.

Many of the academic programs at Gallaudet University are accredited by discipline-specific accreditation agencies and associations. Also, those non-accredited academic programs hold rigorous expectations in their outcomes that are approved through our University Council on Education.

Institutional Accreditation Organization

Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)
1007 North Orange Street
4th Floor, MB #166
Wilmington, DE 19801

  • CEO: Ms. Roberta Cordano, President
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Dr. Caroline Kobek Pezzarossi
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Sean McKitrick, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Doctoral/Professional Universities »
  • Four-year, small, highly residential
  • Control: Private (Non-Profit)
  • Former Name(s): Gallaudet College (1/1/1986)
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1957
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2013
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2022-2023

* The U.S. Department of Education recognizes MSCHE as a reliable authority on the quality of education offered by higher education institutions and for certifying institutional eligibility for federal funding in various programs, including student access to federal financial aid. Learn more about MSCHE here.


MSCHE Self-Study Timeline 2020-2023
We are conducting a self-study from 2020 to 2023 . Gallaudet's Accreditation Liaison Officer (ALO) is Dr. Caroline Kobek Pezzarossi, Director of Institutional Effectiveness and Certification. Visit our MSCHE Self-Study Timeline.
Program Accreditation and Approval
Particular programs offered by Gallaudet have met the standards and requirements of programmatic accrediting organizations. Additionally, the University's teacher preparation programs are recognized by the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). CAEP reviews the educator preparation programs as a unit; this includes the Department of Education...


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