The University of Delaware and its Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics programs are accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). Select Lerner College business and accounting programs are accredited by AACSB International (the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business). The University of Delaware is also designated as a highest research activity institution by the Carnegie Foundation on Higher Education.
For over 50 years, select Lerner College business and accounting programs have been accredited by AACSB International (the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business). AACSB accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in business education, and has been earned by less than five percent of the world’s business programs.
The college received initial business accreditation in 1966. Lerner received separate accreditation for accounting in 1984, putting Lerner in an elite group of less than 200 schools that maintain separate accounting accreditation.
Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching
As one of the nation’s oldest universities and one of the few institutions nationwide with Land Grant, Sea Grant and Space Grant missions, UD’s Carnegie classification among “R1: Doctoral Universities – Very high research activity” places it in the top 3% of all U.S. universities and colleges.
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
The MSCHE assures students and the public of the educational quality of higher education. The MSCHE’s accreditation process ensures institutional accountability, self-appraisal, improvement and innovation through peer review and the rigorous application of standards within the context of institutional mission.