Middle States Accreditation

Northampton Community College is fully accredited by the regional accreditor—Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE).


MSCHE assures students and the public of the educational quality for over 500 colleges and universities, ensuring institutional accountability, self-appraisal, improvement, and innovation through the accreditation process.


You can view NCC’s Institutional Profile on  MSCHE’s website.


Self Study

Northampton Community College is currently in the Self Study process.  View the 2023 Self Study Design Document .


If you are an NCC employee, you can view the draft of the Self-Study in the MSCHE Portal within Sharepoint.


If you are a member of the Northampton Community College Board of Trustees, you can view the draft in the Board Portal (Blackboard). 



Date Deliverable
December 1 Chapter Outline Due
February 5 First Drafts of Chapter
March 4 Revised Drafts
April 1 Entire First Draft of Document
July 5 Revisions Due
August 5 Second Draft
September 9 Third Draft
November 5 Final Version Complete


Steering Committee

Name Title/Role
Matthew Bartholomew Associate Professor, Counseling
Elizabeth Bugaighis Vice Provost, Academic Affairs
Catherine Given Associate Dean, Academic Success & Foundations
Andrew McIntosh Associate Professor, Sociology
Dorothy Schramm Senior Director, Instutional Effectiveness, ALO

Next Steps

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