American University of Beirut

Accreditation Status

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Institutional Accreditation​​

AUB is an accredited institution by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), 1007 North Orange Street, 4th Floor, MB #166, Wilmington, DE 19801, 267-284-5011. The MSCHE is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education (CHEA). MSCHE accreditation is an expression of confidence in AUB's mission, goals, resources, and performance based upon periodic internal and external assessment. The university was first accredited in June 2004, and this accreditation was reaffirmed in 2009 and 2014. A monitoring report was submitted on April 1, 2016, documenting the actions AUB took to address MSCHE recommendations. On June 23, 2016, MSCHE accepted the monitoring report and scheduled the next evaluation visit for 2018-19.  

AUB’s full and updated Statement of Accreditation Status​​​ is maintained on MSCHE’s website​​.​

Complaints to MSCHE

A person who is considering filing a complaint with MSCHE, institutional accreditor, should read MSCHE's complaint policy "Complaints Involving Member and Candidate Institutions". Information on how to file a complaint with the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) regarding an accredited MSCHE institution can be found on its website at: ​

Complaints to NYSED 

A person who is considering filing a complaint with NYSED should read the procedure and fill the complaint form available at 

Complaints to Ministry of Education and Higher Education

A person who is considering filing a complaint should contact The Directorate of Higher Education in the Ministry of Education and Higher Education, the appropriate body to handle students’ complaints on the below  address:
Directorate of Higher Education
Ministry of Education and Higher Education 
Habib Abi-Chahla Street- 6th floor
Telephone: 00961 1 772500


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