RIT is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education which is the unit of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools that accredits degree-granting colleges and universities in the Middle States region, which includes Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands.
The Commission is a voluntary, non-governmental, membership association that defines, maintains, and promotes educational excellence across institutions with diverse missions, student populations, and resources. IT exams the institution as a whole, rather thatn specific programs within the institution. Middle States Commision on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 - telephone (267)284-5000 - www.msche.org.
RIT has been designated an Academic Center of Excellence by the Department of Homeland Security, The Department of Defense , and the National Security Agency.