300 Day Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853
Phone: (607) 255-2000; Fax: (607) 255-9924

Chief Executive Officer: Dr. Martha E. Pollack, President
Enrollment (Headcount): 14566 Undergraduate; 8823 Graduate
Control: Private (Non-Profit)
Affiliation: None
2015 Carnegie Classification: Doctoral Universities - Highest Research Activity
Approved Credential Levels: Postsecondary Award/Cert/Diploma (>=1 year, < 2 years), Bachelor's, Master's, Doctor's - Professional Practice, Doctor's - Research/Scholarship;
Distance Education Programs: Fully Approved
Accreditors Recognized by U.S. Secretary of Education: n/a
Instructional Locations
Branch Campuses: Weill Cornell Medical College and Graduate School of Medical Sciences of Cornell University, New York, NY
Additional Locations: 11 Keewaydin Drive, Salem, NH; 815 Connecticut Avenue, Washington, DC; Bahir Dar University, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia; Cornell-Queens Executive MBA, El Segundo, CA; Cornell-Queens Executive MBA, San Jose, CA; CornellNYC Tech, New York, NY; Dallas Galleria North, Dallas, TX; Monterrey, Mexico, San Pedro Garza Garcia, Mexico; Nanyang Technological University, Singapore; New York, NY, New York, NY; Palisades, Palisades, NY; People's Bank of China School of Finance at Tsinghua University, Beijing, China; Ravinia Center, Atlanta, GA; Regus Evening Star, Washington, DC; Regus Key Center, Bellevue, WA; San Bruno - San Francisco Airport, San Bruno, CA; San Diego - Sunroad Corporate Centre, San Diego, CA; Servcorp - Atlanta, Atlanta, GA; Servcorp - Dallas, Dallas, TX; The Cornell Club, New York, NY; Weill Cornell Medical College - Qatar, Doha, Qatar; Woodward Center, Houston, TX
Other Instructional Sites: AAP in NYC, New York, NY; Auburn Correctional Facility, Auburn, NY; Cayuga Correctional Facility, Moravia, NY; Cornell Financial Engineering Manhattan (CFEM), New York, NY; Cornell ILR in Buffalo, Buffalo, NY; Cornell ILR in New York City, New York, NY; Cornell ILR in Rochester, Rochester, NY; Cornell University Field Program in Earth and Environmental Systems, Kamuela, HI; Cornell-in-Rome, Palazzo Santacroce, Piazza Benedetto Cairoli 6, Rome, Italia 00186, Italy; Cornell-in-Washington, Washington, DC; Five Points Correctional Facility, Romulus, NY 14541, NY; Geneva, Geneva, NY
Status: Member since 1921
Last Reaffirmed: November 17, 2016

Most Recent Commission Action:
February 27, 2017: To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include within the scope of the institution's accreditation the relocation of the following additional locations: (1) from Dallas Galleria North, 13927 Noel Road, Dallas, TX 75240 to Servcorp - Dallas, JP Morgan International Plaza II, 14241 Dallas Parkway, Suite 650, Dallas, TX 75254; (2) from Ravinia Center, 2 Ravinia Drive, 5th floor, Atlanta, GA 30346 to Servcorp - Atlanta, 1075 Peachtree Street, NE, Suite 3650, Atlanta, GA 30309; and (3) from Cornell Club, 11 East 44th Street, New York, NY 10017 to New York, NY, 45 West 57th Street, New York, NY 10019. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations at the new locations and the closure of the old locations. Operations at the additional locations must commence within one calendar year from the date of this action. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2020-2021.

Brief History Since Last Comprehensive Evaluation:
November 17, 2016: To accept the Periodic Review Report, to reaffirm accreditation, and to commend the institution for the quality of the Periodic Review process. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2020-2021.

Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2020 - 2021

Date Printed: June 21, 2017


Branch Campus - A branch campus is a domestic or international location of an institution that is geographically apart, independent of the primary/main campus. The branch campus is considered independent of the main campus if it is permanent in nature; offers courses in educational programs leading to a degree, certificate, or other recognized educational credential; has its own faculty and administrative or supervisory organization; and has its own budgetary and hiring authority. (34 CFR §600.2)

Additional Location - An additional location is a domestic or international location, other than a branch campus, that is geographically apart from the primary/main campus and at which the institution offers at least 50 percent of the requirements of an educational program. (34 CFR §602.22) ANYA ("Approved but Not Yet Active") indicates that the location is included within the scope of accreditation but has not yet begun to offer courses. This designation is removed after the Commission receives notification that courses have begun at this location. ANYC ("Approved but Not Yet Closed") indicates that the institution has requested that the location be officially closed through the substantive change process. The location is currently included within the scope of accreditation but the institution will be stopping all operations at this location in the near future. The institution should inform the Commission (via email at of the date that operations cease. This designation is removed after the Commission receives notification that courses have stopped at this location and the location is no longer listed on the SAS.

Other Instructional Sites - MSCHE defines an other instructional site as any off-campus site, other than those meeting the definition of a branch campus or an additional location, at which the institution offers one or more courses for credit. Sites designated as an other instructional site do not require substantive change approval. However, substantive change approval is required to reclassify an other instructional site to or from a branch campus or additional location.

Distance Education Programs - Fully Approved, Approved (one program approved) or Not Approved indicates whether or not the institution has been approved to offer diploma/certificate/degree programs via distance education (programs for which students could meet 50% or more of the requirements of the program by taking distance education courses). Per the Commission's Substantive Change policy, Commission approval of the first two Distance Education programs is required to be "Fully Approved." If only one program is approved by the Commission, the specific name of the program will be listed in parentheses after "Approved."

Commission actions are explained in the policy Accreditation Actions.