STATEMENT OF ACCREDITATION STATUS

BARNARD COLLEGE
3009 Broadway
New York, NY 10027-6598
Phone: (212) 854-5262; Fax: (212) 749-6531
www.barnard.edu

Chief Executive Officer: Dr. Debora Spar, President
INSTITUTIONAL INFORMATION
Enrollment (Headcount): 2548 Undergraduate
Control: Private (Non-Profit)
Affiliation: None
2015 Carnegie Classification: Baccalaureate Colleges - Arts & Sciences Focus
Approved Degree Levels: Bachelor's;
Distance Education Programs: Not Approved
Accreditors Recognized by U.S. Secretary of Education: Council for the Accreditation of Education Preparation (CAEP); National Association of Schools of Dance, Commission on Accreditation
Instructional Locations
Branch Campuses: None
Additional Locations: None
Other Instructional Sites: None
ACCREDITATION INFORMATION
Status: Member since 1921
Last Reaffirmed: November 17, 2016

Most Recent Commission Action:
November 17, 2016: To accept the Periodic Review Report and to reaffirm accreditation. To commend the institution for the quality of the Periodic Review Report and to recognize it for progress to date. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2020-2021.

Brief History Since Last Comprehensive Evaluation:
June 23, 2011: To reaffirm accreditation and to commend the institution for progress to date and for the quality of the self-study process. To request a progress report, due October 1, 2012, documenting progress in the consistent implementation of assessment of student learning outcomes across the institution, including the use of direct measures of student learning (Standards 7 and 14). The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2016.
November 15, 2012: To accept the progress report. To request a monitoring report, due September 1, 2013, documenting (1) further implementation of comprehensive, organized, and sustained process for the assessment of institutional effectiveness with evidence that assessment information is used in budgeting, planning, and allocating resources (Standard 7); and, (2) further implementation of an organized and sustained assessment process to evaluate student learning, including direct evidence of student achievement of institutional and program student learning outcomes. (Standard 14). A small team visit will follow submission of the report. To direct a prompt liaison guidance visit to discuss the Commission's expectations. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2016.
November 21, 2013: To accept the monitoring report and to note the visit by the Commission's representatives. To request a progress report, due October 1, 2015, documenting further implementation of a comprehensive, organized, and sustained process for the assessment of institutional effectiveness with evidence that assessment information is used in budgeting, planning, and allocating resources (Standard 7). The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2016.
November 19, 2015: To accept the progress report. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2016.

Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2020 - 2021

Date Printed: December 2, 2016

DEFINITIONS

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 sc@msche.org) 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.