STATEMENT OF ACCREDITATION STATUS
One Willard Ave.
P.O. Box 128
Houghton, NY 14744
Phone: (585) 567-9200; Fax: (585) 567-9572
|Chief Executive Officer:||Dr. Shirley A. Mullen, President|
|Enrollment (Headcount):||1102 Undergraduate; 30 Graduate|
|Affiliation:||Religious- Wesleyan Church|
|Carnegie Classification:||Baccalaureate - Arts & Sciences|
|Approved Degree Levels:||Associate's, Bachelor's, Master's;|
|Distance Education Programs:||Not Approved|
|Accreditors Recognized by U.S. Secretary of Education: National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation,; Teacher Education Accreditation Council, Accreditation Committee|
|Branch Campuses: None|
|Additional Locations: First Presbyterian Church, Buffalo, NY; The Chapel at CrossPoint, Getzville, NY|
|Other Instructional Sites: City Semester, Buffalo, NY; Houghton at West Seneca, West Seneca, NY; Houghton Down Under, Thonlands, Queenland, Australia; Houghton in Tanzania, PO Box 394, Iringa, Tanzania, Tanzania; Jamestown Community College, Olean, NY; Jamestown Community College, Jamestown, NY; Kenan Center, Lockport, NY|
|Status: Member since 1935|
|Last Reaffirmed: June 25, 2015|
Most Recent Commission Action:
|June 25, 2015:||To reaffirm accreditation and request a progress report, due October 1, 2016, documenting evidence of (1) an assessment of the governing board focusing on well-defined roles, boundaries, structures, duties, responsibilities and best practices (Standard 4); and (2) educational offerings, delivered through distance education and at other locations, that are consistent with mission, provide appropriate support, and meet standards for quality, rigor, and effectiveness comparable to those of other instructional offerings (Standard 13). The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2020.|
Brief History Since Last Comprehensive Evaluation:
|November 18, 2010:||To accept the Periodic Review Report and to reaffirm accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2014-2015.|
|September 3, 2013:||To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include provisionally the additional location at First Presbyterian Church, 1 Symphony Circle, Buffalo, NY 14201 within the scope of the institution's accreditation, effective upon receipt of State approval and pending a site visit within six months of commencing operations. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations at this additional location. In the event that operations at this location do not commence within one calendar year from the approval of this action, approval will lapse. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2014-2015.|
|April 28, 2014:||To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at The Chapel at CrossPoint, 500 Crosspoint Parkway, Getzville, NY 14068 provisionally within the scope of the institution's accreditation pending a site visit within six months of the commencement of operations. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations at this additional location. In the event that operations at the additional location do not commence within one calendar year from the approval of this action, approval will lapse. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2014-2015.|
|June 24, 2014:||To note that state approval for the additional location at First Presbyterian Church, 1 Symphony Circle, Buffalo, NY 14201 was not necessary. To also note that the location is provisionally included within the scope of the institution's accreditation pending a site visit within six months of commencing operations.|
|March 5, 2015:||To note the visit by the Commission's representative and to affirm the inclusion of the additional locations at (1) First Presbyterian Church, 1 Symphony Circle, Buffalo, NY 14201; and (2) The Chapel at CrossPoint, 500 CrossPoint Parkway, Getzville, NY 14068 within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2014-2015.|
Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2024 - 2025
Next Periodic Review Report: 2020
Date Printed: November 23, 2015
Branch Campus - A location of an institution that is geographically apart and independent
of the main campus of the institution. The location is independent if the location: 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.
Additional Location - A location, other than a branch campus, that is geographically apart from the main campus and at which the institution offers at least 50 percent of an educational program. 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.
Other Instructional Sites - A location, other than a branch campus or additional location, at which the institution offers one or more courses for credit.
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.