33 West 42nd Street
New York, NY 10036-8003
Phone: (212) 938-4000; Fax: (212) 938-5699

Chief Executive Officer: Dr. David A. Heath, President
System: State University of New York System Administration
Dr. Nancy L. Zimpher, Chancellor
State University Plaza
Albany, NY 12246
Phone: (518) 320-1355; Fax: (518) 320-1560
Enrollment (Headcount): 360 Graduate
Control: Public
Affiliation: Government-State Systems- The State University of New York
Carnegie Classification: Special Focus - Other Health Professions Schools
Approved Degree Levels: Master's, Doctor's - Professional Practice, Doctor's - Research/Scholarship;
Distance Education Programs: Not Approved
Accreditors Recognized by U.S. Secretary of Education: American Optometric Association, Accreditation Council on Optometric Education
Instructional Locations
Branch Campuses: None
Additional Locations: None
Other Instructional Sites: None
Status: Member since 1976
Last Reaffirmed: June 23, 2011

Most Recent Commission Action:
June 23, 2011: To reaffirm accreditation and to commend the institution for the quality of the self-study report. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2016.

Brief History Since Last Comprehensive Evaluation:
November 20, 2008: To accept the Periodic Review Report, to commend the institution for the quality of its Periodic Review Report, and to reaffirm accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2010 - 2011.

Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2020 - 2021

Next Periodic Review Report: 2016

Date Printed: February 5, 2016


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.