Statement of Accreditation Status

    The Statement of Accreditation Status (SAS) is the official statement of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) about each institution’s current accreditation status and scope of accreditation. The SAS also provides a brief history of the actions taken by the Commission.

  • Institution:
    Bard College
    Annandale-On-Hudson, NY
  • Address:
    30 Campus Road
    Annandale-On-Hudson, NY 12504
  • Phone:
    (845) 758-6822
  • URL:
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer (ALO):
    Dr. Mark Halsey
  • Commission Staff Liaison:
    Dr. Robert Bonfiglio, Vice President

Accreditation Summary

For more information, see the Commission’s Accreditation Actions Policy and Procedures.

  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1922
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2017
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2025-2026
  • Next Mid-Point Peer Review: 2022

Alternative Delivery Methods

The following represents approved alternative delivery methods included in the scope of the institution’s accreditation:

Distance Education
Approved to offer programs by this delivery method

Correspondence Education
Not approved for this delivery method

Credential Levels

Approved Credential Levels

The following represents credential levels included in the scope of the institution’s accreditation:

  • Postsecondary award (2-4 yrs) Included within the scope:
  • Associate's Degree or Equivalent Included within the scope to offer ONE program:
  • Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent Included within the scope:
  • Post-baccalaureate Certificate Included within the scope:
  • Master's Degree or Equivalent Included within the scope:
  • Doctor's Degree- Research/Scholarship Included within the scope:

Locations

The following represents branch campuses, additional locations, and other instructional sites that are included within the scope of the institution’s accreditation:

Location Type
American University of Central Asia
205 Abdymomunov St Bishkek Kyrgyzstan 720040
Kyrgyzstan
Branch Campus
Bard College at Simon's Rock
84 Alford Road
Great Barrington, MA 01230
Branch Campus
Bard College Berlin
Platanenstr. 24 Berlin
Germany
Branch Campus
Longy School of Music of Bard College
One Follen Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Branch Campus
Abu Deis Campus of Al-Quds University
West Bank POB 51000
Israel
Additional Location
Albion Correctional Facility
3595 State School Rd.
Albion, NY 14411
Additional Location
Bard Early College Academy
3820 St. Claude Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70117
Additional Location
Bard Globalization and International Affairs Program
108 West 39th Street, Suite 1000A
New York, NY 10018
Additional Location
Bard Graduate Center
18 West 86th Street
New York, NY 10024
Additional Location
Bard Graduate Center
38 West 86th Street
New York City, NY 10024
Additional Location
Bard High School Early College (BHSEC) Newark
321 Bergen Street
Newark, NJ 07103
Additional Location
Bard High School Early College Campus Cleveland
13501 Terminal Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44135
Additional Location
Bard High School Early College DC
4430 H Street SE
Washington, DC 20019
Additional Location
Bard High School Early College Manhattan
525 E. Houston Street
New York, NY 10002
Additional Location
Bard High School Early College Queens
30-20 Thompson Avenue
Long Island City, NY 11101
Additional Location
Bard MBA in Sustainability
20 Jay Street, Suite 912
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Additional Location
BHSEC Baltimore
2801 N. Dukeland Street
Baltimore, MD 21216
Additional Location
Brooklyn Public Library
Central Library 10 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, NY 11238
Additional Location
Coxsackie Correctional Facility
11260 Route 9W P.O. Box 200
Coxsackie, NY 12051-0200
Additional Location
Eastern New York Correctional Facility
30 Institution Road P.O. Box 338
Napanoch, NY 12458-0338
Additional Location
Fishkill Correctional Facility
18 Strack Drive
Beacon, NY 12508-0307
Additional Location
Green Haven Correctional Facility
594 Route 216
Stormville, NY 12582
Additional Location
Heart of Los Angeles
2701 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90057
Additional Location
Houde Academy
Guan Sheng Wu Lu #9, Longhua District
Shenzhen, China
Additional Location
International Center for Photography - Bard Program in Advanced Photographic Stu
79 Essex Street
New York, NY 10002
Additional Location
New York Power Authority Main Office Building
123 Main Street
White Plains, NY 10601
Additional Location
New York Public Library, Countee Cullen Branch Location
104 West 136th Street
New York, NY 10030
Additional Location
St. Petersburg State University
Smolny College
Russian Federation
Additional Location
Taconic Correctional Facility
250 Harris Road
Bedford Hills, NY 10507
Additional Location
The Care Center
247 Cabot Street
Holyoke, MA 01040
Additional Location
Woodbourne Correctional Facility
99 Prison Road P.O. Box 1000
Woodbourne, NY 12788-1000
Additional Location
B?ij?ng Dàxué Fùsh? Zh?ngxué
Daniwan Road #82, Haidian District
Beijing, China
Other Instructional Site
Bard Clemente in Kingston
55 Franklin Street
Kingston, NY 12401
Other Instructional Site
Bard Early College Hudson
364 Warren Street
Hudson, NY 12534
Other Instructional Site
Brockton Clemente Program
1367 Main Street
Brockton, MA 02301
Other Instructional Site
Central European University
Quellenstrasse 51
Vienna, Austria
Other Instructional Site
Clemente Program - Phoenix
1242 N. Central Avenue
Phoenix, AR 85004
Other Instructional Site
Clemente Program - Springfield
66 Bridge Street
Northampton, MA 01060
Other Instructional Site
Clemente Program - Vero Beach
6155 College Lane
Vero Beach, FL 32966
Other Instructional Site
Dotwell - Clemente Program
1353 Dorchester Avenue
Dorchester, MA 02122
Other Instructional Site
Holyoke Clemente Course
The Care Center, 247 Cabot Street
Holyoke, MA 01040
Other Instructional Site
Humanities in Perspective
813 SW Alder St, Suite 702
Portland, OR 97205
Other Instructional Site
Illinois Humanities Council - Clemente Program
203 North Wabash Avenue, Suite 2020
Chicago, IL 60601-2417
Other Instructional Site
Latin American Youth Center - Clemente Program
1419 Columbia Road, NW 20009
Washington, DC 20009
Other Instructional Site
LMHQ
150 Broadway, 20th Floor
New York, NY 10038
Other Instructional Site
Port Townsend Public Library - Jefferson Clemente Fdn.
PO Box 1774
Port Townsend, WA 98368
Other Instructional Site
The Children's Village - Clemente Program
2090 Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Blvd.
New York, NY 10027
Other Instructional Site
The Fellowship Initiative of JPMorgan Chase
270 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10017
Other Instructional Site
Worcester Clemente Program
Worcester Art Museum, 55 Salisbury Street
Worcester, MA 01609
Other Instructional Site

Definitions: For definitions of branch campus, additional locations, or other instructional sites, see the Commission’s Substantive Change Policy and Procedures.

Accreditation Actions

The following represents the MSCHE accreditation actions taken in the last ten (10) years. For more information, see the Commission’s Accreditation Actions Policy and Procedures and the Substantive Change Policy and Procedures.

  • January 4, 2022
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at 3595 State School Rd, Albion, NY 14411 within the institution's scope of accreditation. To require immediate notification when instruction commences at the additional location. To note that the Commission reserves the right to rescind this action if any developments reveal additional information that might have affected the Commission's decision and/or the requested substantive change is not implemented within one calendar year from the date of this action. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2025-2026.
  • December 2, 2021
    To acknowledge receipt of the supplemental information report. To require a Substantive Change Request for the closure of the additional location, Smolny College at Saint Petersburg State University, Russia, due March 1, 2022. To remind the institution of its obligation to inform the Commission about any and all developments relevant to this action. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2025-2026.
  • July 12, 2021
    Staff acted on behalf of the Commission to request a supplemental information report, due September 1, 2021, addressing recent developments at the institution which may have implications for current and future compliance with Standard IV: Support of the Student Experience. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2025-2026.
  • June 23, 2021
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the relocation of the additional location at 150 Broadway, 20th floor, New York, NY 10038 to 20 Jay Street, Suite 912, Brooklyn, NY 11201 within the institution's scope of accreditation. To require immediate notification when instruction commences at the new location and of the date that instruction ceases at the former location. To note the Commission may rescind this action if any developments reveal additional information that might have affected the Commission's decision and/or the requested substantive change is not implemented within one calendar year from the date of this action. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2025-2026.
  • April 29, 2021
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the branch campus at 84 Alford Road, Great Barrington, MA 01238 within the institution's scope of accreditation. To direct a substantive change site visit as soon as practicable but no later than six months after the commencement of instruction at the branch campus. To require immediate notification when instruction commences at the branch campus. To request a supplemental information report, due November 1, 2021, providing evidence that the branch campus has relinquished its NECHE accreditation and its Title IV participation and degree granting authority as a branch campus have been resolved. To note that the Commission reserves the right to rescind approval of this substantive change if any developments reveal additional information that might have affected the Commission's decision and/or the requested substantive change is not implemented within one calendar year from the date of this action. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2025-2026.
  • April 29, 2021
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution's decision to close the additional location at 3300 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90010 that has ceased operations. To remove the additional location from the institution's scope of accreditation. To note that the Commission reserves the right to rescind approval of this substantive change if any developments reveal additional information that might have affected the Commission's decision. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2025-2026.
  • April 29, 2021
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at the New York Public Library, Countee Cullen Branch, 104 West 136th Street, New York, NY 10030 within the institution's scope of accreditation. To require immediate notification when instruction commences at the additional location. To note that the Commission reserves the right to rescind approval of this substantive change if any developments reveal additional information that might have affected the Commission's decision and/or the requested substantive change is not implemented within one calendar year from the date of this action.
  • April 29, 2021
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution's decision to close the additional location at 345 Brook Avenue, Bronx, NY 10454 that has ceased operations. To remove the additional location from the institution's scope of accreditation. To note that the Commission reserves the right to rescind approval of this substantive change if any developments reveal additional information that might have affected the Commission's decision.
  • April 29, 2021
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution's decision to close the additional location at 4999 East Bardsley Avenue, Tulare, CA 93274 that has ceased operations. To remove the additional location from the institution's scope of accreditation. To note that the Commission reserves the right to rescind approval of this substantive change if any developments reveal additional information that might have affected the Commission's decision.
  • March 2, 2021
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at 525 E. Houston Street, New York, NY 11102 within the institution's scope of accreditation. To require immediate notification when instruction commences at the additional location. To note that the Commission reserves the right to rescind approval of this substantive change if any developments reveal additional information that might have affected the Commission's decision and/or the requested substantive change is not implemented within one calendar year from the date of this action. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2025-2026.
  • March 2, 2021
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at 30-20 Thompson Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11101 within the institution's scope of accreditation. To require immediate notification when instruction commences at the additional location. To note that the Commission reserves the right to rescind approval of this substantive change if any developments reveal additional information that might have affected the Commission's decision and/or the requested substantive change is not implemented within one calendar year from the date of this action.
  • January 4, 2021
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include alternative delivery method-distance education within the institution's scope of accreditation. To note that the Commission reserves the right to rescind approval of this substantive change if any developments reveal additional information that might have affected the Commission's decision and/or the requested substantive change is not implemented within one calendar year from the date of this action. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2025-2026.
  • January 4, 2021
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the reclassification of the other instructional site at 108 W. 39th Street, Suite 1000A, New York, NY 10018 to an additional location within the institution's scope of accreditation. To require written evidence of approvals from all necessary licensing, regulatory, or other legal entities as necessary, including the New York State Education Department (NYSED). To require immediate notification when the change is implemented. To note that the Commission may rescind this action if the requested substantive change is not implemented within one calendar year from the date of this action. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2025-2026.
  • April 16, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of formal written notice from the institution in response to the Commission's request of March 9, 2020. To temporarily waive Substantive Change Policy and Procedures and allow the use of distance education to accommodate students impacted by coronavirus (COVID-19) interruptions, in accordance with United States Department of Education (USDE) guidelines published March 5, 2020. Continued use of distance education beyond the limitations of USDE guidelines will require substantive change approval in accordance with Substantive Change Policy and Procedures. This flexibility is not available for clock-hour courses that lead to licensure if the licensing body will not accept distance learning courses or hours or give credit for them toward the number of hours a student must complete. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2025-2026.
  • January 3, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the relocation of the International Center of Photography – Bard Program in Advanced Photographic Studies, 1114 Avenue of the Americas at 43rd Street, New York, NY 10036 to 79 Essex Street, New York, NY 10002 within the institution's scope of accreditation. To require immediate notification when instruction commences at the new address and of the date that instruction at the former address ceases. To note the Commission may rescind this action if instruction does not commence within once calendar year from the date of this action. The next evaluation is scheduled for 2025-2026.
  • October 29, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution's decision to close the additional location at Harlem Children's Zone, 3 East 118th Street, New York, NY 10035. To require immediate notification when instruction ceases at the additional location. To note that the Commission may rescind this action if the requested substantive change is not implemented within one calendar year from the date of this action. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2025-2026.
  • July 2, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at Bard Graduate Center, 38 West 86th Street, New York, NY 10024 within the institution's scope of accreditation. To require immediate notification when instruction commences at the additional location. To note that the Commission may rescind this action if instruction does not commence within one calendar year from the date of this action.
  • July 2, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution's decision to close the additional location at Bard High School Early College (BHSEC) Cleveland - East Campus, 3817 Martin Luther King Drive, Cleveland, OH 44105. To require immediate notification when instruction ceases at the additional location. To note that the Commission may rescind this action if the requested substantive change is not implemented within one calendar year from the date of this action. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2025-2026.
  • April 30, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at Bard High School Early College DC, 4430 H Street SE, Washington, DC 20019 within the institution's scope of accreditation. To note that the Commission may rescind this action if instruction does not commence within one calendar year from the date of this action. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2025-2026.
  • January 4, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at New York Power Authority Main Office Building, 123 Main Street, White Plains, NY 10601within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The Commission requires notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations at this additional location. Operations at the additional location must commence within one calendar year from the date of this action. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2025-2026.
  • August 27, 2018
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the reclassification of the other instructional sites at (1) Harlem Children's Zone, 3 East 118th Street, New York, NY 10035; and (2) Houde Academy, Guan Sheng Wu Lu #9, Longhua District, Shenzhen China 518113 as additional locations and to include the locations within the scope of the institution's accreditation. To note that documentation of approval from the state is required. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations as an additional location. Operations at the additional locations must commence within one calendar year from the date of this action. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2025-2026.
  • April 30, 2018
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the reclassification of the other instructional site at Bard Early College Academy, 3820 St. Claude Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70117 as an additional location and to include the location within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations at this additional location. Operations at the additional location must commence within one calendar year from the date of this action. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2025-2026.
  • October 30, 2017
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include within the scope of the institution's accreditation the relocation of the additional location from the Heart of Los Angeles, 2701 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90057 to Immanuel Presbyterian Church, 3300 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90010 and to include the new location, to be effective upon receipt of the necessary institutional approvals. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations at the new location and the closure of the old location. Operations at the additional location must commence within one calendar year from the date of this action. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2025-2026.
  • June 22, 2017
    To reaffirm accreditation. To acknowledge the institution's participation in the Collaborative Implementation Project and to commend the institution for the quality of the self-study process. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2025-2026.
  • May 1, 2017
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at Brooklyn Public Library, Central Library, 10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, NY 11238 within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations at this additional location. Operations at the additional location must commence within one calendar year from the date of this action. To note that the evaluation visit has occurred and will be acted upon by the Commission at the June meeting.
  • February 27, 2017
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional locations at (1) Bard High School Early College (BHSEC) Cleveland - East Campus, 3817 Martin Luther King Drive, Cleveland, OH 44105; and (2) Bard High School Early College (BHSEC) Newark, 321 Bergen Street, Newark, NJ 07103 within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations at these additional locations. Operations at the additional locations must commence within one calendar year from the date of this action. To note that the evaluation visit has occurred and will be acted upon by the Commission at the June meeting.
  • January 3, 2017
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include within the scope of the institution's accreditation the relocation of the BHSEC Baltimore additional location from 1101 N. Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21213 to 2801 N. Dukeland Street, Baltimore, MD 21216. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations at the new location and the closure of the old location. Operations at the additional location must commence within one calendar year from the date of this action. To remind the institution of the Commission's request of August 31, 2015 regarding the self-study in preparation for the evaluation visit in 2016-2017.
  • June 27, 2016
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To approve the relocation of the additional location from Bard MBA in Sustainability, 394 Broadway, New York, NY 10013 to LMHQ, 150 Broadway, 20th floor, New York, NY 10038 and to include the new additional location within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The Commission requires written notification within 30 days of the commencement of operations at the new additional location and the closure of the old 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. To remind the institution of the Commission's request of August 31, 2015 regarding the self-study in preparation for the evaluation visit in 2016-2017.
  • February 29, 2016
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To approve the reclassification of the instructional site at The Care Center, 247 Cabot Street, Holyoke, MA 01040 as additional location and to include the location within the scope of the institution's accreditation. To remind the institution of the Commission's request of August 31, 2015 regarding the self-study in preparation for the evaluation visit in 2016-2017.
  • August 31, 2015
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To approve the relocation of the Bard High School Early College Campus Cleveland additional location from 11801 Worthington Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44111 to 13501 Terminal Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44135 and to include the additional location within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The Commission requires written notification within 30 days of the commencement of operations at this additional location and the closure of the other 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. To remind the institution that the self-study in preparation for the evaluation visit in 2016-2017 should document continued implementation of planning and improvement processes that are clearly communicated, provide for constituent participation, incorporate the results of assessment results, and are linked to resource allocation (Standard 2).
  • June 29, 2015
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at BHSEC Baltimore, 1101 N. Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21213 within the scope of the institution's accreditation. 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.
  • June 29, 2015
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To approve the relocation of the Bard Global and International Affairs Program additional location from 36 West 44th Street, Suite 1101, New York, NY 10036 to 394 Broadway, New York, NY 10013 and to include the new additional location within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The Commission requires written notification within 30 days of the commencement of operations at this additional location and the closure of the other 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. To remind the institution that the self-study in preparation for the evaluation visit in 2016-2017 should document continued implementation of planning and improvement processes that are clearly communicated, provide for constituent participation, incorporate the results of assessment results, and are linked to resource allocation (Standard 2).
  • September 2, 2014
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To approve the reclassification of the instructional site at the International Center for Photography, 1114 Avenue of the Americas at 43rd Street, New York, NY 10036 as an additional location and to include the location within the scope of the institution's accreditation. To remind the institution that the self-study in preparation for the evaluation visit in 2016-2017 should document continued implementation of planning and improvement processes that are clearly communicated, provide for constituent participation, incorporate the results of assessment results, and are linked to resource allocation (Standard 2).
  • June 30, 2014
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To approve the reclassification of the instructional sites at (1) Fishkill Correctional Facility, 18 Strack Drive, Beacon, NY 12508-0307; and (2) Taconic Correctional Facility, 250 Harris Road, Bedford Hills, NY 10507 as additional locations and to include the locations within the scope of the institution's accreditation.
  • June 30, 2014
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note that the institution has closed its additional location at Bayview Correctional Facility, 550 West 20th Street, New York, NY 10011-2678. To remove this additional location from the institution's accreditation.
  • June 30, 2014
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional locations at Bard High School Early College Campus, 11801 Worthington Avenue, Cleveland, OH 22111 within the scope of the institution's accreditation. 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. To remind the institution that the self-study in preparation for the evaluation visit in 2016-2017 should document continued implementation of planning and improvement processes that are clearly communicated, provide for constituent participation, incorporate the results of assessment results, and are linked to resource allocation (Standard 2).
  • June 26, 2014
    To accept the progress report. To remind the institution that the self-study in preparation for the evaluation visit in 2016-2017 should document continued implementation of planning and improvement processes that are clearly communicated, provide for constituent participation, incorporate the results of assessment results, and are linked to resource allocation (Standard 2).
  • September 3, 2013
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to approve the relocation of the additional location from Paramount Bard Academy, 1942 Randolph Street, Delano, CA 93215 to Tulare College Center of the College of the Sequoias, 4999 East Barclay Avenue, Tulare, CA 93274, and to include the new additional location within the scope of the institution's accreditation. To remind the institution that the progress report, due April 1, 2014, should document (1) inclusion of ECLA of Bard in the institution's process for assessing institutional effectiveness (Standard 7), and (2) implementation at ECLA Bard of a comprehensive and sustainable process for the assessment of student learning, including the identification of student learning outcomes at all levels and the use of assessment results to improve teaching and learning (Standard 14), and that the self-study in preparation for the evaluation visit in 2016-2017 should document continued implementation of planning and improvement processes that are clearly communicated, provide for constituent participation, incorporate the results of assessment results, and are linked to resource allocation (Standard 2).
  • June 27, 2013
    To note the visit by the Commission's representative and to affirm the inclusion of the branch campus at ECLA of Bard, Platanenstr. 24, Berlin, Germany within the scope of the institution's accreditation. To remind the institution that the progress report, due April 1, 2014, should document (1) inclusion of ECLA of Bard in the institution's process for assessing institutional effectiveness (Standard 7), and (2) implementation at ECLA Bard of a comprehensive and sustainable process for the assessment of student learning, including the identification of student learning outcomes at all levels and the use of assessment results to improve teaching and learning (Standard 14), and that the self-study in preparation for the evaluation visit in 2016-2017 should document continued implementation of planning and improvement processes that are clearly communicated, provide for constituent participation, incorporate the results of assessment results, and are linked to resource allocation (Standard 2).
  • April 29, 2013
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request, to approve the reclassification of the instructional site at the Heart of Los Angeles, 2701 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90057 as an additional location, and to include the location within the scope of the institution's accreditation. 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. To remind the institution of the previous request that the self-study in preparation for the evaluation visit in 2016-2017 document continued implementation of planning and improvement processes that are clearly communicated, provide for constituent participation, incorporate the use of assessment results, and are linked to resource allocation (Standard 2).
  • November 15, 2012
    To note the visit by the Commission's representative and to include the branch campus at the Longy School of Music of Bard College, One Follen Street, Cambridge, MA 02138, within the scope of the institution's accreditation.
  • November 15, 2012
    To acknowledge receipt of the complex substantive change request, to note the acquisition by the institution of the European College of Liberal Arts, and to provisionally include the branch campus at ECLA of Bard, Platanenstr. 24, Berlin, Germany, within the scope of the institution's accreditation, pending a site visit to the branch campus within six months of Bard's commencing operations at the site. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations at this branch campus. In the event that operations at this branch campus do not commence within one calendar year from the approval of this action, approval will lapse. To request a progress report, due April 1, 2014, documenting (1) inclusion of ECLA at Bard in the institution's process for assessing institutional effectiveness (Standard 7), and (2) implementation at ECLA Bard of a comprehensive and sustainable process for the assessment of student learning, including the identification of student learning outcomes at all levels and the use of assessment results to improve teaching and learning (Standard 14).
  • November 15, 2012
    To accept the Periodic Review Report, to reaffirm accreditation, and to commend the institution for the quality of the Periodic Review Report. To request that the self-study in preparation for the evaluation visit in 2016-2017 document continued implementation of planning and improvement processes that are clearly communicated, provide for constituent participation, incorporate the use of assessment results, and are linked to resource allocation (Standard 2).
  • October 31, 2012
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to reclassify the branch campus at the Abu Deis Campus of Al-Quds University, West Bank, POB 51000, Jerusalem, as an additional location. To note that the Period Review Report, due June 1, 2012, has been received and will be acted on by the Commission at its November meeting.
  • July 2, 2012
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request, to include the additional locations at (1) Bayview Correctional Facility, 550 West 20th Street, New York, NY 10011-2678, (2) Eastern New York Correctional Facility, 30 Institution Road, P.O. Box 338, Napanoch, NY 12458-0338, and (3) Woodbourne Correctional Facility, 99 Prison Road, P.O. Box 1000, Woodbourne, NY 12788-1000 within the scope of the institution's accreditation, and to reclassify the existing instructional sites at (4) Coxsackie Correctional Facility, 11260 Route 9W, P.O. Box 200, Coxsackie, NY 12051-0200 and (5) Green Haven Correctional Facility, 594 Route 216, Stormville, NY 12582 as additional locations. The Periodic Review Report due June 1, 2012 has been received and will be acted upon by the Commission at its November meeting.

Information about the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) is one of seven institutional accrediting organizations in the United States and is recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). MSCHE accreditation applies to an institution as a whole rather than the specific programs within an institution. MSCHE does not approve or accredit individual programs. The MSCHE accreditation review cycle is continuous and accreditation does not expire. Each institution is reevaluated and monitored on a regular and consistent basis in accordance with the institution’s assigned accreditation review cycle and Commission policy and procedures. An institution maintains its accreditation unless it is voluntarily surrendered or withdrawn by the Commission for cause, after the institution has been afforded due process. The institution’s current accreditation phase and accreditation status are displayed on the institution’s listing in the Institution Directory and in the Statement of Accreditation Status (SAS).