Statement of Accreditation Status

Canisius College

  • CEO: Mr. Steve Stoute, President
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Dr. Jeffrey Lindauer
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Melissa Hardin, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs » Four-year, small, primarily residential
  • Control: Private (Non-Profit)
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1921
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2015
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2024-2025

Contact Information

2001 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14208

(716) 888-2100

www.canisius.edu

  • November 17, 2022
    To acknowledge receipt of the supplemental information report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2024-2025.
  • June 21, 2022
    Staff acted on behalf of the commission to request a supplemental information report, due September 1, 2022, addressing recent developments at the institution which may have implications for current and future compliance with Standard II: Ethics and Integrity and Standard IV: Support of the Student Experience. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2024-2025.
  • March 4, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the first Post-Baccalaureate Certificate - Data Analytics Certificate within the institution's scope of accreditation. 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 2024-2025.
  • March 4, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the second Post-Baccalaureate Certificate - Integrated Marketing Communications Certificate within the institution's scope of accreditation. 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.
  • February 27, 2017
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution's decision to close its additional location at Canisius Center @ Amherst, 300 Corporate Parkway, Amherst, NY 14226. The Commission requires notification within thirty days of the closure of this additional location. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2024-2025.
  • November 17, 2016
    To accept the monitoring report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2024-2025.
  • June 25, 2015
    To reaffirm accreditation. To request a monitoring report, due September 1, 2016, documenting (1) steps taken to continue to strengthen the institution's finances (Standard 3); and (2) further implementation of a comprehensive, organized, and sustainable assessment process to evaluate and improve student learning and institutional effectiveness in all units and all programs, including general education (Standards 7 and 14). The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2020.
  • November 18, 2010
    To accept the Periodic Review Report and to reaffirm accreditation. To commend the institution for the quality of the Periodic Review Report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2014-2015.
  • Distance Education
    Approved to offer programs by this delivery method
  • Correspondence Education
    Not approved for this delivery method

Approved Credential Levels

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

  • Associate's Degree or Equivalent Included within the scope
  • 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
  • Post-Master's Certificate Included within the scope
  • Other Instructional Site
    Canisius High School
    1180 Delaware Ave
    Buffalo, NY 14209
  • Other Instructional Site
    Cantalician Center
    2049 George Urban Blvd.
    Depew, NY 14043
  • Other Instructional Site
    Clarence High School
    9625 Main Street
    Clarence, NY 14031
  • Other Instructional Site
    Emerson School of Hospitality
    70 West Chippewa Street
    Buffalo, NY 14202
  • Other Instructional Site
    St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute
    845 Kenmore Ave
    Buffalo, NY 14223
  • Other Instructional Site
    St. Mary's School for the Deaf
    2253 Main Street
    Buffalo, NY 14214
  • Other Instructional Site
    Sweet Home High School
    1901 Sweet Home Road
    Amherst, NY 14228
  • Other Instructional Site
    Tapestry Charter School
    65 Great Arrow
    Buffalo, NY 14216
  • Other Instructional Site
    Westminster Community Charter School
    24 Westminster Avenue
    Buffalo, NY 14215
  • Other Instructional Site
    Windermere Elementary School
    291 Windermere Boulevard
    Amherst, NY 14226

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