Statement of Accreditation Status

Cazenovia College

  • CEO: Dr. Ronald Chesbrough, President
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Dr. David Bergh
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Kushnood Haq, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields » Four-year, small, highly residential
  • Control: Private (Non-Profit)
  • Former Name(s): Cazenovia Junior College
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1961
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2013
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2022-2023
  • Next Mid-Point Peer Review: 2027

Contact Information

22 Sullivan Street
Cazenovia, NY 13035

(800) 654-3210

  • The following represents the MSCHE accreditation actions taken in the last ten (10) years.
  • 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 2022-2023.
  • March 5, 2020
    To note that the Mid-Point Peer Review has been conducted and no further evidence is required at this time. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2022-2023.
  • April 30, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the first Master’s degree program (Master’s of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling) within the institution’s scope of accreditation. To note 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 2022-2023.
  • August 27, 2018
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the first Postsecondary Certificate (< 1 year) in Law Enforcement within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2022-2023.
  • April 16, 2018
    Staff acted on behalf of the commission to request that, in lieu of the request of November 20, 2014 related to the 2018 Periodic Review Report and in conjunction with the 2019 Annual Institution Update, the institution provide further evidence of (1) the development and implementation of organized and systematic assessments that evaluate the extent of student achievement and (2) demonstrated and documented use of assessment results to improve educational effectiveness (Standard V Education Effectiveness Assessment, formerly Standard 14). The next self-study evaluation is scheduled for 2022-2023.
  • 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:

  • Postsecondary award (< 1 year) Approved to offer ONE program at this credential level: Law Enforcement
  • Postsecondary award (1-2 yrs) Approved to offer ONE program at this credential level: Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counseling
  • Postsecondary award (2-4 yrs)
  • Associate's Degree or Equivalent
  • Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent
  • Master's Degree or Equivalent Approved to offer ONE program at this credential level: Master’s of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
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