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:
    Cazenovia College
    Cazenovia, NY
  • Chief Executive Officer:
    Dr. Ronald Chesbrough, President
  • Carnegie Classification:
    Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields » Four-year, small, highly residential
  • Control:
    Private (Non-Profit)
  • Former Name(s):
    Cazenovia Junior College
  • Address:
    22 Sullivan Street
    Cazenovia, NY 13035
  • Phone:
    (800) 654-3210
  • URL:
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer (ALO):
    Dr. David Bergh
  • Commission Staff Liaison:
    Dr. Kushnood Haq, Vice President

Accreditation Summary

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

  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1961
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2013
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2022-2023
  • Next Mid-Point Peer Review: 2027

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 (< 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

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
Clinton Community College
136 Clinton Point Drive
Plattsburgh, NY 12901-9573
Additional Location
Henninger High School
600 Robinson Street
Syracuse, NY 13206
Additional Location
Herkimer County Community College
100 Reservoir Road
Herkimer, NY 13350
Additional Location
Hudson Valley Community College
80 Vandenburgh Avenue
Troy, NY 12180
Additional Location
Nottingham High School
3100 East Genesee Street
Syracuse, NY 13224
Additional Location
Cicero North Syracuse High School
6002 NY-31
Cicero, NY 13039
Other Instructional Site
Fayetteville Manlius High School
8201 E Seneca Turnpike
Manlius, NY 13104
Other Instructional Site
Finger Lakes Community College
3325 Marvin Sands Dr.
Canandaigua, NY 14424
Other Instructional Site
NYSUT Regional Office
150 Vanderbuilt Parkway
Hauppauge, NY 11788
Other Instructional Site
Schenectady County Community College
78 Washington Avenue
Schenectady, NY 12305
Other Instructional Site
Variety Child Learning Center
47 Humphrey Drive
Syosset, NY 11791
Other Instructional Site
West Genesee High School
5201 West Genesee Street
Fairmount, NY 13031
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.

  • 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.
  • January 4, 2016
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the new credential level in post-secondary certificate in Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counseling (>=1 year, <= 2 years) within the scope of the institution's accreditation. To remind the institution of the Commission's request of November 20, 2014 regarding the Periodic Review Report due June 1, 2018.
  • January 4, 2016
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the online post-secondary certificate in Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counseling (>=1 year, <= 2 years) within the scope of the institution's accreditation. To remind the institution of the Commission's request of November 20, 2014 regarding the Periodic Review Report due June 1, 2018.
  • November 20, 2014
    To accept the monitoring report. To request that the Periodic Review Report, due June 1, 2018, document further progress in the implementation of a comprehensive, organized, and sustained process to assess the achievement of institutional and student learning outcomes, using direct measures and including evidence that assessment results are being used for the improvement of teaching and learning (Standard 14).
  • September 2, 2014
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note that the institution has closed its additional location at Erie Community College, 6205 Main Street, Williamsville, NY 14221. To remove this additional location from the scope of the institution's accreditation. To remind the institution of the monitoring report, due October 1, 2014, documenting evidence of (1) strategies to assess the efficient utilization of institutional resources in support of the institution's mission and goals, and steps taken to improve the institution's short- and long-term financial viability (Standard 3); (2) the use of assessment results to improve programs, services, planning and resource allocation (Standard 7); (3) the implementation of a comprehensive enrollment management plan with linkages to decision-making and budgeting (Standard 8); and (4) the use of direct measures to document the attainment of student learning goals at the institutional, program and course levels (Standard 14). The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2018.
  • June 27, 2013
    To reaffirm accreditation. To request a monitoring report, due October 1, 2014, documenting evidence of (1) strategies to assess the efficient utilization of institutional resources in support of the institution's mission and goals, and steps taken to improve the institution's short- and long-term financial viability (Standard 3); (2) the use of assessment results to improve programs, services, planning and resource allocation (Standard 7); (3) the implementation of a comprehensive enrollment management plan with linkages to decision-making and budgeting (Standard 8); and (4) the use of direct measures to document the attainment of student learning goals at the institutional, program and course levels (Standard 14). The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2018.
  • January 2, 2013
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at Herkimer County Community College, 100 Reservoir Road, Herkimer NY 13350, within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The Commission requires written notification within 30 days of the commencement of operations at the additional location. The Commission notes that approval extends for one calendar year from the date of this action. In the event that operations at the additional location do not commence within this time frame, approval will lapse. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2012-2013.
  • January 3, 2012
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution's decision to close the additional locations at (1) Mohawk Valley Community College, 1101 Sherman Drive, Utica NY 13501 and (2) Onondaga Community College, 4585 West Seneca Turnpike, Syracuse NY 13215. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2012-2013.
  • May 27, 2011
    To recognize the institution's decision not to open the additional location at Cayuga Community College, 197 Franklin Street, Auburn, NY 13021.
  • March 3, 2011
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to include the additional location at Erie Community College North Campus, 6205 Main Street, Williamsville, NY 14221-7095 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. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2012-2013.

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).