Statement of Accreditation Status

Graduate School and University Center of the City University of New York, The

  • CEO: Dr. Robin Garrell, President
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Dr. Yun Xiang
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Paul Starkey, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity » Four-year, medium, primarily nonresidential
  • Control: Public
  • Former Name(s): CUNY - Graduate School and University Center (7/26/2010)
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1961
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2015
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2019-2020
  • Next Mid-Point Peer Review: 2024

Contact Information

365 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10016-4309

(212) 817-7000

  • The following represents the MSCHE accreditation actions taken in the last ten (10) years.
  • April 16, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the self-study report. To delay the On-Site Evaluation visit scheduled for Spring 2020 due to extraordinary circumstances related to coronavirus (COVID-19) interruptions and to continue accreditation. To note the institution remains accredited during a delay granted by the Commission. The Evaluation visit will be scheduled in accordance with Commission policy and procedures.
  • June 27, 2016
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy, 55 West 125th Street, New York, NY 10027 within the scope of the institution’s accreditation operations. 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 date for the next accreditation review will be determined by the Commission when it revises the accreditation cycle.
  • 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 (1-2 yrs)
  • Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent
  • Post-baccalaureate Certificate
  • Master's Degree or Equivalent
  • Post-Master's Certificate
  • Doctor's Degree- Research/Scholarship
  • Additional Location
    Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY
    219 West 40th Street
    New York, NY 10036
  • Additional Location
    CUNY Graduate School of Public Health & Health Policy
    55 West 125th Street
    New York, NY 10027
    Opened: 08/25/2016
  • Additional Location
    CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies
    25 West 43rd Street
    New York, NY 10036
    Opened: 08/28/2013
  • Additional Location
    CUNY School of Professional Studies
    119 West 31st Street
    New York, NY 10001
    Opened: 08/28/2013
  • Other Instructional Site
    Advanced Science Research Center
    85 St Nicholas Terrace
    New York, NY 10031

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