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

www.gc.cuny.edu

  • 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.
  • November 19, 2015
    To accept the Periodic Review Report, reaffirm accreditation and commend the institution for the quality of the Periodic Review Report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2019-2020.
  • June 26, 2014
    To note the visit by the Commission's representative and to affirm inclusion of the additional locations at (1) 119 West 31st Street, New York, NY 10001 and (2) 25 West 43rd Street, New York, NY 10036 within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2015.
  • January 2, 2014
    To note the institution's decision not to open the additional location at Shanghai Normal University, 100 Guilin Road, Shanghai, People's Republic of China, 200234 and to remove the location from the institution's accreditation.
  • July 1, 2013
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include provisionally the additional locations at (1) 119 West 31st Street, New York, NY 10001 and (2) 25 West 43rd Street, New York, NY 10036 within the scope of the institution's accreditation pending a site visit within six months of the commencement of operations at one of these locations. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations at these locations. In the event that operations at these locations do not commence within one calendar year from the approval of this action, approval will lapse. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2015.
  • January 2, 2013
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to include the additional location at Shanghai Normal University, 100 Guilin Road, Shanghai, People's Republic of China, 200234 provisionally within the scope of the institution's accreditation pending a site visit within six months of commencing operations at the site. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations at this site. In the event that operations at this site do not commence within one calendar year from the approval of this action, approval will lapse. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2015.
  • June 28, 2012
    To accept the progress report. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 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:

  • 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
  • Additional Location
    Shanghai Normal University
    Shanghai 100 Guilin Road, Shanghai 200234
    China
  • Other Instructional Site
    Advanced Science Research Center
    85 St Nicholas Terrace
    New York, NY 10031

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