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:
    Graduate School and University Center of the City University of New York, The
    New York, NY
  • Chief Executive Officer:
    Dr. Robin Garrell, 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)
  • Address:
    365 Fifth Avenue
    New York, NY 10016-4309
  • Phone:
    (212) 817-7000
  • URL:
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer (ALO):
    Dr. Yun Xiang
  • Commission Staff Liaison:
    Dr. Paul Starkey, 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: 2015
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2019-2020
  • Next Mid-Point Peer Review: 2024

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 (1-2 yrs)
  • Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent
  • Post-baccalaureate Certificate
  • Master's Degree or Equivalent
  • Post-Master's Certificate
  • Doctor's Degree- Research/Scholarship

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
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
Additional Location
CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies
25 West 43rd Street
New York, NY 10036
Additional Location
CUNY School of Professional Studies
119 West 31st Street
New York, NY 10001
Additional Location
Advanced Science Research Center
85 St Nicholas Terrace
New York, NY 10031
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 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.

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).