Statement of Accreditation Status

Hunter College of the City University of New York

  • CEO: Ms. Jennifer Raab, President
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Ms. Lynn Beller
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Terence Peavy, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs » Four-year, large, primarily nonresidential
  • Control: Public
  • Former Name(s): CUNY - Hunter College (7/26/2010)
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1921
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2019
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2027-2028

Contact Information

695 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10021

(212) 772-4000

www.hunter.cuny.edu

  • October 28, 2021
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the second Doctor's Degree Research/Scholarship (Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing) within the institution's scope of accreditation. To require written evidence of approvals from all necessary licensing, regulatory, or other legal entities as necessary, including the New York State Education Department. 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 2027-2028.
  • 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 2027-2028.
  • November 21, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the self-study report. To note the visit by the Commission's representatives. To reaffirm accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2027-2028.
  • July 2, 2018
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the second alternative delivery method program [online Master of Science of Education (MSEd) in Adolescent Special Education, Grades 7-12 (Generalist)] within the scope of the institution's accreditation effective upon receipt of state approval. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2018-2019.
  • April 30, 2018
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the first Alternative Delivery Method program (online RN-to-BS in Nursing) within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2018-2019.
  • March 2, 2017
    To accept the supplemental information report.
  • November 4, 2016
    Staff acted on behalf of the Commission to request a supplemental information report, due December 1, 2016, addressing recent developments at the College which may have implications for current and future compliance with Requirement of Affiliation #5, Standard 6 (Integrity), and Standard 9 (Student Support Services).
  • August 31, 2015
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the Doctor of Education in Instructional Leadership (Ed.D.) within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2018-2019.
  • November 20, 2014
    To accept the Periodic Review Report, to reaffirm accreditation, and to commend the institution for the quality of the Periodic Review Report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2018-2019.
  • June 30, 2014
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the Doctor in Nursing Practice (DNP) and Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) programs within the scope of the institution's accreditation. To note that the Periodic Review Report, due June 1, 2014, will be acted on at the November Commission meeting.
  • November 17, 2011
    To accept the monitoring report. To request that the Periodic Review Report, due June 1, 2014, document the implementation and use of measures of institutional effectiveness that are clearly linked to the institution’s mission and strategic goals (Standard 7).
  • 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:

  • Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent Included within the scope:
  • Post-baccalaureate Certificate Included within the scope:
  • Master's Degree or Equivalent Included within the scope:
  • Post-Master's Certificate Included within the scope:
  • Doctor's Degree - Professional Practice Included within the scope:
  • Doctor's Degree- Research/Scholarship Included within the scope:

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