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:
    Lehman College of the City University of New York
    Bronx, NY
  • Address:
    250 Bedford Park Boulevard West
    Bronx, NY 10468
  • Phone:
    (718) 960-8000
  • URL:
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer (ALO):
    Dr. Victor Brown
  • Commission Staff Liaison:
    Dr. Robert Bonfiglio, Vice President

Accreditation Summary

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

  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1968
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2019
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2027-2028
  • 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 (2-4 yrs) Included within the scope:
  • 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:

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
CUNY on the Concourse
2501 Grand Concourse, 3rd Floor
Bronx, NY 10468
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.

  • March 4, 2021
    To acknowledge receipt of the supplemental information report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2027-2028.
  • December 3, 2020
    Staff acted on behalf of the Commission to request a supplemental information report, due January 8, 2021, addressing the recent action by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) which may have implications for current and future compliance with Requirement of Affiliation 6; Standard III (Design and Delivery of the Student Learning Experience); Standard IV (Support of the Student Experience); and Standard V (Educational Effectiveness Assessment). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2027-2028.
  • June 25, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the supplemental information report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2027-2028.
  • February 27, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the second Doctor's - Professional Practice in Pediatric Nurse Practitioner 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 of this action. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2027-2028.
  • February 27, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the first Doctor's – Professional Practice in Family Nurse Practitioner within the scope of the institution's accreditation. To note the Commission may rescind this action if the requested substantive change is not implemented within one calendar year of this action.
  • January 3, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the second Post-Master's Certificate (Advanced Certificate in Gifted Education) 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 2027-2028.
  • June 27, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the self-study report. To note the visit by the Commission's representatives. To reaffirm accreditation. To request a supplemental information report, due March 1, 2020, documenting further evidence of (1) the development and implementation of organized and systematic assessments that evaluate the extent of student achievement in all programs including general education (Standard V), and, (2)) the development and implementation of organized and systematic assessments that evaluate the extent of institutional effectiveness (Standard VI). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2027-2028.
  • April 30, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the first Post-Master's Certificate program (Health Education Advanced Certificate) within the institution's scope of accreditation. To note that the Commission may rescind this action if the requested substantive change is not implemented within one calendar year from the date of this action.
  • April 30, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the second alternative delivery method-distance education program (Online Gifted and Talented Post-baccalaureate Certificate Extension) within the institution's scope of accreditation. To note that the Commission may rescind this action if the requested substantive change is not implemented within one calendar year from the date of this action. To note that the evaluation visit has occurred and will be acted upon by the Commission at the June meeting.
  • November 20, 2014
    To accept the Periodic Review Report and to reaffirm accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2018-2019.
  • June 27, 2013
    To accept the progress report. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2014.

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).