Statement of Accreditation Status

Clarkson University

  • CEO: Dr. Marc Christensen, President
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Dr. Jerry Gravander
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Robert Bonfiglio, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity » Four-year, medium, highly residential
  • Control: Private (Non-Profit)
  • Former Name(s): Clarkson College of Technology (3/1/1984)
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1927
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2019
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2026-2027

Contact Information

8 Clarkson Avenue
Potsdam, NY 13699

(315) 268-6400

www.clarkson.edu

  • October 28, 2021
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution's decision to close the additional location at 106 New Scotland Avenue, Albany, NY 12208 that has ceased operations. To remove the additional location from the institution's scope of accreditation. To note that the Commission reserves the right to rescind this action if any developments reveal additional information that might have affected the Commission's decision and/or the requested substantive change is not implemented within one calendar year from the date of this action.
  • October 28, 2021
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution's decision to close the additional location at 807 Union Street, Schenectady, NY 12308 that has ceased operations. To remove the additional location from the institution's scope of accreditation. To note that the Commission reserves the right to rescind?this action?if any developments reveal additional information that might have affected the Commission's decision and/or the requested substantive change is not implemented within one calendar year from the date of this action. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2026-2027.
  • June 27, 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 2026-2027.
  • November 16, 2017
    To note the visit by the Commission's representative and to affirm inclusion of the additional location at Clarkson University Capital Region, 80 Nott Terrace, Schenectady, NY 12308 within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2018-2019.
  • November 19, 2015
    To acknowledge receipt of the complex substantive change request and, effective January 1, 2016, to include the acquisition of Union Graduate College, 80 Nott Terrace, Schenectady, NY 12308, within the scope of the institution's accreditation. To approve the teach-out agreement with Union Graduate College and to note the transfer to Clarkson University of Union Graduate College student records, programs and services. To include provisionally within the scope of the institution's accreditation the Clarkson University Capital Region additional location at 80 Nott Terrace, Schenectady, NY 12308, pending a site visit within six months of the commencement of operations at this location. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations; in the event that operations at this location do not commence within one calendar year from the approval of this action, approval will lapse. In addition, to include the post-baccalaureate certificate level 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 and to reaffirm accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2018-2019.
  • October 31, 2012
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the online MS in Engineering and Global Operations Management degree program (EGOM) and the online MBA degree program within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2014.
  • 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:
  • Doctor's Degree - Professional Practice Included within the scope:
  • Doctor's Degree- Research/Scholarship Included within the scope:
  • Additional Location
    Albany College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences Campus of University Heights
    106 New Scotland Avenue
    Albany, NY 12208
    Opened: 09/07/2011
  • Additional Location
    Clarkson University Capital Region
    80 Nott Terrace
    Schenectady, NY 12308
    Opened: 02/01/2016
  • Additional Location
    Union College
    807 Union Street
    Schenectady, NY 12308
    Opened: 09/01/2010
  • Other Instructional Site
    Albany Medical Center
    47 New Scotland Avenue
    Albany, NY 12208
  • Other Instructional Site
    American Management Association Conference Center
    1601 Broadway #8
    New York, NY 10019
  • Other Instructional Site
    Beacon Institute for Rivers and Estuaries
    199 Main St
    Beacon, NY 12508
  • Other Instructional Site
    Clarkson University Adirondack Semester
    245 Lake Flower Ave
    Saranac Lake, NY 12983
  • Other Instructional Site
    Emma Willard School
    285 Pawling Ave
    Troy, NY 12180
  • Other Instructional Site
    Guilderland High School
    8 School Rd
    Guilderland Center, NY 12085
  • Other Instructional Site
    Mt Sinai School of Medicine
    1468 Madison Avenue
    New York, NY 10029
  • Other Instructional Site
    NYC Seminar and Conference Center
    71 W 23rd St #515
    New York, NY 10010
  • Other Instructional Site
    Schalmont High School
    1 Sabre Dr
    Schenectady, NY 12306
  • Other Instructional Site
    Schenectady High School
    1445 The Plaza
    Schenectady, NY 12308
  • Other Instructional Site
    Trudeau Institute
    154 Algonquin Avenue
    Saranac Lake, NY 12983

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