Statement of Accreditation Status

Columbia University

  • CEO: Mr. Lee Bollinger, President
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Dr. Julie Kornfeld
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Kushnood Haq, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Doctoral Universities: Very High Research Activity » Four-year, large, highly residential
  • Control: Private (Non-Profit)
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1921
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2016
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2024-2025
  • Next Mid-Point Peer Review: 2021

Contact Information

535 West 116th Street
New York, NY 10027

(212) 854-1754

www.columbia.edu

  • The following represents the MSCHE accreditation actions taken in the last ten (10) years.
  • September 22, 2022
    Staff acted on behalf of the Commission to request a supplemental information report, due October 6, 2022, that provides additional information on Standard II: Ethics and Integrity; Standard IV: Support of the Student Experience; and Requirement of Affiliation 14. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2024-2025.
  • June 23, 2016
    To reaffirm accreditation and to commend the institution for the quality of the self-study process and report. The date for the next accreditation review will be determined by the Commission when it revises the accreditation cycle.
  • November 2, 2015
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to include the contractual agreements with Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po) in Paris, France and Hertie School of Governance in Berlin, Germany within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2015-2016.
  • August 31, 2015
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note that the institution has closed its additional location at the Walter A. Haas School of Business, The University of California, Berkeley, 2220 Piedmont Avenue, S545 Haas #1900, Berkeley, CA 94720. To remove this additional location from the institution's accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2015-2016.
  • 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:
  • Additional Location
    London Business School
    Regents Park London
    United Kingdom
    Opened: 06/30/2009
  • Additional Location
    Reid Hall, Columbia University in Paris
    Reid Hall 4, rue de Chevreuse 75006 Paris
    France
  • Additional Location
    The University of Hong Kong
    Pok Fu Lam Road
    China

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