Statement of Accreditation Status

D’Youville University

  • CEO: Dr. Lorrie Clemo, President
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Mr. Joggeshwar (Jogy) Das
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Anne Wahl, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Doctoral/Professional Universities » Four-year, small, primarily residential
  • Control: Private (Non-Profit)
  • Former Name(s): D'Youville College (Prior to 2/15/2022)
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1928
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2016
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2022-2023

Contact Information

320 Porter Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14201-1084

(716) 829-8000

www.dyc.edu

  • March 16, 2021
    To acknowledge receipt of documentation of approval from the New York State Education Department (NYSED) for the Associate in Arts (AA) in Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies.
  • March 5, 2020
    To note that the Mid-Point Peer Review has been conducted and no further evidence is required at this time. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2022-2023.
  • September 3, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the first Associate in Arts (AA) in Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies 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 2022-2023.
  • March 15, 2018
    To accept the monitoring report. The next evaluation is scheduled for 2022-2023.
  • July 5, 2017
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the second alternative delivery method program, online Master's in Business Administration (MBA), within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The next evaluation is scheduled for 2022-2023.
  • June 23, 2016
    To accept the monitoring report and to note the visit by the Commission's representatives. To remove the warning because the institution is now in compliance with Standard 12 (General Education) and to reaffirm accreditation. To request a monitoring report, due December 1, 2017, documenting the further implementation of a comprehensive, organized, and sustained process for the assessment of general education with evidence that assessment information is used to improve teaching and learning (Standard 12). The date for the next accreditation review will be determined by the Commission when it revises the accreditation cycle.
  • November 19, 2015
    To note the visit by the Commission's representative. To remind the institution of the Commission's action of June 25, 2015, warning the institution that its accreditation may be in jeopardy because of insufficient evidence that it is currently in compliance with Standard 12 (General Education). To note that the institution remains accredited while on warning. To remind the institution of the monitoring report due March 1, 2016. The due date for the Periodic Review Report will be established when accreditation is reaffirmed.
  • June 25, 2015
    To warn the institution that its accreditation may be in jeopardy because of insufficient evidence that the institution is currently in compliance with Standard 12 (General Education). To note that the institution remains accredited while on warning. To request a monitoring report, due March 1, 2016, documenting evidence that the institution has achieved and can sustain compliance with Standard 12, including but not limited to direct evidence of student achievement of general education learning outcomes with evidence that results are used to improve student learning outcomes and are shared and discussed with appropriate constituents. To further request that the monitoring report document (1) the further implementation a comprehensive, organized and sustainable process for the assessment of institutional effectiveness with evidence that assessment results are used in budgeting, planning and allocating resources (Standard 7) and (2) the systematic use of multiple measures, including of direct and indirect methods, to assess the achievement of student learning outcomes at the institutional and program levels, with evidence that results are used to improve student learning outcomes and are shared and discussed with appropriate constituents (Standard 14). To direct a prompt Commission liaison guidance visit. A visit will follow submission of the monitoring report. The date for the Periodic Review Report will be set when accreditation is reaffirmed.
  • November 15, 2012
    To accept the monitoring report. To request that the self-study, in preparation for the 2014-2015 evaluation visit, document (1) further implementation of a documented assessment process for general education, including direct evidence of student achievement of general education learning outcomes (Standard 12) and (2) further evidence of progress in attaining established learning goals at the institutional, program, course levels (Standard 14).
  • October 31, 2012
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the online Bachelor of Science in Nursing program within the scope of the institution's accreditation. To note that the monitoring report was received and will be acted upon at the November Commission meeting. The next evaluation is scheduled for 2014-2015.
  • June 28, 2012
    To reject the monitoring report, noting that the report was of insufficient quality, provided limited institutional responses to requested information, and did not present evidence or analysis in a manner conducive to Commission review. To request resubmission of the report by October 1, 2012, documenting (1) further implementation of an organized and sustained assessment process to improve teaching and learning and (2) the systematic and sustained use of multiple measures, including direct methods, to assess student achievement of learning outcomes in each program and in general education (Standards 12 and 14). The next evaluation is scheduled for 2014-2015.
  • November 18, 2010
    To accept the Periodic Review Report and to reaffirm accreditation. To request a monitoring report, due April 1, 2012, documenting (1) further implementation of an organized and sustained assessment process to improve teaching and learning and (2) the systematic and sustained use of multiple measures, including direct methods, to assess student achievement of learning outcomes in each program and in general education (Standards 12 and 14). The next evaluation is scheduled for 2014-2015.
  • 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:

  • Associate's Degree or Equivalent Included within the scope to offer ONE program: Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies
  • 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
  • Other Instructional Site
    National Grid
    146 Kensington Ave
    Buffalo, NY 14214

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