Statement of Accreditation Status

Elmira College

  • CEO: Dr. Charles Lindsay, President
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Dr. Mitchell Lewis
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Terence Peavy, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields » Four-year, very small, highly residential
  • Control: Private (Non-Profit)
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1921
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2016
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2024-2025

Contact Information

One Park Place
Elmira, NY 14901

(607) 735-1800

www.elmira.edu

  • June 24, 2021
    To acknowledge receipt of the supplemental information report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2024-2025.
  • March 2, 2021
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include alternative delivery method-distance education 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 (NYSED). 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. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2024-2025.
  • November 19, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the supplemental information report. To request a supplemental information report due March 1, 2021, providing further evidence of adequate fiscal and human resources, including physical and technical infrastructure, to support operations (Standard VI). To require written evidence of approvals from all necessary licensing, regulatory, or other legal entities as necessary, including the New York State Attorney General's Office. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2024-2025.
  • June 15, 2020
    Staff acted on behalf of the commission to request a supplemental information report, due August 1, 2020, addressing recent developments at the institution which may have implications for current and future compliance with Standard VI: Planning, Resources, and Institutional Improvement and Requirement of Affiliation 11.
  • April 18, 2018
    To accept the monitoring report and to recognize the institution for progress to date. To request that, beginning in 2019 and in conjunction with each Annual Institutional Update prior to the Mid-Point Peer Review in 2021, the institution provide further evidence of steps taken to improve student enrollment and the institution's short- and long-term financial viability (Standard VI). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2024-2025.
  • November 16, 2017
    To accept the monitoring report and to recognize the institution for progress to date. To request that, in conjunction with each Annual Institutional Update prior to the Mid-Point Peer Review, the institution provide further evidence of steps taken to improve student enrollment and the institution's short- and long-term financial viability (Standard VI). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2024-2025.
  • June 23, 2016
    To reaffirm accreditation and to recognize the institution for progress to date. To request a monitoring report, due September 1, 2017, further documenting steps taken to (1) improve student enrollment and the institution's short-and long-term financial viability (Standards 3 and 8); (2) assure continuity and stability of institutional leadership (Standard 4); and, (3) develop and implement a comprehensive student affairs assessment plan (Standards 9 and 14). A small team visit may follow submission of the monitoring report. The date for the next accreditation review will be determined by the Commission when it revises the accreditation cycle.
  • March 5, 2013
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution's decision to close the additional location at Liverpool Extension Center, OCM BOCES, 4500 Crown Road, Liverpool, NY and to remove the location from the institution's accreditation. The next evaluation report is scheduled for 2015-2016.
  • November 15, 2012
    To accept the monitoring report. The next evaluation report is scheduled for 2015-16.
  • June 28, 2012
    To accept the progress report. To remind the institution of the request for a monitoring report, due September 1, 2012, documenting progress in (1) improving the institutional planning process (Standard 2); (2) the development of a formal academic plan (Standard 2); (3) providing development opportunities for the Board of Trustees related to planning (Standard 2); (4) improving communication about the institutional budgeting process (Standard 3); (5) the development of succession plans for Board membership and institutional leadership (Standard 4); (6) improving the institutional assessment process (Standard 7); (7) the implementation of the assessment and planning committee (Standards 2 and 7); and (8) providing institutional support for planning and assessment (Standards 2 and 7). A small team visit may follow submission of the monitoring report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2015-2016.
  • November 17, 2011
    To accept the monitoring report and to note the visit by the Commission’s representatives. To remove the warning and to reaffirm accreditation. To request a progress report, due April 1, 2012, documenting the establishment and operation to date of the proposed institutional assessment and planning committee and any subcommittees, including the rationale for the committee structure (Standards 2 and 7). To further request a monitoring report, due September 1, 2012, documenting progress in (1) improving the institutional planning process (Standard 2); (2) the development of a formal academic plan (Standard 2); (3) providing development opportunities for the Board of Trustees related to planning (Standard 2); (4) improving communication about the institutional budgeting process (Standard 3); (5) the development of succession plans for Board membership and institutional leadership (Standard 4); (6) improving the institutional assessment process (Standard 7); (7) the implementation of the assessment and planning committee (Standards 2 and 7); and (8) providing institutional support for planning and assessment (Standards 2 and 7). A small team visit may follow submission of the monitoring report. The next evaluation visit is now scheduled for 2015-2016.
  • March 3, 2011
    To note the visit by the Commission's representative and to remind the institution that it is has been warned that its accreditation may be in jeopardy because of a lack of evidence that the institution is currently in compliance with Standards 2 (Planning, Resource Allocation, and Institutional Renewal), and 7 (Institutional Assessment). To note that the institution remains accredited while on warning. To further remind the institution of the monitoring report, due by September 1, 2011, documenting evidence that the institution has achieved and can sustain ongoing compliance with Standards 2 and 7. The monitoring report should include, but not be limited to, documented evidence (1) of the implementation of a comprehensive institutional planning process that is based on the institution's mission and is used in resource allocation (Standard 2), and (2) that the results of institutional assessment are shared and discussed with appropriate constituents and are used in institutional planning, resource allocation, and renewal (Standard 7). A small team visit will follow submission of the monitoring report. The next evaluation visit will be established when accreditation is reaffirmed.
  • November 18, 2010
    To accept the Periodic Review Report. To warn the institution that its accreditation may be in jeopardy because of a lack of evidence that the institution is currently in compliance with Standards 2 (Planning, Resource Allocation, and Institutional Renewal), and 7 (Institutional Assessment). To note that the institution remains accredited while on warning. To request a monitoring report, due by September 1, 2011, documenting evidence that the institution has achieved and can sustain ongoing compliance with Standards 2 and 7. To request that the monitoring report include, but not be limited to, documented evidence (1) of the implementation of a comprehensive institutional planning process that is based on the institution’s mission and is used in resource allocation (Standard 2), and (2) that the results of institutional assessment are shared and discussed with appropriate constituents and are used in institutional planning, resource allocation, and renewal (Standard 7). A small team visit will follow submission of the monitoring report. To direct a prompt Commission liaison guidance visit to discuss the Commission's expectations. To note that the due date for the next evaluation visit will be established when accreditation is reaffirmed.
  • 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
  • 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

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