Statement of Accreditation Status

Fashion Institute of Technology

  • CEO: Dr. Joyce Brown, President
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Ms. Yasemin Jones
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Kushnood Haq, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Master's Colleges & Universities: Small Programs » Four-year, medium, primarily nonresidential
  • Control: Public
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1957
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2022
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2029-2030

Contact Information

Seventh Avenue At 27th Street
New York, NY 10001-5992

(212) 217-7999

www.fitnyc.edu

  • June 23, 2022
    To acknowledge receipt of the self-study report. To note that the institution hosted a virtual site visit in lieu of an on-site visit in accordance with the United States Department of Education (USDE) guidelines published March 17, 2020. To reaffirm accreditation. To note that a verification visit is required by USDE guidelines and will be conducted within a reasonable period of time following the virtual site visit. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2029-2030.
  • March 15, 2018
    To note the visit by the Commission's representative and to affirm inclusion of the additional location at the Songdo Global University Campus, Songdo Moonwha-ro 119, Yeonsu-Gu, Incheon South Korea 406-840 within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2021-2022.
  • November 16, 2017
    To accept the Periodic Review Report, to reaffirm accreditation, and to commend the institution for the quality of the report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2021-2022.
  • August 29, 2016
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include provisionally the additional location at Songdo Global University Campus, Songdo Moonwha-ro 119, Yeonsu-Gu, Incheon South Korea 406-840 within the scope of the institution's accreditation pending a site visit within six months of the commencement of operations. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations at this additional location. Operations at the additional location must commence within one calendar year from the date of this action. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2017.
  • November 15, 2012
    To reaffirm accreditation and to commend the institution for the quality of its self-study process and report. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2017.
  • March 1, 2012
    To note the visit by the Commission's representative and to affirm the inclusion of the additional location at Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy, within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2011-2012.
  • June 28, 2011
    To acknowledge the substantive change request and to reclassify the instructional site at Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy, as an additional location provisionally, pending a site visit within six months. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2011-12.
  • March 3, 2011
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to include the online offering of the BS in International Trade and Marketing for the Fashion Industries within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2011-2012.
  • 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:

  • Postsecondary award (< 1 year) Included within the scope
  • Postsecondary award (1-2 yrs) Included within the scope
  • Associate's Degree or Equivalent Included within the scope
  • Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent Included within the scope
  • Master's Degree or Equivalent Included within the scope
  • Additional Location
    Polimoda
    FIT in Florence VIA Pisana 77 Florence
    Italy
  • Additional Location
    Politechnico di Milano
    Milan
    Italy
    Opened: 06/28/2011
  • Additional Location
    Songdo Global University Campus
    Songdo Moonwha-ro 119, Yeonsu-Gu Incheon South Korea 406-840
    Korea, Republic of
    Opened: 08/28/2017

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