Statement of Accreditation Status

Hartwick College

  • CEO: Dr. Margaret Drugovich, President
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Mr. William Ehmann
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Kushnood Haq, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus » Four-year, small, highly residential
  • Control: Private (Non-Profit)
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1949
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2019
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2027-2028
  • Next Mid-Point Peer Review: 2024

Contact Information

One Hartwick Drive
Oneonta, NY 13820-4020

(607) 431-4000

www.hartwick.edu

  • The following represents the MSCHE accreditation actions taken in the last ten (10) years.
  • April 16, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of formal written notice from the institution in response to the Commission’s request of March 9, 2020. To temporarily waive Substantive Change Policy and Procedures and allow the use of distance education to accommodate students impacted by coronavirus (COVID-19) interruptions, in accordance with United States Department of Education (USDE) guidelines published March 5, 2020. Continued use of distance education beyond the limitations of USDE guidelines will require substantive change approval in accordance with Substantive Change Policy and Procedures. This flexibility is not available for clock-hour courses that lead to licensure if the licensing body will not accept distance learning courses or hours or give credit for them toward the number of hours a student must complete. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2027-2028.
  • 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 2027-2028.
  • July 5, 2017
    To include the first alternative delivery method (online Master's Degree in Translational Biomedical Research Management) within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2018-2019.
  • July 5, 2017
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the first master's degree (Translational Biomedical Research Management) within the scope of the institution's accreditation and to note this is a significant departure from existing educational programs.
  • June 23, 2016
    To accept the monitoring report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2018-2019.
  • June 25, 2015
    To note the visit by the Commission's representatives. To remind the institution that a monitoring report is due April 1, 2016 documenting evidence that assessment results are being used to improve institutional programs and services (Standard 7) and teaching and learning (Standard 14). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2018-2019.
  • November 20, 2014
    To accept the Periodic Review Report and to reaffirm accreditation. To commend the institution for the quality of the Periodic Review Report. To request a monitoring report due April 1, 2016 documenting evidence that assessment results are being used to improve institutional programs and services (Standard 7) and teaching and learning (Standard 14). To direct a prompt liaison guidance visit to discuss Commission expectations. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2018-2019.
  • June 23, 2011
    To accept the monitoring report. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2014.
  • November 18, 2010
    To accept the progress report. To remind the institution of the monitoring report due April 1, 2011, documenting (1 ) development and implementation of a long-term financial plan (Standard 3); (2) steps taken to improve the institution's short- and long-term financial viability and the institution's sustainability (Standard 3); (3) implementation of comprehensive, integrated, and sustained processes to assess institutional effectiveness, including the achievement of student learning outcomes (Standards 7 and 14); and (4) steps taken to improve student retention (Standard 8). . 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
  • Master's Degree or Equivalent Approved to offer ONE program at this credential level: Translational Biomedical Research Management
  • Other Instructional Site
    Bassett Medical Center
    1 Atwell Road
    Cooperstown, NY 13326
  • Other Instructional Site
    Pine Lake Environmental Campus of Hartwick College
    1894 Charlotte Creek Rd.
    Oneonta, NY 13820

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