Statement of Accreditation Status

Iona University

  • CEO: Dr. Seamus Carey, President
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Dr. Tricia Mulligan
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Robert Bonfiglio, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs » Four-year, medium, primarily residential
  • Control: Private (Non-Profit)
  • Former Name(s): Iona College (Prior to 07/01/2022)
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1952
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2022
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2029-2030

Contact Information

715 North Avenue
New Rochelle, NY 10801-1890

(914) 633-2000

www.iona.edu/Home.aspx

  • March 10, 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.
  • September 3, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the decrease in the number of credit hours required for successful completion of the Master of Business Administration within the institution's scope of accreditation. 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.
  • September 3, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the decrease in the number of credit hours required for successful completion of the Master of Science in Teaching Adolescent Education within the institution's scope of accreditation. 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 2021-2022.
  • March 14, 2019
    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 2021-2022.
  • June 21, 2018
    To accept the progress report. To request that, beginning in 2019 and in conjunction with each Annual Institutional Update prior to the Self-Study visit in 2021-2022, the institution provide further evidence of the periodic assessment of strategic planning goals and objectives (Standard VI). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2021-2022.
  • March 5, 2018
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution's decision to close its additional location at Iona College Rockland Graduate Center, 2 Blue Hill Plaza, Pearl River, NY 10965 and to approve the teach-out plan. The Commission requires notification within thirty days of the closure of this additional location. To remind the institution of the Commission action of June 2016 requesting a progress report due April 1, 2018. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2021-2022.
  • June 23, 2016
    To accept the monitoring report. To request a progress report, due April 1, 2018 providing further evidence of (1) the implementation of the five-year budget process (Standard 3); and (2) assessment of the institution's strategic objectives linked to institutional assessment (Standard 7). The date for the next accreditation review will be determined by the Commission when it revises the accreditation cycle.
  • June 25, 2015
    To document receipt of the progress report, noting that the report provided limited responses to requested information. To request a monitoring report, due April 1, 2016, documenting implementation of a multi-year financial plan linked to strategic goals (Standard 3). The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2018.
  • June 26, 2014
    To note the visit by the Commission's representative and to affirm inclusion of the additional location at 45 Rockefeller Plaza, Suite 2000, New York, NY 10111 within the scope of the institution's accreditation. To remind the institution of the progress report, due April 1, 2015, documenting (1) well-defined strategic goals (Standard 2); (2) a multi-year financial plan (Standard 3); (3) integration of the revised assessment plan with the institutional plan (Standard 7); and (4) implementation of student learning outcomes in the core curriculum (Standard 12). The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2018.
  • July 1, 2013
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include provisionally the additional location at 45 Rockefeller Plaza, Suite 2000, New York, NY 10111 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 location. In the event that operations at this location do not commence within one calendar year from the approval of this action, approval will lapse. To remind the institution of the progress report, due April 1, 2015, documenting (1) well-defined strategic goals (Standard 2); (2) a multi-year financial plan (Standard 3); (3) integration of the revised assessment plan with the institutional plan (Standard 7); and (4) implementation of student learning outcomes in the core curriculum (Standard 12). The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2018.
  • June 27, 2013
    To reaffirm accreditation and commend the institution for progress to date. To request a progress report, due April 1, 2015, documenting (1) well-defined strategic goals (Standard 2); (2) a multi-year financial plan (Standard 3); (3) integration of the revised assessment plan with the institutional plan (Standard 7); and (4) implementation of student learning outcomes in the core curriculum (Standard 12). The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2018.
  • June 28, 2012
    To accept the progress report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2012-2013.
  • December 16, 2011
    To note the institution's communications to the Commission regarding the reporting of inaccurate student data, including the submission of the public report of November 8, 2011, and to note the steps taken by the institution to correct its data gathering and reporting processes. To request a progress report, due April 1, 2012, documenting (1) the impact of the misreporting and the disclosure of it on the institution; (2) implementation of the recommendations identified in the November 8 report; (3) additional plans developed since that date; and (4) the impact of the misreporting and of the recent changes on the institution's compliance with all of the Commission's standards, in particular Standards 3(Institutional Resources), 4 (Leadership and Governance), 5 (Administration), 6 (Integrity), 7 (Institutional Assessment), and 8 (Student Admissions and Retention). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2012-2013.
  • June 28, 2011
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to include the online Certificate in Non-Profit Public Relations within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2012-2013.
  • 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:
  • Additional Location
    45 Rockefeller Plaza
    45 Rockefeller Plaza, Suite 2000
    New York, NY 10111
    Opened: 08/05/2013
  • Other Instructional Site
    Bergen Catholic High School
    1040 Oradell Avenue
    Oradell, NJ 07649
  • Other Instructional Site
    Bronxville Campus(Concordia College)
    171 White Plains Road
    Bronxville, NY 10708
  • Other Instructional Site
    Iona Preparatory High School
    255 Wilmot Rd
    New Rochelle, NY 10804
  • Other Instructional Site
    John F. Kennedy High School
    54 New York 138
    Somers, NY 10589
  • Other Instructional Site
    Mamaroneck High School
    1000 West Boston Post Road
    Mamaroneck, NY 10543
  • Other Instructional Site
    Maria Regina High School
    500 W Hartsdale Ave #1
    Hartsdale, NY 10530
  • Other Instructional Site
    Northern Westchester Hospital
    400 E Main S
    Mt. Kisco, NY 10549
  • Other Instructional Site
    Ossining High School
    29 S Highland Ave
    Ossining, NY 10562
  • Other Instructional Site
    Roosevelt High School
    631 Tuckahoe Road
    Yonkers, NY 10710
  • Other Instructional Site
    Salesian High School
    48 E Main St
    New Rochelle, NY 10801
  • Other Instructional Site
    St. Joseph By-the-Sea High School
    5150 Hylan Blvd
    Staten Island, NY 10312
  • Other Instructional Site
    Yonkers Montessori Academy
    160 Woodlawn Avenue
    Yonkers, NY 10704

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