Statement of Accreditation Status

Ithaca College

  • CEO: Dr. La Jerne Cornish, President
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Dr. Stacia Zabusky
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Robert Bonfiglio, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs » Four-year, medium, highly residential
  • Control: Private (Non-Profit)
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1955
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2018
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2025-2026
  • Next Mid-Point Peer Review: 2022

Contact Information

953 Danby Road
Ithaca, NY 14850-7000

(607) 274-3011

  • The following represents the MSCHE accreditation actions taken in the last ten (10) years.
  • April 28, 2022
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the second Doctor's - Professional Practice - Doctor of Occupational Therapy 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 2025-2026.
  • 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 2025-2026.
  • June 21, 2018
    To reaffirm accreditation. To commend the institution on the quality of the self study process and report. To request that, beginning in 2019 and in conjunction with each Annual Institutional Update prior to the Mid-Point Peer Review in 2023, the institution provide further evidence of: (1) the development and implementation of organized and systematic assessments that evaluate the extent of student achievements in general education (Integrative Core Curriculum) (Standard V). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2025-2026.
  • November 21, 2013
    To accept the Periodic Review Report, to reaffirm accreditation, and to commend the institution for the quality of the Periodic Review Report process. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2017-2018.
  • 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:
  • Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent Included within the scope:
  • Master's Degree or Equivalent Included within the scope:
  • Doctor's Degree - Professional Practice Included within the scope:
  • Other Instructional Site
    Ithaca College James B. Pendleton Center
    3800 Barham Blvd Suite 305
    Los Angeles, CA 90068
  • Other Instructional Site
    Ithaca College London Centre
    35 Harrington Gardens London SW7 4JU
    United Kingdom
  • Other Instructional Site
    Ithaca College Physician Assistant Center
    215 East State Street
    Ithaca, NY 14850

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