Statement of Accreditation Status

Manhattanville College

  • CEO: Dr. Michael Geisler, President
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Ms. Christine Dehne
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Sean McKitrick, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs » Four-year, small, highly residential
  • Control: Private (Non-Profit)
  • Former Name(s): Manhattanville College of the Sacred Heart
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1926
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2016
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2020-2021
  • Next Mid-Point Peer Review: 2025

Contact Information

2900 Purchase Street
Purchase, NY 10577

(914) 694-2200

www.mville.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 2020-2021.
  • January 3, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution’s decision to close the additional location at Ardsley High School, 500 Farm Road, Ardsley, New York 10502. To require immediate notification when instruction ceases at the additional location. To note the Commission may rescind this action if the requested substantive change is not implemented within one calendar year from the date of this action.
  • January 3, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution’s decision to close the Purchase Teacher Center additional location at H. C. Crittenden Middle School 10 MacDonald Avenue, Armonk, NY 10504. To require immediate notification when instruction ceases at the additional location. To note the Commission may rescind this action if the requested substantive change is not implemented within one calendar year from the date of this action.
  • January 3, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution’s decision to close the White Plains High School additional location at 550 North Street, White Plains, NY, 10605. To require immediate notification when instruction ceases at the additional location. To note 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 2020-2021.
  • July 2, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at Orange-Ulster Board of Cooperative Education Services, 53 Gibson Road, Goshen, NY 10924 within the institution’s scope of accreditation. To require immediate notification when instruction commences at the additional location. To note that the Commission may rescind this action if instruction does not commence within one calendar year from the date of this action. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2020-2021.
  • March 4, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at the Anderson Center for Autism, 4885 Route 9, Staatsburg, NY 12580 within the institution’s scope of accreditation. To note that a substantive change site visit is not required. To require immediate notification when instruction commences at each location. To note that the Commission may rescind this action if instruction does not commence within one calendar year from the date of this action. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2020-2021.
  • April 18, 2018
    To accept the monitoring report. To request that, beginning in 2019 and in conjunction with each Annual Institutional Update prior to the Self-Study Evaluation visit in 2020-2021, the institution provide further documentation of the implementation of an organized and systematic assessment process which evaluates the extent of student achievement of institutional and program level goals and which continues to employ defensible standards for evaluating whether students are achieving those goals, including in general education (Standard V). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2020-2021.
  • January 2, 2018
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at Sara Schenirer, 4622 14th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11204 within the scope of the institution’s accreditation. 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 next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2020-2021.
  • November 16, 2017
    To accept the monitoring report. To request that, in conjunction with each Annual Institutional Update prior to the Mid-Point Peer Review, the institution provide further documentation of the implementation of an organized and systematic assessment process which evaluates the extent of student achievement of institutional and program level goals and which continues to employ defensible standards for evaluating whether students are achieving those goals, including in general education (Standard V). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2020-2021.
  • November 17, 2016
    To accept the Periodic Review Report and to reaffirm accreditation. To request a monitoring report, due October 1, 2017, further documenting steps taken to (1) develop and implement a comprehensive institutional strategic plan that links long-range planning to decision making and budgeting processes (Standard 2); (2) improve the institution’s short- and long-term financial viability (Standard 3); (3) strengthen collegial governance (Standard 4); (4) implement a comprehensive, organized, and sustained process for the assessment of institutional effectiveness with evidence that assessment information is used in budgeting, planning, and allocating resources (Standard 7); and, (5) implement an organized and sustained process to assess achievement of student learning outcomes in all programs, including in general education, with evidence that assessment information is used to improve teaching and learning (Standards 12 and 14). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2020-2021.
  • August 29, 2016
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at South Orangetown Central School District, 106 Van Wyck Road, Blauvelt, NY 10913 within the scope of the institution’s accreditation. 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. To note that the Periodic Review Report has been received and will be acted upon by the Commission at the November meeting.
  • September 2, 2014
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at Rockland Teacher Center, North Rockland High School, 106 Hammond Road, Thiells, NY 10984 within the scope of the institution’s accreditation. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations at this additional location. In the event that operations at the additional location do not commence within one calendar year from the approval of this action, approval will lapse. To remind the institution of the request that the Periodic Review Report, due June 1, 2016, document a financial planning and budgeting process aligned with the institution's mission and goals, and plans that provide for an annual budget and multi-year projections (Standard 3).
  • November 15, 2012
    To accept the monitoring report and to note the visit by the Commission's representatives. To request that the Periodic Review Report, due June 1, 2016, document a financial planning and budgeting process aligned with the institution's mission and goals, and plans that provide for an annual budget and multi-year projections (Standard 3).
  • July 2, 2012
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at 200 BOCES Drive, Yorktown Heights, NY, 10598 within the scope of the institution's accreditation. To remind the institution of the monitoring report, due September 1, 2012, documenting systematic evidence of (1) prompt implementation of the strategic planning process and linkages between resource allocations and the strategic plan (Standard 2), (2) analysis and improvement of financial practices (Standard 3), (3) periodic assessment of the effectiveness of institutional leadership and governance (Standard 4), (4) ongoing assessment of the integrity evidenced in institutional policies, processes, and practices and the manner in which they are implemented, including clear documentation of institutional policies and compliance with applicable Federal regulations (Standard 6), (5) implementation of enrollment management strategies to reduce the discount rate and improve student recruitment and retention (Standard 8), (6) implementation of processes to assess the new general education curriculum (Standard 12) and all graduate and professional programs (Standard 14), (7) institutional support for student learning assessment processes, including professional development and the use of results to improve teaching and learning (Standard 14), and (8) the use of learning assessment results to inform planning and budgeting (Standard 14). A small team visit will follow submission of the monitoring report. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2016.
  • November 17, 2011
    To accept the progress report. To remind the institution of the monitoring report, due September 1, 2012, documenting systematic evidence of (1) prompt implementation of the strategic planning process and linkages between resource allocations and the strategic plan (Standard 2), (2) analysis and improvement of financial practices (Standard 3), (3) periodic assessment of the effectiveness of institutional leadership and governance (Standard 4), (4) ongoing assessment of the integrity evidenced in institutional policies, processes, and practices and the manner in which they are implemented, including clear documentation of institutional policies and compliance with applicable Federal regulations (Standard 6), (5) implementation of enrollment management strategies to reduce the discount rate and improve student recruitment and retention (Standard 8), (6) implementation of processes to assess the new general education curriculum (Standard 12) and all graduate and professional programs (Standard 14), (7) institutional support for student learning assessment processes, including professional development and the use of results to improve teaching and learning (Standard 14), and (8) the use of learning assessment results to inform planning and budgeting (Standard 14). A small team visit will follow submission of the monitoring report. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2016.
  • June 23, 2011
    To reaffirm accreditation. To request a progress report, due October 1, 2011, documenting (1) clear delineation of and adherence to the respective roles and responsibilities of board members and institutional leaders (Standard 4) and (2) steps taken to ensure continuity and stability in institutional leadership and administration (Standard 5). To request a monitoring report, due September 1, 2012, documenting systematic evidence of (1) prompt implementation of the strategic planning process and linkages between resource allocations and the strategic plan (Standard 2), (2) analysis and improvement of financial practices (Standard 3), (3) periodic assessment of the effectiveness of institutional leadership and governance (Standard 4), (4) ongoing assessment of the integrity evidenced in institutional policies, processes, and practices and the manner in which they are implemented, including clear documentation of institutional policies and compliance with applicable Federal regulations (Standard 6), (5) implementation of enrollment management strategies to reduce the discount rate and improve student recruitment and retention (Standard 8), (6) implementation of processes to assess the new general education curriculum (Standard 12) and all graduate and professional programs (Standard 14), (7) institutional support for student learning assessment processes, including professional development and the use of results to improve teaching and learning (Standard 14), and (8) the use of learning assessment results to inform planning and budgeting (Standard 14). A small team visit will follow submission of the monitoring report. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2016.
  • Distance Education
    Not 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
  • Post-Master's Certificate
  • Doctor's Degree- Research/Scholarship Approved to offer ONE program at this credential level:
  • Additional Location
    Anderson Center for Autism
    4885 Route 9
    Staatsburg, NY 12580
    Opened: 09/03/2019
  • Additional Location
    Churchill School
    301 East 29th Street
    New York, NY 10016
  • Additional Location
    Edith Winthrop Teacher Center
    Woodlands Middle School/High School 475 W. Hartsdate Avenue
    Hartsdale, NY 10530
  • Additional Location
    Orange-Ulster Board of Cooperative Education Services
    53 Gibson Road
    Goshen, NY 10924
    Opened: 08/27/2019
  • Additional Location
    Putnam Northern Westchester BOCES
    200 BOCES Drive
    Yorktown Heights, NY 10598
    Opened: 07/02/2012
  • Additional Location
    Rockland Teacher Center
    North Rockland High School, 106 Hammond Road
    Thiells`, NY 10984
    Opened: 09/09/2014
  • Additional Location
    Sara Schenirer Institute
    4622 14th Avenue
    Brooklyn, NY 11204
  • Additional Location
    South Orangetown Central School District
    106 Van Wyck Road
    Blauvelt, NY 10913
    Opened: 09/11/2018
  • Additional Location
    White Plains Staff Development Center
    500 North Street
    White Plains, NY 10605
  • Other Instructional Site
    Bedford Village Elementary School
    45 Court Road
    Bedford, NY 10506
  • Other Instructional Site
    Edison Elementary School
    132 Rectory Street
    Port Chester, NY 10573
  • Other Instructional Site
    Fox Lane Middle School
    632 South Bedford Road
    Bedford, NY 10506
  • Other Instructional Site
    George Washington Elementary
    100 Orchard Street
    White Plains, NY 10604
  • Other Instructional Site
    Jefferson Elementary School
    131 Weyman Avenue
    New Rochelle, NY 10805
  • Other Instructional Site
    Mount Kisco Elementary School
    47 West Hyatt Ave
    Mount Kisco, NY 10549
  • Other Instructional Site
    Orange/Ulster Boces
    53 Gibson Road
    Goshen, NY 10924
  • Other Instructional Site
    Park Early Childhood Center
    22 Edward Street
    Ossining, NY 10562
  • Other Instructional Site
    Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES
    200 BOCES Drive
    Yorktown Heights, NY 10598
  • Other Instructional Site
    R.J. Bailey Elementary School
    33 West Hillside Ave.
    White Plains, NY 10607
  • Other Instructional Site
    Westchester Institute for Human Development
    322 Cedarwood Hall
    Valhalla, NY 10595

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