Statement of Accreditation Status

    The Statement of Accreditation Status (SAS) is the official statement of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) about each institution’s current accreditation status and scope of accreditation. The SAS also provides a brief history of the actions taken by the Commission.

  • Institution:
    Manhattanville College
    Purchase, NY
  • Chief Executive Officer:
    Dr. Michael Geisler, 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
  • Address:
    2900 Purchase Street
    Purchase, NY 10577
  • Phone:
    (914) 694-2200
  • URL:
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer (ALO):
    Ms. Christine Dehne
  • Commission Staff Liaison:
    Dr. Sean McKitrick, Vice President

Accreditation Summary

For more information, see the Commission’s Accreditation Actions Policy and Procedures.

  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1926
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2016
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2020-2021
  • Next Mid-Point Peer Review: 2025

Alternative Delivery Methods

The following represents approved alternative delivery methods included in the scope of the institution’s accreditation:

Distance Education
Not approved to offer programs by this delivery method

Correspondence Education
Not approved for this delivery method

Credential Levels

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:

Locations

The following represents branch campuses, additional locations, and other instructional sites that are included within the scope of the institution’s accreditation:

Location Type
Anderson Center for Autism
4885 Route 9
Staatsburg, NY 12580
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
Additional Location
Putnam Northern Westchester BOCES
200 BOCES Drive
Yorktown Heights, NY 10598
Additional Location
Rockland Teacher Center
North Rockland High School, 106 Hammond Road
Thiells`, NY 10984
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
Additional Location
White Plains Staff Development Center
500 North Street
White Plains, NY 10605
Additional Location
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
Other Instructional Site

Definitions: For definitions of branch campus, additional locations, or other instructional sites, see the Commission’s Substantive Change Policy and Procedures.

Accreditation Actions

The following represents the MSCHE accreditation actions taken in the last ten (10) years. For more information, see the Commission’s Accreditation Actions Policy and Procedures and the Substantive Change Policy and Procedures.

  • 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 include the relocation of the additional location at 10 MacDonald Avenue, Armonk, NY 10504 to 825 Westlake Dr. Thornwood, NY 10594 within the institution’s scope of accreditation. To require immediate notification when instruction commences at the new address and of the date that instruction at the former address ceases. To note the Commission may rescind this action if instruction does not commence within once 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.

Information about the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) is one of seven institutional accrediting organizations in the United States and is recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). MSCHE accreditation applies to an institution as a whole rather than the specific programs within an institution. MSCHE does not approve or accredit individual programs. The MSCHE accreditation review cycle is continuous and accreditation does not expire. Each institution is reevaluated and monitored on a regular and consistent basis in accordance with the institution’s assigned accreditation review cycle and Commission policy and procedures. An institution maintains its accreditation unless it is voluntarily surrendered or withdrawn by the Commission for cause, after the institution has been afforded due process. The institution’s current accreditation phase and accreditation status are displayed on the institution’s listing in the Institution Directory and in the Statement of Accreditation Status (SAS).