Statement of Accreditation Status

Medaille University

  • CEO: Dr. Lori Quigley, Interim President
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Dr. Mary Todd
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Robert Bonfiglio, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs » Four-year, small, primarily residential
  • Control: Private (Non-Profit)
  • Former Name(s): Mount St. Joseph's College Medaille College (Prior to 6/6/2022)
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Non-Compliance Warning
  • Accreditation Granted: 1951
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2013
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2029-2030

Contact Information

18 Agassiz Circle
Buffalo, NY 14214-2695

(716) 880-2000

www.medaille.edu

  • November 17, 2022
    To note that the Commission Liaison Guidance Visit occurred on August 1, 2022. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2029-2030.
  • October 27, 2022
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution's decision to close the branch campus at 1880 South Winton Road, Rochester, NY 14618. To require immediate notification when instruction ceases at the branch campus. To require the submission of the updated Eligibility and Certification Approval Report (ECAR) reflecting the substantive change as soon as it is available. To note that the Commission reserves the right to rescind?this action?if any developments reveal additional information that might have affected the Commission's decision and/or the requested substantive change is not implemented within one calendar year from the date of this action. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2029-2030.
  • October 27, 2022
    To acknowledge receipt of the teach-out plan. To approve the teach-out plan for the closure of the branch campus at 1880 South Winton Road, Rochester, NY 14618. To note that the institution will conduct and complete its own teach-out by December 31, 2023, at 825 White Spruce Boulevard, Rochester, NY 14623 and that teach-out agreements are not required. To note that the branch campus will close by June 30, 2023. To note that students may obtain academic records at the Medaille University Office of the Registrar, 18 Agassiz Circle, Buffalo, NY 14214. To note that the Commission reserves the right to rescind?this action?if any developments reveal additional information that might have affected the Commission's decision and/or the requested substantive change is not implemented within one calendar year from the date of this action.
  • June 23, 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 warn the institution that its accreditation may be in jeopardy because of insufficient evidence that the institution is currently in compliance with Standard II (Ethics and Integrity). To note that the institution remains accredited while on warning. To note further that federal regulations limit the period during which an institution may be in non-compliance. To request a monitoring report due March 1, 2023, demonstrating evidence that the institution has achieved and can sustain ongoing compliance with Standard II including but not limited to (1) honesty and truthfulness in all publications and communications, in all formats, for internal and external communities (Standard II) and (2) a campus climate that fosters respect among all constituencies (Standard II). To request that the monitoring report also provide further evidence of (1) adequate fiscal and human resources, including physical and technical infrastructure, to support operations (Standard VI); (2) a clearly articulated and transparent governance structure that outlines roles, responsibilities, and accountability for decision-making by each constituency, including governing body, administration, faculty, staff, and students (Standard VII); and (3) a governing body that provides oversight at the policy level and is informed in all its operations by principles of good practice in board governance and ensures that neither the governing body nor its individual members interferes in the day-to-day operations of the institution (Standard VII). To remind the institution of its obligation to make freely available to the Commission accurate, fair, and complete information on all aspects of the institution and its operations (Requirement of Affiliation 14). To direct a follow-up team visit following submission of the monitoring report. To note the visit may also fulfill the verification requirements of the USDE guidelines. To direct a prompt Commission liaison guidance visit to discuss the Commission's expectations. Upon reaffirmation of accreditation, the next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2029-2030.
  • January 4, 2021
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution's decision to close the additional location at 4335 Lakeshore Drive, Canandaigua, NY 14424. To require immediate notification when instruction ceases at the additional location. To note that the Commission reserves the right to rescind approval of this substantive change if any developments reveal additional information that might have affected the Commission's decision and/or 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 5, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the supplemental information report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2021-2022.
  • October 4, 2019
    Staff acted on behalf of the Commission to request a supplemental information report, due January 6, 2020, addressing recent action by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) which may have implications for current and future compliance with Standard III (Design and Delivery of the Student Learning Experience), Standard IV (Support of the Student Experience), Standard V (Educational Effectiveness Assessment), and Requirement of Affiliation 6.
  • March 14, 2019
    To note that the Mid-Point Peer Review has been conducted. To request that the next self-study, in preparation for a visit in 2021-2022, provide further evidence of (1) improved financial viability and sustainability (Standard VI), and (2) documented financial resources (Requirement of Affiliation 11).
  • November 15, 2018
    To acknowledge receipt of the progress report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2021-2022.
  • March 1, 2018
    Staff acted on behalf of the Commission to request, in lieu of the request of June 27, 2013 related to the 2018 Periodic Review Report, a progress report due October 1, 2018 providing further evidence of the periodic assessment of the effectiveness of student learning opportunities across all modalities (Standard III Design and Delivery of the Student Learning Experience, formerly Standards 13 and 14). The next self-study evaluation is scheduled for 2021-2022.
  • March 23, 2017
    To rescind the substantive change action of October 27, 2014. To note the institution's decision to not operate an additional location at Tsinghua University, School of Continuing Education, 20 F. Building B, S & T Plaza, Beijing China 10084.
  • October 27, 2014
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at Tsinghua University, School of Continuing Education, 20 F. Building B, S & T Plaza, Beijing China 10084 provisionally 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 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, 2018, should provide evidence of the comparability of student learning outcomes for online and traditionally offered programs (Standards 13 and 14).
  • June 30, 2014
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution's decision to close its branch campus at 30 Wilson Road, Amherst, New York 14221. The Commission requires notification within thirty days of the closure of this branch campus. To remind the institution of the request that the Periodic Review Report, due June 1, 2018, should provide evidence of the comparability of student learning outcomes for online and traditionally offered programs (Standards 13 and 14).
  • April 28, 2014
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the Post Baccalaureate Certificate Program in Integrated Healthcare Delivery within the scope of the institution's accreditation, effective upon receipt of state approval. To remind the institution of the request that the Periodic Review Report, due June 1, 2018, should provide evidence of the comparability of student learning outcomes for online and traditionally offered programs (Standards 13 and 14).
  • November 21, 2013
    To note the visit by the Commission's representative and to affirm inclusion of the additional location at the Albion Correctional Facility, 3595 State School Road, Albion, NY 14411 within the scope of the institution's accreditation. To remind the institution of the request that the Periodic Review Report, due June 1, 2018, provide evidence of the comparability of student learning outcomes for online and traditionally offered programs (Standards 13 and 14).
  • June 27, 2013
    To reaffirm accreditation and commend the institution for the quality of the self-study process and report and progress to date. To request that the Periodic Review Report, due June 1, 2018, provide evidence of the comparability of student learning outcomes for online and traditionally offered programs (Standards 13 and 14).
  • March 5, 2013
    To acknowledge the substantive change request and to include the post-secondary certificates in (1) Computer Crimes Investigation and (2) Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counseling within the scope of the institution's accreditation.
  • March 5, 2013
    To acknowledge the substantive change request and to include the additional location at the Albion Correctional Facility, 3595 State School Road, Albion, NY 14411 provisionally within the scope of the institution's accreditation pending a site visit within six months of the commencement of operations at the site. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations at this site. In the event that operations at this site do not commence within one calendar year from the approval of this action, approval will lapse. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2012-2013.
  • June 28, 2012
    To accept the progress report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2012-13.
  • June 12, 2012
    To acknowledge the institution's decision not to open the following additional locations: (1) Dalian Maritime University, 1 Linghai Road, Dalian, 116026, China; (2) International Business College of Shenyang University, Shenyang, PRC; (3) International Performance College of Sichuan Conservatory, Chengdu, PRC; and (4) Fortune Institute of Technology (Cishan, Taiwan).
  • June 1, 2011
    To acknowledge receipt of documentation of approval from The University of the State of New York and to include PsyD degree program in Clinical Psychology within the scope of the institution's accreditation.
  • May 5, 2011
    To acknowledge the substantive change request and to include the online B.S. in Homeland Security within the scope of the institution's accreditation. To remind the institution of the progress report due by April 1, 2012, documenting the impact of the online B.B.A on the institution's human and financial resources. To note that the Commission will act on the monitoring report received March 1, 2010 at its June meeting. 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:

  • Postsecondary award (< 1 year) Included within the scope to offer ONE program:
  • Postsecondary award (1-2 yrs) Included within the scope to offer ONE program: Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counseling
  • Associate's Degree or Equivalent Included within the scope:
  • Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent Included within the scope:
  • Master's Degree or Equivalent Included within the scope:
  • Post-Master's Certificate Included within the scope:
  • Doctor's Degree - Professional Practice Included within the scope to offer ONE program: PSY D in Clinical Psychology
  • Branch Campus
    Rochester Branch Campus
    1880 South Winton Road
    Rochester, NY 14618
    Opened: 11/04/2009
  • Additional Location
    Albion Correctional Facility
    3595 State School Road
    Albion, NY 14411
    Opened: 04/23/2013
  • Other Instructional Site
    Geico
    300 Crosspoint Parkway
    Getzville, NY 14068-1606
  • Other Instructional Site
    Medaille Sports Complex
    427 Elk Street
    Buffalo, NY 14210

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