Statement of Accreditation Status

Mount Saint Mary College

  • CEO: Dr. Jason Adsit, President
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Dr. George Abaunza
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Terence Peavy, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Master's Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs » Four-year, small, primarily residential
  • Control: Private (Non-Profit)
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1968
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2018
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2025-2026

Contact Information

330 Powell Avenue
Newburgh, NY 12550

(845) 561-0800

  • June 17, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at 200 Quick Road, Wallkill, New York, 12589 within the institution's scope of accreditation. To require immediate notification when instruction commences at the additional location. To direct a substantive change site visit as soon as practicable but no later than six months after the commencement of instruction 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 2025-2026.
  • June 21, 2018
    To reaffirm accreditation. To request that, beginning in 2019 and in conjunction with each Annual Institutional Update prior to the Mid-Point Peer Review in 2022, the institution provide further evidence of (1) evidence-based budgeting and planning processes that are aligned with the institution's mission and strategic plan (Standard VI), and (2) clearly articulated and transparent governance structure that outlines roles, responsibilities, and accountability for decision making by each constituency (Standard VII). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2025-2026.
  • December 12, 2014
    To grant the institution a one-year extension on the self-study. The self-study year will now be 2017-2018 with an evaluation team visit occurring during the fall semester 2017 or the spring semester 2018.
  • November 15, 2012
    To accept the Periodic Review Report and to reaffirm accreditation. To commend the institution for the quality of the Periodic Review Report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2016-2017.
  • June 28, 2011
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to include the online Bachelor of Science in Business Management and Administration and the online Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2012.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Additional Location
    Shawangunk Correctional Facility
    200 Quick Road
    Wallkill, NY 12589
    Opened: 06/29/2020
  • Other Instructional Site
    Army Education Center
    683 Buckner Loop
    West Point, NY 10996
  • Other Instructional Site
    Stewart Air National Guard Base
    1 Maguire Way
    Newburgh, NY 12550

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