Statement of Accreditation Status

Nazareth College of Rochester

  • CEO: Dr. Elizabeth Paul, President
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Dr. Andrea Talentino
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Paul Starkey, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs » Four-year, small, highly residential
  • Control: Private (Non-Profit)
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1930
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2016
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2024-2025
  • Next Mid-Point Peer Review: 2021

Contact Information

4245 East Avenue
Rochester, NY 14618-3790

(585) 389-2525

  • 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 2024-2025.
  • January 4, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the relocation of the additional location from SUNY Brockport Metro Center, 55 St. Paul Street, Rochester, NY 14604 to Rochester Educational Opportunity Center (REOC), 161 Chestnut Street, Rochester, NY 14604 within the scope of the institution’s accreditation. The Commission requires notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations at the new location and the closure of the old location. Operations at the location must commence within one calendar year from the date of this action. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2024-2025.
  • June 23, 2016
    To reaffirm accreditation and to commend the institution on the quality of the self-study process and report. The date for the next accreditation review will be determined by the Commission when it revises the accreditation cycle.
  • 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:

  • Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent
  • Post-baccalaureate Certificate
  • Master's Degree or Equivalent
  • Post-Master's Certificate
  • Doctor's Degree - Professional Practice Approved to offer ONE program at this credential level: Doctor of Physical Therapy
  • Additional Location
    Cayuga Community College, University Center
    197 Franklin Street
    Auburn, NY 13021
    Opened: 08/27/2014
  • Additional Location
    Jefferson Higher Education Center
    1220 Coffeen Street
    Watertown, NY 13061
    Opened: 01/02/2014
  • Additional Location
    Rochester Educational Opportunity Center (REOC)
    161 Chestnut Street
    Rochester, NY 14604
    Opened: 01/05/2019

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