Statement of Accreditation Status

Niagara University

  • CEO: Rev. James Maher, President
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Mr. Christopher Sheffield
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Sean McKitrick, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs » Four-year, medium, highly residential
  • Control: Private (Non-Profit)
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1922
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2017
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2025-2026

Contact Information

5795 Lewiston Road
Niagara University, NY 14109-2010

(716) 285-1212

www.niagara.edu

  • June 23, 2021
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at 1750 Finch Avenue East, North York, Ontario M2J 2X5, Canada within the institution's scope of accreditation. To require immediate notification when instruction commences at the additional location. To require written evidence of approvals from all necessary licensing, regulatory, or other legal entities as necessary, including the Ontario Ministry of Colleges and Universities. 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 2025-2026.
  • August 27, 2018
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at Niagara University in Ontario, Expo City, 2904 Hwy #7 West, Concord, Ontario L4K 0K4 Canada within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of 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 2025-2026.
  • April 16, 2018
    To reaffirm accreditation and to acknowledge the institution's participation in the Collaborative Implementation Project. 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) a clearly defined mission that is appropriately aligned with institutional goals and is used to guide planning, resource allocation, programs and policies (Standard I); (2) development and implementation of the assessment of general education with evidence of consideration and use of assessment results for the improvement of educational effectiveness (Standard V); and, (3) a Chief Executive Officer with the authority and autonomy required to fulfill the responsibilities of the position (Standard VII). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2025-2026.
  • June 22, 2017
    To reaffirm accreditation and to acknowledge the institution's participation in the Collaborative Implementation Project. To request that, in conjunction with each Annual Institutional Update prior to the Mid-Point Peer Review, the institution provide further evidence of (1) a clearly defined mission that is appropriately aligned with institutional goals and is used to guide planning, resource allocation, programs and policies (Standard I); (2) development and implementation of the assessment of general education with evidence of consideration and use of assessment results for the improvement of educational effectiveness (Standard V); and, (3) a Chief Executive Officer with the authority and autonomy required to fulfill the responsibilities of the position (Standard VII). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2025-2026.
  • August 31, 2015
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at De La Salle College “Oaklands”, 131 Farnham Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M4V 1H7 within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The Commission requires written notification of thirty days of the commencement of operations at these locations. In the event that operations at these locations do not commence within one calendar year from the approval of this action, approval will lapse. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2016-2017.
  • November 15, 2012
    To accept the Periodic Review Report and to reaffirm accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2016-2017.
  • May 5, 2011
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to include the Ph.D. in Leadership and Policy degree within the scope of the institution’s accreditation. To remind the institution that the Commission previously requested that the Periodic Review Report, due June 1, 2012, document that the provision of student learning resources (Standard 11) and the assessment of the achievement of student learning outcomes (Standard 14) have been implemented for the online programs approved in May 2010.
  • May 5, 2011
    To acknowledge the substantive change request and to include the additional locations at Bruce-Grey Catholic District School Board, 799 16th Avenue, Hanover, Ontario, Canada, and Huron-Perth Catholic District School Board, 87 Mill Street, Dublin, Ontario, Canada, within the scope of the institution’s accreditation. The Commission requires written notification within 30 days of the commencement of operations at this location. In the event that operations at this location do not commence within one calendar year of this action, approval will lapse. To remind the institution that the Commission previously requested that the Periodic Review Report, due June 1, 2012, document that the provision of student learning resources (Standard 11) and the assessment of the achievement of student learning outcomes (Standard 14) have been implemented for the online programs approved in May 2010.
  • 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:

  • Associate's Degree or Equivalent Included within the scope
  • Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent Included within the scope
  • Post-baccalaureate Certificate Included within the scope
  • Master's Degree or Equivalent Included within the scope
  • Post-Master's Certificate Included within the scope
  • Doctor's Degree - Other Included within the scope to offer ONE program
  • Additional Location
    Bruce-Grey Catholic District School Board
    799 16th Avenue Hanover, Ontario
    Canada
    Opened: 09/06/2011
  • Additional Location
    College of Education
    P.O. Box 2042 Niagara University, NY 14109
    Ontario Extenstion Course, NY 14109
  • Additional Location
    Consortium of Niagara Frontier
    4380 Main Street
    Buffalo, NY 14226
  • Additional Location
    De La Salle College "Oaklands"
    131 Farnham Avenue Toronto, Ontario
    Canada
    Opened: 09/01/2015
  • Additional Location
    Huron-Perth Catholic District School Board
    87 Mill Street Dublin, Ontario
    Canada
    Opened: 09/06/2011
  • Additional Location
    Niagara University in Ontario
    Expo City, 2904 Hwy #7 West
    Concord, Ontario L4K 0K4
    Opened: 01/21/2019
  • Additional Location
    Province of Ontario (6 sites)
    Ontario
    Canada
  • Additional Location
    Seneca College, Newham Campus
    1750 Finch Avenue East
    North York, Ontario M2J 2X5
    Opened: 03/01/2022

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