Statement of Accreditation Status

Alliance University

  • CEO: Mr. Rajan Mathews, President
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Ms. Kristen Luba
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Anne Wahl, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs » Four-year, small, primarily residential
  • Control: Private (Non-Profit)
  • Former Name(s): Nyack Missionary College (1/1/1971), Missionary Training Institute of Nyack Nyack College (Prior to 06/14/2022)
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Non-Compliance Probation
  • Accreditation Granted: 1962
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2015
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2027-2028

Contact Information

2 Washington St.
New York City, NY 10004

(845) 675-4400

www.nyack.edu

  • November 17, 2022
    To note that the substantive change visit to the main campus at 2 Washington Street, New York, NY 10004 occurred on October 20, 2022, and the information provided in the substantive change request was verified. 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 note that a verification visit is required by USDE guidelines and will be conducted within a reasonable period of time following the virtual site visit. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2027-2028.
  • November 17, 2022
    To note that the Commission Liaison Guidance Visit occurred on August 9, 2022.
  • June 23, 2022
    To acknowledge receipt of the supplemental information report. To note that the institution hosted a virtual site visit in lieu of an on-site visit in accordance with United States Department of Education (USDE) guidelines published March 17, 2020. To place the institution on probation and note that the institution's accreditation is in jeopardy because of insufficient evidence that the institution is currently in compliance with Standard VI (Planning, Resources, and Institutional Improvement) and Requirement of Affiliation 11. To note that the institution remains accredited while on probation. To note further that federal regulations limit the period during which an institution may be in non-compliance. To request a monitoring report due December 1, 2022, demonstrating evidence that the institution has achieved and can sustain ongoing compliance with Standard VI, including but not limited to evidence of the sufficiency of resources to fulfill the institution's mission and goals and to support its educational purposes and programs (Standard VI and Requirement of Affiliation 11). In addition, to request that the monitoring report document further evidence of (1) enrollment management planning linked to budget development (Standard VI); (2) strategies to address enrollment decline (Standard VI); and (3) updated financial information relating to the institution's Heightened Cash Monitoring (HCM) status (Standard VI). To require that the institution complete and submit for approval, by December 1, 2022, a comprehensive, implementable teach-out plan (Teach-Out Plans and Agreements Policy and Procedures). In accordance with Commission policy and federal regulations, the teach-out plan must provide for the equitable treatment of students to complete their education, if the Commission were to withdraw accreditation, and include any teach-out agreements that the institution has entered into or intends to enter into with another institution. 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 2027-2028.
  • November 19, 2020
    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 United States Department of Education (USDE) guidelines published March 17, 2020. To postpone a decision and request a supplemental information report, due March 1, 2021, documenting evidence of the sufficiency of resources to fulfill the institution's mission and goals and to support its educational purposes and programs (Standard VI and Requirement of Affiliation 11). In addition, to request that the supplemental information report provide further evidence of the development and implementation of organized and systematic assessments that evaluate institutional effectiveness (Standard VI). To direct a follow-up team visit following submission of the report. To note the visit will also fulfill the verification requirements of the USDE guidelines. Upon reaffirmation of accreditation the next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2027-2028.
  • July 2, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the relocation of the main campus to Nyack College Manhattan Campus, 2 Washington Street, New York, NY 10004 within the scope of the institution's accreditation. To direct a substantive change site visit as soon as practicable but no later than six months after the commencement of instruction at the new campus. To require immediate notification when the change is implemented. To note the Commission may rescind this action if instruction at the new location does not commence within one calendar year from the date of this action. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2019-2020.
  • November 19, 2015
    To accept the Periodic Review Report and to reaffirm accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2019-2020.
  • November 21, 2013
    To note the visit by the Commission's representative and to affirm inclusion of the branch campus at 2 Washington St., New York, NY 10004 within the scope of the institution's accreditation. To remind the institution that the Periodic Review Report, due June 1, 2015, should provide further evidence of the implementation of a comprehensive, organized and sustained assessment process to evaluate student achievement of learning outcomes in all programs, including general education, with evidence that assessment results are used to improve teaching and learning (Standards 12 and 14).
  • April 29, 2013
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution's decision to close the additional location at District of Columbia Campus, 444 N. Capitol Street, NW, Hall of the State Building, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20001 and to approve the teach out plan. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the closure of this additional location. To remind the institution that the Periodic Review Report, due June 1, 2015, should provide further evidence of the implementation of a comprehensive, organized and sustained assessment process to evaluate student achievement of learning outcomes in all programs, including general education, with evidence that assessment results are used to improve teaching and learning (Standards 12 and 14).
  • January 2, 2013
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to include the following online degree programs within the scope of the institution's accreditation: (1) Master in Business Administration; and (2) Master of Science in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. To remind the institution that the Periodic Review Report, due June 1, 2015, should provide further evidence of the implementation of a comprehensive, organized and sustained assessment process to evaluate student achievement of learning outcomes in all programs, including general education, with evidence that assessment results are used to improve teaching and learning (Standards 12 and 14).
  • February 28, 2012
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To provisionally approve the relocation of the branch campus from 93 Worth St., New York, NY to 2 Washington St., New York, NY 10004 and to include the new branch campus within the scope of the institution's accreditation, pending a site visit to the branch campus within six months of commencing operations. The Commission requires written notification within 30 days of the commencement of operations at the branch campus. In the event that operations at the branch campus do not commence within one calendar year from the approval of this action, approval will lapse. To remind the institution that the Periodic Review Report, due June 1, 2015, should provide further evidence of the implementation of a comprehensive, organized and sustained assessment process to evaluate student achievement of learning outcomes in all programs, including general education, with evidence that assessment results are used to improve teaching and learning (Standards 12 and 14).
  • November 17, 2011
    To accept the progress report. To request that the Periodic Review Report, due June 1, 2015, provide further evidence of the implementation of a comprehensive, organized and sustained assessment process to evaluate student achievement of learning outcomes in all programs, including general education, with evidence that assessment results are used to improve teaching and learning (Standards 12 and 14).
  • August 30, 2011
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to include the online Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership within the scope of the institution's accreditation. To remind the institution of the progress report, due by October 1, 2011, documenting progress in the implementation of a comprehensive, organized and sustained assessment process to evaluate and improve student learning, with direct evidence of student achievement of general education learning outcomes (Standards 12 & 14). The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2015.
  • 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:
  • Master's Degree or Equivalent Included within the scope:
  • Doctor's Degree - Professional Practice Included within the scope:
  • Branch Campus
    Seminario Teologico de Puerto Rico
    458 CALLE JOSE A CANALS STE 301
    SAN JUAN, PR 00918-2756
  • Other Instructional Site
    Fishkill Correctional Facility
    18 Strack Dr
    Beacon, NY 12508

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