Statement of Accreditation Status

    The Statement of Accreditation Status (SAS) is the official statement of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) about each institution’s current accreditation status and scope of accreditation. The SAS also provides a brief history of the actions taken by the Commission.

  • Institution:
    Pace University
    New York, NY
  • Address:
    1 Pace Plaza New York City
    New York, NY 10038
  • Phone:
    (212) 346-1200
  • URL:
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer (ALO):
    Ms. Jean Gallagher
  • Commission Staff Liaison:
    Dr. Sean McKitrick, Vice President

Accreditation Summary

For more information, see the Commission’s Accreditation Actions Policy and Procedures.

  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1957
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2019
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2026-2027

Alternative Delivery Methods

The following represents approved alternative delivery methods included in the scope of the institution’s accreditation:

Distance Education
Approved to offer programs by this delivery method

Correspondence Education
Not approved for this delivery method

Credential Levels

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:
  • 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 - Professional Practice Included within the scope:
  • Doctor's Degree- Research/Scholarship Included within the scope:

Locations

The following represents branch campuses, additional locations, and other instructional sites that are included within the scope of the institution’s accreditation:

Location Type
Pace Law School
78 North Broadway
White Plains, NY 10603
Additional Location
Pace University
861 Bedford Road
Pleasantville, NY 10570
Additional Location

Definitions: For definitions of branch campus, additional locations, or other instructional sites, see the Commission’s Substantive Change Policy and Procedures.

Accreditation Actions

The following represents the MSCHE accreditation actions taken in the last ten (10) years. For more information, see the Commission’s Accreditation Actions Policy and Procedures and the Substantive Change Policy and Procedures.

  • November 17, 2022
    To accept the supplemental information report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2026-2027.
  • October 27, 2022
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution's decision to close the additional location at 60 West 124th Street, New York, NY 10027 that has ceased operations. To remove the additional location from the institution's scope of accreditation. 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. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2026-2027.
  • April 7, 2022
    Staff acted on behalf of the Commission to request a supplemental information report, due May 2, 2022, addressing the recent action by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc. (ARC-PA)which may have implications for current and future compliance with Requirement of Affiliation 6; Standard III (Design and Delivery of the Student Learning Experience); Standard IV (Support of the Student Experience); and Standard V (Educational Effectiveness Assessment). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2026-2027.
  • August 27, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution's decision to close the additional location at 551 Fifth Avenue, 8th floor, New York, NY 10017. To require immediate notification when instruction ceases at the additional location. 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 2026-2027.
  • August 27, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the teach-out plan. To approve the teach-out plan for the closure of the additional location at 551 Fifth Avenue, 8th floor, New York, NY 10017. To note that the institution will conduct and complete its own teach-out by May 30, 2022, at the main campus at 1 Pace Plaza, New York, NY 10038 and that teach-out agreements are not required. To note that the additional location will close by August 31, 2020.
  • June 27, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the self-study report. To note the visit by the Commission's representatives. To reaffirm accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2026-2027.
  • August 27, 2018
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the contractual agreement with the Progressive Educational Institute, 35 West 124th Street, New York, New York 10027 within the scope of the institution's accreditation.
  • August 27, 2018
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at Progressive Education Institute, 60 West 124th Street, New York, New York 10027 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 2018-2019.
  • June 22, 2017
    To accept the progress report. The next evaluation report is scheduled for 2018-2019.
  • September 19, 2016
    To rescind the substantive change action of September 2, 2014. To note the institution's decision to not operate the additional location at Glasgow Caledonian University, 40 Fashion Street, Spitalfields, London UK E1 6PX.
  • June 23, 2016
    To accept the monitoring report. To request a progress report, due April 1, 2017, documenting further implementation of an organized and sustained assessment process to evaluate student learning and overall institutional effectiveness, with evidence that assessment information is used in budgeting, planning, and allocating resources (Standards 7 and 14). The next evaluation report is scheduled for 2018-2019.
  • June 29, 2015
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution's decision to close its additional location at Pace University/Graduate Center, 1 Maritime Avenue, White Plains, NY 10606 and to approve the teach-out plan. The Commission requires notification within thirty days of the closure of this additional location. To remind the institution of the monitoring report, due April 1, 2016 , documenting further implementation of (1) strategies to measure and assess the level of, and efficient utilization of, institutional resources required to support the institution's mission and goals (Standard 3) and (2) an organized and sustained assessment process to evaluate student learning and overall institutional effectiveness, with evidence that assessment information is used in budgeting, planning, and allocating resources (Standards 7 and 14). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2018-2019.
  • March 5, 2015
    To note the visit by the Commission's representative. To remind the institution of the monitoring report, due April 1, 2016 , documenting further implementation of (1) strategies to measure and assess the level of, and efficient utilization of, institutional resources required to support the institution's mission and goals (Standard 3) and (2) an organized and sustained assessment process to evaluate student learning and overall institutional effectiveness, with evidence that assessment information is used in budgeting, planning, and allocating resources (Standards 7 and 14). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2018-2019.
  • November 20, 2014
    To accept the Periodic Review Report and to reaffirm accreditation. To request a monitoring report, due April 1, 2016 , documenting further implementation of (1) strategies to measure and assess the level of, and efficient utilization of, institutional resources required to support the institution's mission and goals (Standard 3) and (2) an organized and sustained assessment process to evaluate student learning and overall institutional effectiveness, with evidence that assessment information is used in budgeting, planning, and allocating resources (Standards 7 and 14). To direct a prompt Commission liaison guidance visit to discuss expectations. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2018-2019.
  • September 2, 2014
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include provisionally the additional location at Glasgow Caledonian University, 40 Fashion Street, Spitalfields, London UK E1 6PX 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 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 note that the Periodic Review Report has been received and will be acted on at the November 2014 Commission meeting.
  • March 1, 2012
    To accept the progress report and to request that the Periodic Review Report, due June 1, 2014, document (1) further progress in the use of assessment evidence that is linked to strategic goals to inform strategic plans (Standard 2), and (2) further progress in linking resource allocation and enrollment management plans and processes to strategic goals and plans (Standard 2).
  • June 23, 2011
    To note the visit by the Commission's representative. To remind the institution of the progress report, due November 1, 2011, documenting full implementation of (1) use of assessment evidence that is linked to strategic goals to inform strategic plans (Standard 2), (2) resource allocation and enrollment management plans and processes that are linked to strategic goals and plans (Standard 2), and (3) a fully approved faculty handbook that codifies faculty participation in governance (Standard 4). The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2014.
  • March 3, 2011
    To accept the monitoring report. To request a progress report, due November 1, 2011, documenting full implementation of (1) use of assessment evidence that is linked to strategic goals to inform strategic plans (Standard 2), (2) resource allocation and enrollment management plans and processes that are linked to strategic goals and plans (Standard 2), and (3) a fully approved faculty handbook that codifies faculty participation in governance (Standard 4). To direct a Commission liaison guidance visit to discuss the Commission's expectations. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2014.

Information about the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) is an institutional accreditor in the United States and is recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). MSCHE accreditation applies to an institution as a whole rather than the specific programs within an institution. MSCHE does not approve or accredit individual programs. The MSCHE accreditation review cycle is continuous and accreditation does not expire. Each institution is reevaluated and monitored on a regular and consistent basis in accordance with the institution’s assigned accreditation review cycle and Commission policy and procedures. An institution maintains its accreditation unless it is voluntarily surrendered or withdrawn by the Commission for cause, after the institution has been afforded due process. The institution’s current accreditation phase and accreditation status are displayed on the institution’s listing in the Institution Directory and in the Statement of Accreditation Status (SAS).