Statement of Accreditation Status

Pratt Institute

  • CEO: Ms. Frances Bronet, President
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Dr. Donna Heiland
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Paul Starkey, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools » Four-year, medium, highly residential
  • Control: Private (Non-Profit)
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1950
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2015
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2023-2024
  • Next Mid-Point Peer Review: 2028

Contact Information

200 Willoughby Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11205

(718) 636-3647

  • The following represents the MSCHE accreditation actions taken in the last ten (10) years.
  • March 4, 2021
    To note that the Mid-Point Peer Review has been conducted and no further evidence is required at this time. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2023-2024.
  • January 4, 2021
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include alternative delivery method-distance education within the institution's scope of accreditation. To require written evidence of approvals from all necessary licensing, regulatory, or other legal entities as necessary, including the New York State Education Department (NYSED). To note that 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 2023-2024.
  • 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 2023-2024.
  • November 16, 2017
    To accept the progress report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2023 - 2024.
  • November 19, 2015
    To reaffirm accreditation and to request a progress report due October 1, 2017, documenting further (1) steps taken to promote a culture in which assessment results are shared and used in decision-making and in budgeting, planning, and resource allocation (Standard 7) and (2) development of the revised general education curriculum and implementation of an assessment process for general education (Standard 12). The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2020.
  • November 21, 2013
    To accept the progress report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2014-2015.
  • 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:
  • Post-baccalaureate Certificate Included within the scope:
  • Master's Degree or Equivalent Included within the scope:
  • Additional Location
    Pratt at Munson Williams Proctor Institu
    310 Genesee Street
    Utica, NY 13502
  • Additional Location
    Pratt Manhattan - A Division of Pratt
    144 14th Street
    New York, NY 10011

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