Statement of Accreditation Status
- CEO: Dr. 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
- 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.
- June 28, 2012
To accept the monitoring report. To request a progress report due, October 1, 2013, documenting further development and implementation of the institution's general education assessment program (Standards 12 and 14). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2014-15.
- November 17, 2011
To note the visit by the Commission's representative. To remind the institution of the request for a monitoring report due April 1, 2012, documenting (1) further development and implementation of a comprehensive facilities master plan, including ongoing deferred maintenance (Standard 3) and (2) direct evidence of progress in attaining established learning goals at the program and course levels, including general education goals (Standards 12 and 14). The 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