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:
    Pratt Institute
    Brooklyn, NY
  • Chief Executive Officer:
    Dr. Frances Bronet, President
  • Carnegie Classification:
    Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools » Four-year, medium, highly residential
  • Control:
    Private (Non-Profit)
  • Address:
    200 Willoughby Avenue
    Brooklyn, NY 11205
  • Phone:
    (718) 636-3647
  • URL:
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer (ALO):
    Dr. Kirk Pillow
  • Commission Staff Liaison:
    Dr. Paul Starkey, Vice President

Accreditation Summary

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

  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1950
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2015
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2023-2024
  • Next Mid-Point Peer Review: 2020

Alternative Delivery Methods

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

Distance Education
Not approved for 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:

  • Associate's Degree or Equivalent
  • Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent
  • Post-baccalaureate Certificate
  • Master's Degree or Equivalent

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
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
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.

  • 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.
  • June 23, 2011
    To document receipt of the progress report, noting that it provided limited institutional responses to requested information. To request 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). To direct a Commission liaison guidance visit to discuss the Commission's expectations for reporting. The evaluation visit is scheduled for 2014-2015.
  • November 18, 2010
    To accept the Periodic Review Report and to reaffirm accreditation. To request a progress report due April 1, 2011, documenting (1) the development and implementation of a comprehensive facilities master plan, including ongoing work on deferred maintenance (Standard 3); (2) steps taken to address dependence on part-time faculty (Standard 10); and (3) evidence of progress in attaining established learning goals at the institutional and course levels, including general education goals (Standards 12, 14). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2014-2015.

Information about the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) is one of seven institutional accrediting organizations 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).