Statement of Accreditation Status

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

  • CEO: Dr. Martin Schmidt, President
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Dr. Judith Stoddard
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Kushnood Haq, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Doctoral Universities: Very High Research Activity » Four-year, medium, highly residential
  • Control: Private (Non-Profit)
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1927
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2016
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2024-2025

Contact Information

110 Eighth Street
Troy, NY 12180-3590

(518) 276-6000

www.rpi.edu

  • November 17, 2016
    To reaffirm accreditation. To commend the institution for the quality of the self-study report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2024-2025.
  • November 19, 2015
    To note the visit by the Commission's representative and to affirm inclusion of the additional location at the Pratt and Whitney Aircraft North Berwick Engineering Center, 113 Wells Street, North Berwick, ME 03609 within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2015-2016.
  • October 27, 2014
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to include the additional location at Pratt and Whitney Aircraft North Berwick Engineering Center, 113 Wells Street, North Berwick, ME 03609 within the scope of the institution's accreditation, pending a site visit within six months of the commencement of operations at the additional location. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations. 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. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2015-2016.
  • June 27, 2013
    To accept the progress report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2015-2016.
  • November 17, 2011
    To accept the Periodic Review Report and to reaffirm accreditation. To request a progress report, due April 1, 2013, documenting evidence of the implementation of the new faculty governance structure and of assessment of its effectiveness (Standard 4). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2015-2016.
  • 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:

  • Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent Included within the scope:
  • Master's Degree or Equivalent Included within the scope:
  • Doctor's Degree- Research/Scholarship Included within the scope:
  • Branch Campus
    Rensselaer at Hartford
    275 Windsor Street
    Hartford, CT 06120
  • Additional Location
    Pratt and Whitney Aircraft North Berwick Engineerinc Centere
    113 Wells Street
    North Berwick, ME 03609
    Opened: 05/26/2015
  • Other Instructional Site
    Center for Architecture Science and Ecology Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP: SOM
    14 Wall Street 24th Floor
    New York, NY 10005
  • Other Instructional Site
    Darrin Fresh Water Institute
    5060 Lake Shore Drive
    Bolton Landing, NY 12814

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