Statement of Accreditation Status

St. Bonaventure University

  • CEO: Dr. Jeff Gingerich, President
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Ms. Ann Lehman
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Anne Wahl, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Master's Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs » Four-year, small, highly residential
  • Control: Private (Non-Profit)
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1924
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2015
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2023-2024

Contact Information

Route 417
St. Bonaventure, NY 14778

(716) 375-2000

www.sbu.edu

  • 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.
  • September 10, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of documentation of written approvals from the New York State Education Department (NYSED).
  • June 17, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution's decision to close the additional location at 5200 S. Park Avenue, Hamburg, NY 14075. 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.
  • March 2, 2017
    To accept the progress report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2023 - 2024.
  • March 5, 2015
    To reaffirm accreditation and to request a progress report due December 1, 2016 documenting (1) the development and implementation of a new strategic plan that incorporates appropriate revenue and enrollment projections (Standard 2) and (2) the further implementation of a comprehensive, organized, and sustained process for the assessment of institutional effectiveness with evidence that assessment information is used in budgeting, planning, and allocating resources (Standard 7). The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2020.
  • September 3, 2013
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution's decision to close its additional location at Alcas Corporation, 1116 East State Street, Olean, NY 14760. The Commission requires notification within thirty days of the closure of this additional location.
  • September 3, 2013
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to include the online Master of Arts in Strategic Leadership and the online Master of Arts in Integrated Marketing Communication programs within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2014-2015.
  • November 17, 2011
    To accept the progress report. The next evaluation is scheduled for 2014-2015.
  • November 18, 2010
    To accept the Periodic Review Report and to reaffirm accreditation. To request a progress report, due September 1, 2011, documenting (1) steps taken to strengthen shared governance (Standard 4); and (2) explicit links between institutional assessment and the achievement of goals (Standard 7). The next evaluation 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:

  • 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
  • Other Instructional Site
    Olean High School
    410 W. Sullivan Street
    Olean, NY 14760
  • Other Instructional Site
    Pine Grove Educational Center
    308 Market Street
    Warren, PA 16365
  • Other Instructional Site
    Portville Central School
    500 Elm Street
    Portville, NY 14770

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