Statement of Accreditation Status

St. John Fisher University

  • CEO: Dr. Gerard Rooney, President
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Mrs. Kristin Anderson
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Robert Bonfiglio, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Doctoral/Professional Universities » Four-year, medium, highly residential
  • Control: Private (Non-Profit)
  • Former Name(s): Saint John Fisher College (prior to 7/1/2022)
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1957
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2016
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2024-2025

Contact Information

3690 East Avenue
Rochester, NY 14618

(585) 385-8000

www.sjfc.edu

  • June 21, 2018
    To accept the progress report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2024-2025.
  • July 5, 2017
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the reclassification of the instructional site at Iona College, 29 Castle Place, New Rochelle, NY 10801 as an additional location and to include the location within the scope of the institution's accreditation.
  • July 5, 2017
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution's decision to close its additional location at The College of New Rochelle, 29 Castle Place, New Rochelle, NY 10805. The Commission requires notification within thirty days of the closure of this additional location. To remind the institution of the Commission's request of June 23, 2016 for a progress report due April 1, 2018. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2024-2025.
  • June 30, 2017
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the second alternative delivery method program (online M.S. in Library Media Specialist) within the scope of the institution's accreditation.
  • March 6, 2017
    To rescind the substantive change action of June 30, 2014. To note the institution's decision to not operate an alternative delivery method program (online Master of Business Administration (MBA).
  • June 23, 2016
    To reaffirm accreditation and to request a progress report, due April 1, 2018, documenting further development and implementation of administrative and faculty governance roles, responsibilities, and policies. (Standards 4, 5, and 10). The date for the next accreditation review will be determined by the Commission when it revises the accreditation cycle.
  • February 11, 2015
    To note the institution's decision not to open the additional location at Rockland Community College, 145 College Road, Suffern, NY 10901 and to remove the location from the institution's accreditation.
  • June 30, 2014
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to include the online Master of Business Administration (MBA) program within the scope of the institution's accreditation effective upon receipt of state approval. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2015-2016.
  • April 28, 2014
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at Rockland Community College, 145 College Road, Suffern, NY 10901 provisionally within the scope of the institution's accreditation pending a site visit within six months of the commencement of operations. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations at this additional location. 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.
  • November 21, 2013
    To note the visit by the Commission's representative and to affirm the inclusion of the additional location at 4585 West Seneca Turnpike, Syracuse, NY 13215 within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2015-2016.
  • March 7, 2013
    To accept the monitoring report and to indicate that a small team visit will not be conducted at this time. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2015-2016.
  • March 5, 2013
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to provisionally include the additional location at 4585 West Seneca Turnpike, Syracuse, NY 13215 within the scope of the institution's accreditation, pending a site visit to the location within six months of commencing operations. The Commission requires written notification within 30 days of the commencement of operations at this site. In the event that operations at this site do not commence within one calendar year from the approval of this action, approval will lapse. To note that the monitoring report, due December 1, 2012, has been received and will be acted upon at the March Commission meeting. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2015-2016.
  • September 24, 2012
    To note the institution's decision not to open the additional location at Jefferson Higher Education Center, 1220 Coffeen Street, Watertown, New York 13601, and to remove the location from the institution's accreditation.
  • June 28, 2012
    To note the visit by the Commission's representative. To remind the institution that a monitoring report is due December 1, 2012, documenting (1) clear statements of expected student learning outcomes at the institutional, general education, and program levels, (2) systematic direct evidence of student achievement of those institutional, program, and general education learning outcomes and (3) explicit use of student learning assessment results, including direct as well as indirect evidence of student learning, to improve teaching, curricula, programs, services, planning and resource allocation (Standard 14). A small team visit may follow submission of the report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2015-2016.
  • February 28, 2012
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at Jefferson Higher Education Center, 1220 Coffeen St., Watertown, NY 13601 provisionally within the scope of the institution's accreditation, pending a site visit to the location within six months of commencing operations. The Commission requires written notification within 30 days of the commencement of operations at the additional location. 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. To remind the institution of the monitoring report, due December 1, 2012, documenting (1) clear statements of expected student learning outcomes at the institutional, general education, and program levels, (2) systematic direct evidence of student achievement of those institutional, program, and general education learning outcomes and (3) explicit use of student learning assessment results, including direct as well as indirect evidence of student learning, to improve teaching, curricula, programs, services, planning and resource allocation (Standard 14). A small team visit may follow submission of the report. To note that the Commission liaison guidance visit to discuss the Commission's expectations has been scheduled. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2015-2016.
  • February 28, 2012
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the online RN to BS degree completion program within the scope of the institution's accreditation. To remind the institution of the monitoring report, due December 1, 2012, documenting (1) clear statements of expected student learning outcomes at the institutional, general education, and program levels, (2) systematic direct evidence of student achievement of those institutional, program, and general education learning outcomes and (3) explicit use of student learning assessment results, including direct as well as indirect evidence of student learning, to improve teaching, curricula, programs, services, planning and resource allocation (Standard 14). A small team visit may follow submission of the report. To note that the Commission liaison guidance visit to discuss the Commission's expectations has been scheduled. 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 monitoring report, due December 1, 2012, documenting (1) clear statements of expected student learning outcomes at the institutional, general education, and program levels, (2) systematic direct evidence of student achievement of those institutional, program, and general education learning outcomes and (3) explicit use of student learning assessment results, including direct as well as indirect evidence of student learning, to improve teaching, curricula, programs, services, planning and resource allocation (Standard 14). A small team visit may follow submission of the report. To direct an immediate Commission liaison guidance visit to discuss the Commission's expectations. 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:

  • Postsecondary award (< 1 year) 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:
  • Post-Master's Certificate Included within the scope:
  • Doctor's Degree - Professional Practice Included within the scope:
  • Doctor's Degree- Research/Scholarship Included within the scope to offer ONE program:
  • Additional Location
    Iona College
    715 North Avenue
    New Rochelle, NY 10801
    Opened: 07/05/2017
  • Additional Location
    Onondaga Community College
    4585 West Seneca Turnpike
    Syracuse, NY 13215
    Opened: 09/06/2013

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