Statement of Accreditation Status

Siena College

  • CEO: Dr. Christopher Gibson, President
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Dr. Mohua Bose
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Robert Bonfiglio, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus » Four-year, medium, highly residential
  • Control: Private (Non-Profit)
  • Former Name(s): St. Bernardine of Siena College
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1943
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2014
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2023-2024
  • Next Mid-Point Peer Review: 2020

Contact Information

515 Loudon Road
Loudonville, NY 12211-1462

(518) 783-2300

www.siena.edu

  • The following represents the MSCHE accreditation actions taken in the last ten (10) years.
  • April 30, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the second Post-Baccalaureate - Advanced Certificate in Fraud and Digital Forensics program within the institution’s scope of accreditation. To note 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.
  • October 29, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the first Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Data and Analytics within the institution’s scope of accreditation. To note 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.
  • January 4, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the second Master’s degree level program (Master of Business Administration) within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2023-2024.
  • June 23, 2016
    To accept the monitoring report. The date for the next accreditation review will be determined by the Commission when it revises the accreditation cycle.
  • June 26, 2014
    To reaffirm accreditation. To request a monitoring report, due April 1, 2016, documenting (1) steps taken to use institutional assessment results to inform decision-making about institutional planning and resource allocation (Standard 7); (2) steps taken to improve the faculty handbook (Standard 10); and (3) evidence of progress in attaining established learning goals for all academic programs, including the Core Curriculum (Standard 14). The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2019.
  • Distance Education
    Not approved for 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)
  • Postsecondary award (1-2 yrs)
  • Postsecondary award (2-4 yrs) Approved to offer ONE program at this credential level:
  • Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent
  • Post-baccalaureate Certificate
  • Master's Degree or Equivalent
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  • Other Instructional Site
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  • Other Instructional Site
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  • Other Instructional Site
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  • Other Instructional Site
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  • Other Instructional Site
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  • Other Instructional Site
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  • Other Instructional Site
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  • Other Instructional Site
    Shenendehowa High School
    970 route 146
    Clifton Park, NY 12065
  • Other Instructional Site
    Tamarac High School
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