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:
    SUNY College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill
    Cobleskill, NY
  • Address:
    KH202
    Cobleskill, NY 12043
  • Phone:
    (518) 255-5111
  • URL:
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer (ALO):
    Dr. Susan Zimmermann
  • Commission Staff Liaison:
    Dr. Melissa Hardin, Vice President

Accreditation Summary

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

  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1952
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2022
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2029-2030
  • Next Mid-Point Peer Review: 2026

Alternative Delivery Methods

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

Distance Education
Approved to offer programs by 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:

  • Postsecondary award (1-2 yrs) Included within the scope:
  • Associate's Degree or Equivalent Included within the scope:
  • Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent Included within the scope:

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
Ag PTECH Hamilton Fulton Montgomery
61 Monroe Street
St. Johnsville, NY 13452
Other Instructional Site
Amsterdam Central School
140 Saratoga Avenue
Amsterdam, NY 12010
Other Instructional Site
Beekmantown High School
37 Eagle Way
West Chazy, NY 12992
Other Instructional Site
Berne-Knox Westerlo
1738 Helderburg Trail
Berne, NY 12203
Other Instructional Site
Bethlehem Central School
700 Delaware Ave
Delmar, NY 12054
Other Instructional Site
Cherry Valley-Springfield Central School
597 County Highway 54
Cherry Valley, NY 13320
Other Instructional Site
Clarkstown H. S. North
151 Congers Rd
New City, NY 10956
Other Instructional Site
Cobleskill-Richmondville Central School
1353 New York 7
Richmondville, NY 12149
Other Instructional Site
Edmeston Central School
11 North St
Edmeston, NY 13335
Other Instructional Site
Gilboa-Conesville Central School
132 Wyckoff Rd
Gilboa, NY 12076
Other Instructional Site
Herkimer County Community College
100 Reservoir Road
Herkimer, NY 13350
Other Instructional Site
Hudson Valley Community College
80 Vandenburgh Avenue
Troy, NY 12180
Other Instructional Site
Institute for Health Professions at Cambria Heights
207-01 116th Avenue
Cambria Heights, NY 11580
Other Instructional Site
Jefferson Central School
1332 New York 10
Jefferson, NY 12093
Other Instructional Site
Jefferson Community College
1220 Coffeen Street
Watertown, NY 13601
Other Instructional Site
Jefferson Higher Education Center
1220 Coffeen St
Watertown, NY 13601
Other Instructional Site
Marcellus High School
1 Mustang Hill
Marcellus, NY 13180
Other Instructional Site
Margaretville High School
415 Main Street
Margaretville, NY 12455
Other Instructional Site
Middleburgh Central School
291 Main St
Middleburgh, NY 12122
Other Instructional Site
Milford Central School
42 West Main Street
Milford, NY 13807
Other Instructional Site
Mount Sinai Central School
118 North Country Road
Mount Sinai, NY 11766
Other Instructional Site
Northern Adirondack High School
PO Box 164
Ellenburg, NY 12935
Other Instructional Site
Oneonta Central High School
31 Center Street
Oneonta, NY 13820
Other Instructional Site
Oppenheim-Ephratah-Saint Johnsville
44 Center Street
St. Johnsville, NY 13452
Other Instructional Site
Otsego Area Occupational Center
1914 County Highway 35
Milford, NY 13807
Other Instructional Site
Otsego Northern Catskills BOCES
PO Box 382 2020 Jump Brook Road
Grand Gorge, NY 12434
Other Instructional Site
Remsen Jr.Sr. High School
9733 Main Street
Remsen, NY 13438
Other Instructional Site
Rockland Community College
145 College Rd
Suffern, NY 10901
Other Instructional Site
Saratoga Springs High School
1 Blue Streak Blvd
Saratoga, NY 12866
Other Instructional Site
Schenevus Central School
159 Main St
Schenevus, NY 12155
Other Instructional Site
Schoharie Career & Technical School
174 New York 30A
Schoharie, NY 12157
Other Instructional Site
Schoharie Central School
136 Academy Dr
Schoharie, NY 12157
Other Instructional Site
Scotia-Glenville High School
900 Preddice Pkwy
Scotia, NY 12302
Other Instructional Site
Sharon Springs Central School
514 State Highway 20
Sharon Springs, NY 13459
Other Instructional Site
Shenendahowa Central School
5 Chelsea Place
Clifton Park, NY 12065
Other Instructional Site
Spencer-Van Etten High School
16 Dartts Crossroad
Spencer, NY 14883
Other Instructional Site
Stamford Central School
1 River St
Stamford, NY 12167
Other Instructional Site
Taconic Hills Central School
73 County Route 11A
Craryville, NY 12521
Other Instructional Site
Unatego High School
2641 State Highway 7
Otego, NY 13825
Other Instructional Site
Windsor High School
1191 Route 7
Windsor, NY 13865
Other Instructional Site

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.

  • June 23, 2022
    To acknowledge receipt of the self-study report. To note that the institution hosted a virtual site visit in lieu of an on-site visit in accordance with the United States Department of Education (USDE) guidelines published March 17, 2020. To reaffirm accreditation. To request a supplemental information report, due March 1, 2023, documenting (1) the development and implementation of organized and systematic assessments that evaluate the extent of student achievement (Standard V); (2) demonstrated and documented use of assessment results to improve educational effectiveness (Standard V); and (3) periodic assessment of the effectiveness of assessment processes utilized by the institution for the improvement of educational effectiveness (Standard V). A follow-up team visit will follow submission of the supplemental information report. To direct a prompt Commission liaison guidance visit to discuss the Commission's expectations. To note that a verification visit is required by USDE guidelines and will be conducted within a reasonable period of time following the virtual site visit. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2029-2030.
  • 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 2021-2022.
  • October 29, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the first alternative delivery method-distance education program [Postsecondary Certificate (>=1 year, < 2 years) in Farm and Food Entrepreneurship] within the institution's scope of accreditation. 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 2021-2022.
  • April 18, 2018
    To accept the Periodic Review Report, to reaffirm accreditation, and to request that, beginning in 2019 and in conjunction with each Annual Institutional Update prior to the Self-Study Evaluation visit in 2021-2022, the institution provide further evidence of organized and systematic assessments which evaluate the extent of student achievement in general education (Standard V). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2021-2022.
  • November 16, 2017
    To accept the Periodic Review Report, to reaffirm accreditation, and to request that, beginning in 2019, in conjunction with each Annual Institutional Update, the institution provide further evidence of organized and systematic assessments which evaluate the extent of student achievement in general education (Standard V). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2021-2022.
  • November 21, 2013
    To accept the monitoring report. To note that the monitoring report, due October 1, 2014, will not be required because the Commission's concerns have been addressed. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2017.
  • June 27, 2013
    To accept the monitoring report. To request a monitoring report, due October 1, 2014, documenting (1) that the institution's administrative structure facilitates learning and fosters quality improvement, and (2) that qualified administrative leaders are in place appropriate to the goals, type, size, and complexity of the institution and who have the skills and time necessary to discharge their duties effectively (Standard 5). To remind the institution of the monitoring report, due September 1, 2013, documenting (1) steps taken to ensure that institutional assessment processes are sustainable, (2) further development and implementation of additional quantitative measures of outcomes and effectiveness, and (3) further implementation of the use of assessment results from academic and administrative divisions to inform budget and resource allocation decisions (Standard 7). A visit may follow submission of the monitoring report. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2017.

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).