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 & Technology at Morrisville
    Morrisville, NY
  • Chief Executive Officer:
    Dr. David Rogers, President
  • Carnegie Classification:
    Baccalaureate/Associate's Colleges: Mixed Baccalaureate/Associate's » Four-year, small, highly residential
  • Control:
    Public
  • Former Name(s):
    SUNY Agricultural and Technical College at Morrisville (4/1/1987)
  • Address:
    PO Box 901
    Morrisville, NY 13408
  • Phone:
    (315) 684-6000
  • URL:
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer (ALO):
    Ms. Marian Whitney
  • Commission Staff Liaison:
    Dr. Kushnood Haq, 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: 2017
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2021-2022
  • 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 year) Approved to offer ONE program at this credential level: Human Services
  • Postsecondary award (1-2 yrs)
  • Associate's Degree or Equivalent
  • Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent

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
Norwich Campus
20 Conkey Ave
Norwich, NY 13815
Additional Location
Afton Central Schools
29 Academy Street
Afton, NY 13730
Other Instructional Site
Argyle Central School
5023 State Route 40
Argyle, NY 12809
Other Instructional Site
Belleville Henderson Central School
8372 County Route 75
Adams, NY 13605
Other Instructional Site
Carthage High School
36500 NYS Route 26
Carthage, NY 13619
Other Instructional Site
DCMO-BOCES
6678 County Rt. 32
Norwich, NY 13815
Other Instructional Site
Eastern Suffolk BOCES
15 Andrea Rod
Holbrook, NY 11741
Other Instructional Site
Gary D. Bixhorn Tech Center (Eastern Suffolkd BOCES)
350 Martha Avenue
Bellport, NY 11713
Other Instructional Site
Golden Artists Colors, Inc
188 Bell Road
Berlin, NY 13411
Other Instructional Site
Groton High School
400 Peru Road
Groton, NY 13073
Other Instructional Site
Hamilton Central School
47 W. Kendrick Ave
Hamilton, NY 13346
Other Instructional Site
Lowville Academy
7668 North State Street
Lowville, NY 13667
Other Instructional Site
Madison Oneida BOCES
4937 Spring Road
Verona, NY 13478
Other Instructional Site
Marcellus High School
1 Mustang Hill
Marcellus, NY 13108
Other Instructional Site
Mexico High School
16 Fravpr Rpad
Mexico, NY 13114
Other Instructional Site
Newark Valley Senior High School
68 Wilson Creek Road
Newark Valley, NY 13811
Other Instructional Site
Niagara Education Center - Orleans BOCES
3181 Sanders Settlement Road
Sanborn, NY 14132
Other Instructional Site
Norwich High School
89 Midland Drive
Norwich, NY 13815
Other Instructional Site
Otselic Valley High School
PO Box 161 125 County Road 13A
South Otselic, NY 13155
Other Instructional Site
Oxford Academy & Central School
50 S. Washington Ave
Oxford, NY 13830
Other Instructional Site
Penn Yan Academy
305 Court Street
Penn Yann, NY 14527
Other Instructional Site
Salem Washington Academy
41 County Road 153
Salem, NY 12865
Other Instructional Site
Sharon Springs Central School
514 State Highway 20
Sharon Springs, NY 13459
Other Instructional Site
South Jefferson High School
PO Box 10 11060 Rt 11
Adams, NY 13605
Other Instructional Site
South Lewis High School
PO Box 40 4264 East Road
Turin, NY 13473
Other Instructional Site
Stockbridge Valley Central Schooll
PO Box 732 6011 Williams Road
Munnsville, NY 13409
Other Instructional Site
Unidilla Valley Central Schools
4238 New York 8
New Berlin, NY 13411
Other Instructional Site
Wayne Technical & Career Center
4440 Ridge Road
Williamson, NY 14589
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 17, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the first alternative delivery method-distance education program (Postsecondary Certificate in Human Services) within the institution’s scope of accreditation. To note that written evidence of necessary approvals has been provided. 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.
  • June 17, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the first Postsecondary Certificate (< 1 year) in Human Services within the institution’s scope of accreditation. To note that written evidence of necessary approvals has been provided. 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 2021-2022.
  • 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.
  • April 18, 2018
    To accept the Periodic Review Report, reaffirm accreditation, and recognize the institution for progress to date. 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 (1) further evidence of the use assessment results to improve teaching, learning, and student achievement. (Standard V); and (2) further evidence of clearly documented and communicated planning and improvement processes that provide for constituent participation (Standard VI). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2021-2022.
  • November 16, 2017
    To accept the Periodic Review Report, reaffirm accreditation, and recognize the institution for progress to date. To request that, beginning in 2019 in conjunction with each Annual Institutional Update, the institution provide (1) further evidence of the use assessment results to improve teaching, learning, and student achievement. (Standard V); and (2) further evidence of clearly documented and communicated planning and improvement processes that provide for constituent participation (Standard VI). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2021-2022.
  • March 5, 2015
    To accept the monitoring report. To request that the Periodic Review Report, due June 1, 2017, provide evidence of (1) continued progress in enhancing student enrollment (Standard 8); and (2) further implementation of assessment practices that provide evidence that students are achieving institutional and program learning outcomes in all programs including general education (Standards 12 and 14).
  • November 21, 2013
    To note the visit by the Commission’s representative. To remind the institution that the monitoring report due December 1, 2014, should document (1) steps taken to strengthen the institution's finances (Standard 3); (2) steps taken to improve student enrollment (Standard 8); (3) the effective implementation of assessment practices that provide sufficient, convincing evidence that students are achieving key institutional and program learning outcomes; (4) assessment results used for improving teaching, learning and curricula; (5) further evidence of the dissemination, analysis, discussion and use of assessment results among all relevant constituents (Standard 14); and (6) evidence of implementation of revised assessment plan for general education (Standards 12, 14). The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2017.
  • June 27, 2013
    To accept the monitoring report. To request a monitoring report, due December 1, 2014, documenting (1) steps taken to strengthen the institution's finances (Standard 3); (2) steps taken to improve student enrollment (Standard 8); (3) the effective implementation of assessment practices that provide sufficient, convincing evidence that students are achieving key institutional and program learning outcomes; (4) assessment results used for improving teaching, learning and curricula; (5) further evidence of the dissemination, analysis, discussion and use of assessment results among all relevant constituents (Standard 14); and (6) evidence of implementation of revised assessment plan for general education (Standards 12, 14). To direct a prompt liaison guidance visit to discuss Commission expectations. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2017.
  • March 1, 2012
    To reaffirm accreditation and to request a monitoring report due April 1, 2013 documenting an organized and sustained assessment process in all programs, including general education, with evidence of (1) processes for ensuring the dissemination, analysis, discussion and use of assessment results among all relevant constituents, and (2) a sustained process for documenting how assessment results are used for improvement of teaching and learning (Standard 14). To also request that the monitoring report provide evidence that there is a Chief Executive Officer whose primary responsibility is to lead the institution toward the achievement of its goals and for the administration of the institution (Standard 5), and an assessment of the effectiveness of institutional leadership and governance, in relation to recently implemented shared services agreements (Standard 4). 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).