Statement of Accreditation Status

University at Buffalo

  • CEO: Dr. Satish Tripathi, President
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Mr. Craig Abbey
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Paul Starkey, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity » Four-year, large, primarily residential
  • Control: Public
  • Former Name(s): SUNY at Buffalo
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1921
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2014
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2023-2024
  • Next Mid-Point Peer Review: 2020

Contact Information

Capen Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260

(716) 645-2000

www.buffalo.edu

  • The following represents the MSCHE accreditation actions taken in the last ten (10) years.
  • November 21, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the supplemental information report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2023-2024.
  • July 2, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the second Postsecondary Certificate program (>=1 year, < 2 years) in Data Intensive Computing 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. .
  • July 2, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the second Postsecondary Certificate program (< 1 year) in Journalism 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.
  • July 2, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the first Postsecondary Certificate program (>=1 year, < 2 years) in Game Studies 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.  
  • July 2, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the first Postsecondary Certificate program (< 1 year) in Creative Writing 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.
  • May 15, 2019
    Staff acted on behalf of the Commission to request a supplemental information report, due September 1, 2019, addressing recent developments at the institution which may have implications for current and future compliance with Standard IV: Support of the Student Experience.
  • November 16, 2017
    To accept the supplemental information report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2023 - 2024.
  • September 11, 2017
    Staff acted on behalf of the Commission to request a supplemental information report, due October 9, 2017, addressing recent developments at the University which may have implications for current and future compliance with Requirements of Affiliation #5, #11, #14, Standard II (Ethics and Integrity), Standard VI (Planning, Resources, and Institutional Improvement), and Standard VII (Governance, Leadership and Administration).
  • June 26, 2014
    To reaffirm accreditation. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2019.
  • September 3, 2013
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note that the institution has closed its additional locations at (1) Jamestown Community College, 525 Falconer Street, Hult Bldg. P.O. Box 20, Jamestown, NY 14702 and (2) St. Joseph's Villa, 1099 Jay Street, Building P, Rochester, NY 14611. To remove these additional locations from the institution’s accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2013-2014.
  • January 2, 2013
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to include the additional location at Amrita University, Coimbatore, India within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The Commission requires written notification within thirty 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. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2013-2014.
  • July 2, 2012
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to include the contractual agreement with Brock University within the scope of the institution's accreditation. To include the additional location at Brock University, 500 Glenridge Avenue, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada L2S 3A1 within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations at this additional location. In the event that operations at this 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 2013-2014.
  • November 17, 2011
    To accept the progress report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2013-2014.
  • 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)
  • Postsecondary award (1-2 yrs)
  • Postsecondary award (2-4 yrs)
  • Associate's Degree or Equivalent
  • Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent
  • Post-baccalaureate Certificate
  • Master's Degree or Equivalent
  • Post-Master's Certificate
  • Doctor's Degree - Professional Practice
  • Doctor's Degree- Research/Scholarship
  • Additional Location
    Amrita University
    Bangalore Kasavanahalli, Carmelaram P.O. Bangalore - 560 035
    India
  • Additional Location
    Amrita University
    Amritanagar 2 Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu 641 112
    India
    Opened: 05/30/2013
  • Additional Location
    Brock University
    St. Catherines, Ontario 500 Glenridge Avenue L2S 3A1 (postal code)
    Canada
    Opened: 09/04/2013
  • Additional Location
    Center for American Education
    12 Prince Edward Road #01-03 Podium A Singapore 079212
    Singapore
  • Additional Location
    Motorola University
    No. 1 Wang Jing East Rd. Chao Yang District
    China
  • Additional Location
    Renmin Univ of China
    China
  • Additional Location
    Renmin University of China
    No. 59 Zhongguancun Street Haidian District Beijing 100872
    China
  • Additional Location
    Roswell Park Cancer Institute
    Elm & Carlton Streets
    Buffalo, NY 14263
  • Additional Location
    Singapore Institute of Management
    SIM Headquarters 461 Clementi Road Singapore 599491
    Singapore
  • Additional Location
    Upstate Medical Center
    750 East Adams Street
    Syracuse, NY 13210

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