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 at Brockport
    Brockport, NY
  • Address:
    350 New Campus Drive
    Brockport, NY 14420-2915
  • Phone:
    (585) 395-2361
  • URL:
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer (ALO):
    Ms. Frances Dearing
  • Commission Staff Liaison:
    Dr. Terence Peavy, 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:

  • 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 to offer ONE program: Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

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
Brockport Downtown Extension Center
161 Chestnut Street
Rochester, NY 14604
Additional Location
Cayuga Community College University Center
197 Franklin Street
Auburn, NY 13021
Additional Location
Educational Opportunity Center
305 Andrews St.
Rochester, NY 14604
Additional Location
Jefferson Community College at Jefferson Higher Education Center
1220 Coffeen Street
Watertown, NY 13061
Additional Location
Visual Studies Workshop
31 Prince Street
Rochester, NY 14607
Additional Location
BOCES Greater Southern Tier
Coopers Education Center 9579 Vocational Drive
Painted Post, NY 14870
Other Instructional Site
Greece Olympia High School
1139 Maiden Lane
Rochester, NY 14615
Other Instructional Site
Rochester General Hospital
1425 Portland Ave
Rochester, NY 14621
Other Instructional Site
UPMC Chautauqua WCA Hospital
207 Foote Ave
Jamestown, NY 14701
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.

  • January 4, 2021
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the first Doctor's - Professional Practice, Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) 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. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2021-2022.
  • August 27, 2018
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To relocate the additional location from the SUNY Brockport MetroCenter Extension Center, 55 St. Paul Street, Rochester, NY 14607 to Rochester Educational Opportunity Center, 161 Chestnut Street, Rochester, NY 14604. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations at the new location and the closure of the old location. Operations at the additional location must commence within one calendar year from the date of this action. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2021-2022.
  • November 16, 2017
    To accept the Periodic Review Report and to reaffirm accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2021-2022.
  • November 19, 2015
    To accept the monitoring report and to note the visit by the Commission's representatives. To request that the Periodic Review Report, due June 1, 2017, further document evidence of an organized and sustained assessment process, in all programs including general education, that is used to improve student learning, with evidence that assessment information is used in budgeting, planning, and resource allocation (Standard 14).
  • November 20, 2014
    To note the visit by the Commission's representative.To remind the institution of the monitoring report, due September 1, 2015, documenting further development and implementation of an assessment process that (1) evaluates the institution's overall effectiveness in achieving its mission and goals with evidence that assessment information is used in budgeting, planning, and allocating resources (Standard 7) and (2) documents assessment results that provide sufficient, convincing evidence that students are achieving key institutional and program learning outcomes, including in educational offerings and general education (Standards 12 and 14). A visit may follow submission of the monitoring report. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2017.
  • June 30, 2014
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the online School Counselor Advanced Certificate and the online Physical Education Master of Science in Education (MSED) programs within the scope of the institution's accreditation. To note that this action is not retroactive. To remind the institution of the monitoring report, due September 1, 2015, documenting further development and implementation of an assessment process that (1) evaluates the institution's overall effectiveness in achieving its mission and goals with evidence that assessment information is used in budgeting, planning, and allocating resources (Standard 7); and, (2) documents assessment results that provide sufficient, convincing evidence that students are achieving key institutional and program learning outcomes, including in educational offerings and general education (Standards 12 and 14). A Commission liaison guidance visit will be conducted to discuss the Commission's expectations. A visit may follow submission of the monitoring report. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2017.
  • June 26, 2014
    To accept the monitoring report and to note the visit by the Commission's representatives. To request a monitoring report, due September 1, 2015, documenting further development and implementation of an assessment process that (1) evaluates the institution's overall effectiveness in achieving its mission and goals with evidence that assessment information is used in budgeting, planning, and allocating resources (Standard 7); and, (2) documents assessment results that provide sufficient, convincing evidence that students are achieving key institutional and program learning outcomes, including in educational offerings and general education (Standards 12 and 14). To direct a prompt Commission liaison guidance visit to discuss the Commission's expectations. A visit may follow submission of the monitoring report. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2017.
  • April 28, 2014
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at Cayuga Community College, University Center, 197 Franklin Street, Auburn, NY, 13021 within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The Commission requires written notification within 30 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. To note that the monitoring report, due March 1, 2014, has been received and will be acted on at the June Commission meeting. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2017.
  • July 1, 2013
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at Jefferson Community College at Jefferson Higher Education Center, 1220 Coffeen Street, Watertown, NY 13061 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 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 March 1, 2014, documenting further development and implementation of an assessment process that (1) evaluates the institution's overall effectiveness in achieving its mission and goals with evidence that information is used in budgeting, planning, and allocating resources (Standard 7); and, (2) documents assessment results that provide sufficient, convincing evidence that students are achieving key institutional and program learning outcomes, including in educational offerings and general education (Standard 14). 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).