Statement of Accreditation Status

SUNY Buffalo State

  • CEO: Dr. Katherine Conway-Turner, President
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Dr. Kim Barron
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Robert Bonfiglio, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs » Four-year, medium, primarily residential
  • Control: Public
  • Former Name(s): SUNY College at Buffalo (7/1/2013)
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1948
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2013
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2022-2023

Contact Information

1300 Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14222

(716) 878-4000

www.buffalostate.edu

  • January 4, 2021
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at Jl. Metro Pondok Indah Kav. II BA No. 2, South Jakarta, Special Capital Region of Jakarta 11430 Indonesia within the institution's scope of accreditation. To require immediate notification when instruction commences at the location. To note that the Commission reserves the right to rescind approval of this substantive change if any developments reveal additional information that might have affected the Commission's decision and/or the requested substantive change is not implemented within one calendar year from the date of this action. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2022-2023.
  • March 5, 2020
    To note that the Mid-Point Peer Review has been conducted. To request that the next self-study, in preparation for a visit in 2022-2023, provide further evidence of (1) policies, processes, and programs to admit, retain, and facilitate the success of all students (Standard IV), (2) published information regarding student achievement, including student outcome measures (Standard IV and Public Disclosures Policy and Procedures), and (3) strategies to address enrollment decline (Standard VI).
  • September 3, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at Canadien International School of Bangalore (CISB), 4 & 20 Manchenahalli, Bengaluru Karnataka 560064 India within the institution's scope of accreditation. To require immediate notification when instruction commences at each location. To note that the Commission may rescind this action if instruction does not commence within one calendar year from the date of this action. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2022-2023.
  • July 2, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the first Postsecondary Certificate program (< 1 year) in Jewelry Arts 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 2022-2023.
  • July 2, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the second Postsecondary Certificate program (< 1 year) in Health Promotion Sciences 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 2022-2023.
  • June 21, 2018
    To accept the supplemental information report. To remind the institution of its obligation to inform the Commission about any and all significant developments related to any investigation(s) conducted by the institution or by state, federal, or other government agencies. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2022-2023.
  • January 27, 2018
    Staff acted on behalf of the Commission to request a supplemental information report, due February 23, 2018, addressing recent developments at the institution which may have implications for current and future compliance with Requirement of Affiliation #5, Standard II (Ethics and Integrity), and Standard IV (Support of the Student Experience).
  • October 30, 2017
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change requests.  To include the additional location at SUNY Alfred, 10 Upper College Drive, Alfred, NY 14802 within the scope of the institution's accreditation, to be effective upon receipt of state and system approvals. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations at this additional locations. Operations at the additional location must commence within one calendar year from the date of this action. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2022-2023.
  • September 25, 2017
    To note the institution's decision not to operate as an additional location at the site at QSI International School of Malta, Triq Durumblat H'Attard 4815 Malta.
  • March 2, 2017
    To accept the monitoring report and to note the visit by the Commission's representatives. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2022-2023.
  • October 31, 2016
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include within the scope of the institution's accreditation the relocation of the additional location from Kyiv International School, 3A Svyatoshinsky Provuluk, Kyiv, Ukraine 03115 to QSI International School of Malta, Triq Durumblat H'Attard 4815 Malta and to include the new location, effective upon receipt of SUNY system approval. 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.
  • October 31, 2016
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional locations at (1) Escuela Bella Vista, Calle 67 entre Avs. 30 y 3E, Sector La Lago Maracaibo, Zulia, 4002, Venezuela; (2) San Roberto International School, Camino a Valle Alto km 1, 64989 Monterrey, N.L., Mexico; (3) Asociacion Escuelas Lincoln, Andres Ferreyra 4073, B1637A0S, La Lucila, Buenos Aires, B1637AOS, Argentina; and (4) Colegio Jorge Washington Cl. 6A #03-55, Cartagena, Bolívar, Colombia within the scope of the institution's accreditation, effective upon receipt of SUNY system approval. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations at the Colombia additional location. Operations at the additional location must commence within one calendar year from the date of this action. To remind the institution of the Commission's request of June 23, 2016 for a monitoring report due December 1, 2016. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2022-2023.
  • June 23, 2016
    To accept the supplemental information report. To request a monitoring report, due December 1, 2016, providing evidence of (1) implementation of the teach-out plan for the COETAIL program and review of the status of all current and former students, (2) appropriate review of all policies and procedures governing the implementation of new programs offered in all locations and in all delivery formats , (3) review of policies governing student admission and support services for distance education programs and programs offered at all locations (Standard 13), (4) improvements based on periodic assessment of institutional integrity of academic programs; and (5) changes and issues affecting the institution's sites, programs, and operations being disclosed accurately and in a timely manner to the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, and to any other appropriate regulatory bodies (Standard 6). A small team visit will follow submission of the monitoring report. The date for the next accreditation review will be determined by the Commission when it revises the accreditation cycle.
  • May 3, 2016
    Staff acted on behalf of the Commission to request a supplemental information report, due May 16, 2016, addressing developments at the University which may have implications for current and future compliance with Standard 5 (Administration), Standard 6 (Integrity), Standard 8 (Admissions), and Standard 13 (Related Educational Activities).
  • January 2, 2014
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the following additional locations within the scope of the institution's accreditation (1) Panamerican School of Bahia, Loteamento-Patamares S/N, Salvador, Bahia 41680-60, Brazil; (2) American School of Campinas, Rua Cajamar 35, CEP 13090 860, Campinas-SP, Brazil; (3) Canadian International School of Hong Kong, 36 Nam Long Shan Road, Aberdeen, Hong Kong, China; (4) Inter-American School, 0 Avenida 1-43 Zona 6, Quetzaltenango, Guatemala, C.A.; (5) English Modern School, 22 February Street, Al Messila, Doha, Qatar; (6) Qatar Academy, PO Box 1129, Doha, Qatar; and (7) Hisar School, Uzunkemer Gokturk Beldesi, 34077, Kemerburgaz Istanbul, Turkey. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations at these additional locations. In the event that operations at the additional locations do not commence within one calendar year from the approval of this action, approval will lapse. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2018.
  • June 27, 2013
    To reaffirm accreditation and to commend the institution for the quality of the self-study report. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2018.
  • January 2, 2013
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to include the following additional locations within the scope of the institution's accreditation: (1) American Community School, 7th and 8th Circle, Dahiat Al-Amir Rashid, Amman 11831, Jordan; (2) International School of Kenya, Kirawa Road 14103 , Westlands, Nairobi, Kenya; (3) Kyiv International School, 3A Svyatoshinsky Provuluk, Kyiv, Ukraine 03115; and (4) Colegio Internacional Puerto La Cruz, Av. Country Club c/c Calle Ricaurte, Edif. CIPLC (antiguo seminario), Barcelona 6001 - Edo. Anzoátegui, Puerto La Cruz, Venezuela. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations at these additional locations. In the event that operations at the additional locations do not commence within one calendar year from the approval of this action, approval will lapse. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2012-2013.
  • July 2, 2012
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution's decision to close the following additional locations, effective August 1, 2012, and remove the locations from the scope of the institution's accreditation: (1) Eugenio Maria de Hostos Charter School, 1069 Joseph Avenue, Rochester, NY 14612; (2) Henry Hudson School #28, 450 Humboldt Street, Rochester, NY 14610; (3) Pinnacle School #45, 194 Field Street, Rochester, NY 14620; (4) Rochester City School District Office Building, 131 Broad St., Rochester, NY 14614; and (5) Genesee-Wyoming Boards of Cooperative Education Services (BOCES), 80 Munson Street, LeRoy, NY 14482. The next evaluation visit is 2012-2013.
  • January 3, 2012
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request, and to include the following additional locations within the scope of the institution's accreditation: Santa Cruz Cooperative School, Calle Barcelona #1 Barrio Las Palmas, Santa Cruz, Bolivia; School of Nations, SHIS QI 21, Area Especial, Conjunto 01, CEP 71655-600, Lago Sul, Brasilia, Distrito Federal, Brazil; Pan American School, Rua Joao Paetzel 440, Porto Alegre, RS 91330-280, Brazil; Colegio Montessori British School, Calle 128 72-80, Bogota, Cundinamarca, Colombia; Lincoln School, GPO 2673, Kathmandu, Nepal; and American International School of Lusaka, 487A/F/3 Leopard's Hill Road, Lusaka, Zambia. The Commission requires written notification within 30 days of the commencement of operations at these locations. In the event that operations at any of these locations do not commence within one calendar year of this action, approval of that location will lapse. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2012-2013.
  • 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) Included within the scope
  • 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
  • Additional Location
    Altamira International School
    Barranquilla
    Colombia
    Opened: 01/05/2009
  • Additional Location
    American Community School
    Amman 7th and 8th Circle, Dahiat Al-Amir Rashid Amman 11831
    Jordan
    Opened: 01/09/2013
  • Additional Location
    American Embassy School
    Chandragupta Marg Chanakyapuri New Delhi, 110021
    India
    Opened: 11/04/2009
  • Additional Location
    American International School of Lusaka
    Lusaka 487A/F/E Leopard's Hill Road
    Zambia
    Opened: 01/03/2012
  • Additional Location
    American International School of Mozambique
    Maputo
    Mozambique
    Opened: 01/05/2009
  • Additional Location
    American International School/Dhaka
    Dhaka
    Bangladesh
    Opened: 01/05/2009
  • Additional Location
    American School Foundation of Mexico City
    Mexico City
    Mexico
    Opened: 01/05/2009
  • Additional Location
    American School Foundation of Monterrey
    Monterrey
    Mexico
    Opened: 01/05/2009
  • Additional Location
    American School of Campinas
    Campinas-SP RuaCajamar 35, CEP q3090 860
    Brazil
    Opened: 02/01/2014
  • Additional Location
    American School of Doba
    Doha
    Qatar
    Opened: 01/05/2009
  • Additional Location
    American School of Dubai
    Dubai
    United Arab Emirates
    Opened: 01/05/2009
  • Additional Location
    American School of Quito
    Manuel Benigno Cueva N 80-190 Quita, Ecuador/ Alliance Academy International, Villalengua 789 Casilla 17-11-06186, Quito
    Ecuador
    Opened: 11/04/2009
  • Additional Location
    American School of Warsaw
    Bielawa, UI Warszawska 202 Konstancin-Jeziorna, 05-520
    Poland
    Opened: 01/02/2011
  • Additional Location
    American-British Academy/American International School of Muscat
    Muscat
    Oman
    Opened: 01/05/2009
  • Additional Location
    Asociacion Escuelas Lincoln
    Andres Ferreyra 4073, B1637A0S
    La Lucila, B1637, Buenos Aires
  • Additional Location
    Canadian International School of Hong Kong
    Hong Kong 36 Nam Long Sham Road, Aberdeen
    China
    Opened: 02/10/2014
  • Additional Location
    Canadien International School of Bangalore (CISB)
    4 & 20 Manchenahalli
    Bengaluru, Karnataka 560064
  • Additional Location
    Carol Morgan School
    Santo Domingo
    Dominican Republic
    Opened: 01/05/2009
  • Additional Location
    Colegio Albania
    La Mina
    Colombia
    Opened: 01/05/2009
  • Additional Location
    Colegio Americano de Torreon
    Torreon
    Mexico
    Opened: 01/05/2009
  • Additional Location
    Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt
    Las Palmeras 325, Camacho La Molina, Lima
    Peru
    Opened: 01/02/2011
  • Additional Location
    Colegio Internacional Puerto La Cruz
    Puerto La Cruz Country Club c/c Calle Ricaurte, Barcelona 6001 1 Edo. Anzoategui
    Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
    Opened: 02/09/2013
  • Additional Location
    Colegio Montessori British School
    Bogota, Cundinamarca Calle 12872-80
    Colombia
    Opened: 01/03/2012
  • Additional Location
    Columbus School
    Medellin
    Colombia
    Opened: 11/20/2008
  • Additional Location
    English Modern School
    Doha 22 February Street, Al Messila
    Qatar
    Opened: 01/22/2014
  • Additional Location
    Escuela Americana de Tampico
    Tampico
    Mexico
    Opened: 01/05/2009
  • Additional Location
    Escuela Bella Vista
    Calle 67 entre Avs. 30 y 3E, Sector La Lago Maracaibo
    Zulia, Venezuela
  • Additional Location
    Escuela Campo Alegre
    Final Caslle La Cinta Las Mercedes Caracas, 1060
    Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
    Opened: 11/04/2009
  • Additional Location
    eSTEP Global Resources at Menara Citibank Pondok Indah 2nd Floor
    Jl. Metro Pondok Indah Kav. II BA No. 2
    South Jakarta, Special Capital Region of Jakarta 11430
  • Additional Location
    Fawzia Sultan International School
    Kuwait City
    Kuwait
    Opened: 01/05/2009
  • Additional Location
    Genesee-Wyoming Boards of Cooperative Education Services (BOCES)
    80 Munson Street
    LeRoy, NY 14482
    Opened: 01/05/2009
  • Additional Location
    Hisar School
    Istanbul Uzunkemer Gokturk Beldisi 34077 Kemerburgaz Istanbul
    Turkey
    Opened: 01/22/2014
  • Additional Location
    Inter-American School
    Quetzaltenango 0 Avenida 1-43 Zona 6
    Guatemala
    Opened: 01/20/2014
  • Additional Location
    International Community School
    P.O. Box 70282 Mauritania Road Addis Ababa, Shoa
    Ethiopia
    Opened: 11/04/2009
  • Additional Location
    International Community School of Abuja
    Abuja
    Nigeria
    Opened: 01/05/2009
  • Additional Location
    International School of Kenya
    Nairobi Kirawa Road 14103 Westlands, Nairobi
    Kenya
    Opened: 01/07/2013
  • Additional Location
    International School of Kuala Lumpur
    Jalan Kolam Air Kuala Lumpur Selangor Darul Ehsan, 68000
    Malaysia
    Opened: 11/04/2009
  • Additional Location
    International School of Manila
    Manilla
    Philippines
    Opened: 01/05/2009
  • Additional Location
    International School of Nido de Aguilas
    Santiago
    Chile
    Opened: 01/05/2009
  • Additional Location
    International School of Yangon
    Yangon, Myanmar
    Opened: 01/05/2009
  • Additional Location
    International Schools Group/American International School of Riyadh
    P.O. Box 31677 Al-Khobar, 31952
    Saudi Arabia
    Opened: 11/04/2009
  • Additional Location
    Jakarta International School
    Jakarta
    Indonesia
    Opened: 01/05/2009
  • Additional Location
    John F. Kennedy School
    Queretaro
    Mexico
    Opened: 01/05/2009
  • Additional Location
    Kyiv International School
    Kyiv 3A Svyatoshinsky Provuluk Kyiv, Ukraine 03115
    Ukraine
    Opened: 02/19/2013
  • Additional Location
    Lincoln Community School
    Accra
    Ghana
    Opened: 01/05/2009
  • Additional Location
    Lincoln School
    Kathmandu GPO 2673
    Nepal
    Opened: 01/03/2012
  • Additional Location
    Mazapan School
    La Ceiba
    Honduras
    Opened: 01/05/2009
  • Additional Location
    New International School of Thailand
    Bangkok
    Thailand
    Opened: 01/05/2009
  • Additional Location
    Pan American School
    Porto Alegre Rua Joao Paetzel 440 Porto Alegre, RS 91330-280
    Brazil
    Opened: 01/03/2012
  • Additional Location
    Panamerican School of Bahia
    Salvador, Bahia Loteamento-Patamares SD/N
    Brazil
    Opened: 01/27/2014
  • Additional Location
    Qatar Academy
    Doha P.O. Box 1129
    Qatar
    Opened: 02/18/2014
  • Additional Location
    San Roberto International School
    Camino a Valle Alto km 1
    Monterrey, N.L., Mexico
    Opened: 10/31/2016
  • Additional Location
    Santa Cruz Cooperative School
    Santa Cruz Barrio Las Palmas Calle Barcelona #1
    Bolivia, Plurinational State of
    Opened: 01/03/2012
  • Additional Location
    Saudi Arabia/ American International School of Riyadh
    P.O. Box 990 Riyadh, 11421
    Saudi Arabia
    Opened: 11/04/2009
  • Additional Location
    School of Nations
    Brasilia SHIS QI 21, Area Especial, Conjunto 01 CEP 71655-600 Lago Sul
    Brazil
    Opened: 01/03/2012
  • Additional Location
    Shanghai Community International Schools
    1161 Hong Qiao Shanghai, 200051
    China
    Opened: 11/04/2009
  • Additional Location
    Singapore American School
    Singapore
    Singapore
    Opened: 01/05/2009
  • Additional Location
    Tapei American School
    Taipei
    Taiwan
    Opened: 01/05/2009
  • Additional Location
    The American School of Tegucigalpa
    Tegucigalpa
    Honduras
    Opened: 01/05/2009
  • Other Instructional Site
    Middle Early College H. S.
    333 Clinton Street
    Buffalo, NY 14204
  • Other Instructional Site
    Visual and Performing Arts School
    450 Masten Avenue
    Buffalo, NY 14209

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