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 Buffalo State
    Buffalo, NY
  • Address:
    1300 Elmwood Avenue
    Buffalo, NY 14222
  • Phone:
    (716) 878-4000
  • URL:
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer (ALO):
    Dr. Kim Barron
  • Commission Staff Liaison:
    Dr. Robert Bonfiglio, Vice President

Accreditation Summary

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

  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1948
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2013
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2022-2023

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) 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:

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
Altamira International School
Barranquilla
Colombia
Additional Location
American Community School
Amman 7th and 8th Circle, Dahiat Al-Amir Rashid Amman 11831
Jordan
Additional Location
American Embassy School
Chandragupta Marg Chanakyapuri New Delhi, 110021
India
Additional Location
American International School of Lusaka
Lusaka 487A/F/E Leopard's Hill Road
Zambia
Additional Location
American International School of Mozambique
Maputo
Mozambique
Additional Location
American International School/Dhaka
Dhaka
Bangladesh
Additional Location
American School Foundation of Mexico City
Mexico City
Mexico
Additional Location
American School Foundation of Monterrey
Monterrey
Mexico
Additional Location
American School of Campinas
Campinas-SP RuaCajamar 35, CEP q3090 860
Brazil
Additional Location
American School of Doba
Doha
Qatar
Additional Location
American School of Dubai
Dubai
United Arab Emirates
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
Additional Location
American School of Warsaw
Bielawa, UI Warszawska 202 Konstancin-Jeziorna, 05-520
Poland
Additional Location
American-British Academy/American International School of Muscat
Muscat
Oman
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
Additional Location
Canadien International School of Bangalore (CISB)
4 & 20 Manchenahalli
Bengaluru, Karnataka 560064
Additional Location
Carol Morgan School
Santo Domingo
Dominican Republic
Additional Location
Colegio Albania
La Mina
Colombia
Additional Location
Colegio Americano de Torreon
Torreon
Mexico
Additional Location
Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Las Palmeras 325, Camacho La Molina, Lima
Peru
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
Additional Location
Colegio Montessori British School
Bogota, Cundinamarca Calle 12872-80
Colombia
Additional Location
Columbus School
Medellin
Colombia
Additional Location
English Modern School
Doha 22 February Street, Al Messila
Qatar
Additional Location
Escuela Americana de Tampico
Tampico
Mexico
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
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
Additional Location
Genesee-Wyoming Boards of Cooperative Education Services (BOCES)
80 Munson Street
LeRoy, NY 14482
Additional Location
Hisar School
Istanbul Uzunkemer Gokturk Beldisi 34077 Kemerburgaz Istanbul
Turkey
Additional Location
Inter-American School
Quetzaltenango 0 Avenida 1-43 Zona 6
Guatemala
Additional Location
International Community School
P.O. Box 70282 Mauritania Road Addis Ababa, Shoa
Ethiopia
Additional Location
International Community School of Abuja
Abuja
Nigeria
Additional Location
International School of Kenya
Nairobi Kirawa Road 14103 Westlands, Nairobi
Kenya
Additional Location
International School of Kuala Lumpur
Jalan Kolam Air Kuala Lumpur Selangor Darul Ehsan, 68000
Malaysia
Additional Location
International School of Manila
Manilla
Philippines
Additional Location
International School of Nido de Aguilas
Santiago
Chile
Additional Location
International School of Yangon
Yangon, Myanmar
Additional Location
International Schools Group/American International School of Riyadh
P.O. Box 31677 Al-Khobar, 31952
Saudi Arabia
Additional Location
Jakarta International School
Jakarta
Indonesia
Additional Location
John F. Kennedy School
Queretaro
Mexico
Additional Location
Kyiv International School
Kyiv 3A Svyatoshinsky Provuluk Kyiv, Ukraine 03115
Ukraine
Additional Location
Lincoln Community School
Accra
Ghana
Additional Location
Lincoln School
Kathmandu GPO 2673
Nepal
Additional Location
Mazapan School
La Ceiba
Honduras
Additional Location
New International School of Thailand
Bangkok
Thailand
Additional Location
Pan American School
Porto Alegre Rua Joao Paetzel 440 Porto Alegre, RS 91330-280
Brazil
Additional Location
Panamerican School of Bahia
Salvador, Bahia Loteamento-Patamares SD/N
Brazil
Additional Location
Qatar Academy
Doha P.O. Box 1129
Qatar
Additional Location
San Roberto International School
Camino a Valle Alto km 1
Monterrey, N.L., Mexico
Additional Location
Santa Cruz Cooperative School
Santa Cruz Barrio Las Palmas Calle Barcelona #1
Bolivia, Plurinational State of
Additional Location
Saudi Arabia/ American International School of Riyadh
P.O. Box 990 Riyadh, 11421
Saudi Arabia
Additional Location
School of Nations
Brasilia SHIS QI 21, Area Especial, Conjunto 01 CEP 71655-600 Lago Sul
Brazil
Additional Location
Shanghai Community International Schools
1161 Hong Qiao Shanghai, 200051
China
Additional Location
Singapore American School
Singapore
Singapore
Additional Location
Tapei American School
Taipei
Taiwan
Additional Location
The American School of Tegucigalpa
Tegucigalpa
Honduras
Additional Location
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
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 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.

Information about the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) is an institutional accreditor 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).