Statement of Accreditation Status

SUNY College at New Paltz

  • CEO: Dr. Donald Christian, President
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Dr. Laurel Garrick Duhaney
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Sean McKitrick, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs » Four-year, medium, primarily residential
  • Control: Public
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1950
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2021
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2028-2029
  • Next Mid-Point Peer Review: 2025

Contact Information

1 Hawk Drive
New Paltz, NY 12561

(845) 257-7869

www.newpaltz.edu

  • The following represents the MSCHE accreditation actions taken in the last ten (10) years.
  • June 24, 2021
    To acknowledge receipt of the self-study report. To note that the institution hosted a virtual site visit in lieu of an on-site visit in accordance with the United States Department of Education (USDE) guidelines published March 17, 2020. To reaffirm accreditation. To request that beginning in 2022 and in conjunction with each Annual Institutional Update prior to the Mid-Point Peer Review in 2025, the institution provide further evidence of (1) organized and systematic assessments that evaluate the extent of student achievement in all programs (Standard V) and (2) sufficient support to sustain the assessment of student achievement and to communicate results of assessment to stakeholders (Standard V). To note that a verification visit is required by USDE guidelines and will be conducted within a reasonable period of time following the virtual site visit. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2028-2029.
  • November 17, 2016
    To accept the Periodic Review Report and to reaffirm accreditation. To commend the institution for the quality of the Periodic Review Report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2020-2021.
  • June 27, 2016
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the second distance education program, online Master of Business Administration (MBA) program, within the scope of the institution's accreditation. To note that the Periodic Review Report has been received and will be acted upon by the Commission at the November meeting.
  • June 30, 2014
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the online Advanced Certificate in Trauma and Disaster Mental Health Counseling program within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2016.
  • June 27, 2013
    To accept the progress report. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2016.
  • 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:

  • Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent Included within the scope:
  • Master's Degree or Equivalent Included within the scope:
  • Post-Master's Certificate Included within the scope:
  • Other Instructional Site
    Newburgh Free Academy
    124 Grand St
    Newburgh, NY 12550
  • Other Instructional Site
    Rockland Boces
    131 Midland Ave
    Nyack, NY 10960
  • Other Instructional Site
    Rockland Teachers Center
    65 Chapel Street
    Garnerville, NY 10923

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