Statement of Accreditation Status

Villa Maria College of Buffalo

  • CEO: Dr. Matthew Giordano, Vice President for Academic Affairs
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Dr. Ryan Hartnett
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Robert Bonfiglio, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Baccalaureate/Associate's Colleges: Mixed Baccalaureate/Associate's » Four-year, very small, primarily nonresidential
  • Control: Private (Non-Profit)
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1972
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2018
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2026-2027
  • Next Mid-Point Peer Review: 2023

Contact Information

240 Pine Ridge Road
Buffalo, NY 14225-3999

(716) 896-0700

www.villa.edu

  • The following represents the MSCHE accreditation actions taken in the last ten (10) years.
  • April 16, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of formal written notice from the institution in response to the Commission’s request of March 9, 2020. To temporarily waive Substantive Change Policy and Procedures and allow the use of distance education to accommodate students impacted by coronavirus (COVID-19) interruptions, in accordance with United States Department of Education (USDE) guidelines published March 5, 2020. Continued use of distance education beyond the limitations of USDE guidelines will require substantive change approval in accordance with Substantive Change Policy and Procedures. This flexibility is not available for clock-hour courses that lead to licensure if the licensing body will not accept distance learning courses or hours or give credit for them toward the number of hours a student must complete. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2026-2027.
  • June 21, 2018
    To reaffirm accreditation. To request that, beginning in 2019 and in conjunction with each Annual Institutional Update prior to the Mid-Point Peer Review in 2023, the institution provide further evidence of (1) enrollment management planning linked to budget development (Standard VI), (2) the assessment of the adequacy and efficient utilization of institutional resources required to support the institution’s mission and goals (Standard VI), and (3) periodic assessment of the effectiveness of governance, leadership and administration (Standard VII). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2026-2027.
  • November 21, 2013
    To accept the Periodic Review Report and to reaffirm accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2017-2018.
  • July 2, 2012
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the post-secondary certificate in Historic Preservation/Restoration within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2013.
  • Distance Education
    Not approved for 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) Approved to offer ONE program at this credential level: Historic Preservation/Restoration
  • Associate's Degree or Equivalent
  • Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent

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