Statement of Accreditation Status

Wagner College

  • CEO: Dr. Joel Martin, President
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Dr. Jeffrey Kraus
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Paul Starkey, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Master's Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs » Four-year, small, highly residential
  • Control: Private (Non-Profit)
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1931
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2016
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2020-2021
  • Next Mid-Point Peer Review: 2025

Contact Information

One Campus Road
Staten Island, NY 10301-4495

(800) 221-1010

www.wagner.edu

  • The following represents the MSCHE accreditation actions taken in the last ten (10) years.
  • October 29, 2020
    To delay the On-Site Evaluation visit scheduled for Spring 2021 due to extraordinary circumstances related to coronavirus (COVID-19) interruptions and to continue accreditation. To note the institution remains accredited during a delay granted by the Commission. The Evaluation visit will be scheduled in accordance with Commission policy and procedures.
  • 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 2020-2021.
  • November 17, 2016
    To accept the Periodic Review Report, reaffirm accreditation, and commend the institution for the quality of the Periodic Review Report process. The next self-study evaluation is scheduled for 2020-2021.
  • February 13, 2015
    To acknowledge receipt of documentation of approval from the New York State Education Department and to include the Doctor of Nurse Practitioner Program within the scope of the institution's accreditation.
  • April 28, 2014
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the Doctor of Nurse Practitioner Program within the scope of the institution's accreditation, effective upon receipt of state approval. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2016.
  • March 7, 2013
    To accept the monitoring report. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2016.
  • November 15, 2012
    To reject the monitoring report, noting that it provided limited institutional responses to requested information. To request a monitoring report due January 1, 2013 documenting evidence of the development and implementation of a comprehensive, organized, and sustained process for the assessment of institutional effectiveness linked to the institution's strategic and operational plans (Standard 7). The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2016.
  • June 23, 2011
    To reaffirm accreditation. To request a monitoring report due October 1, 2012 documenting evidence of the development and implementation of a comprehensive, organized, and sustained process for the assessment of institutional effectiveness linked to the institution's strategic and operational plans (Standard 7). The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2016.
  • Distance Education
    Not 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
  • Master's Degree or Equivalent
  • Post-Master's Certificate
  • Doctor's Degree - Professional Practice Approved to offer ONE program at this credential level: Doctor of Nurse Practitioner (DNP)
  • Additional Location
    Staten Island University Hospital
    475 Seaview Avenue
    Staten Island, NY 10305
  • Other Instructional Site
    Wagner Manhattan
    55 Broad Street
    New York, NY 10004

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