Statement of Accreditation Status

Hilbert College

  • CEO: Dr. Michael Brophy, President
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Dr. Ann Rivera
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Robert Bonfiglio, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields » Four-year, very small, primarily residential
  • Control: Private (Non-Profit)
  • Former Name(s): Immaculata College
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1976
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2016
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2024-2025

Contact Information

5200 South Park Avenue
Hamburg, NY 14075-1597

(716) 649-7900

www.hilbert.edu

  • December 2, 2021
    To acknowledge receipt of the supplemental information report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2024-2025.
  • August 25, 2021
    Staff acted on behalf of the Commission to request a supplemental information report, due September 15, 2021, addressing recent developments at the institution which may have implications for current and future compliance with Standard II: Ethics and Integrity, Standard IV: Support of the Student Experience, and Requirement of Affiliation 14. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2024-2025.
  • April 30, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the second alternative delivery method distance education program (Master's in Public Administration) within the institution's scope of accreditation. To note that 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 2024-2025.
  • 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 2024-2025.
  • June 21, 2018
    To accept the monitoring report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2024-2025.
  • June 23, 2016
    To reaffirm accreditation and to request a monitoring report, due April 1, 2018, documenting further evidence of (1) processes for the implementation of new programs that provide for constituent participation and reflect appropriate planning and resource allocation (Standard 2); (2) assessment of the institution's short- and long-term financial viability (Standard 3); (3) adequate student support for distance education (Standards 9 and 13), (4) steps taken to improve the faculty handbook by including clear criteria for tenure and termination (Standard 10), (5) steps taken to strengthen faculty credentials for teaching graduate-level courses (Standard 10); and (6) an organized and sustainable process for assessing institutional effectiveness and student learning in all programs, including general education, that makes use of assessment results and engages all faculty in assessment processes (Standards 7, 12, 14). The date for the next accreditation review will be determined by the Commission when it revises the accreditation cycle.
  • August 31, 2015
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to include the online Masters of Criminal Justice Administration degree within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2015-2016.
  • November 17, 2011
    To accept the Periodic Review Report and to reaffirm accreditation. To commend the institution for progress to date and for the quality of the periodic review report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2015-2016.
  • May 5, 2011
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to include the Master of Criminal Justice and Master of Public Administration degrees within the scope of the institution’s accreditation. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2011.
  • 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:

  • Associate's Degree or Equivalent Included within the scope
  • Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent Included within the scope
  • Master's Degree or Equivalent Included within the scope

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