Statement of Accreditation Status

SUNY College at Old Westbury

  • CEO: Prof. Teresa Miller, Officer-in-Charge
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Mr. Jacob Heller
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Sean McKitrick, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Master's Colleges & Universities: Small Programs » Four-year, medium, primarily nonresidential
  • Control: Public
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1976
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2016
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2020-2021
  • Next Mid-Point Peer Review: 2025

Contact Information

223 Store Hill Rd
Old Westbury, NY 11568-0210

(516) 876-3000

  • 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 2020-2021.
  • June 21, 2018
    To accept the progress report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2020-2021.
  • May 22, 2018
    To acknowledge receipt of documentation of approval from the State University of New York and the New York State Education Department and to include the online Master of Science in Accounting within the scope of the institution's accreditation.
  • November 17, 2016
    To accept the Periodic Review Report, reaffirm accreditation and commend the institution for the quality of the Periodic Review Report. To request a progress report, due April 1, 2018, documenting further implementation of the assessment of non-academic units (Standard 7). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2020-2021.
  • October 31, 2016
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the first alternate delivery method program (online Master of Science in Accounting) within the scope of the institution's accreditation, effective upon receipt of all necessary approvals. To note that the Periodic Review Report has been received and will be acted upon by the Commission at the November meeting.
  • June 23, 2011
    To reaffirm accreditation and to request that the Periodic Review Report, due June 1, 2016, document further progress in the implementation of a comprehensive, organized and sustained process for the assessment of institutional effectiveness with evidence that assessment information is used in budgeting, planning and resource allocation (Standard 7).
  • 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:

  • Postsecondary award (1-2 yrs)
  • Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent
  • Master's Degree or Equivalent
  • Post-Master's Certificate
  • Other Instructional Site
    Bethpage HS
    10 Cherry Ave
    Bethpage, NY 11714
  • Other Instructional Site
    Carle Place UFSD
    Cherry Lane Elementary School 475 Roslyn Ave
    Carle Place, NY 11514
  • Other Instructional Site
    Carle Place Union Free School District
    Rushmore Elementary School 251 Rushmore Ave
    Carle Place, NY 11514
  • Other Instructional Site
    Central Islip UFSD
    Marguerite L. Mulvey Elementary School 44 Cherry St
    Central Islip, NY 11722
  • Other Instructional Site
    Central Islip UFSD
    Cordello Ave Elementary School 51 Cordello Ave
    Central Islip, NY 11722
  • Other Instructional Site
    Central Islip UFSD
    Charles A. Mulligan Middle School 1 Broadway Ave
    Central Islip, NY 11723
  • Other Instructional Site
    East Hampton HS
    2 Long Lane
    East Hampton, NY 11937
  • Other Instructional Site
    Frederick Douglas Academy
    2581 7th Avenue
    New York, NY 10039
  • Other Instructional Site
    Freeport UFSD
    New Visions School 80 Raynor St
    Freeport, NY 11520
  • Other Instructional Site
    Hempstead High School
    201 President Street
    Hempstead, NY 11550
  • Other Instructional Site
    Huntington UFSD
    Jefferson Primary School 253 Oakwood Road
    Huntington, NY 11743
  • Other Instructional Site
    Huntington Union Free School District
    Woodhull Elementary School 140 Woodhull Rd
    Huntington, NY 11743
  • Other Instructional Site
    Oyster Bay-East Norwich CSD
    James Vernon School 880 Oyster Bay Road
    East Norwich, NY 11732
  • Other Instructional Site
    Oyster-Bay East Norwich CSD
    Theodore Roosevelt Elementary School 150 W Main St.
    Oyster Bay, NY 11771
  • Other Instructional Site
    Plainview-Old Bethpage CSD
    Stratford Road Elementary School 33 Bedford Lane
    Plainview, NY 11803
  • Other Instructional Site
    Roosevelt HS
    1 Wagner Ave
    Roosevelt, NY 11575
  • Other Instructional Site
    Thurgood Marshall Academy
    200-214 West 135 St
    New York, NY 10030
  • Other Instructional Site
    Uniondale UFSD
    Smith Street Elementary School 780 Smith St.
    Uniondale, NY 11553
  • Other Instructional Site
    Uniondale UFSD
    Northern Parkway Elementary School 440 Northern Pkwy
    Uniondale, NY 11553
  • Other Instructional Site
    Urban Assembly School for the Performing Arts
    509 West 129th Street
    New York, NY 10027

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