Statement of Accreditation Status

    The Statement of Accreditation Status (SAS) is the official statement of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) about each institution’s current accreditation status and scope of accreditation. The SAS also provides a brief history of the actions taken by the Commission.

  • Institution:
    SUNY College at Old Westbury
    Old Westbury, NY
  • Chief Executive Officer:
    Prof. Teresa Miller, Officer-in-Charge
  • Carnegie Classification:
    Master's Colleges & Universities: Small Programs » Four-year, medium, primarily nonresidential
  • Control:
    Public
  • Address:
    223 Store Hill Rd
    Old Westbury, NY 11568-0210
  • Phone:
    (516) 876-3000
  • URL:
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer (ALO):
    Mr. Jacob Heller
  • Commission Staff Liaison:
    Dr. Sean McKitrick, Vice President

Accreditation Summary

For more information, see the Commission’s Accreditation Actions Policy and Procedures.

  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1976
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2016
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2020-2021
  • Next Mid-Point Peer Review: 2025

Alternative Delivery Methods

The following represents approved alternative delivery methods included in the scope of the institution’s accreditation:

Distance Education
Approved to offer programs by this delivery method

Correspondence Education
Not approved for this delivery method

Credential Levels

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

Locations

The following represents branch campuses, additional locations, and other instructional sites that are included within the scope of the institution’s accreditation:

Location Type
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
Other Instructional Site

Definitions: For definitions of branch campus, additional locations, or other instructional sites, see the Commission’s Substantive Change Policy and Procedures.

Accreditation Actions

The following represents the MSCHE accreditation actions taken in the last ten (10) years. For more information, see the Commission’s Accreditation Actions Policy and Procedures and the Substantive Change 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.
  • 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).

Information about the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) is one of seven institutional accrediting organizations in the United States and is recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). MSCHE accreditation applies to an institution as a whole rather than the specific programs within an institution. MSCHE does not approve or accredit individual programs. The MSCHE accreditation review cycle is continuous and accreditation does not expire. Each institution is reevaluated and monitored on a regular and consistent basis in accordance with the institution’s assigned accreditation review cycle and Commission policy and procedures. An institution maintains its accreditation unless it is voluntarily surrendered or withdrawn by the Commission for cause, after the institution has been afforded due process. The institution’s current accreditation phase and accreditation status are displayed on the institution’s listing in the Institution Directory and in the Statement of Accreditation Status (SAS).