Statement of Accreditation Status

SUNY College at Purchase

  • CEO: Mr. Dennis Craig, Interim President
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Mr. Gregory Taylor
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Paul Starkey, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus » Four-year, medium, highly residential
  • Control: Public
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1976
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2017
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2021-2022
  • Next Mid-Point Peer Review: 2026

Contact Information

735 Anderson Hill Road
Purchase, NY 10577-1400

(914) 251-6000

www.purchase.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 2021-2022.
  • April 18, 2018
    To accept the Periodic Review Report, to reaffirm accreditation, and to request that, beginning in 2019 and in conjunction with each Annual Institutional Update prior to the Self-Study Evaluation visit in 2021-2022, the institution provide (1) evidence of the use assessment results for the improvement of educational effectiveness (Standard V), and (2) further evidence of the development and implementation of its strategic plan and the use of assessment results linked to planning and resource allocation (Standard VI). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2021-2022.
  • November 16, 2017
    To accept the Periodic Review Report, to reaffirm accreditation, and to request that, beginning in 2019, in conjunction with each Annual Institutional Update the institution provide (1) evidence of the use assessment results for the improvement of educational effectiveness (Standard V), and (2) further evidence of the development and implementation of its strategic plan and the use of assessment results linked to planning and resource allocation (Standard VI). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2021-2022.
  • June 28, 2012
    To reaffirm accreditation. To request that the Periodic Review Report, due June 1, 2017, document further implementation of a comprehensive, organized, and sustained process for the assessment of institutional effectiveness (Standard 7).
  • January 3, 2011
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to include the online Arts Management certificate within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The next evaluation is scheduled for 2011-2012.
  • 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 year)
  • Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent
  • Post-baccalaureate Certificate
  • Master's Degree or Equivalent
  • Post-Master's Certificate
  • Other Instructional Site
    Purchase College @ Rockland Community College
    145 College Rd
    Suffern, NY 10901

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