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:
    Jamestown Business College
    Jamestown, NY
  • Chief Executive Officer:
    Mr. David Conklin, President
  • Carnegie Classification:
    Special Focus Four-Year: Business & Management Schools » Four-year, very small, primarily nonresidential
  • Control:
    Private (For-Profit)
  • Address:
    7 Fairmount Avenue P. O. Box 429
    Jamestown, NY 14702-0429
  • Phone:
    (716) 664-5100
  • URL:
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer (ALO):
    Mrs. Pamela Reese
  • Commission Staff Liaison:
    Dr. Robert Bonfiglio, Vice President

Accreditation Summary

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

  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Candidate Status Granted: 1999
  • Accreditation Granted: 2001
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2016
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2024-2025
  • Next Mid-Point Peer Review: 2021

Alternative Delivery Methods

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

Distance Education
Not approved for 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)
  • Associate's Degree or Equivalent
  • Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent Approved to offer ONE program at this credential level: Bachelor of Business Administration

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
Jamestown Business College - Dunkirk Location
324 Central Avenue
Dunkirk, NY 14048
Additional Location
Salamanca
25 Center Street
Salamanca, NY 14779
Additional Location
Salamanca
25 Center Street
Salamanca, NY 14779
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 2024-2025.
  • June 21, 2018
    To accept the progress report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2024-2025.
  • October 30, 2017
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include within the scope of the institution’s accreditation the relocation of the additional location from Dunkirk, 704 Central Avenue, Dunkirk, NY 14048 to Jamestown Business College - Dunkirk Location, 325 Central Avenue, Dunkirk, NY 14048. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations at the new location and the closure of the old location. Operations at the additional location must commence within one calendar year from the date of this action. To remind the institution of the Commission's request of June 23, 2016 for a progress report due April 1, 2018. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2025-2026.
  • June 23, 2016
    To note visit by the Commission’s representative and to affirm the inclusion of the additional location at 704 Central Avenue, Dunkirk, NY 14048 within the scope of the institution’s accreditation.
  • June 23, 2016
    To reaffirm accreditation and request a progress report, due April 1, 2018, documenting (1) further development and implementation of an organized system to assess institutional effectiveness and student learning outcomes, with evidence that assessment results are used for continuous improvement (Standards 7 and 14); and (2) steps taken to strengthen institutional capacity to support student learning assessment processes (Standard 14). The date for the next accreditation review will be determined by the Commission when it revises the accreditation cycle.
  • May 2, 2016
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To approve the relocation of the Salamanca additional location from 90 Ohiyo Way, Salamanca, NY 14779 to 25 Center Street, Salamanca, NY 14779 and to include the new additional location within the scope of the institution’s accreditation. To note that a visit to the new location has been completed. To also note that the evaluation visit has occurred and will be acted upon by the Commission at the June meeting.
  • November 19, 2015
    To note that approval from the New York State Education Department is not required and to provisionally include the additional location at Dunkirk, 704 Central Avenue, Dunkirk, NY 14048 within the scope of the institution's accreditation pending a site visit within six months of the commencement of operations at this location. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations at this location. In the event that operations at this location do not commence within one calendar year from the approval of this action, approval will lapse.
  • June 29, 2015
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include provisionally the additional location at Dunkirk, 704 Central Avenue, Dunkirk, NY 14048 within the scope of the institution's accreditation pending a site visit within six months of the commencement of operations at this location and effective upon receipt of state approval. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations at this location. In the event that operations at this location do not commence within one calendar year from the approval of this action, approval will lapse. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2015-2016.
  • March 6, 2014
    To note the visit by the Commission's representative and to affirm inclusion of the additional location at Seneca Nation Community Center, 90 Ohiyo Way, Salamanca, NY 14779 within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2015-2016.
  • July 1, 2013
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include provisionally the additional location at 90 Ohiyo Way, Salamanca, NY 14779 within the scope of the institution's accreditation pending a site visit within six months of the commencement of operations at this location. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations at this location. In the event that operations at this location do not commence within one calendar year from the approval of this action, approval will lapse. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2015-2016.
  • November 17, 2011
    To accept the Periodic Review Report, to reaffirm accreditation, and 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.

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).