Statement of Accreditation Status

Bryant & Stratton College

  • CEO: Dr. Francis Felser, President and Chief Executive Officer
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Ms. Anne Loria
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Robert Bonfiglio, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Baccalaureate/Associate's Colleges: Mixed Baccalaureate/Associate's » Four-year, very small, primarily nonresidential
  • Control: Private (For-Profit)
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Candidacy Granted: 1999
  • Accreditation Granted: 2002
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2017
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2025-2026
  • Next Mid-Point Peer Review: 2022

Contact Information

200 Redtail Road
Orchard Park, NY 14127

(716) 250-7500

www.bryantstratton.edu

  • The following represents the MSCHE accreditation actions taken in the last ten (10) years.
  • June 24, 2021
    To note that the substantive change visit to the Bryant & Stratton College main campus occurred on March 3, 2021, and the information provided in the substantive change request was verified. To note that the institution hosted a virtual site visit in lieu of an on-site visit in accordance with the United States Department of Education (USDE) guidelines published March 17, 2020. To note that a verification visit is required by USDE guidelines and will be conducted within a reasonable period of time following the virtual site visit. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2025-2026.
  • March 4, 2021
    To acknowledge receipt of the supplemental information report. To require written approvals from the following licensing, regulatory, or other legal entities as necessary, including the State Council of Higher Education of Virginia, the New York State Higher Education Services Corporation, and various program accreditations and state licensing boards (Requirement of Affiliation 5). The Commission reserves the right to rescind approval of this complex substantive change if any developments reveal additional information that might have affected the Commission's decision. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2025-2026.
  • March 4, 2021
    To note that the institution hosted a virtual complex substantive change site visit in lieu of an on-site visit in accordance with United States Department of Education (USDE) guidelines published March 17, 2020.
  • January 4, 2021
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the relocation of the additional location at 3121 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44115 to 3030 Euclid Street, Cleveland, OH 44114 within the institution's scope of accreditation. To require immediate notification when instruction commences at the new location and of the date that instruction ceases at the former location. To note that the Commission reserves the right to rescind approval of this substantive change if any developments reveal additional information that might have affected the Commission's decision and/or the requested substantive change is not implemented within one calendar year from the date of this action. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2025-2026.
  • June 25, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the complex substantive change request. To note the change in legal status, form of control, and ownership within the institution's scope of accreditation effective December 1, 2020. To note the complex substantive change request includes a transfer of substantially all of the educational assets of the institution (a for-profit corporation, Bryant & Stratton College, Inc.) to a newly formed corporation (a non-profit corporation named Bryant and Stratton Inc.), a transfer of non-educational assets, and a name change of the surviving corporation to the name of the currently accredited institution Bryant & Stratton College, Inc. To direct a complex substantive change site visit as soon as practicable but no later than six months after December 1, 2020, the anticipated date of the transaction. To require notification of the date of the closing of the transaction within five calendar days of the transaction. To note that the following branch campuses are included within the institution's scope of accreditation: 1259 Central Ave., Albany, NY 12205; 1225 Jefferson Rd., Rochester, NY 14623; 953 James Street, Syracuse, NY 13203-2502; 854 Long Pond Rd., Rochester, NY 14612; 12955 Snow Rd., Parma, OH 44130-1005; 8141 Hull Street Rd., North Chesterfield, VA 23235; 301 Centre Pointe Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23462. To note that the following additional locations are included within the institution's scope of accreditation: 3650 Millersport Highway, Getzville, NY 14068; 2452 U.S. 9, Suite 201, Malta, NY 12020; 180 Redtail Road, Orchard Park, NY 14127; 7805 Oswego Rd., Liverpool, NY 13090; 190 Montrose West Avenue, Akron, OH 44321; 3121 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44115;33001 Solon Rd., Solon, OH 44139; 4410 E. Claiborne Square, Suite 233, Hampton, VA 23666; 500 W Silver Spring Dr., Bayshore Town Center, Suite K340, Glendale, WI 53217; 1320 Warwick Way; Mt. Pleasant, WI 53406; 10950 W Potter Rd., Wauwatosa, WI 53226. To request a supplemental information report, due December 1, 2020, addressing (1) the financial impact of the longterm lease agreements on the surviving institution (Standard VI); (2) the status of the approval of the proposed bylaws by the Board of Directors for the new Bryant & Stratton College, Inc. (Standard VII); (3) final and signed transactional documents (Requirement of Affiliation 14); and any written evidence of approvals from all necessary licensing, regulatory, or other legal entities as necessary, including the United States Department of Education; the United States Internal Revenue Service (confirmation that the institution has been granted tax-exempt status); the New York State Education Department; the Ohio Education Department; the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia; the New York State Board of Regents; the New York State Higher Education Services Corporation and various program accreditations and state licensing boards (Requirement of Affiliation 5). To remind the institution of its obligation to inform the Commission about any and all developments relevant to this action. To note the Commission may rescind this action if any developments reveal additional information that might have affected the Commission's decision. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2025-2026.
  • June 17, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the relocation of the main campus to 110 Broadway, Buffalo, NY 14203 within the institution's scope of accreditation. To direct a substantive change site visit as soon as practicable but no later than six months after the commencement of instruction at the new main campus. To require immediate notification when the change is implemented. To note that the Commission reserves the right to rescind approval of this substantive change if any developments reveal additional information that might have affected the Commission's decision and/or the requested substantive change is not implemented within one calendar year from the date of this action. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2025-2026.
  • October 29, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the relocation of the Syracuse North Campus additional location at 8687 Carling Road, Liverpool, NY 13090 to Syracuse North Campus, 7805 Oswego Road, Liverpool, NY 13090 within the institution's scope of accreditation. To require immediate notification when instruction commences at the new location and of the date that instruction ceases at the former location. To note the Commission may rescind this action if instruction at this location does not commence within one calendar year from the date of this action. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2025-2026.
  • November 15, 2018
    To note the visit by the Commission's representative. To affirm inclusion of the Change of Ownership within the scope of the institution's accreditation pending receipt of all necessary State and USDE approvals. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2025-2026.
  • October 29, 2018
    To note the institution's decision to close its branch campus at Milwaukee Campus, 310 West Wisconsin Avenue Suite 500 East, Milwaukee, WI 53203. The Commission requires notification within thirty days of the closure of this branch campus. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2025-2026.
  • July 2, 2018
    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 Eastlake Campus, 35350 Curtis Blvd, Eastlake, OH 44095 to Solon Campus, 33001 Solon Road, Solon, OH 44139 and to include the new location, effective upon receipt of state approval. 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. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2025-2026.
  • November 16, 2017
    To acknowledge receipt of the complex substantive change request. To provisionally include the change of ownership within the scope of the institution's accreditation, pending a site visit to occur within six months of the effective date of the completed change and receipt of all necessary State and USDE approvals. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2025-2026.
  • August 28, 2017
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at Racine Campus, 1320 Warwick Way, Mount Pleasant, WI 53406 within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations at this additional location. Operations at the additional location must commence within one calendar year from the date of this action. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2025-2026.
  • June 22, 2017
    To reaffirm accreditation. To acknowledge the institution's participation in the Collaborative Implementation Project and to commend the institution for the quality of the self-study process. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2025-2026.
  • March 3, 2016
    To accept the supplemental information report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2016-2017.
  • October 27, 2015
    To request a supplemental information report, due January 4, 2016, addressing the recent audit findings by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV).
  • September 11, 2015
    To note the institution's decision to not pursue opening the additional location located at 3333 South Crater Road, Petersburg, VA 23805.
  • June 25, 2015
    To accept the supplemental information report. To remind the institution that the Commission must continue to be informed of any further actions by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) within ten days of receipt of any such action. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2016-2017.
  • November 20, 2014
    To accept the supplemental information report. To remind the institution that the Commission must continue to be informed of any further actions by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) within ten days of receipt of any such action. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2016-2017.
  • August 21, 2014
    To request that the supplemental information report, due October 6, 2014, also address the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)'s recent decision regarding the Milwaukee West program. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2016-2017.
  • August 13, 2014
    To request a supplemental information report, due October 6, 2014, addressing the recent audit findings by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) at the Richmond, VA campus related to Requirements of Affiliation and Standard 6 (Integrity), Standard 10 (Faculty) and Standard 11 (Educational Offerings). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2016-2017.
  • November 21, 2013
    To accept the progress report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2016-2017.
  • July 1, 2013
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at the Saratoga Campus, 2453 State Road, Suite 301, Route 9, Malta, NY 12020 within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations at this additional location. In the event that operations at the additional location do not commence within one calendar year from the approval of this action, approval will lapse. To remind the institution that the progress report, due October 1, 2013, should document (1) implementation of the enrollment management plan addressing proposed increases in online education and bachelor degree programs at all locations (Standards 2 and 8); and (2) direct evidence that student learning information is used for improvements in teaching and learning (Standard 14). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2016-2017.
  • June 27, 2013
    To note the visit by the Commission's representative and to affirm inclusion of the relocation of the Greece Campus to 854 Long Pond Road, Rochester, NY 14612 within the scope of the institution's accreditation. To remind the institution that the progress report, due October 1, 2013, should document (1) implementation of the enrollment management plan addressing proposed increases in online education and bachelor degree programs at all locations (Standards 2 and 8); and (2) direct evidence that student learning information is used for improvements in teaching and learning (Standard 14). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2016-2017.
  • March 5, 2013
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to include the additional location at 3333 South Crater Road, Petersburg, VA 23805 within the scope of the institution's accreditation effective upon receipt of state approval. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations at this site. In the event that operations at this site do not commence within one calendar year from the approval of this action, approval will lapse. To remind the institution that the progress report, due October 1, 2013, should document (1) implementation of the enrollment management plan addressing proposed increases in online education and bachelor degree programs at all locations (Standards 2 and 8); and (2) direct evidence that student learning information is used for improvements in teaching and learning (Standard 14). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2016-2017.
  • January 2, 2013
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to approve the relocation of the Greece branch campus from 150 Bellwood Drive, Rochester, NY 14606 to 854 Long Pond Road, Rochester, NY 14612. To include the new location provisionally within the scope of the institution's accreditation pending a site visit within six months of commencing operations at the site. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations at this site. In the event that operations at this site do not commence within one calendar year from the approval of this action, approval will lapse. To remind the institution that the progress report, due October 1, 2013, should document (1) implementation of the enrollment management plan addressing proposed increases in online education and bachelor degree programs at all locations (Standards 2 and 8); and (2) direct evidence that student learning information is used for improvements in teaching and learning (Standard 14). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2016-2017.
  • November 15, 2012
    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 by October 1, 2013, documenting (1) implementation of the enrollment management plan addressing proposed increases in online education and bachelor degree programs at all locations (Standards 2 and 8); and (2) direct evidence that student learning information is used for improvements in teaching and learning (Standard 14). To note that Parthenon Capital did not become a principal owner, owning 50% or more of the shares of Bryant & Stratton College. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2016-2017.
  • 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) Included within the scope:
  • Postsecondary award (1-2 yrs) Included within the scope:
  • Associate's Degree or Equivalent Included within the scope:
  • Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent Included within the scope:
  • Branch Campus
    Albany Campus
    1259 Central Avenue
    Albany, NY 12205
  • Branch Campus
    Greece Branch Campus
    854 Long Pond Road
    Rochester, NY 14612
    Opened: 01/16/2013
  • Branch Campus
    Parma Campus
    12955 Snow Road
    Parma, OH 44130
  • Branch Campus
    Richmond Campus
    8141 Hull Street Road
    North Chesterfield, VA 23235
  • Branch Campus
    Syracuse Campus
    953 James Street
    Syracuse, NY 13203
  • Branch Campus
    Virginia Beach Campus
    301 Centre Pointe Drive
    Virginia Beach, VA 23462
  • Additional Location
    Akron Campus
    190 Montrose West Avenue
    Akron, OH 44321
    Opened: 05/02/2012
  • Additional Location
    Amherst Campus
    3650 Millersport Highway
    Getzville, NY 14068
    Opened: 11/02/2010
  • Additional Location
    Bayshore Town Center
    500 West Silver Spring Drive, Suite K340
    Glendale, WI 53217
  • Additional Location
    Cleveland Downtown
    3030 Euclid Street
    Cleveland, OH 44114
    Opened: 01/13/2021
  • Additional Location
    Hampton Campus
    4410 E. Claiborne Square, Suite 233
    Hampton, VA 23666
    Opened: 03/23/2010
  • Additional Location
    Henrietta Campus
    1225 Jefferson Road
    Rochester, NY 14623
  • Additional Location
    Malta Extension Center
    2452 U.S. 9, Suite 201
    Malta, NY 12020
    Opened: 09/03/2013
  • Additional Location
    Racine Campus
    1320 Warwick Way
    Mount Pleasant, WI 53406
    Opened: 05/02/2018
  • Additional Location
    Solon Campus,
    33001 Solon Road
    Solon, OH 44139
    Opened: 09/04/2018
  • Additional Location
    Southtowns Campus
    200 Redtail
    Orchard Park, NY 14127
  • Additional Location
    Syracuse North Campus
    7805 Oswego Road
    Liverpool, NY 13090
    Opened: 12/31/2019
  • Additional Location
    Wauwatosa
    10950 W. Potter Road
    Wauwatosa, WI 53226

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