Statement of Accreditation Status

Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

  • CEO: Dr. Toyin Tofade, President
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Dr. Paula Zeszotarski
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Kushnood Haq, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Special Focus Four-Year: Other Health Professions Schools » Four-year, small, highly residential
  • Control: Private (Non-Profit)
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1921
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2021
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2028-2029

Contact Information

106 New Scotland Avenue
Albany, NY 12208

(518) 694-7200

www.acphs.edu

  • February 17, 2022
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include alternative delivery method-distance education within the institution's scope of accreditation. To note that the Commission may rescind this action if the requested substantive change is not implemented within one calendar year from the date of this action. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2028-2029.
  • April 29, 2021
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution's decision to close its additional location at 261 Mountain View Drive, Colchester, VT 05446. To require immediate notification when instruction ceases at the additional location. To note the Commission may rescind this action if the requested substantive change is not implemented within one calendar year from the date of this action. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2027-2028.
  • April 29, 2021
    To acknowledge receipt of the teach-out plan. To approve the teach-out plan for the closure of the additional location at 261 Mountain View Drive, Colchester, VT 05446. To note that the institution will conduct and complete its own teach-out by May 2023 at the main campus at 106 New Scotland Avenue, Albany, NY 12208 and teach-out agreements are not required. To note that the additional location will close by June 30, 2021.
  • March 4, 2021
    To acknowledge receipt of the self-study report. 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 reaffirm accreditation. To request that, beginning in 2021 and in conjunction with each Annual Institutional Update prior to the Mid-Point Peer Review in 2024, the institution provide further evidence of (1) financial planning and budget processes that are aligned with mission, goals and objectives and are evidence-based (Standard VI) and (2) strategies to address enrollment decline (Standard VI). 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 2027-2028.
  • January 4, 2021
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change and request for expedited review of distance education as a temporary alternative delivery method. To allow the use of distance education through May 30, 2021 to accommodate students impacted by coronavirus (COVID-19) interruptions, in accordance with United States Department of Education (USDE) guidelines published August 21, 2020. Continued use of distance education beyond May 30, 2021 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 To note that the evaluation visit has occurred and will be acted upon by the Commission at the March meeting.
  • April 30, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the self-study report. To delay the On-Site Evaluation visit scheduled for Spring 2020 due to extraordinary circumstances related to coronavirus (COVID-19) interruptions and to continue accreditation. To note the institution remains accredited during a delay granted by the Commission. The Evaluation visit will be scheduled in accordance with Commission 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 2019-2020.
  • November 17, 2016
    To accept the monitoring report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2019-2020.
  • November 19, 2015
    To accept the Periodic Review Report, to reaffirm accreditation and to recognize the institution for progress to date. To request a monitoring report due October 1, 2016, documenting steps taken to clarify the promotion and tenure process and to update the faculty handbook (Standard 10). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2019-2020.
  • June 28, 2012
    To accept the monitoring report and to note the visit by the Commission's representatives. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2015.
  • November 18, 2010
    To accept the progress report. To remind the institution of the monitoring report, due March 1, 2012, documenting (1) evidence that the appropriateness and effectiveness of the administrative structure for, and the adequacy of staffing in, Student Affairs and Student Services have been reviewed and that assessment results have been used to make improvements (Standard 5); (2) the publication and implementation of clear and consistent standards and procedures for all faculty for promotion and tenure (Standards 6 and 10); (3) the implementation of a comprehensive, organized, and sustained process for the assessment of institutional effective that is developed through an inclusive, collaborative process, and that includes the use of assessment results to improve institutional planning, resource allocation, and renewal (Standard 7); and (4) further evidence that the rigor, quality, and effectiveness of the institution's educational programs are comparable across all locations and modes of delivery (Standard 13). A small team visit will follow submission of the monitoring report. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2015.
  • 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:

  • Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent Included within the scope:
  • Master's Degree or Equivalent Included within the scope:
  • Doctor's Degree - Professional Practice Included within the scope:
  • Other Instructional Site
    Center for Biopharmaceutical Education and Training (CBET)
    257 Fuller Road
    Albany, NY 12203

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