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:
    Utica College
    Utica, NY
  • Address:
    1600 Burrstone Road
    Utica, NY 13502-4892
  • Phone:
    (315) 792-3111
  • URL:
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer (ALO):
    Dr. Ann Damiano
  • Commission Staff Liaison:
    Dr. Paul Starkey, Vice President

Accreditation Summary

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

  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1946
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2018
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2026-2027
  • Next Mid-Point Peer Review: 2023

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 year) Included within the scope to offer ONE program: Financial Crimes Investigator
  • Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent Included within the scope:
  • Post-baccalaureate Certificate Included within the scope:
  • Master's Degree or Equivalent Included within the scope:
  • Post-Master's Certificate Included within the scope:
  • Doctor's Degree - Professional Practice Included within the scope:

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
Clark City Center
181 Genesee Street
Utica, NY 13501
Additional Location
Utica College ABSN Florida Site
9400 4th Street North Suite 100
St. Petersburg, FL 33702
Other Instructional Site
Utica College ABSN Miramar Site
3601 Southwest 160th Avenue
Miramar, FL 33027
Other Instructional Site
Utica College ABSN Syracuse Site
290 Elwood Davis Road
Liverpool, NY 13088
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 30, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the second Post-Master’s Certificate in Nursing – Family Nurse Practitioner (Certificate of Advanced Study) within the institution’s scope of accreditation. 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.
  • April 30, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the first Post-Master’s Certificate in Nursing Leadership (Certificate of Advanced Study) within the institution’s scope of accreditation. 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 2026-2027.
  • June 21, 2018
    To reaffirm accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2026-2027.
  • January 2, 2018
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution’s decision to close its additional location at 325 Brooks Lane, Rome, NY 13441 and to approve the teach-out plan. The Commission requires notification within thirty days of the closure of this additional location. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2017-2018.
  • November 16, 2017
    To note the visit by the Commission’s representative and to affirm inclusion of the additional location at Clark City Center, 181 Genesee Street, Utica, NY 13501 within the scope of the institution’s accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2017-2018.
  • June 27, 2016
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request . To provisionally include the additional location at Clark City Center, 181 Genesee Street, Utica, NY 13501 within the scope of the institution's accreditation pending a site visit within six months of commencement of operations. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations at the 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. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2017-2018.
  • November 19, 2015
    To note the visit by the Commission’s representative and to affirm inclusion of the additional location at 325 Brooks Road, Rome, NY 13441 within the scope of the institution’s accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2017-2018.
  • November 19, 2015
    To accept the progress report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2017-2018.
  • September 2, 2014
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to include the additional location at 325 Brooks Road, Rome, NY 13441 provisionally within the scope of the institution's accreditation pending a site visit within six months of commencement of operations. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations at the 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 of the progress report, due October 1, 2015, documenting further implementation of assessment of general education outcomes with evidence that results are used to improve curriculum and student learning (Standards 12 and 14). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2017-2018.
  • November 21, 2013
    To accept the Periodic Review Report and to reaffirm accreditation. To request a progress report, due October 1, 2015, documenting further implementation of assessment of general education outcomes with evidence that results are used to improve curriculum and student learning (Standards 12 and 14). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2017-2018.

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).