Statement of Accreditation Status

Davis College

  • CEO: Rev. Dr. Douglas Blanc, Interim President
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Dr. George Snyder
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Idna Corbett, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Special Focus Four-Year: Faith-Related Institutions » Four-year, very small, highly residential
  • Control: Private (Non-Profit)
  • Former Name(s): Practical Bible College (7/1/2004)
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Non-Compliance Probation
  • Candidacy Granted: 2000
  • Accreditation Granted: 2005
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2016
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2020-2021
  • Next Mid-Point Peer Review: 2025

Contact Information

1 Christfield Avenue
Johnson City, NY 13790

(607) 729-1581

www.davisny.edu

  • The following represents the MSCHE accreditation actions taken in the last ten (10) years.
  • June 25, 2020
    To note the commission liaison guidance visit occurred virtually on April 22, 2020. The date of the next evaluation will be determined upon reaffirmation of accreditation.
  • April 30, 2020
    To note that the updated teach-out plan and teach-out agreements, due September 1, 2020, is now due December 1, 2020. (Teach-out Plans and Agreements Policy and Procedures).
  • April 30, 2020
    To grant a delay of the monitoring report, due September 1, 2020, because of extraordinary circumstances related to coronavirus (COVID-19) interruptions. The report is now due December 1, 2020. To note that the supplemental information report requested March 5, 2020 is no longer due. To request that, in lieu of the supplemental information report, the monitoring report due December 1, 2020 also provide evidence of the result of the institution’s request for relocation by the New York State Education Department (Requirement of Affiliation 5). To remind the institution of the Commission’s action of March 5, 2020 to continue the institution on probation and note that the institution’s accreditation remains in jeopardy because of insufficient evidence that the institution is currently in compliance with Standard V (Educational Effectiveness Assessment). The date of the next evaluation will be determined upon reaffirmation of accreditation.
  • April 30, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the relocation of the main campus to 4200 Glendale Road, Pottersville, NY 12860 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 written evidence of approvals from all necessary licensing, regulatory, or other legal entities as necessary, including the New York State Education Department. 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 date of the next evaluation will be determined upon reaffirmation of accreditation.
  • April 30, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution’s decision to close the additional location at The Master's Academy, 3900 Griffin Road, Southwest Ranches, FL 33330. To require immediate notification when instruction ceases at the additional location. 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.
  • April 30, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution’s decision to close the additional location at Dade Christian School, 6601 NW 167th Street, Miami, FL 33015. To require immediate notification when instruction ceases at the additional location. 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.
  • March 5, 2020
    To note the commission liaison guidance visit occurred on December 15, 2019.
  • March 5, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the monitoring report. To note the visit by the Commission’s representatives. To note that the institution is now in compliance with Standard II (Ethics and Integrity) and Standard III (Design and Delivery of the Student Learning Experience). To continue the institution on probation and note that the institution’s accreditation remains in jeopardy because of insufficient evidence that the institution is currently in compliance with Standard V (Educational Effectiveness Assessment). To extend the period of demonstrating compliance by one year, for good cause, because the institution has provided written and compelling evidence: (1) that the quality of the student learning experience is not compromised at the institution, (2) of the potential to remedy non-compliance issues identified by the Commission within the period of extension, (3) of reasonable plans to meet the Commission’s expectations for reaffirmation within the period of extension and evidence of actions taken to implement the changes that are expected to result in compliance, (4) that the institution is in good standing with its other accreditor, (5) of a comprehensive, implementable teach-out plan with signed teach-out agreements, (6) that the institution has made freely available to the Commission accurate, fair, and complete information on all aspects of the institution and its operations and in response to Commission requests for information. To note that the institution remains accredited while on probation. To request a monitoring report due September 1, 2020, demonstrating evidence that the institution has achieved and can sustain ongoing compliance with Standard V, including but not limited to (1) assessment of student learning and achievement, and demonstration that students have accomplished educational goals consistent with their programs of study (Standard V), (2) documentation that student learning programs are characterized by coherence and appropriate assessment of student achievement throughout educational offerings, at both institutional and program levels, with evidence that faculty and appropriate institutional stakeholders have considered and used assessment results to improve teaching and learning (Standard V). To request that the monitoring report also provide further evidence documenting (1) the development and implementation of organized and systematic assessments that evaluate institutional effectiveness (Standard VI), (2) periodic assessment of the effectiveness of planning, resource allocation, institutional renewal, and availability of resources (Standard VI), (3) a clearly articulated and transparent governance structure that outlines roles, responsibilities, and accountability for decision-making by each constituency (Standard VII), and (4) periodic assessment of the effectiveness of governance, leadership and administration (Standard VII). To request a supplemental information report due May 1, 2020, documenting evidence of the result of the institution’s request for relocation by the New York State Education Department (Requirement of Affiliation 5). To direct a follow-up team visit following submission of the monitoring report. To direct a prompt Commission liaison guidance visit to discuss the Commission's expectations. The date of the next evaluation will be determined upon reaffirmation of accreditation.
  • March 5, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the teach-out plan. To require an updated teach-out plan and teach-out agreements, due September 1, 2020, including any documentation supporting the agreements (Teach-out Plans and Agreements Policy and Procedures).
  • November 21, 2019
    To note the substantive change site visit occurred on September 30, 2019 to the main campus at 1 Chrisfield Avenue, Johnson City, NY 13790, and the information provided in the substantive change request was verified. To remind the institution of its obligation to inform the Commission immediately about any and all significant developments relevant to this action.
  • November 21, 2019
    To note the substantive change site visit occurred on October 1, 2019 to the additional location at Word of Life Bible Institute, 4200 Glendale Road, Pottersville, NY 12860, and the information provided in the substantive change request was verified. To remind the institution of its obligation to inform the Commission immediately about any and all significant developments relevant to this action.
  • November 21, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the teach-out plan. To require that the institution complete and submit for approval, due January 6, 2020, an updated comprehensive, implementable teach-out plan (Requirement of Affiliation 6: Teach-Out Plans and Agreements Policy and Procedures). In accordance with Commission policy and federal regulations, the teach-out plan must provide for the equitable treatment of students to complete their education, if the Commission were to withdraw accreditation, and include any signed, teach-out agreements that the institution has entered into or intends to enter into with another institution.
  • November 21, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the monitoring report. To note the visit by the Commission’s representatives. To note that the institution is now in compliance with Standard VI (Planning, Resources, and Institutional Improvement) and Requirement of Affiliation 11. To continue probation and note that the institution’s accreditation remains in jeopardy because of insufficient evidence that the institution is currently in compliance with Standard III (Design and Delivery of the Student Learning Experience). To note that the institution is also now not in compliance with Standard II (Ethics and Integrity) and Standard V (Educational Effectiveness Assessment). To note that the institution remains accredited while on probation. To note further that federal regulations limit the period during which an institution may be in non-compliance. To request a monitoring report due January 6, 2020, demonstrating evidence that the institution has achieved and can sustain ongoing compliance with Standards II, III and V, including but not limited to (1) provide evidence of honesty and truthfulness in all publications and communications, in all formats, for internal and external communities (Standard II and Public Disclosures Policy); (2) demonstrate that it has an adequate core of faculty (full-time or part-time) and/or other appropriately qualified professionals with sufficient responsibility to the institution to assure the continuity and coherence of the institution’s educational programs (Standard III); and (3) demonstrate that it assesses student learning and achievement and demonstrate that students have accomplished educational goals consistent with their programs of study (Standard V). To request that the monitoring report also provide further evidence documenting (1) institutional structures and processes in place to support the student experience (Standard IV); (2) adequate fiscal and human resources, including physical and technical infrastructure, to support operations (Standard VI and Requirement of Affiliation 11); and (3) the assessment of the adequacy and efficient utilization of institutional resources required to support the institution’s mission and goals (Standard VI and Requirement of Affiliation 11). To direct a follow-up team visit following submission of the monitoring report. To direct a prompt Commission liaison guidance visit to discuss the Commission's expectations. The date of the next evaluation will be determined upon reaffirmation of accreditation.
  • September 3, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the relocation of the main campus to 1 Chrisfield Avenue, Johnson City, NY 13790 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 the Commission may rescind this action if instruction at the new location does not commence within one calendar year from the date of this action. Upon reaffirmation of accreditation the next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2020-2021.
  • July 2, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at Word of Life Bible Institute, 4200 Glendale Road, Pottersville, NY 12860 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 additional location. To require written evidence of approvals from all necessary licensing, regulatory, or other legal entities as necessary, including State University of New York and New York State Education Department. To require immediate notification when instruction commences at the location. To note that the Commission may rescind this action if instruction does not commence within one calendar year from the date of this action. To remind the institution of the Commission’s action of November 15, 2018. Upon reaffirmation of accreditation the next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2020-2021.
  • February 14, 2019
    To remind the institution of the Commission’s actions on November 15, 2018. To postpone the due date of the teach-out plan with teach-out agreements. To require a comprehensive, implementable teach-out plan and teach-out agreements now due September 1, 2019, in lieu of the teach-out plan that was requested March 1, 2019.
  • February 14, 2019
    To remind the institution of the Commission’s actions on November 15, 2018. To postpone the due date of the monitoring report, which is now due September 1, 2019, in lieu of the monitoring report that was requested March 1, 2019.
  • November 15, 2018
    To acknowledge receipt of the focused report. To note the visit by the Commission’s representatives. To place the institution on probation and note that the institution’s accreditation is in jeopardy because of insufficient evidence that the institution is currently in compliance with Standard III (Design and Delivery of the Student Learning Experience), Standard VI (Planning, Resources, and Institutional Improvement), and Requirement of Affiliation 11. To note that the institution remains accredited while on probation. To note further that federal regulations limit the period during which an institution may be in non-compliance to two years. To request a monitoring report due March 1, 2019, demonstrating evidence that the institution has achieved and can sustain ongoing compliance with Standard III, Standard VI, and Requirement of Affiliation 11, including but not limited to evidence of: (1) sufficient learning opportunities and resources to support both the institution’s programs of study and students’ academic progress and faculty (full-time or part-time) and/or other appropriate professionals who are sufficient in number (Standard III); (2) fiscal and human resources as well as the physical and technical infrastructure adequate to support its operations wherever and however programs are delivered (Standard VI); and (3) documented financial resources, funding base, and plans for financial development adequate to support its educational purposes and programs and to ensure financial stability (Requirement of Affiliation 11). To request that the monitoring report also include a comprehensive, implementable teach-out plan with signed teach-out agreements, including any documentation supporting the agreements. To direct a follow-up team visit following submission of the monitoring report. To direct a prompt Commission liaison guidance visit to discuss the Commission's expectations. Upon reaffirmation of accreditation, the next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2020-2021.
  • November 16, 2017
    To accept the monitoring report. To request a focused report, due September 1, 2018, providing (1) evidence of adequate financial resources, funding base, and plans for financial development adequate to support its educational purposes and programs and to assure financial stability (Requirement of Affiliation #11); (2) evidence that faculty and/or other appropriate professionals are sufficient in number, provided sufficient support for professional growth, and are reviewed regularly (Standard III); and (3) evidence of sufficient learning opportunities and resources to support programs of study and students’ academic progress (Standard III); (4) evidence of steps taken to improve the institution's short- and long-term financial viability and sustainability (Standard VI); and (5) evidence of fiscal and human resources, and the physical and technical infrastructure to support operations wherever and however delivered (Standard VI). A focused team visit will follow submission of the report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2020-2021.
  • November 17, 2016
    To accept the Periodic Review Report, to reaffirm accreditation, and to commend the institution for the quality of the Periodic Review Report. To request a monitoring report, due October 1, 2017, documenting (1) further steps taken to (a) incorporate the use of assessment results in planning and budgeting (Standard 2); and (b) strengthen the institution’s finances (Standard 3); and (2) evidence that the institution has qualified staffing appropriate to the goals, type, size, and complexity of the institution (Standard 5). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2020-2021.
  • February 29, 2016
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at 909 Butternut Street, Syracuse, NY 13208 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 of the Commission’s request of November 19, 2015 regarding the Periodic Review Report due June 1, 2016.
  • November 19, 2015
    To accept the monitoring report and to note the visit by the Commission’s representatives. To request that the Periodic Review Report, due June 1, 2016, document steps taken to strengthen the institution’s finances, including through increasing enrollment and retention (Standard 3); and steps taken to increase institutional support and oversight of the assessment of student learning outcomes in all programs and modes of delivery (Standards 13 and 14).
  • June 29, 2015
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional locations at (1) Corona, 35-23 108th Street, Corona, NY 11368 and (2) Brooklyn, 209 Clermont Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11205-4010 within the scope of the institution’s accreditation. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations at these additional locations. In the event that operations at the additional locations do not commence within one calendar year from the approval of this action, approval will lapse. To remind the institution of the monitoring report, due September 1, 2015, documenting (1) further progress in strengthening the institution's finances (Standard 3); and (2) the development and implementation of a comprehensive process for the assessment of student learning outcomes at all locations and in all delivery modes (Standards 13 and 14). A small team visit will follow submission of the monitoring report. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2016.
  • June 25, 2015
    To note the visit by the Commission’s representative and to affirm inclusion of the additional location at the Manhattan Site, 96 Wadsworth Avenue, New York, NY 10093 within the scope of the institution’s accreditation. To remind the institution of the monitoring report, due September 1, 2015, documenting (1) further progress in strengthening the institution's finances (Standard 3); and (2) the development and implementation of a comprehensive process for the assessment of student learning outcomes at all locations and in all delivery modes (Standards 13 and 14). A small team visit will follow submission of the monitoring report. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2016.
  • March 2, 2015
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at the Manhattan Site, 96 Wadsworth Avenue, New York, NY 10093 provisionally within the scope of the institution’s accreditation pending a site visit within six months of the commencement of operations. 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 of the monitoring report, due September 1, 2015, documenting (1) further progress in strengthening the institution's finances (Standard 3); and (2) the development and implementation of a comprehensive process for the assessment of student learning outcomes at all locations and in all delivery modes (Standards 13 and 14). A small team visit will follow submission of the monitoring report. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2016.
  • November 20, 2014
    To accept the monitoring report. To request a monitoring report, due September 1, 2015, documenting (1) further progress in strengthening the institution's finances (Standard 3); and (2) the development and implementation of a comprehensive process for the assessment of student learning outcomes at all locations and in all delivery modes (Standards 13 and 14). A small team visit will follow submission of the monitoring report. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2016.
  • September 3, 2013
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to include the online certificate programs in Bible and in Teaching English as a Second Language (Postsecondary Certificate (>=1 year, < 2 years) within the scope of the institution's accreditation. To remind the institution of the monitoring report, due October 1, 2014, documenting (1) further steps taken to improve the institution's short- and long-term financial viability and sustainability (Standard 3) and (2) further evidence that the results of direct assessment of student learning are used to improve teaching and learning (Standard14). To request that the monitoring report also document (3) development of a comprehensive financial and technology plan to support Davis’ projected growth in the online certificate programs; (4) evidence of a sustainable learning management system to support online students, faculty, and staff; and (5) evidence of comparability between the learning outcomes in the online and onsite versions of the courses (Standard 13). The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2016.
  • June 27, 2013
    To accept the monitoring report. To note that a visit will not be conducted at this time. To request a monitoring report, due October 1, 2014, documenting (1) further steps taken to improve the institution's short- and long-term financial viability and sustainability (Standard 3) and (2) further evidence that the results of direct assessment of student learning are used to improve teaching and learning (Standard14). The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2016.
  • March 1, 2012
    To accept the monitoring report and to note the visit by the Commission's representatives. To remove the warning because the institution is now in compliance with Standards 3 (Institutional Resources) and 7 (Institutional Assessment), and to reaffirm accreditation. To request a monitoring report, due by March 1, 2013, documenting (1) a revised strategic plan (Standard 2); (2) steps taken to improve the institution’s short- and long-term financial viability and sustainability (Standard 3); (3) steps taken to strengthen the use of assessment data to improve planning and resource allocation (Standard 7); and (4) continued progress in the implementation of an organized and sustained assessment process to evaluate and improve student learning, with evidence that direct methods of assessment at the program and course levels are used to improve teaching and learning (Standard 14). A visit may follow submission of the monitoring report. The Periodic Review report is now due June 1, 2016.
  • November 17, 2011
    To accept the monitoring report, to note the visit by the Commission's representatives, and to note that the institution is in compliance with Standard 2 (Planning, Resource Allocation, and Institutional Renewal) and Standard 14 (Assessment of Student Learning). To continue to warn the institution that its accreditation may be in jeopardy because of insufficient evidence that the institution is currently in compliance with Standard 3 (Institutional Resources) and Standard 7 (Institutional Assessment). To note that the institution remains accredited while on warning. To request a monitoring report, due by December 31, 2011, documenting evidence that the institution has achieved and can sustain compliance with Standards 3 and 7. To request that the monitoring report include, but not be limited to, documented evidence of (1) the implementation of facilities master and management plans integrated with multi-year budget projections and linked to the institutional strategic plan (Standard 3); and (2) the assessment of the achievement of institutional strategic goals and the use of the results of the assessment of institutional effectiveness to improve planning and budgeting (Standard 7). A small team visit will follow submission of the monitoring report. The due date for the Periodic Review Report will be set when accreditation is reaffirmed.
  • November 18, 2010
    To accept the monitoring report. To remind the institution that its warning continues because of a lack of evidence that the institution is currently in compliance with Standards 2, 3, 7 and 14. To further remind the institution of the monitoring report, due by October 1, 2011, documenting evidence that the institution has achieved and can sustain ongoing compliance with Standards 2, 3, 7 and 14. To request that the monitoring report include, but not be limited to, documented evidence of the following: (1) the development and implementation of a comprehensive institutional strategic plan that links long-range planning to decision-making, enrollment planning and budgeting processes (Standard 2); (2) the development and implementation of a comprehensive multi-year budgeting process aligned with the institution's mission, goals, strategic plan and facilities master plan (Standard 3); (3) audited financial statements and management letters for FY 2011, with evidence that the institution has achieved positive financial results significantly increasing unrestricted net assets (Standard 3); (4) the development and implementation of a comprehensive, organized, and sustained process for the assessment of institutional effectiveness, with evidence that assessment information is used in budgeting, planning and allocating resources (Standard 7), and (5) the development and implementation of an organized and sustained assessment process to evaluate and improve student learning, with evidence that direct methods of assessment at the program and course levels are used to improve teaching and learning (Standard 14). A small team visit will follow submission of the monitoring report. To note that the institution remains accredited while on warning. To note that the due date for the Periodic Review Report will be set when accreditation is reaffirmed.
  • November 18, 2010
    To note the recent visit by the Commission's representative.
  • 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)
  • Postsecondary award (1-2 yrs)
  • Postsecondary award (2-4 yrs)
  • Associate's Degree or Equivalent
  • Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent
  • Additional Location
    Brooklyn
    209 Clermont Avenue
    Brooklyn, NY 11205-4010
    Opened: 09/12/2015
  • Additional Location
    Corona
    35-23 108th Street
    Corona, NY 11368
    Opened: 09/11/2015
  • Additional Location
    Manhattan Site
    96 Wadsworth Avenue
    New York, NY 10093
    Opened: 03/02/2015
  • Additional Location
    Miami
    6601 NW 167th Street
    Miami, FL
  • Additional Location
    North Syracuse Baptist Church
    909 Butternut Street
    Syracuse, NY 13208
    Opened: 03/12/2016
  • Additional Location
    Southwest Ranches
    3900 Griffin Road
    Southwest Ranches, FL
  • Additional Location
    Word of Life Bible Institute
    4200 Glendale Road
    Pottersville, NY 12860
    Opened: 08/19/2019
  • Other Instructional Site
    Albany Teaching Site - Loudonville Christian School
    374 Loudon Road
    Loudonville, NY 12211
  • Other Instructional Site
    Albany Teaching Site - Mekeel Christian Academy
    36-38 Sacandaga Road
    Scotia, NY 12302
  • Other Instructional Site
    Binghamton Region - Ross Corners Christian Academy
    2101 Owego Road
    Vestal, NY 13850
  • Other Instructional Site
    Cornerstone Bible Church
    324 Jayne Blvd.
    Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776
  • Other Instructional Site
    Grace Academy
    13321 Cearfoss Pike
    Hagerstown, MD 21740
  • Other Instructional Site
    MNYBA - Metro New York Baptist Association
    236 W. 72 Street
    New York, NY 10023
  • Other Instructional Site
    MNYBA - Metro New York Baptist Association
    236 W 22nd Street
    New York, NY 10023
  • Other Instructional Site
    North Syracuse Baptist Church
    420 South Main Street
    North Syracuse, NY 13212
  • Other Instructional Site
    Smithtown Christian School
    1 Higbie Drive
    Smithtown, NY 11787
  • Other Instructional Site
    Syracuse Homeschool
    7565 Morgan Rd.
    Liverpool, NY 13090
  • Other Instructional Site
    Upton Lake Christian School
    37 Sheperds Way
    Clifton Corners, NY 12514
  • Other Instructional Site
    Vintage Faith - Cicero
    6836 NY-31
    Cicero, NY 13039

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