Statement of Accreditation Status

Northeastern Seminary at Roberts Wesleyan College

  • CEO: Dr. Deana Porterfield, President
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Dr. Benjamin Espinoza
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Terence Peavy, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Special Focus Four-Year: Faith-Related Institutions » Exclusively graduate/professional
  • Control: Private (Non-Profit)
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Candidacy Granted: 2003
  • Accreditation Granted: 2004
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2018
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2026-2027

Contact Information

2265 Westside Drive
Rochester, NY 14624

(585) 594-6800

www.nes.edu

  • January 4, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the first Post-baccalaureate Certificate program (Certificate in Scripture, Theology and Ministry) within the scope of the institution's accreditation.
  • January 4, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the second Post-baccalaureate Certificate program (Certificate in Biblical Interpretation) within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2026-2027.
  • June 21, 2018
    To reaffirm accreditation and to commend the institution for the quality of the self-study process. To request that, beginning in 2019 and in conjunction with each Annual Institutional Update prior to the Mid-Point Review in 2023, the institution provide further evidence of steps taken to (1) assess periodically its online programs, including but not limited to sufficient learning opportunities and resources (Standard III) and (2) ensure its financial viability and sustainability (Standard VI). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2026-2027.
  • November 19, 2015
    To accept the progress report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2017-2018.
  • August 31, 2015
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to include the online Master of Divinity (M.Div) and Master of Arts in Theological Studies (M.A.) programs within the scope of the institution's accreditation. To remind the institution of the request for a progress report, due October 1, 2015, documenting further implementation of (1) appropriate institutional support for the advancement and development of faculty, including teaching, research, and service (Standard 10) and (2) the assessment of the effectiveness of new programmatic initiatives in meeting their stated goals (Standard 13). 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 (1) appropriate institutional support for the advancement and development of faculty, including teaching, research, and service (Standard 10) and (2) the assessment of the effectiveness of new programmatic initiatives in meeting their stated goals (Standard 13). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2017-2018.
  • November 18, 2010
    To accept the progress report. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2013.
  • 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 (1-2 yrs) Included within the scope
  • Post-baccalaureate Certificate 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
    Buffalo
    Sheridan Meadows Corporate Park 6400 Sheridan Dr., Suite 214
    Williamsville, NY 14221
  • Other Instructional Site
    Hudson Valley Community College
    80 Vandenburgh Ave.
    Troy, NY 12180
  • Other Instructional Site
    LeMoyne College
    1419 Salt Springs Rd
    Syracuse, NY 13214

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