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:
    Union Graduate College
    Schenectady, NY
  • Chief Executive Officer:
    Dr. Bela Musits, Interim President
  • Carnegie Classification:
    Master's Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs » Exclusively graduate/professional
  • Control:
    Private (Non-Profit)
  • Former Name(s):
    Graduate College of Union University
  • Address:
    80 Nott Terrace
    Schenectady, NY 12308
  • Phone:
    (518) 631-9844
  • URL:

Accreditation Summary

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

  • Phase: Formerly Accredited
  • Status: Merged/Consolidated/Acquired
  • Candidacy Granted: January 1, 2004
  • Accreditation Granted: November 15, 2007

Information about the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) is an institutional accreditor 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 An institution maintains its accreditation unless it is voluntarily surrendered or withdrawn by the Commission for cause, after the institution has been afforded due process.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).