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Accreditations

Regional Accreditation

SUNY Potsdam is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

Middle States Commission on Higher Education
3624 Market Street, 2nd Floor West
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Telephone: (267) 284-5000
Email: info@msche.org  Spanish: españolinfo@msche.org
General Link: www.msche.org

Potsdam was first accredited in 1952 and the College’s accreditation was last reaffirmed in 2012.  The next Self-Study Evaluation visit is scheduled for 2021-22.  The most recent Statement of Accreditation Status is available on the bottom right of the Institutional Directory page.

State Approval

SUNY Potsdam’s academic programs have been approved and registered by the New York’s State Education Department.

NY State Education Department
Office of Higher Education, Education Building Addition
Albany, NY 12234
Telephone:  (518) 474-5851
www.nysed.gov

Program Specialized Accreditation

Several SUNY Potsdam academic program are accredited by their respective specialized accrediting agencies. Procedures for obtaining or reviewing documents describing accreditation, approval, or licensing are available through each academic department.

Accreditors Recognized by U.S. Secretary of Education

National Association of Schools of Music (NASM), Commission on Accreditation
Date of Initial Accreditation: 9/1/1957
Year of Most Recent Comprehensive Review: 2013
Academic Year of Next Scheduled Comprehensive Review: 2022-2023

National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST), Commission on Accreditation
Date of Initial Accreditation: 3/1/2013
Year of Most Recent Comprehensive Review: 2009
Academic Year of Next Scheduled Comprehensive Review: 2018-2019

Other Accreditors

American Chemical Society
Last Review:  2015
Next periodic report due:  2021

International Society for Technology in Education
Last Review:  2014
Next review:  2021

National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
Accredited since 2002
Last review: Fall 2014
Next visit: 2021 (through the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation)