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Accreditation

SUNY Potsdam is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). MSCHE, 1007 North Orange Street, 4th Floor MB #166, Wilmington, DE 19801, is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). Information about SUNY Potsdam’s accreditation with MSCHE is available here.

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) 474-3852
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
Next Scheduled Comprehensive Review: 2025

National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST), Commission on Accreditation
Date of Initial Accreditation: 3/1/2013
Year of Most Recent Comprehensive Review: 2018
Academic Year of Next Scheduled Comprehensive Review: 2026-2027

Other Accreditors

American Chemical Society
Last Review: 2022
Next periodic report due: 2028

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) 
Accredited since 2002
Last review: Fall 2021
Next visit: Fall 2023

For more information on SUNY Potsdam Educator Preparation Programs (EPP) Accreditation Status, click here.