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Office of Accreditation and Compliance

Contact: Terry Pudney
Location: Weiskotten Hall, Room 1165
Phone: 315-464-5211
Fax: 315-464-5188
Email: [email protected]

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master's degree program in nursing, post-graduate APRN certificate program, and DNP program at Upstate Medical University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

The Office of Accreditation and Compliance is dedicated to promoting academic excellence and supporting institutional planning through the coordination of accreditation processes, documentation of academic compliance, and implementation of continuous quality improvement strategies. The office also supports activities related to the State University of New York (SUNY), New York State of Education Department (NYSED), and federal compliance requirements for academic program planning, registration and for the support of academic program success.

Accreditation is intended to strengthen and sustain higher education, making it worthy of public confidence and minimizing the scope of external control. Regional accreditation, a means of self-regulation adopted by the higher education community, has evolved to support these goals.

University Accreditation

SUNY Upstate Medical University is an accredited institution and a member of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE or the Commission) msche.org . Upstate Medical University’s accreditation status is reaffirmed. The Commission’s most recent action on the institution’s accreditation status on March 14, 2019 was to reaffirm. MSCHE is recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education to conduct accreditation and pre-accreditation (candidate status) activities for institutions of higher education including distance, correspondence education, and direct assessment programs offered at those institutions. The Commission’s geographic area of accrediting activities is throughout the United States.

The next evaluation visit by MSCHE is scheduled for 2026-2027. For more information about MSCHE, you can visit their website at msche.org.  Additionally, you can find our current accreditation status and scope of accreditation in the Statement of Accreditation Status (SAS) on the MSCHE website, which also provides a brief history of the actions taken by the Commission.

Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)
1007 North Orange Street
4th Floor, MB #166
Wilmington, DE 19801

Academic Program Accreditation

College of Health Professions

Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc. (ARC-PA)
12000 Findley Road, Suite 150
Johns Creek, GA 30097
Phone: 770-476-1224

For more information on ARC-PA, please visit their website: http://www.arc-pa.org/

Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC)
1248 Harwood Road
Bedford, TX  76021-4244
Phone: 817-283-2835

For more information on CoARC, please visit their website: https://www.coarc.com/

Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)
1111 North Fairfax Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: 703-706-3245

For more information on CAPTE, please visit their website: http://www.capteonline.org/

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
1361 Park Street
Clearwater, FL 33756
Phone: 727-210-2350

For more information on CAAHEP, please visit their website: http://www.caahep.org/

Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)
20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-3182
Phone: 312-704-5300

For more information on JRCERT, please visit their website: http://jrcert.org/

National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS)
5600 North River Road, Suite 720
Rosemont, IL 60018
Phone: 773-714-8880

For more information on NAACLS, please visit their website: https://www.naacls.org/

College of Medicine

Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME)
330 North Wabash Avenue, Suite 39300
Chicago, IL 60611-5885
Phone: 312-464-4933

For more information on LCME, please visit their website: http://www.lcme.org/

Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)
1010 Wayne Avenue, Suite 220
Silver Springs, MD 20910
Phone: 202-789-1050

For more information on CEPH, please visit their website: http://ceph.org/

College of Nursing

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
655 K Street, NW, Suite 750
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: 202-887-6791
Fax: 202-887-8476

For more information on CCNE, please visit their website: http://ccneaccreditation.org