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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: pudneyt@upstate.edu

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

Upstate Medical University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE),
1007 North Orange Street
4th Floor, MB #166
Wilmington, DE 19801

In March 2019, accreditation was reaffirmed by the Commission.  The next evaluation visit by the commission is scheduled for 2026-2027.  For more information on MSCHE, please visit their website:  https://www.msche.org

For geographic scope and substantive changes, please see our Statement of Accreditation Status on the MSCHE website.

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