Accreditation & Memberships

Nazareth is incorporated under the authority of the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York and is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, 267-284-5000. The MSCHE is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

Current Middle States Statement of Accreditation Status. Documentation regarding this incorporation and accreditation may be seen during regular business hours in the Office of the President.

Once every eight years, the University undergoes a comprehensive process of self-assessment and peer review in order to ensure that it meets the Commission’s standards for accreditation, set forth in its Standards for Accreditation and Requirements of Affiliation. The University’s mission statement serves as the lens through which the institution and the Commission’s evaluation team view the standards and apply them to the University.

In addition to the institutional accreditation provided by Middle States, many of Nazareth's academic programs are accredited by specialized accreditation agencies.

Nazareth holds membership in the American Council on Education, and the Association of American Colleges and Universities.

The following list shows Nazareth program accreditations and the accrediting body:

Nazareth is approved by the New York State Education Department for the training of veterans and other eligible persons.