Medaille College, one of the top accredited colleges in New York State, is chartered by the Board of Regents of The University of the State of New York. See our current accrediting bodies, below.
Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)
The Mid-Atlantic Region Commission on Higher Education, doing business as the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), was formally incorporated under Pennsylvania Commonwealth law on March 1, 2013. Medaille College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and The Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
The College's degree programs are registered by the New York State Education Department, Office of Higher Education, Cultural Education Center, Room 5B28, Albany, NY 12230, (518) 474-5851.
The College's memberships include the Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities, the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, and The Council of Independent Colleges.
Medaille College has been approved to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements.
National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements
Medaille College is an approved New York State SARA institution. SARA is an agreement among member states, districts and territories that establishes comparable national standards for the approval of interstate postsecondary distance education courses and programs.
American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)
The Associate in Science in Veterinary Technology (Buffalo campus) and the Associate in Applied Science in Veterinary Technology (Rochester campus and online) degrees are accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA).
Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)
Medaille College's Clinical Mental Health Counseling program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). CACREP accreditation provides recognition that the content and quality of the education you will receive has been evaluated extensively and meets standards set by and for the profession.
Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM)
The Health Information Management accreditor of Medaille College is the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). The College’s accreditation for Bachelor of Professional Studies degree in Health Information Management has been reaffirmed through 2025. All inquiries about the program’s accreditation status should be directed by mail to CAHIIM, 200 East Randolph Street, Suite 5100, Chicago, IL, 60601; by phone at 312.235.3255 or by email at email@example.com.
International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE)
The Department of Business and Department of Management and Leadership at Medaille College has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE), located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kansas, USA.
IACBE-accredited programs include:
- Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
- Bachelor of Science in Sport Management
- Bachelor of Business Administration
- Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership
- Master of Business Administration
Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP)
Medaille College is currently pursuing accreditation of its educator preparation programs by the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP). Pursuant to §52.21 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education, the educator preparation programs offered by Medaille College are considered to be continuously accredited for purposes of meeting the New York State requirement that all such programs maintain continuous accreditation. Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP).
The Teacher Education Program at Medaille College was awarded by TEAC accreditation by the Inquiry Brief for a period of seven years, from April 2015 to April 2022. The accreditation does not include individual education courses that the EPP offers to P-12 educators for professional development, re-licensure, or other purposes.