Other Complaint Contact Information
Student Complaint Process

Other Student Complaint Contact Information



Utica College is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-2680, (215) 662-5606. The Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the US Secretary of Education and the Commission on Recognition of Postsecondary Accreditation. The Middle States statement of accreditation is provided below.

Statement of Accreditation



The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is obligated by federal regulations to review complaints it receives regarding member and candidate institutions. However, the Commission’s complaints policy prevents the Commission from intervening in disputes between individuals and institutions, whether these disputes involve students, faculty, administrators, or members of other groups. Before filing a complaint, it is strongly recommended that you read the Commission’s complaints policy. Individuals can submit at any time a complaint regarding an institution’s compliance with Commission Requirements of Affiliation, standards, or policies or regarding an institution’s compliance with its own policies or procedures.

To contact accrediting agencies for specific Utica College degree programs, see more at: http://www.utica.edu/accreditation/accreditations.cfm

For all state portal contacts, see:
http://nc-sara.org/content/state-portal-entity-contacts

To contact the New York State Education Department Portal Entity:

Owen Donovan, PhD

Supervisor, Higher Education Programs
New York State Education Department
89 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12234
518.474.1551
IHEauthorize@nysed.gov



Student State Complaint Contacts/Information



Alabama
Alabama Commission on Higher Education
www.ache.state.al.us
http://ache.edu/Content/Departments/NRI/federal-reg.pdf

Alaska
Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education
http://acpe.alaska.gov/
http://acpe.alaska.gov/About_Us/Consumer_Protection

Arizona
Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education
https://ppse.az.gov/
https://ppse.az.gov/complaint

Arkansas
Arkansas Department of Higher Education
http://www.adhe.edu/
http://www.adhe.edu/students-parents/colleges-universites/student-grievance-form/

California
Department of Consumer Affairs, Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education
http://www.bppe.ca.gov/
http://www.bppe.ca.gov/enforcement/faqs.shtml

Colorado
Colorado Department of Higher Education
http://highered.colorado.gov/
http://highered.colorado.gov/Academics/Complaints/default.html

Connecticut
Connecticut Office of Higher Education
https://www.ctohe.org/
https://www.ctohe.org/StudentComplaints.shtml

Delaware
Delaware Department of Education Office of Higher Education
https://www.doe.k12.de.us/domain/226
https://www.doe.k12.de.us/sara

District of Columbia
District of Columbia Office of the State Superintendent of Education
Education Licensure Commission
https://osse.dc.gov/service/higher-education-licensure-commission-helc
https://osse.dc.gov/service/higher-education-licensure-commission-helc-public-complaints

Florida
Florida Department of Education, Commission for Independent Education
http://www.fldoe.org/policy/cie
http://www.fldoe.org/policy/cie/file-a-complaint.stml

Georgia
Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission
https://gnpec.org/
https://gnpec.org/gnpec-authorized-school-complainant-form/

Hawaii
Post-Secondary Education Authorization Program (HPEAP)
Department of Commerce & Consumer Affairs, Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs
http://cca.hawaii.gov/hpeap/
http://cca.hawaii.gov/hpeap/student-complaint-process/

Idaho
Idaho Board of Education
https://boardofed.idaho.gov/higher-education-private/
https://boardofed.idaho.gov/higher-education-private/proprietary-schools-non-degree-granting/student-complaint-procedures/

Illinois
Illinois Board of Higher Education
http://www.ibhe.org/
http://www.ibhe.org/consumerInfo/complaint.htm

Indiana
Indiana Commission for Higher Education
http://www.in.gov/cpe/2329.htm
https://www.in.gov/che/2744.htm

Iowa
Iowa College Student Aid Commission
https://www.iowacollegeaid.gov/
https://www.iowacollegeaid.gov/sdrf-start

Kansas
Kansas Board of Regents
http://www.kansasregents.org/
http://www.kansasregents.org/academic_affairs/private_out_of_state/complaint_process

Kentucky
Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education
http://cpe.ky.gov/
http://cpe.ky.gov/campuses/consumer_complaint.html

Louisiana
Board of Regents
http://regents.state.la.us/
http://regents.state.la.us/page/StudentComplaints

Maine
Maine Department of Education
http://www.maine.gov/doe/highered/
http://www.maine.gov/doe/highered/sara/index.html

Maryland
Maryland Higher Education Commission
http://www.mhec.state.md.us/Pages/default.aspx
http://mhec.maryland.gov/institutions_training/Pages/career/pcs/complaint.aspx

Massachusetts

Massachusetts Board of Higher Education
http://www.mass.edu/
http://www.mass.edu/forstufam/complaints/complaints.asp

Michigan
Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
http://www.michigan.gov/lara/0,4601,7-154-61343_35414_60647_2739---,00.html
http://www.michigan.gov/documents/lara/Post-Secondary_Student_Complaints_498839_7.pdf

Minnesota
Minnesota Office of Higher Education
https://www.ohe.state.mn.us/
http://www.ohe.state.mn.us/mPg.cfm?pageID=1078

Mississippi
Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning
http://www.mississippi.edu/mcca
http://www.mississippi.edu/mcca/student_complaint_process.asp

Missouri
Missouri Department of Higher Education
http://dhe.mo.gov/
http://dhe.mo.gov/documents/POLICYONCOMPLAINTRESOLUTION-reviseddraft.pdf

Montana
Montana University System, Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education
http://mus.edu/che/
https://mus.edu/MUS-Statement-of-Complaint-Process.asp

Nebraska
Nebraska Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education
https://ccpe.nebraska.gov/
http://nebraskalegislature.gov/laws/statutes.php?statute=85-2418

Nevada
Nevada Commission on Postsecondary Education
https://nshe.nevada.edu/administration/academics-student-affairs/
https://nshe.nevada.edu/administration/academics-student-affairs/sara/

New Hampshire

New Hampshire Department of Education, Division of Higher Education
https://www.education.nh.gov/highered/colleges/index.htm
https://www.education.nh.gov/highered/compliance-allegation.htm

New Jersey

New Jersey Office of the Secretary of Higher Education
http://www.nj.gov/highereducation/
http://www.state.nj.us/highereducation/OSHEComplaintInstructions.shtml

New Mexico
New Mexico Higher Education Department
http://www.hed.state.nm.us/
http://www.hed.state.nm.us/institutions/complaints.aspx

New York

New York State Education Department-Office of College and University Evaluation
http://www.highered.nysed.gov/ocue/he/home.html
http://www.highered.nysed.gov/ocue/spr/COMPLAINTFORMINFO.html

North Carolina
The University of North Carolina Board of Governors
http://www.northcarolina.edu/
https://www.northcarolina.edu/complaints

North Dakota
North Dakota University System
http://www.ndus.edu/default.asp
https://www.ndus.edu/makers/procedures/ndus/default.asp?PID=465&SID=57

Ohio
Ohio Department of Higher Education
https://www.ohiohighered.org/
https://www.ohiohighered.org/students/complaints

Oklahoma
Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education
http://www.okhighered.org/index.shtml
http://www.okhighered.org/current-college-students/complaints.shtml

Oregon
Higher Education Coordinating Commission-Office of Degree Authorization
http://www.oregon.gov/highered/pages/index.aspx
http://www.oregon.gov/highered/institutions-programs/private/Pages/private-postsecondary-complaints.aspx

Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Department of Education
http://www.education.pa.gov/Postsecondary-Adult/Pages/default.aspx#tab-1
http://www.education.pa.gov/Postsecondary-Adult/College%20and%20Career%20Education/Pages/Students-Complaints.aspx#tab-1

Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico Council on Higher Education
http://www.ce.pr.gov/

Rhode Island
Rhode Island Board of Governors for Higher Education
http://www.ribghe.org/
http://www.ribghe.org/students.htm

South Carolina
South Carolina Commission on Higher Education
https://www.che.sc.gov/
http://www.che.sc.gov/CHE_Docs/AcademicAffairs/License/Complaint_procedures_and_form.pdf

South Dakota
South Dakota Secretary of State
http://sdsos.gov/general-information/postsecondary-education/default.aspx
http://atg.sd.gov/complaintform.aspx

Tennessee
Tennessee Higher Education Commission Division of Postsecondary State Authorization (DPSA)
http://www.tn.gov/thec/
http://www.tn.gov/thec/topic/transcript-requests-and-institution-complaints

Texas
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
http://www.thecb.state.tx.us/
http://www.thecb.state.tx.us/index.cfm?objectid=AC6FA0BC-F5DB-16DE-6B667C083DFB5B98

Utah
Utah Division of Consumer Protection
https://dcp.utah.gov/
https://dcp.utah.gov/complaints/index.html

Vermont
State of Vermont Agency of Education
http://education.vermont.gov/vermont-schools/school-operations/post-secondary-programs
http://education.vermont.gov/documents/postsecondary-program-complaint-resolution

Virginia
Private & Out-of-State Postsecondary Education, State Council of Higher Education for Virginia
http://www.schev.edu/index/students-and-parents/explore/virginia-institutions
http://www.schev.edu/index/students-and-parents/resources/student-complaints

Washington
Washington Student Achievement Council
http://www.wsac.wa.gov/
http://www.wsac.wa.gov/student-complaints

Washington DC
(District of Columbia) Higher Education Licensure Commission
https://osse.dc.gov/service/higher-education-licensure-commission-helc
https://osse.dc.gov/service/higher-education-licensure-commission-helc-public-complaints

West Virginia
West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission
http://www.wvhepc.edu/
http://www.wvhepc.edu/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Student-Complaint-Process-revised-3.pdf

Wisconsin
Wisconsin Educational Approval Board
http://eab.state.wi.us/
http://eab.state.wi.us/resources/complaint.asp

Wyoming
Wyoming Department of Education
https://edu.wyoming.gov/
https://edu.wyoming.gov/downloads/schools/student-complaint-process.pdf

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Contact

Robert Halliday
Senior Associate Provost and Dean of Graduate Studies

315-792-3122
(315) 792-3006
1600 Burrstone Road | Utica, NY 13502