Utica College



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Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Utica College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. (267-284-5000) www.msche.org. The MSCHE is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
Statement of Accreditation

New York State

Utica College is chartered by the Regents of the University of the State of New York. The NYS charter is available at the link below.
Utica College Charter

Program-Specific Accreditations and Recognitions

Individual programs are also accredited by discipline-specific accrediting agencies. Links to their accreditation documents are below. Clicking on the name of the program will take you to the program's own accreditation web page, clicking on the name of the accrediting agency will take you to that agency's home page.


Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)


Utica College's business and economics programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). Institutions with programs accredited by ACBSP are committed to continuous improvement that ensures their business program will give students the skills employers want.

The ACBSP is a leading specialized accreditation body for business education supporting, celebrating, and rewarding teaching excellence. The association embraces the virtues of teaching excellence and emphasizes to students that it is essential to learn.


The American Chemical Society

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ACS promotes excellence in chemistry education for undergraduate students through approval of baccalaureate chemistry programs. ACS-approved programs offer a broad-based and rigorous chemistry education that gives students intellectual, experimental, and communication skills to become effective scientific professionals.

Construction Management

The America Council for Construction Education

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The mission of ACCE is to be a leading global advocate of quality construction education; and to promote, support, and accredit quality construction education programs. The purpose or purposes for which the corporation is formed are to: Promote and improve construction education and research at the post secondary level; Engage in accrediting construction education programs offered by colleges and universities; Maintain procedures consistent with policies and procedures established by other accreditation agencies to which the corporation may belong; Publish current information concerning criteria and procedures adopted by the corporation for accrediting; Report the results of its activities, List the colleges and universities which have or are seeking accredited programs of study in construction; Review at regular intervals the criteria which the corporation has adopted to evaluate programs in construction education; and Do any and all things necessary to carry out the purposes and conduct the business of the corporation as authorized by law.


National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education

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The National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security jointly sponsor the National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE CD) program. Utica College's BS and MS Cybersecurity programs have been designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education for the academic years 2019-2024. The stated goal of the CAE program is to “reduce vulnerability in our national information infrastructure by promoting higher education and research in cyber defense and producing professionals with cyber defense expertise".

National Centers of Digital Forensics Academic Excellence (CDFAE)

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The National Centers of Digital Forensics Academic Excellence (CDFAE) is a partnership between academia, standards bodies, and the US Government to establish best practices for digital forensics education. Education providers are held to digital forensics education standards based upon knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA) used in the field. This approach advances the discipline of digital forensics and increases the number of qualified professionals to meet the needs of law enforcement, counterintelligence, national defense, and legal communities.


Utica 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 Utica College are considered to be continuously accredited for purposes of meeting the New York State requirement that all such programs maintain continuous accreditation.

If you have any questions about this information, please feel free to contact Kathleen Cullen, Chair, Educator Preparation Programs, Utica College at kacullen@utica.edu or 315-792-3815. You may also contact Ahmed Radwan, Dean, Health Studies and Education, Utica College at aradwan@education.edu or 315-792-3853.


Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

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The baccalaureate degree programs in nursing at Utica College are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).

The master's degree program in nursing (Family Nurse Practitioner [FNP], Leadership and Education) and post-graduate APRN FNP certificate program at Utica College is pursuing accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. Applying for accreditation does not guarantee that accreditation will be granted.

Occupational Therapy

 The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
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Accreditation has been a stated function of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA®) since 1923. AOTA’s Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE®) is recognized as the accrediting agency for occupational therapy education by both the United States Department of Education (USDE) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). ACOTE is also an active member of the Association of Specialized and Professional Accreditors (ASPA). ACOTE currently accredits 317 occupational therapy and occupational therapy assistant educational programs in the United States and its territories. AOTA may be contacted at American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), 6116 Executive Blvd - Suite #200, North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929.

Physical Therapy

The Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)

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The Entry level DPT program at Utica College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100, Alexandria, Virginia 22305-3085; telephone: 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org; website: http://www.capteonline.org. The Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) is nationally recognized by the US Department of Education (USDE) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). CAPTE grants specialized accreditation status to qualified entry-level education programs for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants. Graduates are eligible for the National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE) and licensure in all states. If needing to contact the program/institution, please call the program directly at (315) 792-3075, or email the Department of Physical Therapy Chair, Ashraf Elazzazi, PT, PhD at aelazza@utica.edu

Nutrition and Dietetics

Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics

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The Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics is an autonomous accrediting agency for education programs preparing students to begin careers as registered dietitians or dietetic technicians, registered. Programs meeting the ACEND® Accreditation Standards are accredited by ACEND®. ACEND® ensures the quality of nutrition and dietetics education to advance the practice of the profession.

The Utica College Nutrition and Dietetics, Coordinated BS major is in Candidacy status for ACEND Accreditation. Graduates of a program designated as having candidate status have the same rights and privileges as graduates of an accredited program and as such will be eligible to take the registration exam to become Registered Dietitian Nutritionists.

Utica College's Accreditations Liaison Officer is Dr. Robert Halliday, Associate Provost and Professor of Philosophy. If you have questions about the College's accreditations you can contact him at 315-792-3122 or by email at rhalliday@utica.edu.

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