About Utica College


Middle States

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 Postseconday Accreditation. The accreditation reports are available at the links below.

Statement of Accreditation

Materials related to the ongoing self-study process leading to the submission of a self-study document in Spring 2018.

Archived documents from previous self-studies are also available.

New York State

Utica College is chartered by the Regents of the University of the State of New York. The 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.

Business (Candidacy Status) - Academy of Collegiate Business Schools and Projects (ACBSP)
The ACBSP is the premier business accrediting association for programs in student-centered colleges and universities. The ACBSP exists to encourage, develop, and recognize excellence in business education.

Chemistry - The American Chemical Society
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
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.

CybersecurityNational Centers of Digital Forensics Academic Excellence
The BS degree program is a National Centers of Digital Forensics Academic Excellence (CDFAE) designated program. The CDFAE is part of the Department of Defense's Defense Cyber Crime Center whose mission is to "Deliver superior digital forensics and multimedia lab services, cyber investigative technical training, research, development, testing and evaluation, cyber analysis capabilities supporting cyber counterintelligence and counterterrorism, criminal investigations, intrusion forensics, law enforcement, intelligence community, critical infrastructure partners, and information operations for the DoD."

The National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security jointly sponsor the National Centers of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance/Cyber Defense Education (CAE IA/CD) program.  Utica College has been designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance/Cyber Defense Education for academic years 2014-2019. The goal of the CAE program is to “reduce vulnerability in our national information infrastructure by promoting higher education and research in IA/CD and producing a growing number of professionals with IA/CD expertise in various disciplines."

Education - Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC)
The Teacher Education Accreditation Council is dedicated to helping educator preparation programs improve and be accountable for their quality. Our membership represents a broad range of higher education institutions, from small liberal arts colleges to large research universities

Nursing - Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Officially recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a national accreditation agency, the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) is an autonomous accrediting agency, contributing to the improvement of the public's health. CCNE ensures the quality and integrity of baccalaureate, graduate, and residency programs in nursing

Occupational Therapy  - The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
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), 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814-344.

Physical Therapy - The Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)
The Entry level DPT program at Utica College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)

Graduates are eligible for the National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE) and licensure in all states.

The Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) is an accrediting agency that 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.

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


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