Institutional Accreditation by the Board of Regents
The New York State Board of Regents and the Commissioner of Education serve as the nationally recognized accrediting agency for 12 institutions of higher education in New York State. One result of this accreditation is that these institutions are eligible for Title IV funds under the Higher Education Act if they choose to participate in these programs.
Scope of Accreditation
The United States Secretary of Education recognizes the New York State Board of Regents and the Commissioner of Education for the institutional accreditation of those degree-granting institutions of higher education in New York, including distance education offered by those institutions, that designate the agency as their sole or primary nationally recognized accrediting agency for purposes of establishing eligibility to participate in HEA programs.
- Public Notices of Accreditation Actions
- Colleges accredited by the Regents and the Commissioner
- The Handbook of Institutional Accreditation (updated May 2017) includes comprehensive information about institutional accreditation functions and processes.
- New York State Regents Advisory Council on Institutional Accreditation
- New York State Regents Advisory Council on Institutional Accreditation ByLaws
- Institutional Accreditation Appeals Board
- Conflict of Interest Guidelines and Recusal Policy