Nyack 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).

Accreditor (alphabetical)

  • School/Program(s)

Status

(Noncompliance Communication)

Date Achieved

(Next Full Review Date)

Association of Christian Schools International

  • School of Education, covering programs leading to a first teacher certification:
    • BS Childhood Education
    • BS/MS Childhood Special Ed
    • BS Early Childhood (-Chld) Ed*
    • MusB Music Education
Accredited 1981-1982

(2026-2027)
The Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada

Accredited 1990
(2021)
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Accredited 2012-2013

(2027-2028)
Council for Social Work Education

Accredited MSW since 2018
BSW since 2008

(2022 for both)
Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

  • School of Education, covering programs leading to a first teacher certification:
    • MS Childhood Ed (Initial Cert)
    • MS Childhood Sp Ed (Initial Cert)
    • MAT TESOL (Initial Cert)*
    • BS Childhood Education
    • BS/MS Childhood Special Ed
    • BS Early Childhood (-Chld) Ed*
    • MusB Music Education
  • Advanced-Level programs (leading to additional or professional certification) were excluded from the 2018-19 review, and will be reviewed in 2025.
Accredited 2018-2019 (NCATE 2006)
(All levels 2025-2026)
Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education

Accredited 2016

(2022)
Middle States Commission on Higher Education

  • Nyack College, including Alliance Theological Seminary
Accredited 1961-1962

Currently in progress, (2027-2028)
National Association of Schools of Music

  • School of Music programs:
    • Associate of Science in Music
    • Bachelor of Arts in Music
    • Bachelor of Science in Music Worship
    • Bachelor of Music in Composition
    • Bachelor of Music in Music Education
    • Bachelor of Music in Performance
    • Bachelor of Music in Gospel Performance
Accredited 1962

(2029)

Accreditor titles are linked to their website URLs.  Contact Information for Accreditors for questions, inquiries, or grievances related to accreditors’ standards and policies can also be found in the Nyack Catalog by searching “Accreditation and Approvals”.

*Programs are in the process of being taught out.