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 Adolescence Education: English*, Math*, SS*
    • 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
(2020)
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 Adolescence Education: English*, Math*, SS*
    • BS Childhood Education
    • BS/MS Childhood Special Ed
    • BS Early Childhood (-Chld) Ed*
    • MusB Music Education
  • School of Education programs leading to an additional or professional certification are covered by CAEP’s extension of NCATE accreditation until 2022:
    • MS Inclusive Ed (Prof. Cert)
    • MS Childhood Ed (Add’l Cert)
    • MS Childhood Sp Ed (Add’l Cert)
    • MS TESOL (Add’l Cert)*
Accredited 2018-2019
(NCATE 2006)(All levels 2025-2026)(Advanced-Level NCATE programs only 2021-2022)
Council 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

(2019-2020)
National Association of Schools of Music

  • School of Music programs:
    • BA Music
    • MusB Composition
    • MusB Music Education
    • MusB Performance (Instrumental, Piano, Voice)
    • The following degrees are pending NASM accreditation:
      • MusB Gospel Music Performance
      • BS Music in Worship
      • BA Music with concentrations in Collaborative Piano Performance, Jazz Performance, Musical Theatre Performance
      • AS Music
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.