Accreditation

SUNY Empire State College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), which is recognized by the U.S. secretary of education to conduct accreditation activities for institutions of higher education in Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. MSCHE also is recognized by the Council on Higher Education Accreditation.

MSCHE
3624 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(267) 284-5000

Nursing Programs

The RN to BSN, the M.S. in Nursing Education and the M.S. in Nursing Administration programs at SUNY Empire State College are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. The nursing curricula are aligned with the American Association of Colleges of Nursing’s Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice (AACN, 2008) and The Essentials of Master’s Education in Nursing (AACN, 2011), as well as the American Nurses Association standards of professional performance (ANA, 2010). Clinical and capstone experiences take place in the student’s home community. Bachelor’s degree students may complete general learning requirements via online or face-to-face courses at any regionally accredited institution. In addition, requirements can be met via assessment of prior learning, independent study and successful completion of selected examinations.

AACN
655 K Street, NW, Suite 750
Washington, DC 20001
P: (202) 463-6930
F: (202) 785-8320

Master Of Arts In Teaching In Middle Childhood And Adolescent Education, Master Of Arts In Teaching In Adolescent Special Education, And Master Of Education In Adolescent Education Accreditation

Through a process of self-study and independent peer review the Empire State College Teacher Education programs were granted national accreditation through the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP) for a period of seven years, from December 2019-December 31, 2026.

AAQEP
P.O. Box 7511
Fairfax Station, VA 22039
(301) 276-5106

Master of Business Administration in Business Management and the Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Leadership

The Empire State College Master of Business Administration (MBA) programs in Business Management and Healthcare Leadership have received special accreditation through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE), for a period of seven years from January 1, 2021-December 31, 2027. Please visit the IACBE website for current membership status. This accreditation certifies that both the MBA in Business Management and the MBA in Healthcare Leadership have undertaken a rigorous self-evaluation, undergone a comprehensive, independent peer review, and have demonstrated compliance with IACBE accreditation principles.

IACBE
11960 Quivira Road, Suite 300
Overland Park, KS, 66213
(913) 631-3009

The Master of Business Administration in Business Management, Human Resource Management Concentration

The Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) has acknowledged that SUNY Empire State College’s MBA in Business Management with a specialization in Human Resource Management has received renewal of its alignment with SHRM’s HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates until December, 2025. Throughout the world, 451 programs in 341 educational institutions have been acknowledged by SHRM as being in alignment with its suggested guides and templates. The HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates were developed by SHRM to define the minimum HR content areas that should be studied by HR students at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

SHRM
1800 Duke Street
Alexandria, VA, 22314
(800) 283-7476

Master of Science in Finance

The Empire State College M.S. in Finance program well-positions students to obtain the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®) charter, which has become the most respected and recognized investment credential in the world. The M.S. in Finance program has been recognized by the CFA Institute. The M.S. in Finance curriculum covers more than 70% of the CFA Program's Candidate Body of Knowledge® (CBOK), which is the gold standard for the financial investment industry. It also includes significant portions of the CFA Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct, the highest standards of financial professionals. The M.S. in Finance program offers a limited number of CFA Program student scholarships each academic year via the CFA Institute University Affiliation program®.

CFA Institute - New York
292 Madison Avenue
2nd Floor
New York, NY 10017
(800) 247-8132