The University of Mount Saint Vincent is independently chartered to grant degrees by the Regents of the State of New York. It is registered by the New York State Education Department, Office of Higher Education, in Albany, NY.
The University of Mount Saint Vincent is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)*, an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
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The University of Mount Saint Vincent also holds program-specific accreditation from the following independent accrediting agencies:
1) The BS in Business Administration and the BS in Accounting degrees
These degrees are accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs, a specialized accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
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2) The baccalaureate degree in nursing/master’s degree in nursing at the University of Mount Saint Vincent
This degree is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)**
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3) The University of Mount Saint Vincent Teacher Education Department
It is accredited by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) and now a member of AAQEP (Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation) in good standing.
The AAQEP, founded in 2017, is one of two professional education accrediting associations that are accepted by NYSED (New York State Education Department). It is a national accreditor dedicated to strengthening P-12 education through excellent educator preparation.
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Accrediting agencies’ letters of approval are available to all interested parties for inspection.
*The Commission’s most recent action on the institution’s accreditation status on June 29, 2023 was to warn the institution. The University of Mount Saint Vincent is committed to continuing the improvements to our educational effectiveness assessment processes, and we look forward to working with the Commission to be fully in compliance.
**On May 24, 2023, the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) Board of Commissioners directed the University of Mount Saint Vincent baccalaureate degree nursing program to show cause as to why accreditation should not be withdrawn due to historical and current NCLEX Pass Rates being below regulation standard. ‘The issuance of a show cause directive is not an adverse action, but a statement of serious concern by the Board.’ It is important to note that the Mount Saint Vincent baccalaureate degree nursing program remains a fully accredited program.