Accreditation Information

D'Youville College is authorized by the Board of Regents of the State of New York to award degrees and certificates for programs registered with the New York State Board of Regents. The College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, a regional accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. MSCHE, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-2680. Phone: (267) 284-5000. Fax: (215) 662-5501.

Accreditation of Individual Programs

It is important to note that not all academic programs and departments have a specialized accreditation. For those programs that have distinct and specialized accreditations, D'Youville College has sought them out and they are listed below.

D'Youville College seeks academic program accreditation from appropriate specialized accreditation agencies. They assure the educational community, students and their families, the general public, and other organizations, that an academic program has met high standards of quality and effectiveness.

In addition, some state registration boards require a degree from an accredited professional degree program as a prerequisite for licensure.

Business and International Business

D'Youville College has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE) located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kansas, USA. The business programs in the following degrees are accredited by the IACBE:

  • Master of Business Administration with concentrations in General Business Administration, Marketing, and Human Resources
  • Master of Science in International Business
  • Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in International Business
  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Master of Science in International Business
  • Bachelor of Science with concentrations in Business Management, Business Management (Advance), and Accounting


The Doctor of Chiropractic degree program at D'Youville College is awarded programmatic accreditation by the:

Council on Chiropractic Education,
8049 North 85th Way,
Scottsdale, AZ, 85258-4321,
Tel: (480) 433-8877,


D'Youville's Coordinated Program in Dietetics has been granted continuing accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education. This is the American Dietetic Association's accrediting agency for education programs that prepare students for careers as registered dietitians. CADE, 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60606-6995. Phone: (312) 899-0040, ext. 5400.

Our five-year dietetic program (three-year pre-professional and two-year coordinated program) is also approved and registered by the New York State Education Department.


All of D'Youville College's education programs, leading to New York State teacher certification, are accredited by Regents Accreditation of Teacher Education (RATE). This is the specialized accrediting body for teacher education programs in New York State. Accreditation entails a rigorous, on-site visit to ensure that D'Youville meets the highest standards in preparing education graduates to be effective teachers. RATE, New York State Education Department, 89 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12234. Phone: (518) 474-1914.

For Canadians: After you complete your graduate teacher education program, D'Youville College recommends to the appropriate body that you have met all requirements and are eligible to apply for the teaching certificate. The decision to issue a teaching certificate is made by the New York State Education Department and the Ontario College of Teachers.

Ontario certification is for Canadian citizens residing in Ontario who wish to teach in Ontario. If you are not a Canadian citizen or if you wish to teach in a province other than Ontario, you may not fulfill the necessary requirements. It is your responsibility to determine whether D'Youville's program will prepare you for your goals. For more information, contact the Ontario College of Teachers at (416) 961-8800 or call toll-free in Canada at (888) 534-2222.

Nursing (Graduate and Undergraduate)

The baccalaureate degree in nursing, the master’s degree and the doctor of nursing practice degree at D’Youville College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, 202-887-6791.

Occupational Therapy

D'Youville's occupational therapy degree program is fully approved and registered by the New York State Education Department. It is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). You must graduate from an ACOTE-accredited program to be eligible to sit for the national certification examination administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). AOTA, 4720 Montgomery Lane, P.O. Box 31220, Bethesda, MD 20824-1220. Phone: (301) 652-2682. Fax: (301) 652-7711.


D'Youville College School of Pharmacy's Doctor of Pharmacy program is accredited by:

Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
135 S. LaSalle Street, Suite 4100
Chicago, IL 60603-4810
(312) 664-3575; FAX (312) 664-4652

Physician Assistant

D'Youville College's Physician Assistant department is accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA). It accredits programs nationally through a peer review process that includes documentation and periodic site visit evaluation. By defining the standards for Physician Assistant education, ARC-PA goals are to encourage sound educational practices and innovation by programs, and to stimulate continuous self-study and improvement. ARC-PA, 12000 Findley Road, Suite 240, Duluth, GA 30097. Phone: (770) 476-1224. Fax: (770) 476-1738.

Physical Therapy

D'Youville's Doctor of Physical Therapy program is registered by the New York State Department of Education. It is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE). This is the only accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation to accredit entry-level physical therapists at the master's and doctoral degree levels. Contact information for CAPTE is, 111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA 22314. Phone: (703) 706-3245. Fax: (703) 684-7343. Email:

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  • Tradition

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