Canisius College is accredited by numerous national organizations. These accreditations serve as testament to the excellent quality of a Canisius education. These accreditations include:
Canisius College’s regional accreditation was reaffirmed in 2005 by the Middle States Association Commission on Higher Education. The college received special commendation on four standards: for clearly affirming its Catholic and Jesuit mission and identity; for the leadership of its Board of Trustees in strategic planning; for the stability of its senior administration; and for being a campus “welcoming to all religions.”
The Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (267-284-5000) is an agency recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Secretary of Education for accrediting activities in the Middle States region.
The Canisius College School of Education and Human Services is accredited by the National Council Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). The agency praised the school for “displaying the high quality necessary to be granted national accreditation” and noted that its programs “met rigorous standards set forth by the education community.” Accreditation was awarded to the School of Education and Human Services in 2005 and re-affirmed in 2010.
The U.S. Department of Education recognizes NCATE as a specialized accrediting body for schools, colleges and departments of education. Their address is 2010 Massachusetts Ave NW, Suite 500 Washington, DC 20036 and they can also be reached by phone at 202-466-7496.
The Richard J. Wehle School of Business is the largest private institution in Western New York accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International). The college has held this distinction of excellence since 1977. AASCB is earned by the best business schools in the world, and only 5 percent of business schools worldwide meet the rigorous standards of AACSB International Accreditation. To find out more about AACSB, contact them at 777 South Harbour Island Blvd., Suite 750, Tampa, FL 33602 (813-769‐6500).
In addition to these, several of our programs have been certified as meeting a high level of excellence by their respective professional societies. These accredited programs include:
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