Academic Accreditation

Canisius College is accredited by numerous national organizations. These accreditations serve as testament to the excellent quality of a Canisius education. These accreditations include:

Middle States

Canisius College is an accredited institution by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (267-284-5000). The MSCHE is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).


The Canisius College School of Education and Human Services is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). 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 CAEP as a specialized accrediting body for schools, colleges and departments of education. Their address is 1140 19th St. NW, Suite 400 Washington, DC 20036 and they can also be reached by phone at 202-223-0077.


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).

Program Accreditations

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:

Program Accrediting Body
Athletic Training CAATE
2201 Double Creek Drive
Suite 5006
Round Rock, TX 78664
Chemistry ACS
1155 16th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
Community Counseling & School Counseling CACREP
1001 North Fairfax Street, Suite 510
Alexandria, VA 22314
Deaf Education CED
P.O. Box 2074
800 Florida Ave., NE
Washington, DC 20002

Please contact the Office of Research and Institutional Effectiveness to obtain or review available documentation.