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:

1007 North Orange Street
4th Floor, MB #166
Wilmington, DE 19801
(267) 284-5011

The MSCHE is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).


Full accreditation of all educator preparation programs in the School of Education and Human Services was obtained through the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) in 2017.


Canisius is currently pursuing accreditation of its educator preparation programs by the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP). Pursuant to §52.21 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education, the educator preparation programs offered by Canisius College are considered to be continuously accredited for purposes of meeting the New York State requirement that all such programs maintain continuous accreditation.


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.