Accreditation and Membership

Pace University is chartered by the Regents of the State of New York and is accredited by:

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education
3624 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(267-284-5000)

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. All Pace University degree programs are registered with the New York State Education Department.

The Bachelor’s Degree Program in Chemistry is certified by the American Chemical Society. The Doctor of Psychology in School – Clinical Child Psychology Degree (Psy.D.) is accredited by the American Psychological Association. The Clinical Mental Health Counseling, MS (PLV) and the Counselor Education and Supervision, PhD (PLV) are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CA-CREP). The Bachelor of Science in computer science is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of ABET, Inc. The baccalaureate degree in nursing, master’s degree in nursing, and Doctor of Nursing Practice are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The Physician Assistant Program is accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA). The Graduate Program in Communication Sciences and Disorders is has been granted candidacy status by the Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) of American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). The Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics has been granted candidacy status by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). The Lubin School of Business is accredited for both business and accounting by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International). The School of Education is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). The School of Law is accredited by the American Bar Association through its Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar Association.

 
Pace University is an institutional member of the following organizations:

  • The American Council on Education (ACE)
  • Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U)
  • Association of Governing Boards (AGB)
  • Campus Compact New York
  • Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities (CUMU)
  • College Board
  • Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities in New York (CICU)
  • Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)
  • Council of Independent Colleges (CIC)
  • Council for Opportunity in Education (COE)
  • Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)
  • National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU)
  • National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD)
  • Project Pericles
  • Reacting Consortium
  • The Science Coalition
  • University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA) 

Following is a list of accrediting agencies with whom individuals may address complaints:

New York State Education Department
Address complaints to:

New York State Education Department
Office of College and University Evaluation
EBA Room 969
89 Washington Avenue
Albany, New York 12234

Phone: (518) 474-1551
Fax: (518) 486-2779

Visit the Office of College and University Evaluation website for more information at http://www.highered.nysed.gov/ocue/spr/COMPLAINTFORMINFO.html.

Middle States Commission on Higher Education
Address all complaints to:

Complaints
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
3624 Market Street, Second Floor West
Philadelphia, PA 19104-2680

Phone: (267) 284-5000

Visit the Middle States website for more information at https://www.msche.org/.

Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Address complaints to:

120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2190
Chicago, IL 60606-6995

Phone: (312) 899-0040 ext. 5400
Email: acend@eatright.org

Visit the ACEND website for more information at http://www.eatright.org/ACEND

Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA)
Address complaints to:

Executive Director, ARC-PA
12000 Findley Road, Suite 150
Johns Creek, GA, 30097

Concerns may be attached to an email.
Phone: (770) 476-1224

Visit the ARC-PA website for more information at http://www.arc-pa.org/frequently-asked-questions/

American Bar Association (ABA)
Address complaints to:

Office of the Consultant on Legal Education to the ABA
321 N. Clark Street, 21st Floor
Chicago, IL 60654-7598

Phone: (312) 988-6738

Visit the ABA website for more information at http://www.americanbar.org/groups/legal_education/resources/accreditation/complaint_proceedures.html.

American Chemical Society (ACS)
Address complaints to:

Secretary of the Committee on Professional Training
Office of Professional Training
1155 Sixteenth Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20036

Phone: (202) 872-4589

Visit the ACS website for more information at http://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/about/governance/committees/training.html.

American Psychological Association (APA)
Address complaints to:

Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
American Psychological Association
750 First Street N.E.
Washington, DC 20002-4242

http://www.apa.org/ed/accreditation
Phone: (202) 336-5979
Fax: (202) 336-5978

Visit the APA website for more information at http://www.apa.org/ed/accreditation/about/other-questions.aspx?item=4.

Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)

AACSB International
777 South Harbour Island Boulevard, Suite 750
Tampa, Florida 33602 USA

Phone: (813) 769-6500
Fax: (813) 769-6559

Visit the AACSB website for more information at https://www.aacsb.edu/.

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Address complaints to:

CCNE Complaints Administrator
655 K Street, NW, Suite 750
Washington, DC 20001

Phone: (202) 887-6791

Visit the CCNE website for more information at http://www.aacnnursing.org/CCNE.

Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET
Address complaints to:

415 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

Phone: (410) 347-7700

Visit the ABET website for more information at http://www.abet.org/accreditation/get-accredited/complaints/.

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
Address complaints to:

President or Chair of the CAEP Board
CAEP
2010 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 500
Washington, DC 20036

Phone: (202) 223-0077
Fax: (202) 296-6620

Visit the CAEP website for more information at http://www.ncate.org/.

Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA)
Address complaints to:

2200 Research Boulevard #310
Rockville, Maryland 20850

Phone: (301) 296-5700
Toll Free: (800) 498-2071
Email: accreditation@asha.org

Visit the ASHA website for more information at https://caa.asha.org/.

State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (SARA)
Address complaints to:

Supervisor, Higher Education Programs
New York State Education Department
89 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12234

Phone: (518) 474-1551
Email: IHEauthorize@nysed.gov