Authorization and Accreditation

The State University of New York at Fredonia is authorized and approved by the Board of Regents to operate as a college/university. All of Fredonia's baccalaureate and graduate programs are registered by the New York State Education Department. A list of authorized institutions and degree programs can be found using the Inventory of Registered Programs.

Institutional Accreditation
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
First Accredited: 1952
Reaccredited: 2015

Statement of Accreditation Status

Degree Award(s) and Degree Title(s)
Accrediting Agency
Most Recent Accreditation Date
Next Accreditation Review
School of Music
MusB-Music Performance, MusB-Music Education, MusB-Composition, BS-Sound Recording Technology, BS-Music Therapy, BA-Music Applied, BFA-Musical Theatre, MM-Music Education, MM-Performance, MM-Theory/Composition, MM-Music Therapy  NASM - National Association of Schools of Music
BA-Theatre Arts, BFA-Theatre Production and Design, BFA-Acting, BFA Musical Theatre  NAST - National Association of Schools of Theatre
Visual Arts & New Media
BA-Art History, BA-Studio Art, BFA Animation & Illustration, BFA-Ceramics, BFA-Drawing & Painting, BFA-Film & Video Arts, BFA-Graphic Design, BFA-Photography, BFA-Sculpture  NASAD - National Association of Schools of Art and Design
Professional Education Unit
BSEd-Early Childhood Education, BSEd-Childhood Education, BSEd-Childhood Inclusive Education, MSEd-Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, MUSB-Music Education, BS-Adol. Education-Biology, BS-Adol Education-Chemistry, BS-Adol Education-Physics, BS-Adol Education-Earth Science, BA-Adol Education-French, BA-Adol Education-Spanish, BS-Middle Childhood Specialist Mathematics, BS-Adol Education-Mathematics, BA-Adol Education-English, BA-Adol Education-Social Studies, MAT-Adol Science Education, MSEd-Literacy Education: Birth-Grade 12, MSEd-Literacy Education: Grades 5-12, MSEd-Adol Education-Social Studies, CAS-TESOL, CAS-Bilingual, CAS-School Building Leadership, CAS-School District Leadership, MSEd-Biology 7-12, MSEd-English 7-12, MA-English, MSEd-Mathematics 7-12, MSEd-Curriculum and Instruction, BSEd/MSEd Multi-Award Childhood Inclusive Education-Literacy B-12.
CAEP - Council on the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
Communication Disorders and Sciences
M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology CAA - Council on Academic Accreditation for the ASHA - American Speech, Language, Hearing Association
Chemistry - ACS approved track
B.S. in Chemistry (Track II only is ACS certified) 
ACS - American Chemical Society Committee on Professional Training (ACS-CPT)
June 2015
Sociocultural and Justice Sciences B.S. in Social Work CSWE Council on Social Work Education
School of Business
B.S. in Public Accountancy,
B.S. in Accounting,
B.S. in Business Administration-Finance,
B.S. in Business Administration-Management,
B.S. in Business Administration-Marketing 
AACSB - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
July 2017