Authorization and Accreditation

The State University of New York at Fredonia is authorized and approved by the Board of Regents to operate as a 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 is awarded by Middle States Commission on Higher Education. SUNY Fredonia was first accredited in 1952 and was awarded reaccreditation most recently in 2020.

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, 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
2021 2031
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
March 2023
March 2028