Accreditations

Upholding the highest standards for academic excellence.

Herkimer College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), offering high-quality academic programs and support services in accordance with the MSCHE Standards of Accreditation and Requirements of Affiliation. The MSCHE is the unit of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools that accredits degree-granting colleges and universities in the Middle States region, which includes Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and several locations internationally.

The Commission is a voluntary, non-governmental, membership association that defines, maintains, and promotes educational excellence across institutions with diverse missions, student populations, and resources. It examines each institution as a whole, rather than specific programs within institutions.

Herkimer College is a member of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). CHEA provides advocacy on behalf of accreditation and higher education self-regulation. Membership in CHEA signals that the College is accredited by a CHEA-recognized organization, as well as a supporter of higher education accreditation.

Curricula offered by the College are registered and approved by the New York State Department of Education and the State University of New York (SUNY). The College is authorized to award the Associate in Arts degree, the Associate in Science degree, the Associate in Applied Science degree, and program certificates as established by the Board of Regents of the State University of New York.

Program Accreditations

  • The Physical Therapist Assistant program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)— an accrediting agency that is nationally recognized by the US Department of Education (USDE) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). CAPTE grants specialized accreditation status to qualified entry-level education programs for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants. 
  • The EMT/Paramedic program is accredited by the National Registry of EMTs (NREMT—a national certification agency to establish uniform standards for training and examination of personnel active in the delivery of emergency ambulance service). 
  • The College Now program is accredited by the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Programs (NACEP)—a national accrediting body supporting all members by providing standards of excellence, research, communication, and advocacy.

MSCHE Self-Study 2019-2020

Herkimer is currently engaged in its MSCHE Self-Study process for reaccreditation. A Self-Study Steering Committee is leading a process of college-wide assessment of policies, processes, practices and procedures, to ensure compliance with the MSCHE Standards for Accreditation and Requirements of Affiliation.

Additionally, the College is verifying and reporting on its federal and regulatory Compliance, in accordance with the Self-Study. Herkimer’s Self-Study Design document was approved in June 2018. The College will host the MSCHE Visiting Team in March 2020.

For more information contact Mary Ann Carroll, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Assessment and Institutional Effectiveness 

Self-Study Design