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

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 Higher Education and the Professions
Central Education Center, Room 5B28
Albany, NY 12230
Phone: (518) 474-1551
http://www.highered.nysed.gov/ocue/COMPLAINTFORM.pdf?

Middle States Commission on Higher Education
Address complaints to:
Complaints
Middle States Commission on Higher Education,
1007 North Orange Street
4th Floor, MB #116
Wilmington, DE 19801
Phone: (267) 284-5011
Visit the Middle States website for more information.

The Lubin School of Business is accredited for both business and accounting by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International).

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.

The Haub School of Law is accredited by the American Bar Association through its Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar

American Bar Association (ABA)
Address complaints to:
Attn: Complaints
Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
American Bar Association
321 N. Clark Street, 19th floor
Chicago, IL 60654
Phone: (312) 988-6738
Visit the ABA website for more information.

During its January 24-26, 2018 meeting, the ACEND board voted to grant Candidacy for Accreditation to the Master's of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics Program.

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.

ACOTE considered the Candidacy Application from the Occupational Therapy Master’s Program at Pace University-Westchester Campus, Pleasantville, New York, and voted to GRANT CANDIDACY STATUS.

Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE)
Address complaints to:
4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200
Bethesda, MD 20814-3449
Phone: (301) 652-6611
Email: ssalvant@aota.org
Visit the ACOTE website for more information.

The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) has granted Accreditation-Continued status to the Pace University-Lenox Hill Hospital Physician Assistant Program sponsored by Pace University. Accreditation-Continued is an accreditation status granted when a currently accredited program is in compliance with the ARC-PA Standards.

The ARC-PA has granted Accreditation-Provisional status to the Pace University Pleasantville Physician Assistant Program sponsored by Pace University. At its March 2022 meeting, the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc. (ARC-PA) extended Accreditation-Probation status for the Pace University Physician Assistant Program-Pleasantville sponsored by Pace University until its next review in March 2024.

  • Probation accreditation is a temporary accreditation status initially of not less than two years. However, that period may be extended by the ARC-PA for up to an additional two years if the ARC-PA finds that the program is making substantial progress toward meeting all applicable standards but requires additional time to come into full compliance. Probation accreditation status is granted, at the sole discretion of the ARC-PA, when a program holding an accreditation status of Accreditation - Provisional or Accreditation - Continued does not, in the judgment of the ARC-PA, meet the Standards or when the capability of the program to provide an acceptable educational experience for its students is threatened.
  • Once placed on probation, a program that fails to comply with accreditation requirements in a timely manner, as specified by the ARC-PA, may be scheduled for a focused site visit and is subject to having its accreditation withdrawn.
  • Specific questions regarding the Program and its plans should be directed to the Program Director and/or the appropriate institutional official(s). The program’s accreditation history can be viewed on the ARC-PA website.

Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant
Address complaints to:
Executive Director, ARC-PA
12000 Findley Road, Suite 150
Johns Creek, GA, 30097
Phone: (770) 476-1224
Visit the ARC-PA website for more information.

The PhD in Mental Health Counseling (Counselor Education and Supervision) (Pleasantville) and the MS in Mental Health Counseling (Clinical Mental Health Counseling) (Pleasantville) are accredited by Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).

Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs
Address complaints to:
1001 North Fairfax Street, Suite 510
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: (703) 535-5990
Fax: (703) 739-6209
Visit the CACREP website for more information.

The Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) in School-Clinical Child Psychology and the Psychology Internship Program at the New York City Counseling Center are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation, American Psychological Association (APA).

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.

The Bachelor of Science in computer science is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of ABET.

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.

The Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) of American Speech-Language-Hearing Association accredits the MS in Communication Sciences and Disorders Program.

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.

The Clinical Mental Health Counseling, MS (Pleasantville) and Counselor Education and Supervision, PhD (Pleasantville) is accredited by Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CA-CREP).

Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs
Address complaints to:
1001 North Fairfax Street, Suite 510
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: (703) 535-5990
Fax: (703) 739-6209
Visit the CACREP website for more information.

The School of Education is accredited by the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP).

Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP)
Address complaints to:
Mark LaCelle-Peterson, President and CEO
AAQEP
P.O. Box 7511
Fairfax Station, VA 22039
Phone: (301) 276-5106
email: aaqep@aaqep.org
Visit the AAQEP website for more information.

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).

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.

Pace University is an institutional member of the following organizations: