Colgate reaffirmed its accreditation through the Middle States Commission on Higher Education in June 2018. Accreditation certifies the quality of an institution’s educational programs.

About Accreditation

The fundamental purpose of accreditation is to ensure the quality of the educational program at an institution. The process includes the development of an extensive self-study addressing the accreditation standards set forth by the Middle States Commission. Upon completion of the self-study, the institution is evaluated by peers; specifically, administrators and other higher education professionals who review the self-study and conduct an on-site institutional visit.

Colgate University’s first accreditation in 1921 was reaffirmed in 2018 by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (located at 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104). A mid-point peer review will take place in 2023, and the next self-study evaluation will take place in 2026–2027.

Colgate University is authorized to operate as a university by the New York State Board of Regents, and its programs of study are approved by the New York State Education Department (NYSED). The NYSED Office of Higher Education can be reached at New York State Education Department, Office of Higher Education, Room 977, Education Building Annex, Albany, NY, 12234.

Reaffirmation of Accreditation Documents

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Individuals may submit feedback regarding Colgate’s compliance with the commission’s requirements, standards, or policies. For information on how to provide feedback, refer to the Middle States Commission website.

Number of completers Number of completers
for licensure
Final GPA of
*includes 9th
Certification test
pass rate of
Employed for a
position in which
they are prepared
2012-2013 6 MAT 85% 3.69 100% 33%
2013-2014 4 MAT 100% 3.78 100% 25%
2014-2015 4 MAT 75% 3.75 100% 50%
2015-2016 4 MAT 100% 3.8 100% 75%
2016-2017 2 MAT
1 UG
100% 3.74 100% 100%
2017-2018 1 MAT
2 UG
100% 3.40* 100% 33%
2018-2019 5 MAT
2 UG
100% 3.52* 100% 57%
2019-2020 4 MAT
4 UG
92% 3.65* 92% 50%
2020-2021 3 MAT 100% 3.92 100% 100%