Welcome to the Office of College and University Evaluation

The Office of College and University Evaluation assesses the compliance of public, independent, and proprietary degree-granting institutions and the programs of study they offer with the standards of quality set forth in law, rule, and regulation.  This includes making recommendations on applications to establish new higher education institutions, on major changes to the missions of existing higher education institutions, and on proposed programs of study. Approved programs are listed on the Office’s Inventory of Registered Programs.

The Office also administers the Regents responsibility as a nationally recognized accrediting agency for higher education institutions in New York State voluntarily seeking institutional accreditation by the Board of Regents.

Last Updated: November 15, 2018