Accreditation and Memberships

St. Francis College is chartered by the Regents of the University of the State of New York and is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. It is a member of the following:

Association of American Colleges Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities
Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities Council for Advancement and Support of Education National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities
Association of Franciscan Colleges and Universities
Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce
Downtown Brooklyn Development Association Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education Teacher Education Accreditation Council

The College’s official Statement of Accreditation Status is available on the Middle States website, Additionally, Middle States accreditation and status reports are maintained by the College’s Accreditation Liaison Officer:

Michele S. Hirsch, Ph.D.
Room 7014
(718) 489-5455

For additional information about the College’s accreditation status, or to file a complaint, please contact:

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education
3624 Market Street
2nd Floor West
Philadelphia, PA 19104-2680
(267) 284-5000

The St. Francis College teacher preparation/certification program is accredited by the Association of Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP).

The St. Francis College nursing degree programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). More information about nursing is available on the NY State Department of Education’s Office of the Professions: