Accreditation and Memberships

Accreditation Information – Institutional

St. Francis College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

The MSCHE is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). For additional information about the College’s accreditation status, or to file a complaint, please visit or contact the Commission at (267) 284-5000, or in Spanish at españ

Additionally, Middle States accreditation and status reports are maintained by the College’s Accreditation Liaison Officer (ALO):

Michele S. Hirsch, Ph.D.
Room 7104

Degree Program Accreditations

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:

NY State Charter

St. Francis College is chartered by the Regents of the University of the State of New York.