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Statement of Accreditation

Hamilton College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104.

Middle States Commission Statement of Accreditation Status for Hamilton College

Per the Middle State Commission on Higher Education:


June 24, 2021
To acknowledge receipt of the self-study report. To note that the institution hosted a virtual site visit in lieu of an on-site visit in accordance with the United States Department of Education (USDE) guidelines published March 17, 2020. To reaffirm accreditation. To request a supplemental information report, due March 1, 2022 documenting further evidence of (1) organized and systematic assessments that evaluate the extent of student achievement (Standard V) and (2) organized and systematic assessments that evaluate institutional effectiveness (Standard VI). To note that a verification visit is required by USDE guidelines and will be conducted within a reasonable period of time following the virtual site visit. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2028-29.

Hamilton College’s Washington Program has been approved by the Higher Education Licensure Commission (HELC).

Standing with State

Hamilton College is authorized to operate as a college or university by the& New York State Board of Regents and the New York State Education Department (NYSED).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.

NYSED Distance Learning Update May 2020

2020-21 Middle States Accreditation Review


Nathan Goodale, Associate Dean of Faculty (Arts and Sciences)

Penny Yee, Associate Dean of Faculty (Humanities and Social Sciences)

MSCHE Accreditation Response Due to COVID-19, received May 19, 2020

“On May 15, 2020, the United States Department of Education (USDE), Office of Postsecondary Education, extended the temporary waiver for the use of distance education as an alternate delivery method through December 31, 2020. MSCHE institutions not approved to offer distance education may continue to offer programs using this delivery method for the duration of the USDE extension without further approval from the Commission. The expedited distance education review process, discussed in the MSCHE memo of May 4, 2020, will not be used at this time. Institutions wishing to use distance education as an alternate delivery method beyond the USDE extension must seek approval through the substantive change process outlined in the Commission’s Substantive Change Policy and Procedures and Substantive Change Guidelines. For more information, please contact your institution’s MSCHE Vice President liaison.”


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