Statement of Accreditation
Hamilton College is fully accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104.
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.
2020-21 Middle States Accreditation Review
Shari Whiting, Interim Director of Institutional Research
Nathan Goodale, Associate Dean of Faculty
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.”