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Once a decade, an evaluation team visits every college and university in the Middle States region to evaluate its performance based on 14 Standards of Excellence established to ensure that students are being well served and experiencing the higher education they have a right to expect. Elmira College's last visit was in April of 2016.

Below are excerpts from the evaluation team's report to the Commission which resulted in the College being judged as in compliance with the Standards of Excellence and thereby being reaccredited by the Commission...

“The academic programs are strong and are delivered by qualified faculty that are deeply committed to their students, their programs and the institution.”

“The administration and staff are committed to the success of the students and the institution.”

“The institution has many distinctive strengths.”

“The Board of Trustees is appropriately diverse and representative with the right mix of expertise to fulfill its duties.

Of particular note is the seriousness with which the Trustees take their commitments to philanthropy.”

“Elmira College is committed to integrity at all levels of the institution.”

“Faculty exhibit excellence in teaching, as measured by student teaching evaluations.”

“The evaluation team would like to acknowledge the dedication of the Elmira College faculty toward its students, it programs and for the entire campus community.”

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)

Elmira College received a formal notification of the action taken by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) at its meeting on March 3-4, 2016.

The Board of Commissioners granted continuing accreditation to the baccalaureate nursing program and scheduled the next evaluation visit for Fall 2023.

"Congratulations on this outstanding achievement! We look forward to continued successes for your nursing program."

AAQEP Accreditation

Elmira College is a member of the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP). Pursuant to §52.21 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education, the educator programs offered by Elmira College are considered to be continuously accredited for purposes of meeting the New York State requirement that all such programs maintain continuous accreditation.

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