Accreditation

Accreditation

Keuka College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (3624 Market St., Philadelphia, Pa., 19104; 267-284-5000), which is the federally recognized accrediting agency for educational institutions in the mid-Atlantic region. Accreditation was most recently affirmed in 2013 as indicated in Keuka College’s official Statement of Accreditation Status

Business Programs

In addition to Keuka College’s institutional accreditation by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, the College has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE), located at 11960 Quivira Road in Overland Park, Kansas, USA.

IACBE Information

The Division of Business and Management has received specialized accreditation for its business program(s) through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) located at 11960 Quivira Road in Overland Park, Kansas, USA. For a list of accredited programs please view our IACBE member status page.

Professional Licensure Disclosure

Federal regulation requires all schools to disclose information to admitted students about their degree programs if the degree is advertised as leading to a professional license. Per U.S. Federal Regulations, §668.43 (2019 Rule), and in compliance with the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (SARA) Manual version 19.2, Keuka College provides the following information for programs which may lead to professional licensure or certification.

Education

Keuka College is a member in good standing of the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP), a national accrediting organization recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. The programs listed below have been awarded full accreditation by AAQEP through December 31, 2028. Full accreditation acknowledges that a program prepares effective educators who continue to grow as professionals and has demonstrated the commitment and capacity to maintain quality.

AAQEP-Accredited Programs at Keuka College:

  • B.S., Unified Early Childhood (Birth-Grade 2) or Unified Childhood Education (Grades 1-6)
  • B.A., Adolescent Biology, English, Mathematics, or Social Studies (Grades 7-12), with option to add Special Education
  • B.S., Adolescent Special Education Generalist (Grades 7-12), with emphasis in English or Social Studies
  • M.S., Literacy Education (Birth-Grade 6 or Grades 5-12)

About AAQEP

Founded in 2017, AAQEP is a membership association and quality assurance agency that provides accreditation services and formative support to all types of educator preparation providers. The organization promotes excellent, effective, and innovative educator preparation that is committed to evidence-based improvement in a collaborative professional environment. AAQEP is nationally recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. Visit aaqep.org for more information.

If you are seeking certification outside of the state of New York, you may be required to take state-specific tests or fulfill other requirements and achieve licensure. We have not determined if our program leads to licensure in all states.  Please contact your state department of education for more information about licensure.

Nursing

The Keuka College M.S. in Nursing Adult/Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner program is accredited by the New York State Board of Regents and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The CCNE address is Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education One Dupont Circle NW, Suite 530, Washington, D.C., 20036, (202) 887-6791.

Every state requires registration and licensure to practice nursing. To determine the registration and licensure requirements for a specific state, please contact the Board of Nursing for that state

Social Work

Keuka College’s bachelor’s in social work is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). In addition, the CSWE requires all programs to measure and report student learning outcomes. Students are assessed on their mastery of the competencies that comprise the accreditation standards of CSWE.

For further information regarding social work licensure in your state, please contact your state department of education.

Occupational Therapy

The occupational therapy program is accredited through 2025 by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) located at:

ACOTE
6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200
North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929
(301) 652-AOTA
www.acoteonline.org

Graduates of the master’s degree program will be eligible to sit for the national certification examination for the occupational therapist, administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). After successful completion of this exam, the graduate will be an Occupational Therapist, Registered (OTR).

In addition, most states require licensure to practice; however, state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT certification examination. A felony conviction may affect a graduate’s ability to sit for the NBCOT certification examination or attain state licensure.

For further information on these limitations, students may contact NBCOT at:

National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy
One Bank Street, Suite 300
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
(301) 990-7979

In New York and most other states, a professional license is required for practice and the NBCOT examination serves as the licensing examination in most states. Students are, however, required to apply separately for licensure and certification upon graduation. For more information regarding occupational therapy licensure, please consult your state department of education.