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Lehman College

Lehman College Accreditation


Lehman College of the City University of New York (CUNY) is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE).

Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Institutional Accreditation

Lehman College of the City University of New York (CUNY) was initially accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) in 1968. The most recent MSCHE review took place in 2019.

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an accrediting agency serving a diverse membership of public and private higher education institutions within and outside the United States. Through peer review, membership-approved standards of accreditation and frequent workshops and Town Hall meetings, MSCHE promotes continuous institutional improvement and assures the membership and its constituencies (including the public) that the accredited institutions are fulfilling their missions serving students and the public.

MSCHE is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a reliable authority concerning

the quality of education offered by institutions of higher education and for certifying institutional eligibility for federal funding in a number of programs, including student access to federal financial aid. Institutional accreditation is required for participation in federal and state financial aid programs. Accreditation is important for the acceptance and transfer of college credit, is often required for student application to graduate programs, and is frequently necessary for research grant funding.

Accreditation is periodically reaffirmed through a comprehensive review process that includes an institutional self-study that results in a comprehensive Self-Study Report, an external review by colleagues from peer institutions, and a site visit at least once every eight years.

Statement of Accreditation Status

2021 Supplemental Information Report

  • Supplemental Information Report
  • Action Letter

  • 2020 Supplemental Information Report

    2019 Self-Study Report

    2014 Periodic Review Report

    2013 Progress Report

    2011 Monitoring Report

    2009 Self-Study Report

    2004 Periodic Review Report

    1999 Self - Study Report

    1994 Periodic Review Report

    1988 Self - Study Report

    1983 Periodic Review Report

    1978 Self - Study Report

    1968 Self - Study Report

    Substantive Change Requests

    2019 Substantive Change Requests

    2012 Substantive Change Request

    • Alternative Delivery Method: Distance Education
    • Action Letter

    Note: Program does not submit reports. It is re-accredited based on the School's re-accreditation by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). The most recent re-accreditation was 2021. Reports are submitted annually to CAEP.