Records & Registration

Accredited Colleges

What is an accredited college?

Accredited colleges are those that have earned, or are candidates for, accreditation by organization(s) recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). CHEA-recognized organizations grant regional or institutional accreditation as well as  programmatic accreditation and national faith- and career-related accreditation. New Paltz also accepts credit from institutions accredited by the New York State Board of Regents and the Commissioner of Education and from independent non-profit and proprietary institutions with Board of Regents authorization to award degrees.