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Accreditation in the United States is a peer-reviewed process of accountability and quality assurance in higher education.



Baruch College is currently accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. Contact: Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, or by phone, 267-284-5000. Any individual may file a complaint with the Middle States Commission by following the procedure found on their website complaint page​.



The Middle States Commission on Higher Education voted to reaffirm Baruch College’s accreditation at their June 25, 2020 meeting.

This was the culmination of a two-year process of Self-Study led by three co-chairs:

Rachél Fester, PhD - Assistant Provost for Assessment, Accreditation, and Institutional Effectiveness, and Accreditation Liaison Officer to the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Dennis Slavin, PhD - Associate Provost for Teaching and Learning and Assistant Vice President

Cheryl C. Smith, PhD - Associate Professor of English and Faculty Liaison to the Baruch College Center for Teaching and Learning

The Self-Study was developed and written by a team of 60 faculty and administrators who worked together on one of eight Working Groups. They represented all three schools and all divisions of Baruch College. The Self-Study was submitted in January 2020, and an Evaluation Team conducted a site visit in March 2020. All Baruch College community members, including faculty, staff, and students, can learn more about the Baruch College Self-Study 2020 by following this link.



Baruch College also holds specialized accreditation from the following independent accrediting agencies:

  • AACSB International —The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business: Accredits the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Science (MS), Executive Master’s programs of the Zicklin School of Business, and Zicklin's Doctoral Program in Business (offered jointly with the Graduate Center of The City University of New York). In addition to the business accreditation, both the undergraduate and graduate accountancy curricula at the Zicklin School have accounting accreditation from AACSB. In the Americas, contact at 777 South Harbour Island Boulevard, Suite 750, Tampa, FL 33602 or 813-769-6500.    Baruch's business and accountancy programs are currently accredited, and the next  AACSB accreditation site visit is in November 2019.





All degree-granting programs offered at Baruch College are registered with the New York State Education Department.



Baruch College is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC), as well as other regional and metropolitan athletic conferences. Please contact the College’s Athletics Department at 646-312-5040 for more information.



If you have any questions about accreditation at Baruch College, please contact Rachél Fester, Assistant Provost for Assessment, Accreditation, and Institutional Effectiveness at