Daemen College has received reaccreditation from the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, which commended the college for the quality of its self-study report. The Middle States Commission officially reaffirmed Daemen’s 10-year accreditation at its June 23 meeting.
“This resounding approval for accreditation with commendation from the Middle States Commission speaks to Daemen’s high quality academic programs and faculty,” said President Gary A. Olson. “As the college continues to make great strides, it is immensely gratifying to have Daemen recognized for upholding national standards of excellence in higher education.”
Reaccreditation was granted after a rigorous process that included an in-depth self-study completed by a committee made up of Daemen administrators, faculty and staff, and also a report from a visiting team of peer evaluators. With the accreditation, Daemen is eligible to participate in federal financial aid programs, including federal loans, grants and work study, administered by the U.S. Department of Education.
As part of the evaluation, the Middle States visiting team assessed Daemen on 14 accreditation standards, including mission and goals; planning, resource allocation and institutional renewal; institutional resources; leadership and governance; administration; integrity; institutional assessment; student admissions and retention; student support services; faculty; educational offerings; general education; related educational activities; and assessment of students.