Purchase College, State University of New York, is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education:
The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
Purchase College is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD):
NASAD is a specialized accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
Registration of Programs
All majors offered by Purchase College are listed on the Inventory of Registered Programs maintained by the New York State Education Department. The number assigned to each major is referred to as the HEGIS Code (Higher Education General Information Survey Code). All major programs at Purchase College are registered; thus students at Purchase College may pursue any Purchase major without jeopardizing their eligibility for student aid awards.
For updates during 2016–2018 on the list below, please visit www.purchase.edu/Departments/AcademicPrograms/Accreditation.aspx.
|Program Title||HEGIS Code||Award|
|Art History||1003||BA, MA|
|Dance||1008||BFA, MFA †|
|Early Childhood Development||5503||Certificate|
|Entrepreneurship in the Arts||1099||MA|
|Language and Culture||1199||BA|
|Latin American Studies||0308||BA|
|Liberal Studies: Arts||4903||BA|
|Liberal Studies: Legal Studies||4903||BA|
|Media, Society, and the Arts||2299||BA|
|Music Performance: Instrumental||1004||MusB|
|Music Performance: Jazz Studies||1004||MusB|
|Music Performance: Vocal||1004||MusB|
|Music [Studio] Production||1099||MusB|
|Music Studio Composition||1099||MusB|
|Music/Artist Diploma: One Year||1004||Advanced Certificate|
|Music/Artist Diploma: Two Year||1004||Advanced Certificate|
|Music/Performers Certificate: One Year||1004||Advanced Certificate|
|Music/Performers Certificate: Two Year||1004||Advanced Certificate|
|Painting and Drawing||1002||BFA|
|Playwriting and Screenwriting||1007||BA|
|Theatre Design||1007||MFA †|
|Theatre Technology||1007||MFA †|
|Theatre and Performance||1007||BA|
|Visual Arts||1002||BS, BFA, MFA|
|*Revised program effective Jan. 1, 2016; formerly offered program: BA in liberal studies: communications/media studies.|
† The MFA program in dance and in theatre design/technology are currently under revision (closed to admission).