St. Bonaventure is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, a voluntary, nongovernmental, regional membership association that assures students and the public of the educational quality of higher education.
St. Bonaventure's School of Business has joined an elite group, achieving accreditation of its bachelor's and master's degree programs in business from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).
Accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools, worldwide. Institutions that earn accreditation confirm their commitment to quality and continuous improvement through a rigorous and comprehensive peer review.
As a small liberal arts university, St. Bonaventure is particularly proud to have achieved accreditation from the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). Through the process of professional accreditation of schools, colleges and departments of education, NCATE works to make a difference in the quality of teaching, teachers, school specialists and administrators.
The School of Education is also accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) for entry-level programs in clinical mental health counseling and school counseling. CACREP accreditation provides recognition that a program meets or exceeds national standards.
Our biochemistry program, part of the School of Arts & Sciences, is accredited by the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB), a prestigious, internationally recognized organization with more than 12,000 members worldwide. St. Bonaventure students are eligible for ASBMB scholarships and awards, as well as a host of other benefits, making SBU students more competitive in the job market or when applying for graduate and professional programs.
The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant has granted Accreditation-Provisional status to the St. Bonaventure University Physician Assistant Program sponsored by St. Bonaventure University. Accreditation-Provisional is an accreditation status granted when the plans and resource allocation, if fully implemented as planned, of a proposed program that has not yet enrolled students appear to demonstrate the program’s ability to meet the ARC-PA Standards or when a program holding Accreditation-Provisional status appears to demonstrate continued progress in complying with the Standards as it prepares for the graduation of the first class (cohort) of students. Accreditation-Provisional does not ensure any subsequent accreditation status. It is limited to no more than five years from matriculation of the first class.
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