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Recognition and Membership

Manhattan College is chartered and empowered to confer academic degrees by the New York State Education Department.

It is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-2680, 215-662-5606, The college is approved by the American Chemical Society for the professional training of chemists and by the New York State Department of Health for Radiation Therapy Technology.

The School of Business is accredited by AACSB International, The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, the premier accrediting agency for business programs globally.

The undergraduate programs in Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Environmental Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET Inc. (

The teacher education programs at Manhattan College are accredited by the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP) . AAQEP is nationally recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) as a programmatic accrediting organization with the following scope:  AAQEP accredits programs that prepare professional educators (including teachers, school leaders and administrators, and other education-related personnel) and that lead to recognized degrees at the bachelor’s, post-baccalaureate, or master’s level and/or to recognized post-degree professional certificates or endorsements, across the United States and its territories and dependencies.

The College is a member of the Association of American Colleges, the American Council on Education, the Institute of International Education, the National Catholic Educational Association, the Association of Urban Universities, the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, the American Association of University Women, the American Society for Engineering Education, Middle Atlantic Association of Colleges of Business Administration, Association of Continuing Higher Education, the National Association of College and University Summer Sessions, American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, the College Entrance Examination Board, the National Commission for Cooperative Education, Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities (ACCU), Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities (CICU), National Association of Independent Colleges & Universities (NAICU), NY Campus Compact, Lilly Fellows Program, Lower Hudson Valley Consortium of Catholic Colleges & Universities (LHVCC), FSC DENA, International Association of Lasallian Universities (IALU),  Annapolis Group,The Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U).  The College is an associate member ofThe Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU).