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Accreditation, Approvals, and Recognition

Davis College is authorized by the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York (BRNYS) to grant the one-year certificate, the two-year Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree, the three-year diploma and the Bachelor of Religious Education (BRE) degree in Bible and Theology. All of its programs and concentrations are registered with the New York State Education Department (NYSED). BRNYS is classified as a state institutional accrediting agency, but also is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as an accrediting agency with national scope and recognition.

Davis College is accredited by the Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE), an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). ABHE is classified as a national institutional accrediting agency and is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (USDOE), the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) as the accrediting agency for undergraduate Bible college education. ABHE is also a member of the American Council of Education (ACE), the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU) and the International Council of Accrediting Agencies for Evangelical Theological Education (ICAA). In 2006, Davis College was reaffirmed for its accreditation with the Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE) for the next ten years. ABHE provides accreditation and services for institutions and programs of biblical higher education within Canada, the United States, and related territories. Davis College has been accredited by ABHE since 1985.

Davis College 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 (CHEA) for accrediting activities in the Middle States region, which includes the District of Columbia, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Island.. Davis is listed as an accredited four-year college in Accredited Institutions of Postsecondary Education and The Higher Education Directory. Davis College was accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education in 2005.

Davis is approved by the NYS Division of Veterans Affairs, Bureau of Veteran’s Education for the training of veterans. The college has been granted eligibility by the USDOE, Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE), Institutional Participation Division (IPD) for students enrolled in all programs to participate in the Federal Family Educational Loan Program (FFELP), the Federal Pell Grant Program, the Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant Program (FSEOG), and the Federal Work-Study Program (FWS). The college has been granted eligibility by the NYSED to participate in the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) for New York State residents enrolled in the 1-year Certificate, the Associate of Applied Science degree and the 3-year diploma program. Davis College is authorized under Federal law to enroll non-immigrant students.

Davis College is also registered with the Maryland Higher Education Commission to offer online courses and programs to the residents of Maryland.

Agency Addresses and Contact Information

Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
3624 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (267) 284-5000

The Association for Biblical Higher Education
5575 S. Semoran Blvd., Suite 26
Orlando, FL 32822-1781
Phone: (407) 207-0808

The State Education Department
The University of the State of New York
Albany, NY 12230
Phone: (518) 474-5108

Maryland Higher Education Commission
6 N. Liberty Street, 10th FL
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone: (410) 767-3305

Full documents regarding accreditation can be found on the accrediting agencies’ websites or by contacting the President’s Office at 607.729.1581 ext. 316.

Student Complaints

Non-academic Complaints:

  • If a student has a complaint that is non-academic in nature, it should be directed to the Office of Student Development. The email contact information is studentdevelopment@davisny.edu or phone 607.729.1581 ext. 311. If the complaint is not resolved with the Office of Student Development, then the student may appeal the decision to the Provost. If the complaint is not resolved with the Provost, then the complaint may be appealed to the President’s Executive Cabinet. The President’s Executive Cabinet has the final decision.

Academic Complaints:

  • If a student disagrees with the grade received in a course, then the student may appeal the grade. The student must follow the Academic Final Grade Grievance Policy.
  • If a student has an academic-related complaint not related to the final grade for a course, then the student is to direct the complaint to his or her professor or academic advisor. If the complaint is not resolved with the student’s professor or academic advisor, then the student may appeal the decision to the Academic Affairs Committee. If the complaint is not resolved with the Academic Affairs Committee, then the decision may be appealed to Provost. The Provost has the final decision.

It is expected that a student will cooperate fully in investigations by Davis College.  For example, doing so means answering all questions completely and honestly and giving the investigator all documents and other material that might be relevant. All complaints will be handled as confidentially as possible. When the investigation is complete Davis College will take corrective action, if appropriate.

Davis College will not engage in or allow retaliation against any student who makes a good faith complaint or participates in an investigation. If a student believes that he or she is being subjected to any kind of negative treatment because a complaint was made or were questioned about a complaint, then the student should report the conduct immediately to the Provost. If the complaint is not resolved by the Provost, then the student may appeal the decision to the President’s Executive Cabinet.

Maryland Students:

Davis College is subject to investigation of complaints by the Office of the Attorney General or the Maryland Higher Education Commission. Complaints should be directed to:

Maryland Attorney General
Consumer Protection Division
200 St. Paul St.
Baltimore, MD 21202
Phone: 410.528.8662 or toll free 888.743.0823