Concordia College is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia PA 19104, 215. 662.5606. The Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Commission on Recognition of Postsecondary Accreditation.
The Social Work program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the Council on Social Work Education, 1600 Duke Street, Alexandria VA 22314, 703.683.8080, a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Commission on Recognition of Postsecondary Accreditation.
The Education program is accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), 201 Massachusetts Ave N.W., Suite 500, Washington DC 20036, 202.466.7496.
The College is registered by the New York State Education Department and the International Center for English as a Second language is a member of the American Association of Intensive English Programs.
Concordia is a four-year, coeducational liberal arts college sponsored by The Lutheran ChurchMissouri Synod and a member of the Concordia University System. It is chartered by the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York to offer both associate and bachelor degrees.
Concordia, founded in 1881 as Concordia Progymnasium, received its original charter from the state regents in 1936. From 1918 to 1969, it was called Concordia Collegiate Institute; in 1969, the preparatory school was closed and the present name of the College was authorized by a charter change; and in 1972, the state regents authorized the College to grant the bachelor degree.