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The State University of New York College of Optometry is authorized by the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York (New York State Department of Education). The College is regionally accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. Its professional program and its residency education program are accredited by the Accreditation Council on Optometric Education of the American Optometric Association.

New York State Department of Education
Office of the Professions
Executive Secretary
State Board for Optometry
Education Building
2nd Floor
89 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12234

Phone: (518) 474-3817, ext. 210
Email: optombd@mail.nysed.gov

Accreditation Council on Optometric Education/American Optometric Association
243 North Lindbergh Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63141

Phone: (314) 991-4100
Fax: (314) 991-4101
Email: ACOE@aoa.org

Commission on Higher Education/Middle States Association
3624 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Phone: (267) 284-5000
Fax: (215) 662-5501

Related Accreditation Links

Related Accreditation Documents
pdfACOE Accreditation Notification Letter (July 2019)
pdfACOE Evaluation Report (June, 2019)
pdfACOE Self-Study (April, 2019)
pdfMSCHE Reaffirmation Letter (November 2016)
pdfMSCHE PRR Evaluation Report (August, 2016)
pdfMSCHE Periodic Review Report (Submitted June, 2016)
pdfMSCHE Re-Affirmation Letter (June 2011)
pdfACOE Accreditation Notification Letter (June, 2011)
pdfMSCHE/ACOE Site Visit Evaluation Report (2011)
pdf MSCHE/ACOE Self-Study (April, 2011)