Mar 01, 2024  
Official Catalog Winter 2024 
    
Official Catalog Winter 2024

Accreditations and Approvals


Bryant & Stratton College is an accredited institution and a member of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) www.msche.org.  Bryant & Stratton College’s accreditation status is Accreditation Reaffirmed.  The Commission’s most recent action on the institution’s accreditation status on June 22, 2017 was to reaffirm accreditation.  MSCHE is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

The academic programs at all Bryant & Stratton College campuses are approved or certified and registered by their respective State Education Departments:

  • New York State Board of Regents
  • University of the State of New York, State Education Department Office of the Professions
  • Ohio Department of Higher Education
  • Ohio Board of Nursing
  • State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV)
  • Virginia Board of Nursing
  • Wisconsin Board of Nursing

Bryant & Stratton College is an institutional member of the council for the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). See www.NC-SARA.org/states/NY

In New York State, Bryant & Stratton College campuses are authorized by the New York State Board of Regents to confer Associate of Occupational Studies and Associate of Applied Science degrees. The Amherst, Buffalo and Southtowns campuses are authorized by the New York State Board of Regents to confer the Bachelor of Business Administration degree. The Southtowns, Albany, Greece, and Syracuse North campuses are authorized by the New York State Board of Regents to confer the Bachelor of Science degree.

All Ohio campuses are authorized by the state of Ohio to confer associate and baccalaureate degrees. These degrees are also approved by the Ohio Board of Regents.

Medical Assisting Associate Degree Program

The Medical Assisting Associate Degree programs offered at Amherst, Akron, Bayshore, Buffalo, Solon, Greece, Hampton, Henrietta, Racine, Parma, Richmond, Southtowns, Syracuse, Syracuse North, Virginia Beach and Wauwatosa are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org), on recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB).

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Educational Programs contact information (CAAHEP):
9355 - 113th Street North, #7709
Seminole, FL 33775
(727) 210-2350
www.caahep.org

Associate Degree Nursing Program

The ADN Nursing program is offered at the Akron, Solon, Parma, Richmond, Virginia Beach, Hampton, Henrietta, Wauwatosa, Bayshore and Racine campuses. The ADN programs at Akron, Solon, Parma, Richmond, Virginia Beach, Hampton, Wauwatosa, Bayshore and Racine campuses are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).  The Henrietta campus is a candidate for initial accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

The Bryant & Stratton College Associate Degree in Nursing is offered at the Henrietta, NY campus.  The Nursing Program is registered/accredited by the Office of College and University of the State of New York State Education Department - Office of the Professions Division of Professional Licensing Services, 89 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12234-1000, Phone: 518-474-3810 (x280), web: www.op.nysed.gov, HEGIS Code 5208.10.  The Ohio Board of Nursing views Akron as a stand-alone program and the Solon and Parma campuses are viewed as one program.  The Akron associate degree nursing program has full approval by the Ohio Board of Nursing.  The Solon/Parma associate degree nursing program has provisional approval by the Ohio Board of Nursing.  The Virginia Board of Nursing views Hampton, Richmond and Virginia Beach campuses as stand-alone programs.  The Hampton associate degree nursing program has full approval from the Virginia Board of Nursing.  The Richmond Campus associate degree nursing program has full approval from the Virginia Board of Nursing.  The Virginia Beach Campus associate degree nursing program has full approval from the Virginia Board of Nursing.  The Wauwatosa, Bayshore and Racine campuses are viewed as one program and are approved by the Wisconsin Board of Nursing.

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
The associate degree nursing program at Bryant & Stratton College at the:
  • Akron Campus, located in Akron, Ohio is accredited by the ACEN.  The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for this associate degree nursing program is continuing accreditation.
  • Hampton Campus located in Hampton, Virginia is accredited by the ACEN.  The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the associate degree nursing program is initial accreditation.
  • Henrietta Campus located in Rochester, NY, effective February 28, 2022, this nursing program is a candidate for initial accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.  This candidacy status expires on February 28, 2024.
  • Milwaukee West Campus (with a branch campus in Bayshore and Racine) located in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin is accredited by the ACEN.  The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the associate degree nursing program is continuing accreditation.
  • Richmond Campus located in North Chesterfield, Virginia is accredited by the ACEN.  The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the associate degree nursing program is continuing accreditation.
  • Virginia Beach Campus located in Virginia Beach, Virginia is accredited by the ACEN.  The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the associate degree nursing program is initial accreditation.
  • Solon/Parma Campus located (with a branch campus in Parma) in Solon, Ohio is accredited by the ACEN.  The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the associate degree nursing program is continuing accreditation.

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)  
3390 Peachtree Rd. NE, Suite 1400
Atlanta, Georgia 30326  
(404) 975-5000  
www.acenursing.org 

Effective February 28, 2022, the Associate in Applied Science in Nursing program at the Henrietta Campus is a candidate for initial accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.  This candidacy status expires on February 28, 2024.

         Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)  
         3390 Peachtree Rd. NE, Suite 1400
         Atlanta, Georgia 30326  
         (404) 975-5000

http://www.acenursing.com/candidates/candidacy.asp  

Note:  Upon granting of initial accreditation by the ACEN Board of Commissioners, the effective date of initial accreditation is the date on which the nursing program was approved by the ACEN as a candidate program that concluded in the Board of Commissioners granting initial accreditation.

Licensed Practical Nurse Diploma Program

Bryant & Stratton College practical nursing diploma programs are located in Akron, Parma and Solon, OH; Richmond, Hampton and Virginia Beach, VA; Wauwatosa, Bayshore and Racine, WI.  The Ohio Board of Nursing views Akron as a stand-alone program and the Parma and Solon campuses are viewed as one program.  The licensed practical nurse diploma program offered at the Akron, Parma and Solon campuses have full approval by the Ohio Board of Nursing.  The Virginia Board of Nursing views Richmond, Hampton and Virginia Beach campuses as stand-alone programs.  The licensed practical nurse diploma program offered at the Hampton Campus has initial approval by the Virginia Board of Nursing.  The licensed practical nurse program at the Virginia Beach Campus has initial approval by the Virginia Board of Nursing.  The Richmond Campus has full approval by the Virginia Board of Nursing.  The Wauwatosa, Bayshore and Racine campuses are viewed as one program and are approved by the Wisconsin Board of Nursing.

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
The practical nursing program at Bryant & Stratton College at the:
  • Akron Campus, located in Akron, Ohio is accredited by the ACEN.  The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the practical nursing program is initial accreditation.
  • Hampton Campus located in Hampton, Virginia, effective November 17, 2022, this nursing program is a candidate for initial accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.  This candidacy status expires on November 17, 2024.
  • Milwaukee West Campus (with branch campuses in Bayshore and Racine) located in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin is accredited by the ACEN.  The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the practical nursing program is continuing accreditation.
  • Richmond Campus located in North Chesterfield, Virginia is accredited by the ACEN.  The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the practical nursing program is initial accreditation.
  • Solon/Parma Campus (with branch campus in Parma) located in Solon, Ohio is accredited by the ACEN.  The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the practical nursing program is initial accreditation.

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)   
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400  
Atlanta, Georgia 30326  
(404) 975-5000   
www.acenursing.org  

Effective November 17, 2022, the practical nursing program offered at the Hampton Campus is a candidate for initial accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.  This candidacy status expires on November 17, 2024.

         Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)  
         3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400  
         Atlanta, Georgia 30326  
         (404) 975-5000
         http://www.acenursing.com/candidates/candidacy.asp
 
Note:  Upon granting of initial accreditation by the ACEN Board of Commissioners, the effective date of initial accreditation is the date on which the nursing program was approved by the ACEN as a candidate program that concluded in the Board of Commissioners granting initial accreditation.

RN to BSN Degree Program

The Bryant & Stratton College RN-BSN program is offered at the Online Education Division located in Orchard Park, NY and is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), 655 K Street NW, Washington, DC 20001; (202) 887-6791; www.ccneaccreditation.org.

BSN Program (OH and WI)

The Bryant & Stratton College baccalaureate degree in nursing offered at the Parma, OH, Wauwatosa, Racine and Bayshore, WI campuses are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), 655 K Street NW, Washington, DC 20001; (202) 887-6791; www.ccneaccreditation.org. The nursing generalist bachelor’s program in Parma has approval from the Ohio Board of Nursing. The nursing generalist bachelor’s program in Bayshore, Racine, and Wauwatosa has approval from the Wisconsin Board of Nursing.  

Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing (NY)

The Bryant & Stratton College Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing offered at the Liverpool, NY campus is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), 655 K Street NW, Washington, DC 20001; (202) 887-6791; www.ccneaccreditation.org.  The Nursing Program is registered/accredited by the Office of College and University Evaluation New York State Education Department:
 
University of the State of New York, State Education Department Office of the Professions
Division of Professional Licensing Services
89 Washington Ave., Albany, NY 12234-1000
Phone: 518-474-3810 (x280)
Web: www.op.nysed.gov
HEGIS Code 1203.00

Occupational Therapy Assistant Associate Degree Program

The occupational therapy assistant programs at Rochester, Syracuse, Solon, and Wauwatosa are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). Graduates of the Rochester, Syracuse, Solon and Wauwatosa programs will be eligible to sit for the national certification examination for the occupational therapy assistant administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT).  ACOTE’s most recent action on the program offered at the Solon Campus was to change the accreditation status to probationary, effective December 2, 2023.

After successful completion of this exam, the individual will be a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA). In addition, all states require licensure in order to practice; however, state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT Certification Examination. Note that a felony conviction may affect a graduate’s ability to sit for the NBCOT certification examination or attain state licensure.

ACOTE is located at 6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200, North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929. ACOTE’s telephone number c/o AOTA is (301) 652-6611 and its Web address is www.acoteonline.org.

Physical Therapist Assistant Associate Degree Program

The Physical Therapist Assistant Programs at Bryant & Stratton College-Parma, Southtowns, Syracuse, and Wauwatosa Campuses are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 3030 Potomac Avenue, Suite 100, Alexandria, VA 22305-3085; telephone: 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org; website: www.capteonline.org. If needing to contact the program/ institution directly, please call the Parma Campus at 216-265-3151; the Southtowns Campus at 716-677-9500; the Syracuse Campus at 315-472-6603; the Wauwatosa Campus at 414-302-7000.

Certain state certification and licensure boards may have specific educational requirements for programs to lead to a license or non-governmental certification that is a precondition for employment in a recognized occupation.  Unless otherwise specified, Bryant & Stratton College’s programs are not designed to meet any specific state’s licensure or certification requirements.  If certain licensed occupations, vocations, or professions are not explicitly listed as above, Bryant & Stratton College has not made a determination with respect to the licensure or certification requirements of those occupations, vocations or professions.  Licensure-track programs may limit enrollment to students in certain states.  You are responsible for understanding the requirements of licensure or certification procedures specific for your desired career path.  Such requirements may change during the course of your education.  You are not automatically certified in any way upon program completion.  Although certain programs are designed to prepare you to take various optional certification exams, Bryant & Stratton College cannot guarantee you will be eligible to take these exams or become certified.  Your eligibility may depend on your work experience, completion of education and/or degree requirements, not having a criminal record, meeting other certification requirements, or the program or the College having appropriate accreditation or licensure.