Bank Street Graduate School is fully accredited. As a student, you can be assured that we are dedicated to ongoing review of our programs. Your educational experience is important to you, just as it is important to us.

Association for Advancing Quality in Educator PreparationThe Graduate School of Education is a member in good standing of the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP). The Graduate School is working toward accreditation of its educator preparation programs under the AAQEP standards with an anticipated Quality Assurance Review in spring 2021.

Bank Street College has been continuously accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education since 1960. Our Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2020 and the next Self-Study Report and visit is scheduled for the 2024-25 academic year.


The National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) is a nonprofit organization that helps expand students’ access to educational opportunities and ensure more efficient, consistent, and effective regulation of distance education programs.

Recognizing the growing demand for distance education opportunities, higher education stakeholders – including state regulators and education leaders, accreditors, the U.S. Department of Education, and institutions – joined together in 2013 to establish the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (SARA), which streamline regulations around distance education programs.

In partnership with four regional compacts, NC-SARA helps states, institutions, policymakers, and students understand the purpose and benefits of participating in SARA. Today, more than 2,200 institutions in 49 member states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands all voluntarily participate in SARA. Bank Street College is a member of NC-SARA.

SARA Complaint Process

If you have a complaint about violations of SARA Policy, please email Ann Cox (acox@bankstreet.edu), Assistant Dean, Institutional Data, Assessment, and Certification.  You may also visit SARA’s Student Complaint Process  to learn how to file a complaint with SARA.

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