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College Accreditation and Affiliations

Lehman College is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. Degree programs are registered by the New York State Education Department. Some degree programs are also accredited by professional associations.

The baccalaureate degree program in Nursing/master's degree in Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education ( The social work program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. The College also offers nutrition programs approved by the American Dietetic Association. Lehman's B.S. degrees in chemistry are certified by the American Chemical Society. The graduate program in speech-language pathology is accredited by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. All educator preparation programs offered by the College's School of Education are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). In addition, the School of Education's counselor education program in school counseling offered by the Department of Counseling, Leadership, Literacy, and Special Education is nationally accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).

Lehman's B.S. and M.S. programs in accounting provide the educational preparation required for licensure as a Certified Public Accountant in New York State. The College offers State-approved teacher education programs that can lead to New York State provisional or permanent certification. Graduates of the undergraduate nursing program are eligible to take the Registered Nurse licensure examination.

Lehman College has chapters of Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi, and Golden Key National Honor Society. Individual disciplines have their own honor societies with national affiliations. The College is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association and the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference.