About Pace University

Pace University is a fully accredited private university located in New York State that offers a wide range of academic and professional programs at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.

The University was founded in 1906 in Manhattan as Pace Institute, and had 10 students enrolled in its first year. Today, Pace has extended its reach beyond geographic boundaries with its online learning programs, boasts nearly 15,000 students and is comprised of six colleges and schools: the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, the Lubin School of Business, the Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems, the School of Law, the School of Education and the Lienhard School of Nursing.

Pace is chartered by the Regents of New York State
and is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. The programs of the Lienhard School of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), the School of Law by the American Bar Association and the American Association of Law Schools, and the doctor of psychology degree by the American Psychological Association. The Chemistry Departments in New York City and Pleasantville are accredited by the American Chemical Society. The baccalaureate program in Computer Science is accredited by the Computer Sciences Accreditation Board. The Lubin School of Business is accredited by the American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

The University holds membership in the:

  • American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
  • American Association of Colleges of Nursing
  • American Association of University Women
  • American Council on Education
  • American Psychology Association
  • Association of American Colleges
  • Association of Colleges and Universities of the State of New York
  • Association for Continuing Higher Education
  • Association of University Evening Colleges
  • College Entrance Examination Board
  • Council of Graduate Schools
  • Mid-Atlantic Regional Nursing Association
  • Middle Atlantic Association of Colleges of Business Administration
  • National League for Nursing
  • National University Continuing Higher Education Association
Pace is also affiliated with the:
  • American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education
  • American Association of School Administrators
  • American Educational Research Association
  • Collegiate Association for the Development of Educational Administration in New York State
  • Lower Hudson Valley Council of School Superintendents
  • Metropolitan Council for Educational Administration Programs
  • National Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
  • Phi Delta Kappa
In keeping with its motto, Opportunities, Pace University offers qualified students the opportunity to discover and fulfill their potential. That is the spirit in which the Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems developed the Associate's Degree and Certificates and Bachelor's Degree with the NACTEL partners.

As a member of SARA, Pace University is authorized to offer distance education services throughout the United States. For more information, click here and scroll down to the section on 'STUDENTS - Information for Distance Education Students'.
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