This is the official information for Daemen College as submitted to IPEDS (the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System). IPEDS is a system of inter-related surveys conducted annually by the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics.  You may see a lag between current year numbers and the official reported numbers.  The detail below is the latest information, as officially available.

Fall 2020 Enrollment

Total 2536
Undergraduate 1631
Graduate 905

Fall 2020 Undergraduate Profile

Full-Time 1464 (89.8%)
Part-Time 167 (10.2%)
First Year Students 345 (58.6% of incoming)
New Transfers 244 (41.4% of incoming)
Minority 340 (20.8% of degree seeking)
International 29 (1.8% of degree-seeking)
Women 1146 (70.3%)
Undergraduates receiving Federal Pell Grants 534 (32.7%)
2019 - 2020  Bachelor's Degrees: 426; Certificates: 61.

Fall 2020 Graduate Profile

Full-Time 629 (69.5%)
Part-Time 276 (30.5%)
Women 716 (79.1%)
Minority 107 (11.8%)
International 11 (1.2%)
2019 - 2020 Master's Degrees: 382; Clinical Doctorates: 56.

Average Class Size & Student to Faculty Ratio (Fall 2020)

Undergraduate Class Size 13.3
Graduate Class Size 16.4
Student to Faculty Ratio 11:1
Full-Time Faculty 147

Standardized Test Scores (Entering Freshmen Fall 2020)

Average SAT (new version) 1143  (Evidenced-Based Reading & Writing score plus Math score)
Average ACT 24.7
Average high school GPA of entering degree-seeking freshmen 89.7

Carnegie Classification

Daemen College is a private, 4-year, co-educational, primarily residential college.

Basic Classification – Master’s College and Universities (larger programs)
Undergraduate Instructional program – Professions plus arts & sciences, some graduate co-existence
Elective: Community Engagement – Curricular Engagement and Outreach & Partnerships

Athletic Conference

National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II

Student Resources

Daemen maintains several state-of-the art computer labs for student use. All Daemen College students receive a free personal e-mail account.

Accreditations

Daemen College is authorized by the Board of Regents of the State of New York to award degrees and certificates for programs registered with the New York State Board of Regents.

Daemen College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), 3624 Market Street, 2nd Floor West, Philadelphia, PA 19104, (267) 284-5000. Email: info@msche.org, Spanish: españolinfo@msche.org. The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is a regional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), April 2013 and the U.S. Department of Education (USDE).

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) programs in Accounting and Business Administration and dual (B.S./M.S.) degrees in Accounting/ Professional Accountancy and in Business Administration/International Business  are accredited by the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE), 11374 Strang Line Road, Lenexa, Kansas 66215, USA, (913) 631-3009, fax (913) 631-9154, a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), January 2011. E-mail: iacbe@iacbe.org.

The Athletic Training dual degree programs (B.S./M.S. Health Promotion/Athletic Training; B.S./M.S. Natural Science/Athletic Training) are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE), 6850 Austin Center Blvd., Suite 100, Austin, TX 78731-3184, (512) 733-9700, toll free (844) 462-2283.  CAATE is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), September 2014.

Baccalaureate Educator Preparation programs are currently pursuing accreditation by the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP), P.O. Box 7511 Fairfax Station, VA 22039-9998. Email: aaqep@aaqep.org.  Pursuant to the Regulations (52.21) of the New York Commissioner of Education, the educator preparation programs offered by Daemen College are considered to be continuously accredited for purposes of meeting the New York State requirement that all such programs maintain continuous accreditation.

Nursing baccalaureate (B.S.) programs are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN),  3343 Peachtree Road, NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, (404) 975-5000, fax (404) 975-5020, email:info@acenursing.org. ACEN is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), September 2011, and the U.S. Department of Education (USDE).

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree and Certificate in Paralegal Studies are approved by the American Bar Association, Standing Committee on Paralegals, 321 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60654-7598, (312) 988-5000, Hotline (800) 285-2221.  American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (USDE).

The clinical doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), American Physical Therapy Association (APTA),  APTA Headquarters Accreditation Dept., 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA, 22314-1488, (703) 684-2782, (800) 999-2782, fax (703) 684-7343, email: accreditation@apta.org. CAPTE, an accrediting body for professional programs for the physical therapist, is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), September 2012, and the U.S. Department of Education (USDE).  Note: CAPTE accredits only programs that prepare students to sit for licensure examinations. The M.S. - Fellowship Program in Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy is credentialed by the APTA and has met the clinical guidelines of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT).

The Physician Assistant Studies program (B.S./M.S., M.S.) is accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) has granted Accreditation-Continued to the Daemen College Physician Assistant Program sponsored by Daemen College. Accreditation-Continued is an accreditation status granted when a currently accredited program is in compliance with the ARC-PA Standards.

Accreditation remains in effect until the program closes or withdraws from the accreditation process or until accreditation is withdrawn for failure to comply with the Standards. The approximate date for the next validation review of the program by the ARC-PA will be March 2023. The review date is contingent upon continued compliance with the Accreditation Standards and ARC-PA policy.

The program’s accreditation history can be viewed on the ARC-PA website at http://www.arc-pa.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Accreditation-History-Daemen-College-46.pdf.

The Social Work baccalaureate and masters (MSW) programs are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation, Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), 1701 Duke Street, Suite 200, Alexandria, VA, 22314-3457, (703) 683-8080, fax (703) 683-8099, email: info@cswe.org.  CSWE is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), April 2003.

Distance Education Approval

Daemen College is approved by the New York State Education Department (NYSED) for participation in the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements. The National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements, commonly known as SARA, provides a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of postsecondary distance education.  For more information about SARA, visit their website at https://nc-sara.org/.

Affiliations

  • Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education
  • Association of American Colleges and Universities
  • Association of Governing Boards
  • Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities
  • Council of Independent Colleges
  • Council on Undergraduate Research
  • National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II
  • P2 Collaborative of WNY, Inc.   
  • Western New York Consortium of Higher Education
  • Western New York Service Learning Coalition

Availability Statement and Procedures to Review Accrediting and Licensing Documents

Accrediting and licensing documents are available for inspection.

Requests should be in writing and sent to the:

Office of the President, Daemen College
4380 Main Street, Amherst, NY  14226-3592

Offices Designated to Disseminate Consumer Information

The following offices of Daemen College have been designated to disseminate consumer information:

  • Office of Enrollment Management
  • Office of Financial Aid
  • Office of Institutional Research
  • Office of the Registrar
  • Office of Student Accounts

Non-Discrimination & Equal Opportunity Policy

It is the policy of Daemen College to provide all students, applicants and employees equal access to programs and facilities and not to discriminate against any individual with respect to the application of College policies or the criteria for successful completion of a course or program.