Hartwick College is an independent college operating under a charter granted by the Regents of the University of the State of New York.
The College is institutionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), the National Association of Schools of Art and Design, the National Association of Schools of Music. The baccalaureate nursing program at Hartwick College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. The Bachelor of Science degree program in chemistry is approved by the American Chemical Society. Hartwick College’s Teacher Education Program is a Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) accredited program.