Parsons and The New School are fully accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. Our credits and degrees are recognized and accepted by other accredited colleges, universities, and professional schools throughout the United States. The New School, a privately supported institution, is chartered as a university by the Regents of the State of New York.
Parsons is also an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). Parsons' BBA in Design and Management meets NASAD standards for the Bachelor of Arts - 4 years: Design and Management. It is registered as a Bachelor of Business Administration through the New York State Education Department (NYSED) and listed as Bachelor of Business Administration in Design and Management by The New School. Parsons offers a Master of Architecture degree program accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) and is a member of the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design. Parsons' architecture and interior design degree programs qualify students to sit for national licensing exams required for state registration.