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Canisius is pleased to announce that it has successfully petitioned the New York State Education Department (NYSED) Board of Regents for university designation. The transition will take place during summer 2023 alongside the rollout of the first strategic plan for the university. In August, ahead of the start of the fall semester, Canisius will unveil a refreshed branding initiative to introduce the school’s new identity.

“This achievement reflects the work of so many at Canisius to expand our academic programs and provide greater opportunities for students to access our transformative education,” said Canisius President Steve K. Stoute. “We’re pleased that our name will more closely reflect how we view ourselves — as a comprehensive university with a breadth of excellent academic programs. I am grateful to all of our dedicated faculty and staff whose hard work made this possible.”

Canisius currently offers 36 master’s degrees and advanced certificates, including highly ranked programs in business administration, education and more. Canisius’ robust portfolio of graduate programs exceeds the threshold set by NYSED’s definition of a university.

Canisius’ application for university status reflects the institution’s commitment to academic innovation that meets societal needs and makes a Canisius education more accessible to all students.

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Submitted by: College Communications