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 dgfdgf hdf fhdg and the official reported numbers.  The detail below is the latest information, as officially available.

Fall 2019 Enrollment

Total 2603
Undergraduate 1709
Graduate 894

Fall 2019 Undergraduate Profile

Full-Time 1480 (86.6%)
Part-Time 229 (13.4%)
First Year Students 412 (63.0% of incoming)
New Transfers 242 (37.0% of incoming)
Minority 346 (20.2% of degree seeking)
International 26 (1.5% of degree-seeking)
Women 1192 (69.7%)
Undergraduates receiving Federal Pell Grants 594 (34.8%)
2018 - 2019  Bachelor's Degrees: 491; Certificates: 52.

Fall 2019 Graduate Profile

Full-Time 637 (71.3%)
Part-Time 257 (28.7%)
Women 715 (80.0%)
Minority 80 (8.9%)
International 7 (0.8%)
2018 - 2019 Master's Degrees: 319; Clinical Doctorates: 66.

Average Class Size & Student to Faculty Ratio (Fall 2019)

Undergraduate Class Size 16
Graduate Class Size 19
Student to Faculty Ratio 11:1
Full-Time Faculty 150

Standardized Test Scores (Entering Freshmen Fall 2019)

Average SAT (new version) 1138  (Evidenced-Based Reading & Writing score plus Math score)
Average ACT 24.6
Average high school GPA of entering degree-seeking freshmen 91.3

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.


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, PA 19104, (267) 284-5000, email:  Spanish: españ 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).

Nursing baccalaureate, masters, and post-master's certificate 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: The 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).

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 Department, 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA, 22314-1488, (703) 684-2782, (800) 999-2782 fax (703) 684-7343, email: CAPTE is an accrediting body for professional programs for the physical therapist, recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), September 2012 and the U.S. Department of Education (USDE).

The Physician Assistant Studies program is accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc. (ARC-PA), 12000 Findley Road, Suite 275, Johns Creek, GA 30097, (770) 476-1224, fax (770) 476-1738.  The ARC-PA is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), January 2004.

The Social Work  baccalaureate program and Master's of Social Work (M.S.W.) 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:  CSWE is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), April 2003.

Baccalaureate programs in Accounting and Business Administration, the dual degree programs (B.S./M.S.) in Accounting/Professional Accountancy and Business Administration/International Business, and the graduate program in International Business (M.S.) 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, email: The IACBE is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), January 2011.

Baccalaureate (B.S.) and Master of Science (M.S.) programs in Educator Preparation are currently pursuing accreditation by the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP), P.O. Box 7511 Fairfax Station, VA 22039-9998.  Email:  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.

The master's program in Athletic Training (M.S.) and dual degree programs (BS/MS Health Promotion/Athletic Training; BS/MS 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.

The 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).


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  • 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.