How can I find out more about your degree programs?

Please visit the Academics tab and select the degree program you are looking for.

Is Sara Schenirer a college?

No. Sara Schenirer is not a college and does not confer degrees. All degree programs are offered through partner universities that are fully accredited colleges and universities. Students enrolled in Sara Schenirer are students of the degree-conferring university for that program.

Which colleges do you partner with?

We are partnered with Concordia College-New York, a four-year liberal arts college located in the village of Bronxville, in Westchester County, New York, United States. It is chartered by the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York to offer associate, bachelor, and master’s degrees.

Concordia College’s ranking in the 2015 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (North) was 31. Concordia has also been honored as a College of Distinction for the 2014-2015 school year.

Concordia College is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. The Social Work program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).

The Teacher Education Program at Concordia College-New York is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Education Preparation (CAEP). This accreditation covers initial teacher preparation programs at Concordia College-New York.

The Business Program is a candidate for accreditation by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE).

The college is registered by the New York State Education Department, and the College’s International Center for English as a Second Language is a member of the American Association of Intensive English Programs.

We are also partnered with the Florida Institute of Technology (commonly referred to as Florida Tech and FIT), a private doctoral/research university in Melbourne, Florida.

The Florida Institute of Technology is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). The Clinical Psychology PsyD program is accredited by the American Psychological Association, and the graduate Behavior Analysis programs by the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI).

Will my degree be accepted by another college?

Graduates of the Sara Schenirer undergraduate degree programs through partner colleges have gone on to graduate programs in a wide variety of fields and colleges. Degrees earned through Concordia College-NY and Florida Institute of Technology enjoy wide acceptance throughout the world of higher education.

If you have a specific university in mind for your graduate program, we advise you to contact them and inquire as to whether they will accept and undergraduate degree from Concordia College-NY or FIT first.

How do you choose which degree programs to offer?

Every degree program is carefully chosen to ensure that it meets our strict criteria for a Degree That Works. That is your guarantee that the degree is more than just a passing fad that will fail to withstand the test of time. Please visit the Degrees That Work page to learn more about why these degrees are your best options.

How are your degrees so accelerated?

We are aware that most of our students are returning from seminary with a goal to marry, build a family, and embark upon a career simultaneously. Therefore we have created degree programs through our partner colleges that allow for the transfer of seminary credits, AP courses, high school articulation, CLEP’s, and NCCRS credits toward your degree.

We also offer a combination of in-class and online courses designed to maximize your course load while ensuring a quality education.

How can you offer such affordable degrees without compromising the education?

Quality education is not a product of high fees, but of outstanding faculty who care deeply about each student, a strong student support system, and a student body that is motivated to succeed. Sara Schenirer is fortunate to feature all of these qualities, and our students consistently score in the highest percentile, graduate with honors, and earn jobs immediately following graduation.

For how long has Sara Schenirer been in existence?

Please see our History page for more information.

Why is the school called Sara Schenirer?

Sara Schenirer began in 1967 as a girls’ high school and teachers’ seminary devoted to the spread of Jewish education. Please visit our History of Sara Schenirer page for more information on how we transitioned into a full-fledged degree vendor.

Yet, we believe that we have stayed true to her vision throughout. When Sara Schenirer opened her first school in 1917, her goal was to ensure that Jewish girls receive a Jewish education that would enable them to build vibrant homes steeped in Torah and mesorah. Her pioneering efforts led to the establishment of a vast network of Bais Yaakov schools, and an entire generation of Bnos Yisroel was saved from assimilation. Today, Bais Yaakov schools are found in every community and Jewish girls enjoy a stellar Jewish education.

What is lacking instead, is a framework through which they can pursue higher education that will empower them to lead Torah-true lives while still participating in the workforce and contributing to their family’s income. By offering degree programs that are hashkafically sensitive in a Bais Yaakov-type environment, we are furthering her goals and ideals and fulfilling her hallowed mission.

Who are the faculty members that teach for Sara Schenirer?

Every professor must apply to the college and be approved by the department chairs in order to teach for Sara Schenirer. However, our arrangement with the colleges allows us to suggest candidates whom we feel would be suitable from an educational and hashkafic standpoint. The college may choose to reject or reject any individual candidate, but is committed to working with us to ensure that every professor will be culturally sensitive.

Will my degree help me earn a job?

Employers highly value the in-class training that Sara Schenirer students enjoy and our insistence on high standards. A recent poll found that more than 93% of Sara Schenirer graduates secured a job within their first year out of college. Obviously, many factors contribute to one’s job-worthiness, but we’re committed to doing our part toward ensuring that you’ll be prepared to enter the job market following graduation.

What happens if your partnership with a college dissolves — will we still be able to complete our degree program?

Absolutely. Every partnership agreement includes a “teach-out” provision which ensures that every student may complete her degree program through Sara Schenirer even in the event of partnership dissolution.