250 Bedford Park Boulevard West
Bronx, NY 10468
Phone: (718) 960-8000; Fax: (718) 584-1765

Chief Executive Officer: Dr. Jose Luiz Cruz, President
System: City University of New York Central Administration
Mr. James B. Milliken, J.D., Chancellor
205 East 42nd Street
New York, NY 10017
Phone: (212) 794-5555; Fax: (212) 794-5590
Enrollment (Headcount): 10185 Undergraduate; 2007 Graduate
Control: Public
Affiliation: Government-State Systems- None
2015 Carnegie Classification: Master's Colleges & Universities - Larger Programs
Approved Degree Levels: Postsecondary Award/Cert/Diploma (>= 2 years, < 4 years), Bachelor's, Postbaccalaureate Award/Cert/Diploma, Master's;
Distance Education Programs: Approved (Online RN to BS in Nursing)
Accreditors Recognized by U.S. Secretary of Education: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology; Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education; National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Other Accreditors: Council on Social Work Education; American Dietetic Association; Association of University Programs in Health Administration; American Chemical Society; Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs
Instructional Locations
Branch Campuses: None
Additional Locations: None
Other Instructional Sites: CUNY on the Concourse, Bronx, NY
Status: Member since 1968
Last Reaffirmed: November 20, 2014

Most Recent Commission Action:
November 20, 2014: To accept the Periodic Review Report and to reaffirm accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2018-2019.

Brief History Since Last Comprehensive Evaluation:
June 25, 2009: To reaffirm accreditation. To request a monitoring report due by April 1, 2011, documenting evidence of the development and implementation of an organized and sustained assessment process to evaluate and improve student learning and institutional effectiveness, including evidence that (1) assessment results are used to improve planning, teaching, and learning (Standards 7 and 14), and (2) establishment of measurable goals at the program and course levels (Standard 14). The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2014.
June 23, 2011: To accept the monitoring report. To request a progress report due April 1, 2013 documenting evidence that assessment results are used to improve teaching and learning. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2014.
May 1, 2012: To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to include the online option for the RN to BS in Nursing degree within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2014.
June 27, 2013: To accept the progress report. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2014.

Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2018 - 2019

Date Printed: January 18, 2017


Branch Campus - A branch campus is a domestic or international location of an institution that is geographically apart, independent of the primary/main campus. The branch campus is considered independent of the main campus if it is permanent in nature; offers courses in educational programs leading to a degree, certificate, or other recognized educational credential; has its own faculty and administrative or supervisory organization; and has its own budgetary and hiring authority. (34 CFR §600.2)

Additional Location - An additional location is a domestic or international location, other than a branch campus, that is geographically apart from the primary/main campus and at which the institution offers at least 50 percent of the requirements of an educational program. (34 CFR §602.22) ANYA ("Approved but Not Yet Active") indicates that the location is included within the scope of accreditation but has not yet begun to offer courses. This designation is removed after the Commission receives notification that courses have begun at this location. ANYC ("Approved but Not Yet Closed") indicates that the institution has requested that the location be officially closed through the substantive change process. The location is currently included within the scope of accreditation but the institution will be stopping all operations at this location in the near future. The institution should inform the Commission (via email at of the date that operations cease. This designation is removed after the Commission receives notification that courses have stopped at this location and the location is no longer listed on the SAS.

Other Instructional Sites - MSCHE defines an other instructional site as any off-campus site, other than those meeting the definition of a branch campus or an additional location, at which the institution offers one or more courses for credit. Sites designated as an other instructional site do not require substantive change approval. However, substantive change approval is required to reclassify an other instructional site to or from a branch campus or additional location.

Distance Education Programs - Fully Approved, Approved (one program approved) or Not Approved indicates whether or not the institution has been approved to offer diploma/certificate/degree programs via distance education (programs for which students could meet 50% or more of the requirements of the program by taking distance education courses). Per the Commission's Substantive Change policy, Commission approval of the first two Distance Education programs is required to be "Fully Approved." If only one program is approved by the Commission, the specific name of the program will be listed in parentheses after "Approved."

Commission actions are explained in the policy Accreditation Actions.