Statement of Accreditation Status

Plaza College

  • CEO: Mr. Charles Callahan, President
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Ms. Kalliopi Koutsoutis
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Anne Wahl, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Baccalaureate/Associate's Colleges: Mixed Baccalaureate/Associate's » Four-year, very small, primarily nonresidential
  • Control: Private (For-Profit)
  • Former Name(s): Plaza Business Institute
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Candidacy Granted: 1997
  • Accreditation Granted: 2002
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2017
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2025-2026
  • Next Mid-Point Peer Review: 2022

Contact Information

118-33 Queens Boulevard
Forest Hills, NY 11375

(718) 779-1430

www.plazacollege.edu

  • The following represents the MSCHE accreditation actions taken in the last ten (10) years.
  • May 24, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of documentation of approval from New York State Education Department.
  • April 30, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the second alternative delivery method-distance education program (Bachelor's in Dental Hygiene) within the institution's scope of accreditation. To require written evidence of approvals from New York State Education Department. To note that the Commission may rescind this action if the requested substantive change is not implemented within one calendar year from the date of this action. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2025-2026.
  • August 27, 2018
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to include the first alternative delivery method program [online Associate in Occupational Studies (AOS) in Court Reporting] within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2025-2026.
  • November 16, 2017
    To accept the progress report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2025 - 2026.
  • June 22, 2017
    To reaffirm accreditation and to request a progress report, due October 1, 2017, documenting the implementation of processes for the evaluation of institutional leadership (Standard 4). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2025-2026.
  • March 5, 2015
    To note the visit by the Commission's representative and to affirm the relocation of the main campus from 74-09 37th Avenue, Jackson Heights, NY 11372 to 118-33 Queens Boulevard, Forest Hills, NY 11375 within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2016-2017.
  • May 22, 2014
    To note the institution's decision to relocate the main campus to 118-35 Queens Boulevard, Forest Hills, NY 11375 effective immediately.
  • April 28, 2014
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To approve the relocation of the main campus effective September 1, 2014 from 74-09 37th Avenue, Jackson Heights, NY 11372 to 118-35 Queens Boulevard, Forest Hills, NY 11375 and to include provisionally the new campus within the scope of the institution's accreditation pending a site visit within six months of commencing operations. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2016-2017.
  • March 6, 2014
    To accept the progress report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2016-2017.
  • November 15, 2012
    To accept the Periodic Review Report and to reaffirm accreditation. To commend the institution for the quality of the Periodic Review Report. To request a progress report, due December 1, 2013, documenting (1) ongoing self-assessment by the governing board (Standard 4); (2) further implementation of a documented assessment process for quantitative reasoning (Standard 12); and (3) steps taken to streamline the reporting of student learning outcomes (Standard 14). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2016-2017.
  • Distance Education
    Approved to offer programs by this delivery method
  • Correspondence Education
    Not approved for this delivery method

Approved Credential Levels

The following represents credential levels included in the scope of the institution’s accreditation:

  • Postsecondary award (< 1 year) Included within the scope:
  • Postsecondary award (1-2 yrs) Included within the scope:
  • Associate's Degree or Equivalent Included within the scope:
  • Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent Included within the scope:

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