Statement of Accreditation Status

Vaughn College Of Aeronautics and Technology

  • CEO: Dr. Sharon DeVivo, President
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Dr. Paul LaVergne
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Robert Bonfiglio, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields » Four-year, small, primarily nonresidential
  • Control: Private (Non-Profit)
  • Former Name(s): College of Aeronautics (1/1/2004), Academy of Aeronautics (1/1/1986)
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1969
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2018
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2025-2026

Contact Information

86-01 23rd Avenue
Flushing, NY 11369

(718) 429-6600

www.vaughn.edu

  • June 17, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the second Master's degree (Master of Business Administration in Aviation Management) within the institution's scope of accreditation. To note that written evidence of necessary approvals have been provided. 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.
  • June 27, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the monitoring report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2025-2026.
  • May 30, 2019
    To rescind the substantive change action of June 30, 2009 because instruction did not commence at the Indus Institute of Technology and Engineering, Ahmedabad, India additional location.
  • June 21, 2018
    To accept the monitoring report and to note the visit by the Commission's representatives. To remove the warning because the institution is now in compliance with Standard 7 (Institutional Assessment) and to reaffirm accreditation. To request a monitoring report, due April 1, 2019, demonstrating (1) sustainability of implemented corrective measures (formerly Standard 7, now Standard VI) and further evidence of (2) clearly stated institutional and unit-level objectives that are linked to mission and reflect conclusions drawn from assessment results (Standard VI), (2) assessment results which are shared with appropriate constituencies (Standard VI), and (3) periodic assessment of the effectiveness of assessment processes utilized by the institution for the improvement of institutional effectiveness (Standard VI). To request that the monitoring report also provide further evidence of the development and implementation of organized and systematic assessments that evaluate the extent of student achievement in general education (Standard V). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2025-2026.
  • November 16, 2017
    To note the visit by the Commission's representative. To remind the institution of the Commission's action of June 22, 2017 to warn the institution that its accreditation may be in jeopardy because of insufficient evidence that the institution is currently in compliance with Standard 7. To note that the institution remains accredited while on warning. To remind the institution of the monitoring report due March 1, 2018. Upon reaffirmation of accreditation, the next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2025-2026.
  • June 22, 2017
    To warn the institution that its accreditation may be in jeopardy due to insufficient evidence that the institution is currently in compliance with Standard 7 (Institutional Assessment). To note that the institution remains accredited while on warning. To request a monitoring report, due March 1, 2018, documenting that the institution has achieved and can sustain ongoing compliance with Standard 7, including but not limited to evidence of a documented, organized and sustained assessment process, supported by appropriate resources, that provides assessment results which are shared and used for planning and resource allocation at the institution and unit level (Standard 7). In addition, to request that the monitoring report also document evidence of (1) strategies to assess the efficient utilization of institutional resources with regard to enrollment trends and the awarding of institutional financial aid (Standard 3), (2) formal processes to address student grievances and periodic assessment of the effectiveness of these processes (Standard 6), (3) faculty with credentials appropriate to the graduate curricula (Standard 11); and (4) further development of the use of student learning outcomes assessment results in general education to improve teaching and learning (Standard 14). A small team visit will follow submission of the report. To direct a prompt Commission liaison guidance visit to discuss the Commission's expectations. Upon reaffirmation of accreditation, the next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2025-2026.
  • October 31, 2016
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution's decision to close the additional location at Sreenidhi Institute of Science and Technology Yamnampet, Ghatkesar, Hyderabad-Telengana 501-301, India and to approve the teach-out plan. The Commission requires notification within thirty days of the closure of this additional location. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2016-2017.
  • November 19, 2015
    To accept the monitoring report. To request that the self-study, in preparation for the 2016-2017 evaluation visit, document further development of student learning assessment processes that include direct evidence of student learning, and use assessment results to improve teaching and learning (Standard 14).
  • November 20, 2014
    To accept the monitoring report and to request a monitoring report, due October 1, 2015, documenting (1) further implementation of an organized and sustained student learning assessment process, and (2) further development of clear measurable program level outcomes (Standard 14).
  • November 20, 2014
    To note the visit by the Commission's representative and to affirm inclusion of the additional location at the Astoria Site, 43-05 20th Avenue, Astoria, NY 11105 within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2016-2017.
  • October 28, 2013
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at the Astoria Site, 43-05 20th Avenue, Astoria, NY 11105 provisionally within the scope of the institution's accreditation pending a site visit within six months of the commencement of operations and effective upon receipt of state and other approvals. To remind the institution of the monitoring report, due by September 1, 2014, documenting: (1) further implementation of a comprehensive strategic plan that links long-range planning to decision-making and budget processes (Standard 2); (2) implementation of a comprehensive enrollment management plan integrated with the strategic plan (Standards 2 and 8); (3) clarification that articulated statements of expected student learning outcomes are appropriate to academic level (Standard 11); (4) further use of direct evidence of student achievement of student learning goals; and (5) further use of student learning assessment results for decision-making and program improvement (Standard 14). A small team visit may follow submission of the report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2016-2017.
  • November 15, 2012
    To accept the Periodic Review Report and to reaffirm accreditation. To request a monitoring report, due by September 1, 2014, documenting: (1) further implementation of a comprehensive strategic plan that links long-range planning to decision-making and budget processes (Standard 2); (2) implementation of a comprehensive enrollment management plan integrated with the strategic plan (Standards 2 and 8); (3) clarification that articulated statements of expected student learning outcomes are appropriate to academic level (Standard 11); (4) further use of direct evidence of student achievement of student learning goals; and (5) further use of student learning assessment results for decision-making and program improvement (Standard 14). A small team visit may follow submission of the report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2016-2017.
  • March 1, 2012
    To accept the progress report. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2012.
  • November 18, 2010
    To accept the progress report. To further request a progress report, due December 31, 2011, documenting continued progress in (1) increasing enrollment and (2) strengthening the institution's finances (Standard 3) and including the audited financial statement and management letter for FY 2011. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2012.
  • 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
  • Master's Degree or Equivalent Included within the scope: Master of Science in Airport Management
  • Additional Location
    Astoria Site
    43-05 20th Avenue
    Astoria, NY 11105
    Opened: 01/14/2014

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