Statement of Accreditation Status
Bronx Community College of the City University of New York
- CEO: Dr. Thomas Isekenegbe, President
- Accreditation Liaison Officer: Dr. Nancy Ritze
- Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Paul Starkey, Vice President
- Carnegie Classification: Associate's Colleges: High Transfer-High Traditional » Two-year, large
- Control: Public
- Former Name(s): CUNY - Bronx Community College (7/26/2010)
- Phase: Accredited
- Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
- Accreditation Granted: 1961
- Last Reaffirmation: 2019
- Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2026-2027
- Next Mid-Point Peer Review: 2023
- The following represents the MSCHE accreditation actions taken in the last ten (10) years.
- October 29, 2020
To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include alternative delivery method-distance education within the institution’s scope of accreditation. To require written evidence of approvals from all necessary licensing, regulatory, or other legal entities as necessary, including the New York State Education Department (NYSED). 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 2026-2027.
- April 16, 2020
To acknowledge receipt of formal written notice from the institution in response to the Commission’s request of March 9, 2020. To temporarily waive Substantive Change Policy and Procedures and allow the use of distance education to accommodate students impacted by coronavirus (COVID-19) interruptions, in accordance with United States Department of Education (USDE) guidelines published March 5, 2020. Continued use of distance education beyond the limitations of USDE guidelines will require substantive change approval in accordance with Substantive Change Policy and Procedures. This flexibility is not available for clock-hour courses that lead to licensure if the licensing body will not accept distance learning courses or hours or give credit for them toward the number of hours a student must complete. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2026-2027.
- June 27, 2019
To acknowledge receipt of the self-study report. To note the visit by the Commission's representatives. To reaffirm accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2026-2027.
- June 23, 2016
To accept the monitoring report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2018-2019.
- November 20, 2014
To accept the Periodic Review Report and to reaffirm accreditation. To request a monitoring report, due April 1, 2016, documenting further implementation of (1) the institution's new strategic plan, articulating institutional and unit level goals that reflect conclusions drawn from assessment results and establish clear linkages with CUNY Performance Management Process (PMP) goals (Standard 2); (2) an organized and sustained process for the periodic review of non-academic units, with evidence that results are used to improve programs and services (Standard 7); and (3) an organized and sustained process to assess the achievement of institutional and program level student learning outcomes in service areas and academic programs, with evidence that assessment information is shared with appropriate constituencies and used to improve teaching and learning (Standard and 14). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2018 - 2019.
- June 23, 2011
To accept the progress report. To request that the Periodic Review Report, due June 1, 2014, provide evidence that student learning assessment results are used to improve teaching and learning in all programs, including general education (Standards 12 and 14).
- 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 (1-2 yrs)
- Associate's Degree or Equivalent