Statement of Accreditation Status
Queensborough Community College of the City University of New York
222-05 56th Avenue
Bayside, NY 11364-1497
Accreditation Liaison Officer (ALO):
Dr. Arthur Corradetti
Commission Staff Liaison:
Dr. Judith Sciple, Vice President
The Statement of Accreditation Status (SAS) is the official statement of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) about each institution’s current accreditation status and scope of accreditation. The SAS also provides a brief history of the actions taken by the Commission.
For more information, see the Commission’s Accreditation Actions Policy and Procedures.
- Phase: Accredited
- Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
- Accreditation Granted: 1963
- Last Reaffirmation: 2019
- Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2026-2027
Alternative Delivery Methods
The following represents approved alternative delivery methods included in the scope of the institution’s accreditation:
Approved to offer programs by this delivery method
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 years) Included within the scope
- Associate's Degree or Equivalent Included within the scope
The following represents branch campuses, additional locations, and other instructional sites that are included within the scope of the institution’s accreditation:
|Queensborough Community College of the City University of New York|
222-05 56th Avenue
Bayside, NY 11364-1497
Definitions: For definitions of branch campus, additional locations, or other instructional sites, see the Commission’s Substantive Change Policy and Procedures.
The following represents the MSCHE accreditation actions taken in the last ten (10) years. For more information, see the Commission’s Accreditation Actions Policy and Procedures and the Substantive Change Policy and Procedures.
- January 4, 2021To 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, 2020To 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, 2019To 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 21, 2018To accept the supplemental information report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2018-2019.
- February 27, 2018Staff acted on behalf of the Commission to request a supplemental information report, due March 26, 2018, addressing recent developments at the institution which may have implications for current and future compliance with Standard II (Ethics and Integrity).
- November 20, 2014To accept the Periodic Review Report, to reaffirm accreditation, and to commend the institution for the quality of the Periodic Review Report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2018-2019.
- November 18, 2010To accept the monitoring report. To request that the Periodic Review Report, due June 1, 2014, include documentation of the continued implementation of comprehensive, integrated, and sustained processes to assess institutional effectiveness and the achievement of institutional mission and goals (Standard 7).
Information about the Middle States Commission on Higher Education
The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) is a global institutional accreditor recognized by the United States Secretary of Education since 1952. As an accreditor and member of the regulatory triad, MSCHE assures students and the public of the educational quality for its over 500 institutions of higher education.
MSCHE accreditation applies to an institution as a whole rather than the specific programs within an institution. MSCHE does not approve or accredit individual programs. Each institution is regularly and consistently evaluated and monitored in accordance with the Commission’s policies and procedures.
An institution maintains its accreditation unless it is voluntarily surrendered, whether through institutional closure or otherwise, or it is denied or withdrawn by the Commission.