Statement of Accreditation Status

    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.

  • Institution:
    College of Staten Island of the City University of New York
    Staten Island, NY
  • Address:
    2800 Victory Boulevard
    Staten Island, NY 10314
  • Phone:
    (718) 982-2000
  • URL:
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer (ALO):
    Dr. Tara Mastrorilli
  • Commission Staff Liaison:
    Dr. Idna Corbett, Vice President

Accreditation Summary

For more information, see the Commission’s Accreditation Actions Policy and Procedures.

  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1961
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2017
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2021-2022
  • Next Mid-Point Peer Review: 2026

Alternative Delivery Methods

The following represents approved alternative delivery methods included in the scope of the institution’s accreditation:

Distance Education
Approved to offer programs by this delivery method

Correspondence Education
Not approved for this delivery method

Credential Levels

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
  • Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent
  • Post-baccalaureate Certificate
  • Master's Degree or Equivalent
  • Post-Master's Certificate
  • Doctor's Degree - Professional Practice

Locations

The following represents branch campuses, additional locations, and other instructional sites that are included within the scope of the institution’s accreditation:

Location Type
CSI St. George
120 Stuyvesant Place
Staten Island, NY 10301
Additional Location
1199 Union Workers Program
498 Seventh Avenue
New York, NY 10018
Other Instructional Site
1199 Union Workers Program
790 Port Richmond Ave.
Staten Island, NY 10302
Other Instructional Site
1199 Union Workers Program
25 Elm Place
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Other Instructional Site
CSI Tech Incubator
60 Bay Street
Staten Island, NY 10301
Other Instructional Site
Staten Island University Hospital
475 Seaview Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10305
Other Instructional Site

Definitions: For definitions of branch campus, additional locations, or other instructional sites, see the Commission’s Substantive Change Policy and Procedures.

Accreditation Actions

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.

  • 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 2021-2022.
  • November 15, 2018
    To note the visit by the Commission’s representative. To affirm inclusion of the additional location at CSI St. George, 120 Stuyvesant Place, Staten Island, NY 10301 within the scope of the institution’s accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2021-2022.
  • November 16, 2017
    To accept the Periodic Review Report and to reaffirm accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2021-2022.
  • August 28, 2017
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include provisionally the additional location at CSI St. George, 120 Stuyvesant Place, Staten Island, NY 10301 within the scope of the institution’s accreditation pending a site visit to the location within six months of the commencement of operations. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations at this additional location. Operations at the additional location must commence within one calendar year from the date of this action. To note that the Periodic Review Report has been received and will be acted on at the November Commission Meeting.
  • July 5, 2017
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to include the first and second post-baccalaureate programs, Advanced Certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorders and Certificate in Public History within the scope of the institution's accreditation. To note that the Periodic Review Report has been received and will be acted on by the Commission at the November meeting.
  • July 5, 2017
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the first alternative delivery method program (online Advanced Certificate in TESOL) within the scope of the institution's accreditation.
  • April 28, 2014
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the Doctorate in Nursing Practice (DNP) within the scope of the institution’s accreditation. To remind the institution that the Periodic Review Report, due June 1, 2017, should document assessment of student learning outcomes and program outcomes for the Doctorate in Physical Therapy (Standard 14).
  • March 6, 2014
    To accept the monitoring report. To remind the institution that the Periodic Review Report, due June 1, 2017, should document assessment of student learning outcomes and program outcomes for the Doctorate in Physical Therapy (Standard 14).
  • April 29, 2013
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to include the Doctorate in Physical Therapy within the scope of the institution's accreditation. To request that the Periodic Review Report, due June 1, 2017, document assessment of student learning outcomes and program outcomes for the Doctorate in Physical Therapy. To remind the institution of the monitoring report, due December 1, 2013, documenting (1) the alignment of new general education goals and assessments with course, program, institutional, and system goals (Standard 12); and (2) evidence that results of student learning outcomes assessment in all programs are used to improve teaching, learning, and institutional effectiveness, and that assessment results are linked to resource allocation (Standard 14).
  • June 28, 2012
    To reaffirm accreditation and to request a monitoring report, due December 1, 2013, documenting (1) the alignment of new general education goals and assessments with course, program, institutional, and system goals (Standard 12); and (2) evidence that results of student learning outcomes assessment in all programs are used to improve teaching, learning, and institutional effectiveness, and that assessment results are linked to resource allocation (Standard 14). The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2017.

Information about the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) is one of seven institutional accrediting organizations in the United States and is recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). 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. The MSCHE accreditation review cycle is continuous and accreditation does not expire. Each institution is reevaluated and monitored on a regular and consistent basis in accordance with the institution’s assigned accreditation review cycle and Commission policy and procedures. An institution maintains its accreditation unless it is voluntarily surrendered or withdrawn by the Commission for cause, after the institution has been afforded due process. The institution’s current accreditation phase and accreditation status are displayed on the institution’s listing in the Institution Directory and in the Statement of Accreditation Status (SAS).