Statement of Accreditation Status

York College of the City University of New York

  • CEO: Dr. Berenecea Johnson Eanes, President
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Dr. Lori Hoeffner
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Kushnood Haq, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields » Four-year, medium, primarily nonresidential
  • Control: Public
  • Former Name(s): CUNY - York College (7/26/2010)
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1967
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2019
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2026-2027
  • Next Mid-Point Peer Review: 2023

Contact Information

94-20 Guy R. Brewer Boulevard
Jamaica, NY 11451

(718) 262-2000

www.york.cuny.edu

  • 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.
  • June 25, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the monitoring report. 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 monitoring report. To note the visit by the Commission’s representatives. To reaffirm accreditation because the institution in now in compliance with Standard V (Educational Effectiveness Assessment) and Requirements of Affiliation 8 and 10. To request a monitoring report due March 1, 2020, demonstrating sustainability of implemented corrective measures, included but not limited to, allocation of appropriate resources to sustain the Colleges assessment infrastructure and activities for the long-term, and an improved internal system of documenting assessment results, action plans, and follow-up strategies (Standard V and Requirements of Affiliation 8 and 10). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2026-2027.
  • November 15, 2018
    To note the visit by the Commission’s representative.
  • June 21, 2018
    To warn the institution that its accreditation may be in jeopardy because of insufficient evidence that the institution is currently in compliance with Standard V (Educational Effectiveness Assessment), Requirements of Affiliation 8 and 10. To note that the institution remains accredited while on warning. To note further that federal regulations limit the period during which an institution may be in non-compliance to two years. To request a monitoring report due March 1, 2019 documenting that the institution has achieved and can sustain compliance with Standard V and Requirements of Affiliation 8 and 10, including but not limited to (1) organized and systematic assessments that evaluate the extent of student achievement of institutional and program level goals, (2) assessment of student achievement and communication of results to stakeholders, (3) further development and implementation of assessment of general education, and (4) use of assessment results for the improvement of educational effectiveness (Standard V and Requirements of Affiliation 8 and 10). A small team visit will follow submission of the monitoring report. To direct a prompt liaison guidance visit to discuss Commission’s expectations. Upon reaffirmation of accreditation, the next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2026-2027.
  • November 21, 2013
    To document receipt of the Periodic Review Report, noting that the report necessitated extraordinary effort by the Commission's representatives and staff performing the review. To reaffirm accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2017-2018.
  • 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)
  • Postsecondary award (1-2 yrs)
  • Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent
  • Master's Degree or Equivalent
  • Other Instructional Site
    Academy for Young Writers
    1065 Elton St
    Brooklyn, NY 11239
  • Other Instructional Site
    August Martin High
    156-10 Baisley Blvd
    Jamaica, NY 11434
  • Other Instructional Site
    Aviation HS
    45-30 36th St
    Long Island City, NY 11101
  • Other Instructional Site
    Beacon High School
    227 W 61st St
    New York, NY 10023
  • Other Instructional Site
    Benjamin Cardozo
    5700 223rd St
    Bayside, NY 11364
  • Other Instructional Site
    Cambria Heights Academy
    188-4 91st Ave
    Hollis, NY 11423
  • Other Instructional Site
    East NY Family Academy
    2057 Linden Boulevard
    Brooklyn, NY 11207
  • Other Instructional Site
    EBC/High School for Public Service
    1155 Dekalb Ave
    Brooklyn, NY 11221
  • Other Instructional Site
    Edward R Murrow High School
    1600 Avenue L
    Brooklyn, NY 11230
  • Other Instructional Site
    Excelsior
    143-10 Springfield Blvd
    Jamaica, NY 11413
  • Other Instructional Site
    Fiorello H Laguardia High School
    100 Amsterdam Ave
    New York, NY 10023
  • Other Instructional Site
    Fordham HS for the Arts
    500 E Fordham Rd
    Bronx, NY 10458
  • Other Instructional Site
    Forest Hills
    67-01 110th St
    Forest Hills, NY 11375
  • Other Instructional Site
    Francis Lewis High School
    58-20 Utopia Pkwy
    Fresh Meadows, NY 11365
  • Other Instructional Site
    Frank Sinatra
    35-12 35th Ave
    Queens, NY 11106
  • Other Instructional Site
    George Washington Carver HS for Sciences
    143-10 Springfield Blvd
    Springfield Gardens, NY 11413
  • Other Instructional Site
    High School for Law Enforcement & Public Safety
    116-25 Guy R Brewer Boulevard
    Jamaica, NY 11434
  • Other Instructional Site
    High School of Enterprise, Business & Technology
    850 GRAND STREET
    BROOKLYN, NY 11211
  • Other Instructional Site
    High School of Hospitality Management
    WEST 50TH STREET
    MANHATTAN, NY 10019
  • Other Instructional Site
    Hillcrest H.S.
    160-05 Highland Ave
    Jamaica, NY 11432
  • Other Instructional Site
    HS for Contruction Trades, Engineering & Architecture
    94-06 104th St
    Ozone Park, NY 11416
  • Other Instructional Site
    Humanities & Arts Magnet High School
    207-01 116th Ave
    Queens, NY 11411
  • Other Instructional Site
    Institute for Health Professions at Cambria Heights
    207-01 116th Avenue
    Jamaica, NY 11411
  • Other Instructional Site
    John Adams High School
    101-01 Rockaway Blvd
    Jamaica, NY 11417
  • Other Instructional Site
    John Bowne HS
    63-25 Main St
    Flushing, NY 11367
  • Other Instructional Site
    Martin Van Buren
    230-17 Hillside Ave
    Queens Village, NY 11427
  • Other Instructional Site
    Newcomers High School
    2801 41st Ave
    Long Island City, NY 11101
  • Other Instructional Site
    Preparatory Academy for Writers
    143-10 Springfield Blvd
    Springfield Gardens, NY 11413
  • Other Instructional Site
    Progress High School for Professional Careers
    850 Grand St
    Brooklyn, NY 11211
  • Other Instructional Site
    Queens Gateway to Health Sciences
    160-20 Goethals Avenue
    Jamaica, NY 11432
  • Other Instructional Site
    Queens High School for Sciences
    9450 159th St
    Jamaica, NY 11433
  • Other Instructional Site
    Queens Preparatory Academy
    143-10 Springfield Boulevard
    Springfield Gardens, NY 11413
  • Other Instructional Site
    Richmond Hill High School
    89-30 114th St
    Richmond Hill, NY 11418
  • Other Instructional Site
    Robert F Wagner Jr. SSAT
    4707 30th Pl
    Long Island City, NY 11101
  • Other Instructional Site
    Rockaway Collegiate
    10000 Beach Channel Dr.
    Rockaway Park, NY 11694
  • Other Instructional Site
    Scholars Academy
    320 Beach 104th St
    Rockaway Park, NY 11694
  • Other Instructional Site
    Stuyvesant High School
    345 Chambers Street
    New York, NY 10282
  • Other Instructional Site
    Talent Unlimited
    300 E 68th St #540
    New York, NY 10065
  • Other Instructional Site
    The Churchill School & Center
    301 East 29th Street
    New York, NY 10016
  • Other Instructional Site
    Townsend Harris
    149-11 Melbourne Ave
    Flushing, NY 11367
  • Other Instructional Site
    William C. Bryant
    4810 31st Ave
    Long Island City, NY 11103
  • Other Instructional Site
    World Journalism Prep
    34-65 192nd St
    Flushing, NY 11358

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