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:
    York College of the City University of New York
    Jamaica, NY
  • Chief Executive Officer:
    Dr. Berenecea Johnson Eanes, President
  • Carnegie Classification:
    Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields » Four-year, medium, primarily nonresidential
  • Control:
    Public
  • Former Name(s):
    CUNY - York College (7/26/2010)
  • Address:
    94-20 Guy R. Brewer Boulevard
    Jamaica, NY 11451
  • Phone:
    (718) 262-2000
  • URL:
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer (ALO):
    Dr. Lori Hoeffner
  • Commission Staff Liaison:
    Dr. Kushnood Haq, Vice President

Accreditation Summary

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

  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1967
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2019
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2026-2027
  • Next Mid-Point Peer Review: 2023

Alternative Delivery Methods

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

Distance Education
Not 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 year)
  • Postsecondary award (1-2 yrs)
  • Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent
  • Master's Degree or Equivalent

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
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
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.

  • 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.

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).