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:
    Corning Community College
    Corning, NY
  • Address:
    1 Academic Drive
    Corning, NY 14830
  • Phone:
    (607) 962-9011
  • URL:
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer (ALO):
    Ms. Maarit Clay
  • 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: 1964
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2015
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2023-2024

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 year) Included within the scope:
  • Postsecondary award (1-2 yrs) Included within the scope:
  • Associate's Degree or Equivalent Included within the scope:

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
Academic and Workforce Development Center
318 Madison Avenue
Elmira, NY 14901
Additional Location
Addison Central School
7 Cleveland Drive, Suite 101
Addison, NY 14801
Additional Location
Airport Corporate Park
360 Daniel Zenker Drive
Horseheads, NY 14845
Additional Location
Alfred-Almond Central School
6795 Route 21
Almond, NY 14804
Additional Location
Andover High School
31-35 Elm Street
Andover, NY 14806
Additional Location
Arkport High School
35 East Avenue
Arkport, NY 14807
Additional Location
Athens High School
401 W. Frederick St.
Athens, PA 18810
Additional Location
Avoca High School
17-29 Oliver Street
Avoca, NY 14809
Additional Location
Bradford High School
2820 State Route 226
Bradford, NY 14815
Additional Location
Campbell-Savona High School
8455 County Route 125
Campbell, NY 14821
Additional Location
Canaseraga Central School
48 Main Street
Canaseraga, NY 14822
Additional Location
Canisteo-Greenwood High School
84 Greenwood Street
Canisteo, NY 14823
Additional Location
Canton High School
509 E Main St
Canton, PA 17724
Additional Location
Corning Community Health Education Center
132 Denison Parkway East/129 Chemung Street
Corning, NY 14830
Additional Location
Corning-Painted Post High School
201 Cantigney Street
Corning, NY 14830
Additional Location
Cowanesque Valley High School
51 N. Fork Road
Westfield, PA 16950
Additional Location
Elmira City School District
777 S. Main St
Elmira, NY 14904
Additional Location
Elmira Correctional Facility
1879 Davis Street
Elmira, NY 14901
Additional Location
Galeton Area School District
25 Bridge Street
Galeton, PA 16922
Additional Location
Genesee Valley High School
1 Jaguar Drive
Belmont, NY 14813
Additional Location
Greater Southern Tier BOCES Bush Campus
459 Philo Road
Elmira, NY 14903
Additional Location
Greater Southern Tier BOCES Coopers Campus
9579 Vocational Road
Painted Post, NY 14870
Additional Location
Greater Southern Tier BOCES Wildwood Campus
1126 Bald Hill Road
Hornell, NY 14843
Additional Location
Hammondsport High School
8272 Main Street Ext.
Hammondsport, NY 14840
Additional Location
Haverling High School
25 Ellas Avenue
Bath, NY 14810
Additional Location
Hornell High School
25 Pearl Street
Hornell, NY 14843
Additional Location
Horseheads High School
1 Raider Lane
Horseheads, NY 14845
Additional Location
Jasper-Troupsburg High School
3769 State Route 417
Jasper, NY 14855
Additional Location
North Penn Mansfield High School
73 W. Wellsboro Street
Mansfield, PA 16933
Additional Location
North Penn-Liberty High School
8675 Route 414
Liberty, PA 16930
Additional Location
Northern Potter School District
745 Northern Potter Road
Ulysses, PA 16948
Additional Location
Notre Dame High School
1400 Maple Avenue
Elmira, NY 14904
Additional Location
Odessa-Montour High School
300 College Avenue
Odessa, NY 14869
Additional Location
Prattsburgh High School
1 Academy Street
Prattsburgh, NY 14873
Additional Location
Sayre High School
331 W. Lockhart Street
Sayre, PA 18840
Additional Location
Spencer-VanEtten High School
16 Dartts Cross Road
Spencer, NY 14883
Additional Location
Thomas Edison High School
2083 College Avenue
Elmira Heights, NY 14903
Additional Location
Twin Tiers Christian Academy
1811 N. Chemung Road
Breesport, NY 14816
Additional Location
Watkins Glen High School
303 12th Street
Watkins Glen, NY 14891
Additional Location
Waverly High School
15 Frederick Street
Waverly, NY 14892
Additional Location
Wayland-Cohocton Central School
2350 State Route 63
Wayland, NY 14572
Additional Location
Whitesville Central School
692 Main St
Whitesville, NY 14897
Additional Location
Williamson Junior/Senior High School
33 Jct. Cross Road
Tioga, PA 16946
Additional Location
Wyalusing Valley Junior/Senior High School
11364 Wyalusing New Albany Road
Wyalusing, PA 18853
Additional Location
Addison High School
1 Colwell Street
Addison, NY 14801
Other Instructional Site
Arnot Ogden Medical Center
600 Roe Avenue
Elmira, NY 14901
Other Instructional Site
Crystal City Lanes
Route 352
Corning, NY 14830
Other Instructional Site
Fillmore Central High School
104 West Main Street
Filmore, NY 14735
Other Instructional Site
Goshen Central High School
222 Scotchtown Road
Goshen, NY 10924
Other Instructional Site
Spencer Crest Nature Center
Spencer Hill Road
Corning, NY 14830
Other Instructional Site
Towanda Area Jr/Sr High School
410 State Street
Towanda, PA 18848
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.

  • August 25, 2022
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the reclassification of the other instructional site at 11364 Wyalusing New Albany Road, Wyalusing, PA 18853 to an additional location within the institution's scope of accreditation. To require immediate notification when the change is implemented. To note that the Commission reserves the right to rescind approval of this substantive change if any developments reveal additional information that might have affected the Commission's decision and/or the requested substantive change is not implemented within one calendar year from the date of this action. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2023-2024.
  • August 25, 2022
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the reclassification of the other instructional site at 1879 Davis Street, Elmira, NY 14901 to an additional location within the institution's scope of accreditation. To require immediate notification when the change is implemented. To note that the Commission reserves the right to rescind approval of this substantive change if any developments reveal additional information that might have affected the Commission's decision and/or the requested substantive change is not implemented within one calendar year from the date of this action.
  • March 4, 2021
    To note that the Mid-Point Peer Review has been conducted. To request that the next self-study, in preparation for a visit in 2023-2024, provide further evidence of improved financial viability and sustainability (Standard VI).
  • September 3, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the second Postsecondary Award (<1 year), Childhood Development Associate Prep Micro-credential, within the institution's scope of accreditation. To note the Commission may rescind this action if the requested substantive change is not implemented within one calendar year from the date of this action.
  • September 3, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the first Postsecondary Award (<1 year), Teaching Assistant Micro-credential, within the institution's scope of accreditation. To note 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 2023-2024.
  • August 27, 2018
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the reclassification of the other instructional sites at (1) Addison Central School, 7 Cleveland Drive, Suite 101, Addison, NY 14801; (2) Alfred-Almond High School, 6795 Rt. 21, Almond, NY 14804; (3) Andover High School, 31-35 Elm Street, Andover, NY 14806; (4) Arkport High School, 35 East Avenue, Arkport, NY 14807; (5) Athens High School, 401 Frederick Street, Athens, PA 18810; (6) Avoca High School, 17-29 Oliver Street, Avoca, NY 14809; (7) Greater Southern Tier BOCES Coopers Campus, 9579 Vocational Drive, Painted Post, NY 14870; (8) Greater Southern Tier BOCES Bush Campus, 459 Philo Road, Elmira, NY 14903; (9) Greater Southern Tier BOCES Wildwood Campus, 1126 Bald Hill Road, Hornell, NY 14843; (10) Bradford High School, 2820 State Route 226, Bradford, NY 14815; (11) Campbell -Savona High School, 8455 County Route 125, Campbell, NY 14821; (12) Canaserga Central School, 48 Main Street, Canaseraga, NY 14822; (13) Canisteo-Greenwood High School, 84 Greenwood Street, Canisteo, NY 14823; (14) Canton High School, 509 E. Main Street, Canton, PA 17724; (15) Corning-Painted Post High School, 201 Cantigney Street, Corning, NY 14830; (16) Cowanesque Valley High School, 51 N. Fork Road, Westfield, PA 16950; (17) Elmira City School District, 777 S. Main Street, Elmira, NY 14904; (18) Galeton Area School District, 27 Bridge Street, Galeton, PA 16922; (19) Genesee Valley High School, 1 Jaguar Drive, Belmont, NY 14813; (20) Hammondsport High School, 8272 Main Street Ext., Hammondsport, NY 14840; (21) Haverling High School, 25 Ellas Avenue, Bath, NY 14810; (22) Hornell High School, 25 Pearl Street, Hornell, NY 14843; (23) Horseheads High School, 1 Raider Lane, Horseheads, NY 14845; (24) Jasper-Troupsburg High School, 3769 State Route 417, Jasper, NY 14855; (25) Northern Potter School District, 745 Northern Potter Road, Ulysses, PA 16948; (26) North Penn Liberty High School, 8675 Route 414, Liberty, PA 16930; (27) North Penn Mansfiled High School, 73 W. Wellsboro Street, Mansfield, PA 16933; (28) Notre Dame High School, 1400 Maple Avenue, Elmira, NY 14904; (29) Odessa-Montour High School, 300 College Avenue, Odessa, NY 14869; (30) Prattsburg High School, 1 Academy Street, Prattsburg, NY 14873; (31) Sayre High School, 331 W. Lockhart Street, Sayre, PA 18840; (32) Spencer VanEtten High School, 16 Dartts Cross Road, Spencer, NY 14883; (33) Thomas A. Edison High School, 2083 College Avenue, Elmira Heights, NY 14903; (34) Twin Tiers Christian Academy, 1811 N. Chemung Road, Breesport, NY 14816; (35) Watkins Glen High School, 303 12th Street, Watkins Glen, NY 14891; (36) Waverly High School, 15 Frederick Street, Waverly, NY 14892; (37) Wayland-Cochocton High School, 2350 State Route 63, Wayland, NY 14572; (38) Whitesville Central School, 692 Main Street, Whitesville, NY 14897; and (39) Williamson Junior/Senior High School, 33 Jct. Cross Road, Tioga, PA 16946 as additional locations and to include the locations within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations as an additional location. Operations at the additional locations must commence within one calendar year from the date of this action. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2021-2022.
  • July 5, 2017
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at Corning Community Health Education Center, 132 Denison Parkway East/129 Chemung Street, Corning, NY 14830 within the scope of the institution's accreditation. 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. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2023-2024.
  • August 29, 2016
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution's decision to close its Goff Road Facility additional location at 2634 Goff Road, Corning, NY 14830. The Commission requires notification within thirty days of the closure of this additional location. The date for the next accreditation review will be determined by the Commission when it revises the accreditation cycle.
  • November 19, 2015
    To reaffirm accreditation and commend the institution on the quality of the self-study process and report. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2020.
  • November 21, 2013
    To note the visit by the Commission's representative. To affirm the inclusion of the additional locations at: (1) Goff Road Facility, 2634 Goff Road, Corning, NY 14830; and (2) Airport Corporate Park, 360 Daniel Zenker Drive, Horseheads, NY 14845 within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2014-2015.
  • October 31, 2012
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To reclassify the following instructional sites to additional locations: (1) Goff Road Facility, 2634 Goff Road, Corning, NY 14830; and (2) Airport Corporate Park, 360 Daniel Zenker Drive, Horseheads, NY 14845. To include the additional locations provisionally within the scope of the institution's accreditation, pending site visits within six months of commencing operations. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2014-2015.
  • January 3, 2012
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to include the following online programs within the scope of the institution's accreditation: Business Administration (A.S. and A.A.S.); Liberal Arts -- Humanities & Social Sciences (A.A. and A.S.). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2014-2015.
  • November 18, 2010
    To accept the Periodic Review Report and to reaffirm accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2014-2015.

Information about the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) is an institutional accreditor 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).