Statement of Accreditation Status

Herkimer County Community College

  • CEO: Dr. Cathleen McColgin, President
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Ms. Mary Ann Carroll
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Robert Bonfiglio, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Associate's Colleges: High Transfer-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional » Two-year, small
  • Control: Public
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1972
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2021
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2027-2028
  • Next Mid-Point Peer Review: 2024

Contact Information

100 Reservoir Road
Herkimer, NY 13350

(315) 866-0300

www.herkimer.edu

  • The following represents the MSCHE accreditation actions taken in the last ten (10) years.
  • March 4, 2021
    To acknowledge receipt of the self-study report. To note that the institution hosted a virtual site visit in lieu of an on-site visit in accordance with the United States Department of Education (USDE) guidelines published March 17, 2020. To reaffirm accreditation. To note that a verification visit is required by USDE guidelines and will be conducted within a reasonable period of time following the virtual site visit. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2027-2028.
  • April 30, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at the Mid-State Correctional Facility, 9005 Old River Road, Marcy, New York 13402-0216 within the institution's scope of accreditation. To require immediate notification when instruction commences at the additional location. To note that the Commission may rescind this action if instruction does not commence within one calendar year from the date of this action. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2028-2029.
  • April 16, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the self-study report. To delay the On-Site Evaluation visit scheduled for Spring 2020 due to extraordinary circumstances related to coronavirus (COVID-19) interruptions and to continue accreditation. To note the institution remains accredited during a delay granted by the Commission. The Evaluation visit will be scheduled in accordance with Commission policy and procedures.
  • June 27, 2019
    To note the visit by the Commission's representative and to affirm the inclusion of the additional locations at (1) Little Falls High School, 1 High School Road, Little Falls, NY 13365; and (2) Frankfort-Schuyler High School, 605 Palmer Street, Frankfort, NY 13340, within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2019-2020.
  • June 27, 2019
    To note the visit by the Commission's representative and to affirm the inclusion of the additional location at Mohawk Correctional Facility, 6514 Rt. 26, Rome, NY 13440, within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2019-2020.
  • August 27, 2018
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional locations at (1) Central Valley Academy, 111 Frederick Street Ilion, NY 13357; (2) Cherry Valley-Springfield, 597 County Road 54, Cherry Valley, NY 1332; (3) Cooperstown High School, 39 Linden Avenue, Cooperstown, NY 13326; (4) Dolgeville High School, 38 Slawson Street, Dolgeville, NY 13329; (5) Frankfort-Schuyler High School, 605 Palmer Street, Frankfort, NY 13340; (6) Herkimer High School, 801 West German Street, Herkimer, NY 13350; (7) Herkimer BOCES, 352 Gros Blvd., Herkimer, NY 13350; (8) Laurens High School, 55 Main Street, Laurens, NY 13796; (9) Little Falls High School, 1 High School Road, Little Falls, NY 13365; (10) Morris High School, 65 West Main Street, Morris, NY 13808; (11) Mount Markham High School, 500 Fairground Road, West Winfield, NY 13491; (12) Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville, 44 Center Street, St. Johnsville, NY 13452;(13) Owen D. Young, 2316 State Route 80,Van Hornsville, NY 13475; (14) Poland Central High School, 74 Cold Brook Street, Poland, NY 13479; (15) Richfield Spring High School, 93 Main Street, Richfield Springs, NY 13439; (16) Schenevus High School, 159 Main Street, Schenevus, NY 12155; (17) Town of Webb High School, 3002 Main Street, Old Forge, NY 13420; and (18) West Canada Valley Central High School, 5447 State Route 28, Newport, NY 13416 within the scope of the institution's accreditation. To direct a site visit within six months of the commencement of operations at two of these locations. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations at these additional locations. Operations at the additional locations must commence within one calendar year from the date of this action. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2019-2020.
  • July 2, 2018
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include provisionally the additional location at Mohawk Correctional Facility, 6514 Rt. 26, Rome, NY 13440 within the scope of the institution's accreditation pending a site visit 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. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2019-2020.
  • June 22, 2017
    To accept the progress report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2019-2020.
  • November 19, 2015
    To accept the Periodic Review Report and to reaffirm accreditation. To request a progress report, due April 1, 2017, documenting further evidence of a systematic and sustained process for institutional assessment including evidence that results are used in planning, resource allocation and renewal and to gain improvements in the total range of programs and services (Standards 2, 3 and 7). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2019 - 2020.
  • 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 (1-2 yrs) Included within the scope:
  • Associate's Degree or Equivalent Included within the scope:
  • Additional Location
    Central Valley Academy
    111 Federick Street
    Ilion, NY 13357
  • Additional Location
    Cherry Valley-Springfield
    597 County Road 54
    Cherry Valley, NY 13320
  • Additional Location
    Cooperstown High School
    39 Linden Ave
    Cooperstown, NY 13329
  • Additional Location
    Dolgeville High School
    38 Slawson Street
    Dolgeville, NY 13329
  • Additional Location
    Frankfort Schuyler School
    605 Palmer Street
    Frankfort, NY 13340
  • Additional Location
    Herkimer BOCES
    352 Gros Blvd
    Herkimer, NY 13350
  • Additional Location
    Herkimer High School
    801 West German Street
    Herkimer, NY 13350
  • Additional Location
    Laurens Central School
    55 Main Street
    Laurens, NY 13796
  • Additional Location
    Little Falls High School
    1 High School Road
    Little Falls, NY 13365
  • Additional Location
    Mid-State Correctional Facility
    9005 Old River Road
    Marcy, NY 13403-0216
    Opened: 08/24/2020
  • Additional Location
    Mohawk Correctional Facility
    6514 Rt. 26
    Rome, NY 13440
    Opened: 09/04/2018
  • Additional Location
    Morris Central School
    65 West Main Street
    Morris, NY 13808
  • Additional Location
    Mount Markham Central School
    500 Fairground Road
    West Winfield, NY 13491
  • Additional Location
    Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville Central School
    44 Center Street
    St. Johnsville, NY 13452
  • Additional Location
    Owen D. Young Central School
    2316 State Route 80
    Van Hornesville, NY 13475
  • Additional Location
    Poland Central High School
    74 Cold Brook Street
    Poland, NY 13439
  • Additional Location
    Richfield Springs Central School
    93 Main Street
    Richfield Springs, NY 13439-0631
  • Additional Location
    Schenevus High School
    159 Main Street
    Schenevus, NY 12155
  • Additional Location
    Town of Webb High School
    3002 Main Street
    Old Forge, NY 13420
  • Additional Location
    West Canada Valley Central School
    5447 Route 28
    Newport, NY 13416

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