Statement of Accreditation Status

Mercy College

  • CEO: Mr. Timothy Hall, President
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Dr. Dena Whipple
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Paul Starkey, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs » Four-year, medium, primarily nonresidential
  • Control: Private (Non-Profit)
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1968
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2015
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2023-2024
  • Next Mid-Point Peer Review: 2028

Contact Information

555 Broadway
Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522

(877) 637-2946

www.mercy.edu

  • The following represents the MSCHE accreditation actions taken in the last ten (10) years.
  • July 25, 2022
    Staff acted on behalf of the Commission to request a supplemental information report, due August 8, 2022, that provides additional information on Standard II: Ethics and Integrity and Requirement of Affiliation 5. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2023-2024.
  • March 4, 2021
    To note that the Mid-Point Peer Review has been conducted and no further evidence is required at this time. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2023-2024.
  • January 4, 2021
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution's decision to close the additional location at 2651 Strange Boulevard, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598. To require immediate notification when instruction ceases at the additional location. 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.
  • June 17, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution's decision to close the additional location at 313 West 125th St., New York, NY 10027. To require immediate notification when instruction ceases at the additional location. 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.
  • June 17, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution's decision to close the additional location at 1368 Fulton St., Brooklyn, NY 11216. To require immediate notification when instruction ceases at the additional location. 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.
  • June 17, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution's decision to close the additional location at Mayerhofgasse 6 A-1040 Vienna, Austria. To require immediate notification when instruction ceases at the additional location. 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.
  • June 17, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution's decision to close the additional location at Grenzackerstrasse 18 1100 Vienna, Austria. To require immediate notification when instruction ceases at the additional location. 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.
  • January 3, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the reclassification of the other instructional site at Sing Sing Correctional Facility, 354 Hunter Street, Ossining, NY 10562 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 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.
  • September 3, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at New Rochelle, 29 Castle Place, New Rochelle, NY 10805 within the institution's scope of accreditation. To require immediate notification when instruction commences at the 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.
  • September 3, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at Harlem, 313 West 125th Street, New York, NY 10027 within the institution's scope of accreditation. To require immediate notification when instruction commences at the 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.
  • September 3, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at Brooklyn, 1368 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11216 within the institution's scope of accreditation. To require immediate notification when instruction commences at the 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 2023-2024.
  • November 16, 2017
    To accept the supplemental information report and to note the institution's obligation to inform the Commission about any and all significant developments relevant to this action. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2023-2024.
  • June 22, 2017
    To accept the progress reports. To remind the institution of the Commission's request of May 4, 2017 for a supplemental information report due August 1, 2017. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2023-2024.
  • May 4, 2017
    Staff acted on behalf of the Commission to request a supplemental information report, due August 1, 2017, addressing the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE)'s recent action. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2023-2024.
  • November 17, 2016
    To accept the supplemental information report. To request a progress report, due April 1, 2017, documenting the status of students enrolled at the discontinued additional locations (Standard 13). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2023-2024.
  • August 8, 2016
    Staff acted on behalf of the Commission to request a supplemental information report, due September 1, 2016, addressing recent developments at the College which may have implications for current and future compliance with Standard 5 (Administration), Standard 6 (Integrity), Standard 11 (Educational Offerings), and Standard 13 (Related Educational Activities).
  • November 19, 2015
    To accept the monitoring report and to note the visit by the Commission's representatives. To remove the warning because the institution is now in compliance with Standard 7 (Institutional Assessment) and Standard 14 (Assessment of Student Learning) and to reaffirm accreditation. To request a progress report, due April 1, 2017, documenting further implementation of an organized and sustained assessment process for institutional effectiveness and student learning that: (1) includes use of direct measures; (2) is used to evaluate and improve programs, services and processes; (3) provides convincing evidence that students are achieving key learning outcomes; and (4) integrates assessment results into planning, budgeting and resource allocation decisions. (Standards 7 and 14). The Periodic Review Report is now due June 1, 2020.
  • March 5, 2015
    To note the visit by the Commission's representative. To remind the institution that it has been warned that its accreditation may be in jeopardy because of insufficient evidence that the institution is in compliance with Standard 7 (Institutional Assessment) and Standard 14 (Assessment of Student Learning). To note that the institution remains accredited while on warning. To request a monitoring report, due September 1, 2015, documenting that the institution has achieved and can sustain compliance with Standards 7 and 14, including but not limited to the development and implementation of a comprehensive, organized and sustained institutional assessment process that (a) is used for planning and resource allocation; (b) provides evidence that assessment results are shared and discussed with appropriate constituents and used for institutional renewal; and (c) includes periodic evaluation of the effectiveness and comprehensiveness of the assessment process (Standard 7); and an organized and sustained assessment process to evaluate and improve student learning across all programs and modes of delivery, with assessment results that are shared and discussed with appropriate constituents (Standard 14). A small team visit will follow submission of the monitoring report. The due date for the Periodic Review Report will be established when accreditation is reaffirmed.
  • November 20, 2014
    To warn the institution that its accreditation may be in jeopardy because of insufficient evidence that the institution is currently in compliance with Standard 7 (Institutional Assessment) and Standard 14 (Assessment of Student Learning). To note that the institution remains accredited while on warning. To request a monitoring report, due September 1, 2015, documenting that the institution has achieved and can sustain compliance with Standards 7 and 14, including but not limited to the development and implementation of a comprehensive, organized and sustained institutional assessment process that (a) is used for planning and resource allocation; (b) provides evidence that assessment results are shared and discussed with appropriate constituents and used for institutional renewal; and (c) includes periodic evaluation of the effectiveness and comprehensiveness of the assessment process (Standard 7); and an organized and sustained assessment process to evaluate and improve student learning across all programs and modes of delivery, with assessment results that are shared and discussed with appropriate constituents (Standard 14). A small team visit will follow submission of the monitoring report. To direct a prompt liaison guidance visit to discuss the Commission's expectations. The due date for the Periodic Review Report will be established when accreditation is reaffirmed.
  • 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) Included within the scope:
  • Postsecondary award (1-2 yrs) Included within the scope:
  • Associate's Degree or Equivalent Included within the scope:
  • Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent Included within the scope:
  • Post-baccalaureate Certificate Included within the scope:
  • Master's Degree or Equivalent Included within the scope:
  • Post-Master's Certificate Included within the scope:
  • Doctor's Degree - Professional Practice Included within the scope to offer ONE program: Doctor of Physical Therapy
  • Additional Location
    Bronx Campus
    1200 Waters Place
    Bronx, NY 10461
  • Additional Location
    Manhattan Campus
    47 W. 34th Street
    New York, NY 10001
  • Additional Location
    New Rochelle
    29 Castle Place
    New Rochelle, NY 10805
    Opened: 09/03/2019
  • Additional Location
    Sing Sing Correctional Facility
    354 Hunter Street
    Ossining, NY 10562
    Opened: 01/03/2020
  • Other Instructional Site
    Barry Tech - BOCES
    1196 Prospect Avenue
    Westbury, NY 11590
  • Other Instructional Site
    Charter School of Educational Excellence
    260 Warburton Avenue
    Yonkers, NY 10701
  • Other Instructional Site
    District 11 - Helen Keller School
    650 Baychester Ave.
    Bronx, NY 10475
  • Other Instructional Site
    District 12 - Middle School 129
    2055 Mapes Ave.
    Bronx, NY 10460
  • Other Instructional Site
    District 8 - Stevenson Educational Campus
    1980 Lafayette Avenue
    Bronx, NY 10473
  • Other Instructional Site
    Graduate Nysut Edu. Cert.
    800 Troy-Schenectady Road
    Latham, NY 12110
  • Other Instructional Site
    H.H. Artic/Westlake HS
    825 Westlake Drive
    Thornwood, NY 10594
  • Other Instructional Site
    Hendrick Hudson High School
    2166 Albany Post Road
    Montrose, NY 10548
  • Other Instructional Site
    Horace Greeley High School
    70 Roaring Brook Road
    Chappaqua, NY 10514
  • Other Instructional Site
    Metropolitan Jewish Hospital
    6323 7th Avenue
    Brooklyn, NY 11220
  • Other Instructional Site
    Mount Saint Ursula
    330 Bedford Park Blvd
    Bronx, NY 10458
  • Other Instructional Site
    Mt. Vernon Schools
    58 South 10th Street
    Mt. Vernon, NY 10550
  • Other Instructional Site
    New Rochelle
    265 Clove Road
    New Rochelle, NY 10801
  • Other Instructional Site
    Newburgh Free Academy HS
    201 Fullerton Avenue
    Newburgh, NY 12550
  • Other Instructional Site
    Orot Sarah High School
    1123 Avenue N
    Brooklyn, NY 11230
  • Other Instructional Site
    Pleasantville High School
    60 Romer Avenue
    Pleasantville, NY 10570
  • Other Instructional Site
    Putnam North Westchester BOCES
    200 Boces Drive
    Yorktown Heights, NY 10598
  • Other Instructional Site
    Renaissance High School
    3000 East Tremont Avenue
    Bronx, NY 10461
  • Other Instructional Site
    Riverside High School
    565 Warburton Avenue
    Yonkers, NY 10701
  • Other Instructional Site
    Roosevelt HIgh School Early College Studies
    631 Tuckahoe Road
    Yonkers, NY 10710
  • Other Instructional Site
    Saint Raymond Academy for Girls
    1725 Castle Hill Road
    Bronx, NY 10461
  • Other Instructional Site
    School District 11 - Donald Hertz School
    950 Rhinelander Avenue
    Bronx, NY 10462
  • Other Instructional Site
    Smith High School
    131 West 86th Street
    New York, NY 10024
  • Other Instructional Site
    St. Barnabus HS
    425 East 240th Street
    Bronx, NY 10470
  • Other Instructional Site
    Taconic Correctional Facility
    250 Harris Road
    Bedford Hills, NY 10507
  • Other Instructional Site
    Urban Assembly School for Wildlife
    2024 Mohegan Ave
    Bronx, NY 10460
  • Other Instructional Site
    Westbury High School
    1 Post Road
    Old Westbury, NY 11568
  • Other Instructional Site
    Westlake High School
    825 Westlake Dr.
    Thornwood, NY 10594
  • Other Instructional Site
    Yonkers Public Schools
    One Larkin Center
    Yonkers, NY 10701

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