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:
    Mercy College
    Dobbs Ferry, NY
  • Address:
    555 Broadway
    Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522
  • Phone:
    (877) 637-2946
  • URL:
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer (ALO):
    Dr. Dena Whipple
  • Commission Staff Liaison:
    Dr. Paul Starkey, Vice President

Accreditation Summary

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

  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1968
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2015
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2023-2024
  • Next Mid-Point Peer Review: 2028

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:
  • 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

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
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
Additional Location
Sing Sing Correctional Facility
354 Hunter Street
Ossining, NY 10562
Additional Location
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
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.

  • 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.

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).