Statement of Accreditation Status

Nassau Community College

  • CEO: Dr. Maria Conzatti, Interim President
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Dr. Genette Alvarez-Ortiz
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Robert Bonfiglio, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Associate's Colleges: High Transfer-High Traditional » Two-year, large
  • Control: Public
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1967
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2017
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2024-2025

Contact Information

One Education Drive
Garden City, NY 11530

(516) 572-7205

www.ncc.edu

  • June 24, 2021
    To note that the substantive change site visit occurred on March 30, 2021, to the additional location at 750 Woodbury Road, Woodbury, NY 11797 and the information provided in the substantive change request was verified. 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 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 2024-2025.
  • November 15, 2018
    To acknowledge receipt of the monitoring report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2024-2025. 
  • April 30, 2018
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To provisionally include the reclassification of the other instructional site at GEICO, 750 Woodbury Road, Woodbury, NY 11797 as an additional location 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 as an additional location. Operations at the additional location must commence within one calendar year from the date of this action. To remind the institution of the Commission action of November 16, 2017 requesting a monitoring report due September 1, 2018. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2024-2025.
  • November 16, 2017
    To accept the monitoring report and to note the visit by the Commission's representatives. To recognize the institution for progress to date. To remove probation because the institution is now in compliance with Standard 2 (Planning, Resource Allocation, and Institutional Renewal), Standard 3 (Institutional Resources), Standard 4 (Leadership and Governance), Standard 5 (Administration), Standard 7 (Institutional Assessment) and Standard 14 (Assessment of Student Learning) and to reaffirm accreditation. To request a monitoring report, due September 1, 2018, demonstrating sustainability of implemented corrective measures and providing further evidence of (1) use of assessment results for the improvement of educational effectiveness (Standard V), (2) assessment of planning, resource allocation, and availability of resources (Standard VI), and (3) periodic assessment of governance, leadership, and administration (Standard VII). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2024-2025.
  • March 2, 2017
    To accept the monitoring report and note the visit by the Commission's representatives. To note that the institution is now in compliance with Standard 6 (Integrity). To continue the probation because of insufficient evidence that the institution is in compliance with Standard 2 (Planning, Resource Allocation, and Institutional Renewal), Standard 3 (Institutional Resources), Standard 4 (Leadership and Governance), Standard 5 (Administration), Standard 7 (Institutional Assessment), and Standard 14 (Assessment of Student Learning). To note that the institution remains accredited while on probation. To request a monitoring report, due September 15, 2017, documenting evidence that the institution has achieved and can sustain compliance with Standards 2, 3, 4, 5, 7 and 14 including, but not limited to (1) implementation of the Institutional Effectiveness Plan and integration and linking of the institution's academic, facilities, technology and enrollment management plans (Standard 2); (2) development and implementation of systematic policies, processes and procedures for financial planning and budgeting that assess the utilization and allocation of resources (Standard 3); (3) Operationalization of Board policies which define constituency roles and responsibilities (Standard 4); (4) Evidence and assessment of information and decision-making systems that support the work of administrative leaders (Standard 5); (5) Development and implementation of a systematic, documented, organized and sustainable assessment process which measures the total range of programs and services (Standard 7); and (6) Implementation of a systematic, documented, organized and sustainable student learning assessment process that makes use of both direct and indirect measures to evaluate and improve teaching and learning in all programs including general education (Standard 14). A small team visit will follow submission of the monitoring report. Upon reaffirmation of accreditation, the institution will return to its established evaluation schedule.
  • November 17, 2016
    To note the visit by the Commission's representatives. To remind the institution of the Commission's action of June 23, 2016 to place the institution on probation because of insufficient evidence that it is currently in compliance with Standards 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 14. To note that the institution remains accredited while on probation. To further note that the monitoring report due November 1, 2016 has been received and will acted upon at the March 2017 Commission meeting. Upon reaffirmation of accreditation, the institution will return to its established evaluation schedule.
  • June 23, 2016
    To place the institution on probation due to insufficient evidence that the institution is currently in compliance with Standard 2 (Planning, Resources, and Institutional Renewal), Standard 3 (Institutional Resources), Standard 4 (Leadership and Governance), Standard 5 (Administration), Standard 6 (Integrity), Standard 7 (Institutional Assessment), and Standard 14 (Assessment of Student Learning). To note that the institution remains accredited while on probation. To request a monitoring report, due November 1, 2016, documenting evidence that the institution has achieved and can sustain ongoing compliance with Standards 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 14, including but not limited to (1) long-range planning goals and objectives that link academic, facilities, technology, and enrollment management planning to institutional mission and goals (Standard 2); (2) systematic processes for financial planning and budgeting that assess the utilization and allocation of resources (Standard 3); (3) a well-defined system of collegial governance that includes a) procedures for periodic assessment of the governing body, b) a process for orienting new members and for providing updates for current members on the duties and responsibilities of the governing board, and c) defined governance responsibilities of faculty and administration (Standard 4); (4) assessment of the effectiveness of administrative structures, services, roles, and responsibilities (Standard 5); (5) clear evidence of institutional ethics including a) adherence to the Commission's policy on Political Intervention in Education, b) an institutional climate that fosters respect among students, faculty, staff and administration, c) fair and impartial practices in hiring employees , d) effective policies and procedures for tracking and resolving student complaints, and e) assurance of due process in student discipline policies and procedures (Standard 6); (6) a documented, organized and sustained assessment process to evaluate and improve the total range of programs and services (Standard 7); and (7) a documented, organized and sustained assessment process, that makes use of both direct and indirect measures, to evaluate and improve teaching and learning in all programs, including general education (Standard 14). A small team visit will follow submission of the monitoring report. To direct a prompt Commission liaison guidance visit to discuss the Commission's expectations. The date of the next accreditation review will be established when accreditation is reaffirmed.
  • November 15, 2012
    To accept the progress report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2015-2016.
  • June 23, 2011
    To accept the monitoring report and to note the recent visit by the Commission's representatives. To remove the warning, reaffirm accreditation and request a progress report, due by October 1, 2012, documenting progress in the implementation of a comprehensive, organized and sustained process for the assessment of institutional effectiveness with evidence of the use of student learning outcomes assessment information in the planning process (Standards 7 & 14). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2015-2016.
  • November 18, 2010
    To note the recent visit by the Commission's representative and to remind the institution that its warning continues because of a lack of evidence that the institution is currently in compliance with Standard 7 (Institutional Assessment). To further remind the institution of the monitoring report, due by March 1, 2011, documenting the development and implementation of a comprehensive, organized, and sustained process for the assessment of institutional effectiveness with evidence that assessment information is used in budgeting, planning and allocating resources (Standard 7). A small team visit will follow submission of the monitoring report. To note that the institution remains accredited while on warning. To further note that the next evaluation visit will be scheduled 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 (1-2 yrs) Included within the scope
  • Associate's Degree or Equivalent Included within the scope
  • Additional Location
    GEICO
    750 Woodbury Road
    Woodbury, NY 11797
    Opened: 05/01/2018
  • Other Instructional Site
    Long Beach Public Library
    111 West Park Avenue
    Long Beach, NY 11561

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