Statement of Accreditation Status

Niagara County Community College

  • CEO: Dr. William Murabito, President
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Mrs. Lydia Ulatowski
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Anne Wahl, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Associate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Career & Technical-High Traditional » Two-year, medium
  • Control: Public
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1970
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2016
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2024-2025
  • Next Mid-Point Peer Review: 2021

Contact Information

3111 Saunders Settlement Road
Sanborn, NY 14132

(716) 614-6222

www.niagaracc.suny.edu

  • The following represents the MSCHE accreditation actions taken in the last ten (10) years.
  • December 2, 2021
    To note that the substantive change visit to the additional location at 250 Lincoln Avenue, Lockport, NY 14094 which occurred on June 10, 2021, 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.
  • August 27, 2018
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional locations at (1) Barker High School, 1628 Quaker Road, Barker, NY 14012; (2) Erie 1 BOCES Ken-Ton Center, 151 Two Mile Creek Road, Tonawanda, NY 14150; (3) Lewiston Porter High School, 4061 Creek Road, Youngstown, NY 14174; (4) Lockport High School, 250 Lincoln Avenue, Lockport , NY 14094; (5) Newfane High School, 6273 Charlotte Road, Newfane, NY 14108; (6) Niagara Falls High School, 4455 Porter Road, Niagara Falls, NY 14305; (7) Niagara Wheatfield High School, 2292 Saunders Settlement Road, Sanborn, NY 14132; (8) North Tonawanda High School, 405 & 455 Meadow Drive, North Tonawanda, NY 14120; (9) Orleans-Niagara BOCES Medina, 4232 Shelby Basin Road, Medina, NY 14103; (10) Orleans-Niagara BOCES Sanborn, 3181 Saunders Settlement Road, Sanborn, NY 14132; (11) Royalton Hartland High School, 54 State Street, Middleport, NY 14105; (12) Starpoint High School, 4363 Maple Road, Lockport NY 14094; and (13) Wilson High School, 374 Lake Street, Wilson, NY 14172 within the scope of the institution's accreditation. To direct a site visit within six months of the commencement of operations at one 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 2024-2025.
  • June 21, 2018
    To accept the monitoring report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2024-2025.
  • June 23, 2016
    To reaffirm accreditation. To request a monitoring report, due April 1, 2018, documenting further progress on the implementation of (1) goals and objectives or strategies, both institution-wide and for individual units that are clearly stated, reflect conclusions drawn from assessment results, are linked to mission and goal achievement, and are used for planning and resource allocation at the institutional and unit levels (Standard 2); and (2) a documented, organized, and sustained process to assess achievement of expected student learning outcomes in all programs, with evidence that assessment information is used to improve teaching and learning (Standard 14). The date for the next accreditation review will be determined by the Commission when it revises the accreditation cycle.
  • June 23, 2016
    To note the visit by the Commission's representative and to affirm inclusion of the additional location at the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute, 28 Old Falls Street, Niagara Falls, NY 14303 within the scope of the institution's accreditation.
  • November 19, 2015
    To accept the supplemental information report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2015-2016.
  • November 2, 2015
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to include provisionally the additional location at the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute, 28 Old Falls Street, Niagara Falls, NY 14303 within the scope of the institution's accreditation pending a site visit within six months of the commencement of operations at this additional location. In the event that operations at this additional location do not commence within one calendar year from the approval of this action, approval will lapse. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2015-2016.
  • September 4, 2015
    To request a supplemental information report, due October 16, 2015, addressing the recent audit findings of the New York State Comptroller's office
  • November 15, 2012
    To note the visit by the Commission's representatives and to affirm inclusion of the additional location at the Trott Extension Center, 1001 Eleventh Street, Niagara Falls, NY 14303 within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2015-2016.
  • 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
    Barker Central School District
    1628 Quaker Road
    Barker, NY 14012
  • Additional Location
    Erie 1 BOCES Ken-Ton Center
    151 Two Mile Creek Road
    Tonawanda, NY 14150
  • Additional Location
    Lewiston Porter High School
    4061 Creek Road
    Youngstown, NY 14174
  • Additional Location
    Lockport High School
    250 Lincoln Avenue
    Lockport, NY 14094
  • Additional Location
    Newfane High School
    6273 Charlotte Road
    Newfane, NY 14108
  • Additional Location
    Niagara Falls Culinary Institute
    28 Old Falls Street
    Niagara Falls, NY 14303
    Opened: 11/02/2015
  • Additional Location
    Niagara Falls High School
    4455 Porter Road
    Niagara Falls, NY 14305
  • Additional Location
    Niagara Wheatfield High School
    2292 Saunders Settlement Road
    Sanborn, NY 14132
  • Additional Location
    North Tonawanda High School
    405 & 455 Meadow Drive
    North Tonawanda, NY 14120
  • Additional Location
    Orleans-Niagara BOCES Medina
    4232 Shelby Basin Road
    Medina, NY 14103
  • Additional Location
    Orleans-Niagara BOCES Sanborn
    3181 Saunders Settlement Road
    Sanborn, NY 14132
  • Additional Location
    Royalton-Hartland High School
    54 State Street
    Middleport, NY 14105
  • Additional Location
    Starpoint High School
    4363 Mapleton Road
    Lockport, NY 14094
  • Additional Location
    Trott Extension Center
    1001 Eleventh Street
    Niagara Falls, NY 14303
    Opened: 07/02/2012
  • Additional Location
    Wilson High School
    374 Lake Street
    Wilson, NY 14172
  • Other Instructional Site
    Akron High School
    47 Bloomingdale Avenue
    Akron, NY 14001
  • Other Instructional Site
    Bishop Timon- St. Jude High School
    601 McKinley Pkwy
    Buffalo, NY 14220
  • Other Instructional Site
    Frontier Central High School
    4432 Bayview Road
    Hamburg, NY 14075
  • Other Instructional Site
    Kenmore East High School
    350 Fries Road
    Tonawanda, NY 14150
  • Other Instructional Site
    Kenmore West High School
    33 Highland Pkwy
    Buffalo, NY 14223
  • Other Instructional Site
    Medina High School
    2 Mustang Drive
    Medina, NY 14103
  • Other Instructional Site
    Silver Creek High School
    1 Dickinson Street
    Sliver Creek, NY 14136
  • Other Instructional Site
    Walt Disney World
    World Drive
    Orlando, FL 32830

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