Statement of Accreditation Status

Rockland Community College

  • CEO: Dr. Susan Deer, Officer in Charge
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Dr. Virginia Melendez
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Melissa Hardin, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Associate's Colleges: High Transfer-High Traditional » Two-year, medium
  • Control: Public
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1968
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2017
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2025-2026

Contact Information

145 College Road
Suffern, NY 10901

(845) 574-4000

sunyrockland.edu

  • June 24, 2021
    To note that the substantive change visit to the additional location at 700 Main Street, Nyack, NY 10960 occurred on May 12, 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. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2025-2026.
  • January 2, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of documentation of written approvals from State University of New York and New York State Education Department.
  • July 2, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at RCC Hospitality & Culinary Arts Center at Nyack, 70 Main Street, Nyack, NY 10960 within the institution's scope of accreditation. To direct a substantive change site visit as soon as practicable but no later than six months after the commencement of instruction at the additional location. To require written evidence of approvals from all necessary licensing, regulatory, or other legal entities are necessary, including State University of New York and New York State Education Department. 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 2025-2026.
  • November 15, 2018
    To acknowledge receipt of the progress report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2025-2026.
  • June 22, 2017
    To reaffirm accreditation and to request a progress report, due September 1, 2018, providing further evidence of organized and systematic assessments that are supported and sustained by the institution and evaluate the extent of student achievement of institutional and program level goals (Standard V). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2025-2026.
  • March 10, 2017
    To acknowledge receipt of documentation of approval to operate from the State University of New York and New York State Education Department and to include the additional location at Herbert Kurtz Automotive Technology Center located at 37 Ramland Road, Orangeburg, NY 10962 within the scope of the institution's accreditation pending a site visit within six months.
  • May 2, 2016
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To provisionally approve the reclassification of the instructional site at the Herbert Kurtz Automotive Technology Center located at 37 Ramland Road, Orangeburg, NY 10962 as an additional location. To include the additional location within the scope of the institution's accreditation, effective upon receipt of state and SUNY system approvals, and 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. In the event that operations at the 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 2016-2017.
  • November 20, 2014
    To accept the progress report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2016-2017.
  • November 15, 2012
    To accept the Periodic Review Report and to reaffirm accreditation. To request a progress report, due October 1, 2014, documenting evidence of (1) further development and implementation of data-driven planning and decision-making processes (Standard 2) and (2) clarification of roles and responsibilities in collegial governance (Standard 4). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2016-17.
  • June 28, 2011
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to include the following online programs within the scope of the institution's accreditation: the A.A.S. in Fire Protection Technology, the A.A.S. and A.S. in Business Administration, the A.A.S. and A.S. in Entrepreneurship and the Certificate in Entrepreneurship, and the A.S. in Marketing. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2012.
  • June 23, 2011
    To note the visit by the Commission's representatives and to affirm the inclusion of the additional location at 37 West Broad Street, Haverstraw, New York 12097 within the scope of the institution's accreditation pending receipt of documentation of New York State approval.
  • June 23, 2011
    To accept the monitoring report. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2012.
  • May 27, 2011
    To acknowledge receipt of documentation of approval from The State Education Department, The University of the State of New York and to provisionally include the additional location at 37 West Broad Street, Haverstraw, New York 12097 within the scope of the institution's accreditation, pending a site visit within six months of commencement of operations.
  • 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
    Haverstraw Extension Center
    37 West Broad Street
    Haverstraw, NY 10927
    Opened: 11/02/2010
  • Additional Location
    Herbert Kurtz Automotive Technology Center
    37 Ramland Road
    Orangeburg, NY 10962
    Opened: 03/01/2017
  • Additional Location
    RCC Hospitality & Culinary Arts Center at Nyack
    70 Main Street
    Nyack, NY 10960
    Opened: 12/03/2019
  • Other Instructional Site
    Albertus Magnus High School
    798 Rte. 304
    Bardonia, NY 10954
  • Other Instructional Site
    Bais Yaakov High School
    11 Smolley Drive
    Monsey, NY 10952
  • Other Instructional Site
    East Ramapo Teacher Center
    461 Viola Road
    Spring Valley, NY 10977
  • Other Instructional Site
    Hudson Valley P-Tech High School
    561 Rt. 9W
    Piermont, NY 10968
  • Other Instructional Site
    North Rockland High School
    106 Hammond Road
    Thiells, NY 10984
  • Other Instructional Site
    Nyack High School
    360 Christian Herald Road
    Upper Nyack, NY 10960
  • Other Instructional Site
    Pearl River High School
    275 East Central Avenue
    Pearl River, NY 10965
  • Other Instructional Site
    Ramapo High School
    400 Viola Road
    Spring Valley, NY 10977
  • Other Instructional Site
    Rockland BOCES
    65 Parrott Road
    West Nyack, NY 10994
  • Other Instructional Site
    Spring Valley High School
    361 East Rte. 59
    Spring Valley, NY 10977

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