Statement of Accreditation Status

Suffolk County Community College

  • CEO: Mr. Louis Petrizzo, General College Counsel/Executive Vice President
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Dr. Lauren Tacke-Cushing
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Robert Bonfiglio, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Associate's Colleges: High Transfer-High Traditional » Two-year, very large
  • Control: Public
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1966
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2018
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2026-2027
  • Next Mid-Point Peer Review: 2023

Contact Information

533 College Road
Selden, NY 11784

(631) 451-4118

www.sunysuffolk.edu

  • The following represents the MSCHE accreditation actions taken in the last ten (10) years.
  • April 30, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at Culinary Arts and Hospitality Center, 20 East Main Street, Riverhead, NY 11901 within the institution’s scope of accreditation. 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 2026-2027.
  • September 30, 2019
    Staff acted to acknowledge receipt of the institution’s report to ACEN and notification of the institution’s ACEN accreditation status.
  • January 4, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the reclassification of the other instructional site at William Floyd High School, 240 Mastic Beach Road, Mastic Beach, NY 11951 as an additional location within the scope of the institution’s accreditation. 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. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2026-2027.
  • January 4, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the reclassification of the other instructional site at Brentwood High School, 2 6th Avenue, Brentwood, NY 11717 as an additional location within the scope of the institution’s accreditation. 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.
  • January 4, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the reclassification of the other instructional site at Centereach High School, 14 43rd Street, Centereach, NY 11720 as an additional location within the scope of the institution’s accreditation. 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.
  • January 4, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the reclassification of the other instructional site at Commack High School, 1 Scholar Drive, Commack, NY 11725 as an additional location within the scope of the institution’s accreditation. 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.
  • January 4, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the reclassification of the other instructional site at Comsewogue High School, 565 N. Bicycle Path, Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776 as an additional location within the scope of the institution’s accreditation. 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.
  • January 4, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the reclassification of the other instructional site at Hampton Bays High School, 88 Argonne Road East, Hampton Bays, NY 11946 as an additional location within the scope of the institution’s accreditation. 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.
  • January 4, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the reclassification of the other instructional site at Lindenhurst High School, 300 Charles Street, Lindenhurst, NY 11757 as an additional location within the scope of the institution’s accreditation. 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.
  • January 4, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the reclassification of the other instructional site at Newfield High School, 145 Marshall Drive, Selden, NY 11784 as an additional location within the scope of the institution’s accreditation. 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.
  • January 4, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the reclassification of the other instructional site at Shelter Island High School, 33 North Ferry Road, Shelter Island, NY 11964 as an additional location within the scope of the institution’s accreditation. 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.
  • January 4, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the reclassification of the other instructional site at Walt Whitman High School, 301 West Hills Road, Huntington Station, NY 11746 as an additional location within the scope of the institution’s accreditation. 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.
  • October 29, 2018
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the reclassification of the other instructional site at Bayport-Blue Point High School, 200 Snedecor Avenue, Bayport, NY 11705 as an additional location within the scope of the institution’s accreditation. The Commission requires 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. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2026-2027.
  • June 21, 2018
    To reaffirm accreditation. To note the institution's obligation to inform the Commission about any and all significant developments related to its ACEN accreditation status. To request that a copy of the institutions report to ACEN be submitted to the Commission within 10 business days of its completion. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2026-2027.
  • May 8, 2018
    To acknowledge receipt of documentation of approval from the New York State Education Department and to include the online Business Management Certificate within the scope of the institution's accreditation.
  • April 30, 2018
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional locations at (1) Center Moriches High School, 311 Frowein Road, Center Moriches, NY 11934; (2) Greenport High School, 720 Front Street, Greenport, NY 11944; (3) Longwood Senior High School, 100 Longwood Road, Middle Island, NY 11953; and (4) Shoreham-Wading River High School, 250A Route 25A, Shoreham, NY 11786 within the scope of the institution’s accreditation. 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. To note that the evaluation visit has occurred and will be acted upon by the Commission at the June meeting.
  • October 30, 2017
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the second alternative delivery method program (online Business Management Certificate) within the scope of the institution’s accreditation effective upon receipt of state and system approval. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2017-2018.
  • November 19, 2015
    To accept the monitoring report and to note the visit by the Commission's representatives. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2017-2018.
  • June 26, 2014
    To document receipt of the monitoring report noting that the report did not present evidence and analysis in a manner conducive to Commission review and necessitated extraordinary effort by the Commission representatives who performed the review. 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 monitoring report, due September 1, 2015, documenting (1) the further implementation of an organized and sustainable assessment process to improve institutional effectiveness including analysis of the use of assessment information in budgeting, planning and resource allocation and to gain efficiencies in programs, services, and processes (Standard 7); (2) the periodic evaluation of the effectiveness and simplicity of CAPIE (Standard 7); (3) the further implementation of an organized, centralized and sustainable process to assess the achievement of expected student learning outcomes in all programs including analysis of the use of assessment results to improve teaching and learning (Standard 14); and (4) an enhanced role for faculty and academic administrators in assessing student learning and responding to assessment results (Standard 14). A small team visit will follow submission of the monitoring report. The next evaluation visit is now scheduled for 2017 - 2018.
  • November 21, 2013
    To accept the monitoring report and to note the visit by the Commission's representatives. To continue 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 March 1, 2014, documenting that the institution has achieved and can sustain compliance with Standards 7 and 14, including but not limited to evidence of (1) the development and implementation of an organized and sustainable assessment process to improve institutional effectiveness with evidence that assessment information is used in budgeting, planning and resource allocation and to gain efficiencies in programs, services, and processes (Standard 7); and (2) an organized and sustainable process to assess the achievement of expected student learning outcomes in all programs with evidence that assessment results are documented and used to improve teaching and learning (Standard 14). A small team visit will follow submission of the monitoring report. The due date for the next evaluation visit will be established when accreditation is reaffirmed.
  • June 27, 2013
    To note the visit by the Commission's representative. To remind 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, 2013, documenting that the institution has achieved and can sustain compliance with Standards 7 and 14, including but not limited to evidence of (1) the development and implementation of an organized and sustainable assessment process, including direct measures, to improve institutional effectiveness with evidence that assessment information is used in budgeting, planning and resource allocation and to gain efficiencies in programs, services, and processes (Standard 7); and (2) an organized and sustainable process to assess the achievement of expected student learning outcomes in all programs with evidence that assessment goals are documented and that results are used to improve teaching and learning (Standard 14). In addition, to request that the monitoring report provide evidence of additional steps taken (3) to develop and implement updated institutional goals and objectives that are linked to mission and include clear assignment of responsibility and accountability (Standard 2); and (4) to improve the institution's long-term financial viability and the institution's sustainability (Standard 3). To direct a prompt Commission liaison guidance visit to discuss the Commission's expectations. A small team visit will follow submission of the monitoring report. To note that the due date for the next evaluation visit will be established when accreditation is reaffirmed.
  • November 15, 2012
    To accept the Periodic Review Report and 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, 2013, documenting that the institution has achieved and can sustain compliance with Standards 7 and 14, including but not limited to evidence of (1) the development and implementation of an organized and sustainable assessment process, including direct measures, to improve institutional effectiveness with evidence that assessment information is used in budgeting, planning and resource allocation and to gain efficiencies in programs, services, and processes (Standard 7); and (2) an organized and sustainable process to assess the achievement of expected student learning outcomes in all programs with evidence that assessment goals are documented and that results are used to improve teaching and learning (Standard 14). In addition, to request that the monitoring report provide evidence of additional steps taken (3) to develop and implement updated institutional goals and objectives that are linked to mission and include clear assignment of responsibility and accountability (Standard 2); and (4) to improve the institution's long-term financial viability and the institution's sustainability (Standard 3). To direct a prompt Commission liaison guidance visit to discuss the Commission's expectations. A small team visit will follow submission of the monitoring report. To note that the due date for the next evaluation visit will be established when accreditation is reaffirmed.
  • February 8, 2012
    To note the request by the institution and to correct the classification of Suffolk County Community College as a single institution, with a main campus at 533 College Road, Selden, NY 11784 and two additional locations at (1) Eastern Campus, 121 Speonk-Riverhead Road, Riverhead, NY 11901 and (2) Michael J. Grant Campus, formerly known as Western Campus, Crooked Hill Road, Brentwood, NY 11717. To remind the institution of its responsibility to report its status consistently on its annual institutional profile.
  • March 3, 2011
    To accept the monitoring report and to indicate that a small team visit will not be conducted at this time. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2012.
  • 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)
  • Associate's Degree or Equivalent
  • Additional Location
    Bayport-Blue Point High School
    200 Snedecor Avenue
    Bayport, NY 11705-1720
    Opened: 11/01/2018
  • Additional Location
    Brentwood High School
    2 6th Avenue
    Brentwood, NY 11717
    Opened: 01/28/2019
  • Additional Location
    Center Moriches High School
    311 Frowein Road
    Center Moriches, NY 11934
  • Additional Location
    Centereach High School
    14 43rd Street
    Centereach, NY 11720
    Opened: 01/28/2019
  • Additional Location
    Commack High School
    1 Scholar Drive
    Commack, NY 11725
    Opened: 01/28/2019
  • Additional Location
    Comsewogue High School
    565 N. Bicycle Path
    Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776
    Opened: 01/28/2019
  • Additional Location
    Culinary Arts and Hospitality Center
    20 East Main Street
    Riverhead, NY 11901
    Opened: 06/01/2020
  • Additional Location
    Eastern Campus
    121 Speonk-Riverhead Road
    Riverhead, NY 11901-3499
  • Additional Location
    Greenport High School
    720 Front Street
    Greenport, NY 11944
  • Additional Location
    Hampton Bays High School
    88 Argonne Road East
    Hampton Bays, NY 11946
    Opened: 01/28/2019
  • Additional Location
    Lindenhurst High School
    300 Charles Street
    Lindenhurst, NY 11757
    Opened: 01/28/2019
  • Additional Location
    Longwood Senior High School
    100 Longwood Road
    Middle Island, NY 11953
  • Additional Location
    Michael J. Grant Campus
    Crooked Hill Road
    Brentwood, NY 11717-1092
  • Additional Location
    Newfield High School
    145 Marshall Drive
    Selden, NY 11784
    Opened: 01/28/2019
  • Additional Location
    Shelter Island High School
    33 N Ferry Road
    Shelter Island, NY 11964
    Opened: 01/28/2019
  • Additional Location
    Shoreham-Wading River High School
    250A Route 25A
    Shoreham, NY 11786
  • Additional Location
    Walt Whitman High School
    301 West Hills Road
    Huntington Station, NY 11746
    Opened: 01/28/2019
  • Additional Location
    William Floyd High School
    240 Mastic Beach Road
    Mastic Beach, NY 11951
    Opened: 01/28/2019
  • Other Instructional Site
    Amityville Memorial High School
    250 Merrick Road
    Amityville, NY 11701
  • Other Instructional Site
    Babylon High School
    50 Railroad Avenue
    Babylon, NY 11702
  • Other Instructional Site
    Bellport High School
    205 Beaverdam Road
    Brookhaven, NY 11719
  • Other Instructional Site
    Bridgehampton Middle/High School
    P.O. Box 3021 2685 Montauk Highway
    Bridgehampton, NY 11932
  • Other Instructional Site
    Center Moriches High School
    311 Frowein Road Center
    Moriches, NY 11934
  • Other Instructional Site
    Central Islip High School
    85 Wheeler Road
    Central Islip, NY 11722
  • Other Instructional Site
    Connetquot High School
    190 Seventh Street
    Bohemia, NY 11716
  • Other Instructional Site
    Copaigue Middle School
    2650 Great Neck Road
    Capaigue, NY 11726
  • Other Instructional Site
    Deer Park High School
    1 Falcon Place
    Deer Park, NY 11729
  • Other Instructional Site
    Earl L. Vandermeulen High School
    350 Old Post Road Port
    Jefferson, NY 11777
  • Other Instructional Site
    East Hampton High School
    2 Long Lane
    East Hampton, NY 11937
  • Other Instructional Site
    East Islip High School
    1 Redmen Street
    Islip Terrace, NY 11752
  • Other Instructional Site
    Elwood-John Glenn High School
    478 Elwood Road
    Elwood, NY 11731
  • Other Instructional Site
    Farmingdale High School
    150 Lincoln Street
    Farmingdale, NY 11735
  • Other Instructional Site
    Fishers Island School
    78 Greenwood Road #600
    Fishers Island, NY 06390
  • Other Instructional Site
    Francis S. Gabreski Air National Guard Base
    106th Rescue Wing (HC-130 & HH-60)
    Westhampton Beach, NY 11978
  • Other Instructional Site
    Freeport High School
    50 S. Brookside Avenue
    Freeport, NY 11520
  • Other Instructional Site
    Greenport High School
    720 Front Street
    Greenport, NY 11944
  • Other Instructional Site
    H. Frank Carey High School
    230 Poppy Avenue
    Franklin Square, NY 11010
  • Other Instructional Site
    Hauppauge High School
    500 Lincoln Blvd.
    Hauppauge, NY 11788
  • Other Instructional Site
    Islip High School
    2508 Union Blvd.
    Islip, NY 11751
  • Other Instructional Site
    Kings Park High School
    200 Route 25A
    Kings Park, NY 11754
  • Other Instructional Site
    Longwood High School
    100 Longwood Road
    Middle Island, NY 11953
  • Other Instructional Site
    North Babylon High School
    1 Phelps Lane
    North Babylon, NY 11703
  • Other Instructional Site
    Northport High School
    154 Laurel Hill Road
    Northport, NY 11768
  • Other Instructional Site
    Patchogue-Medford High School
    181 Buffalo Avenue
    Medford, NY 11763
  • Other Instructional Site
    Pierson Jr. Sr. High School
    200 Jermain Avenue
    Sag Harbor, NY 11963
  • Other Instructional Site
    Sachem High School East
    177 Granny Road
    Farmingville, NY 11738
  • Other Instructional Site
    Sachem High School North
    212 Smith Road
    Lake Ronkonkoma, NY 11779
  • Other Instructional Site
    Sayville High School
    20 Brook Street
    West Sayville, NY 11796
  • Other Instructional Site
    Shoreham Wading River High School
    250A Route 25A
    Shoreham, NY 11786
  • Other Instructional Site
    Smithtown Christian High School
    1 Higbie Drive
    Smithtown, NY 11787
  • Other Instructional Site
    Southampton High School
    141 Narrow Lane
    Southampton, NY 11968
  • Other Instructional Site
    Southold Senior High School
    P.O. Box 470 420 Oaklawn Avenue
    Southold, NY 11971-0470
  • Other Instructional Site
    The Sayville Downtown Center
    30 Greene Avenue
    Sayville, NY 11782
  • Other Instructional Site
    Walter G. O'Connell High School
    1100 Dixon Avenue
    Copiague, NY 11726
  • Other Instructional Site
    Ward Melville High School
    380 Old Town Road
    Setauket- East Setauket, NY 11733
  • Other Instructional Site
    Westhampton Beach High School
    49 Lilac Road
    Westhampton Beach, NY 11978

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