Statement of Accreditation Status
LaGuardia Community College of the City University of New York
- CEO: Mr. Kenneth Adams, President
- Accreditation Liaison Officer: Dr. Nava Lerer
- Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Robert Bonfiglio, Vice President
- Carnegie Classification: Associate's Colleges: High Transfer-High Traditional » Two-year, very large
- Control: Public
- Former Name(s): CUNY - LaGuardia Community College (7/26/2010)
- Phase: Accredited
- Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
- Accreditation Granted: 1974
- Last Reaffirmation: 2022
- Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2029-2030
- Next Mid-Point Peer Review: 2026
- The following represents the MSCHE accreditation actions taken in the last ten (10) years.
- June 23, 2022
To acknowledge receipt of the self-study report. 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 reaffirm accreditation. 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 2029-2030.
- March 5, 2021
To acknowledge receipt of documentation of approval from the New York State Education Department (NYSED) for the alternative delivery method-distance education.
- October 29, 2020
To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include alternative delivery method-distance education within the institution's scope of accreditation. To require written evidence of approvals from all necessary licensing, regulatory, or other legal entities as necessary, including the New York State Education Department (NYSED). 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 2021-2022.
- April 16, 2020
To acknowledge receipt of formal written notice from the institution in response to the Commission's request of March 9, 2020. To temporarily waive Substantive Change Policy and Procedures and allow the use of distance education to accommodate students impacted by coronavirus (COVID-19) interruptions, in accordance with United States Department of Education (USDE) guidelines published March 5, 2020. Continued use of distance education beyond the limitations of USDE guidelines will require substantive change approval in accordance with Substantive Change Policy and Procedures. This flexibility is not available for clock-hour courses that lead to licensure if the licensing body will not accept distance learning courses or hours or give credit for them toward the number of hours a student must complete. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2021-2022.
- April 18, 2018
To accept the Periodic Review Report and to reaffirm accreditation. To request that, beginning in 2019 and in conjunction with each Annual Institutional Update prior to the Self-Study Evaluation visit in 2021-2022, the institution provide further evidence of an assessment of general education (Standard V). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2021-2022
- November 16, 2017
To accept the Periodic Review Report and to reaffirm accreditation. To request that, beginning in 2019 and in conjunction with each Annual Institutional Update, the institution provide further evidence of an assessment of general education (Standard V). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2021-2022.
- November 20, 2014
To accept the supplemental information report. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2017.
- May 28, 2014
To request a supplemental information report, due June 30, 2014, addressing the recent accreditation decision of the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2017.
- 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: