Statement of Accreditation Status

    The Statement of Accreditation Status (SAS) is the official statement of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) about each institution’s current accreditation status and scope of accreditation. The SAS also provides a brief history of the actions taken by the Commission.

  • Institution:
    Medgar Evers College of the City University of New York
    Brooklyn, NY
  • Chief Executive Officer:
    Dr. Rudolph Crew, President
  • Carnegie Classification:
    Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields » Four-year, medium, primarily nonresidential
  • Control:
    Public
  • Former Name(s):
    CUNY - Medgar Evers College (7/26/2010)
  • Address:
    1650 Bedford Avenue
    Brooklyn, NY 11225
  • Phone:
    (718) 270-4900
  • URL:
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer (ALO):
    Dr. Hollie Jones
  • Commission Staff Liaison:
    Dr. Ellie Fogarty, Vice President

Accreditation Summary

For more information, see the Commission’s Accreditation Actions Policy and Procedures.

  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1976
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2017
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2025-2026
  • Next Mid-Point Peer Review: 2022

Alternative Delivery Methods

The following represents approved alternative delivery methods included in the scope of the institution’s accreditation:

Distance Education
Approved to offer programs by this delivery method

Correspondence Education
Not approved for this delivery method

Credential Levels

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
  • Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent

Locations

The following represents branch campuses, additional locations, and other instructional sites that are included within the scope of the institution’s accreditation:

Location Type
East New York Diagnostic Center
2094 Pitkin Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11207
Other Instructional Site
Health Plus- NY
530 W 207th St
Brooklyn, NY 10034
Other Instructional Site
Interfaith Medical Center
1545 Atlantic Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11213
Other Instructional Site
Kings County Hospital
451 Clarkson Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11203
Other Instructional Site
Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center
585 Schenectady Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11203
Other Instructional Site
Medgar Evers College-East New York
800 Van Siclen Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11207
Other Instructional Site
menachem Education Foundation
411 Kingston Avenue - Suite 300
Brooklyn, NJ 11225
Other Instructional Site
Paul J. Cooper
510 Gates Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11216
Other Instructional Site
Susan Smith-Mckinney Nursing
594 Albany Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11203
Other Instructional Site
VNS of NY
1250 Broadway #4
New York, NY 10001
Other Instructional Site

Definitions: For definitions of branch campus, additional locations, or other instructional sites, see the Commission’s Substantive Change Policy and Procedures.

Accreditation Actions

The following represents the MSCHE accreditation actions taken in the last ten (10) years. For more information, see the Commission’s Accreditation Actions Policy and Procedures and the Substantive Change Policy and Procedures.

  • August 27, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the alternative delivery method-distance education within the institution’s scope of accreditation. To note that written evidence of necessary approvals has been provided. 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 2025-2026.
  • 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 2025-2026.
  • March 2, 2017
    To reaffirm accreditation. To recognize the institution for progress to date and to commend the institution for the quality of its self-study process and the self-study report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2025-2026.
  • March 5, 2015
    To accept the monitoring report and to note the visit by the Commission's representatives. To request that the self-study, in preparation for an evaluation visit in 2016-2017, document further implementation of an organized and sustainable process to assess achievement of expected student learning outcomes in all programs, with evidence that assessment information is shared and is used for the continuous improvement of student learning (Standard 14).
  • November 21, 2013
    To accept the monitoring report and to note the visit by the Commission's representatives. To remove the warning because the institution is now in compliance with Standards 2 (Planning, Resource Allocation, and Institutional Renewal), 7 (Institutional Assessment), and 14 (Assessment of Student Learning) and to reaffirm accreditation. To request a monitoring report, due November 1, 2014, documenting (1) further implementation of the institutional strategic plan with evidence that institutional assessment information is used for planning and allocating resources (Standards 2 and 7); (2) steps taken to strengthen institutional capability to support institutional and student learning assessment activities and decision-making (Standards 7 & 14); (3) evidence that course syllabi consistently include student learning outcomes and that program goals and expected student learning outcomes are published for all programs at all levels (Standard 14); and (4) further implementation of an organized and sustainable process to assess achievement of expected student learning outcomes in all programs, with evidence that assessment information is shared and is used for the continuous improvement of student learning (Standard 14). A visit will follow submission of the monitoring report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2016-2017.
  • March 7, 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 2 (Planning, Resource Allocation, and Institutional Renewal), Standard 7 (Institutional Assessment), and Standard 14 (Assessment of Student Learning). To note that the institution remains accredited while on warning. To remind the institution of the monitoring report, due September 1, 2013, documenting that the institution has achieved and can sustain compliance with Standards 2, 7, and 14, including but not limited to evidence of (1) the implementation of a comprehensive strategic planning process that incorporates financial and enrollment projections (Standard 2); (2) 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 and planning (Standard 7); and (3) the development and implementation of a comprehensive, organized, and sustained process for the assessment of student learning at the institution, program, and course levels, including general education (Standard 14). A small team visit will follow submission of the monitoring report. The date for the next evaluation visit will be set when accreditation is reaffirmed.
  • November 15, 2012
    To document receipt of the Periodic Review Report, noting that the report provided limited responses to requested information and necessitated extraordinary effort by the Commission's representatives. To warn the institution that its accreditation may be in jeopardy because of insufficient evidence that the institution is currently in compliance with Standard 2 (Planning, Resource Allocation, and Institutional Renewal), 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 2, 7, and 14, including but not limited to evidence of (1) the implementation of a comprehensive strategic planning process that incorporates financial and enrollment projections (Standard 2); (2) 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 and planning (Standard 7); and (3) the development and implementation of a comprehensive, organized, and sustained process for the assessment of student learning at the institution, program, and course levels, including general education (Standard 14). To direct a prompt Commission liaison guidance visit to discuss the Commission's expectations for reporting. A small team visit will follow submission of the monitoring report. The date for the next evaluation visit will be set when accreditation is reaffirmed.

Information about the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) is one of seven institutional accrediting organizations in the United States and is recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). MSCHE accreditation applies to an institution as a whole rather than the specific programs within an institution. MSCHE does not approve or accredit individual programs. The MSCHE accreditation review cycle is continuous and accreditation does not expire. Each institution is reevaluated and monitored on a regular and consistent basis in accordance with the institution’s assigned accreditation review cycle and Commission policy and procedures. An institution maintains its accreditation unless it is voluntarily surrendered or withdrawn by the Commission for cause, after the institution has been afforded due process. The institution’s current accreditation phase and accreditation status are displayed on the institution’s listing in the Institution Directory and in the Statement of Accreditation Status (SAS).