Statement of Accreditation Status

Clinton Community College

  • CEO: Dr. John Kowal, President
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Ms. Margaret Courson
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Paul Starkey, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Associate's Colleges: High Transfer-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional » Two-year, small
  • Control: Public
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Non-Compliance Warning
  • Accreditation Granted: 1975
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2013
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2029-2030

Contact Information

136 Clinton Point Drive
Plattsburgh, NY 12901-9573

(518) 562-4100

www.clinton.edu

  • November 17, 2022
    To note the commission liaison guidance visit occurred on August 23, 2022. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2029-2030.
  • 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 warn the institution that its accreditation may be in jeopardy because of insufficient evidence that the institution is currently in compliance with Standard VI (Planning, Resources, and Institutional Improvement) and Requirement of Affiliation 11. To note that the institution remains accredited while on warning. To note further that federal regulations limit the period during which an institution may be in non-compliance. To request a monitoring report due March 1, 2023, demonstrating evidence that the institution has achieved and can sustain ongoing compliance with Standard VI and Requirement of Affiliation 11, including but not limited to demonstrate the sufficiency of resources to fulfill its mission and goals and to support its educational purposes and programs (Standard VI and Requirement of Affiliation 11). To request that the monitoring report also provide further evidence of qualified administrators, sufficient in number, to enable the Chief Executive Officer to discharge his/her duties effectively (Standard VII). To remind the institution of its obligation to make freely available to the Commission accurate, fair, and complete information on all aspects of the institution and its operations (Requirement of Affiliation 14). To direct a follow-up team visit following submission of the monitoring report. To note the visit may also fulfill the verification requirements of the USDE guidelines. To direct a prompt Commission liaison guidance visit to discuss the Commission's expectations. Upon reaffirmation of accreditation, the next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2029-2030.
  • November 21, 2019
    To note the substantive change site visits occurred on May 16, 2019 to the additional locations at (1) AuSable Valley Central High School, 1273 Route 9N, Keeseville, NY, 12924; (2) Northeastern Clinton Central High School, 103 Route 276, Champlain, NY 12919; and (3) Peru High School, 17 School Street, Peru, NY 12972; and the information provided in the substantive change requests were verified. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2021-2022.
  • March 14, 2019
    To note that the Mid-Point Peer Review has been conducted. To request that, beginning in 2019 and in conjunction with each Annual Institutional Update prior to the self-study visit in 2021-2022, the institution provide further evidence of improved financial viability and sustainability along with documented financial resources (Standard VI and Requirement of Affiliation 11).
  • July 2, 2018
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the reclassification of the following other instructional sites as additional locations: (1) AuSable Valley Central High School, 1273 Route 9N, Keeseville, NY, 12924; (2) Beekmantown Central High School, 37 Eagle Way, Clintonville, NY 12992; (3) Champlain Valley Educational Services (CV-TEC), 1585 Military Turnpike Ext, Plattsburgh, NY 12901; (4) Northern Adirondack Central School, 5572 Route 11, Ellenburg, NY 12934, (5) Northeastern Clinton Central High School, 103 Route 276, Champlain, NY 12919; (6) Peru High School,17 School Street, Peru, NY 12972; and (7) Seton Catholic Central High School, 206 New York Road, Plattsburgh, NY 12903 and to provisionally include the locations within the scope of the institution's accreditation pending a site visit to three of these locations within six months of commencement of operations. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations as 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 2021-2022.
  • June 22, 2017
    To accept the progress report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2021-2022.
  • June 25, 2015
    To accept the monitoring report. To request a progress report, due April 1, 2017, documenting further implementation of an organized and sustained process to evaluate and improve student learning and institutional effectiveness, with evidence that assessment results are linked to budgeting and planning and are used to improve teaching and learning (Standards 7 and 14). The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2018.
  • November 21, 2013
    To accept the supplemental information report. To remind the institution of the monitoring report, due April 1, 2015, documenting further implementation of an organized and sustained assessment process to evaluate institutional effectiveness (Standard 7). The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2018.
  • August 20, 2013
    To request a supplemental information report, due September 19, 2013, addressing the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) accreditation action of July 11-12, 2013. To remind the institution of the monitoring report, due April 1, 2015, documenting further implementation of an organized and sustained assessment process to evaluate institutional effectiveness (Standard 7). The Periodic Review Report is now due June 1, 2018.
  • June 27, 2013
    To accept the monitoring report and to note the visit by the Commission's representatives. To remove the warning and to reaffirm accreditation because the institution is now in compliance with Standard 7 (Institutional Assessment).To request a monitoring report, due April 1, 2015, documenting further implementation of an organized and sustained assessment process to evaluate institutional effectiveness (Standard 7). The Periodic Review Report is now due June 1, 2018.
  • November 15, 2012
    To note the visit by the Commission's representative. To remind the institution that it has been warned that its accreditation may be in jeopardy because of insufficient evidence that the institution is currently in compliance with Standard 7 (Institutional Assessment). To note that the institution remains accredited while on warning. To remind the institution of the monitoring report, due March 1, 2013, documenting that the institution has achieved and can sustain ongoing compliance with Standard 7 including but not limited to the development and implementation of an institutional effectiveness plan that coordinates all aspects of the college's assessment activities and includes metrics that clearly demonstrate assessment results. A small team visit will follow submission of the monitoring report. The due date for the next Periodic Review Report will be established when accreditation is reaffirmed.
  • June 28, 2012
    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). To note that the institution remains accredited while on warning. To request a monitoring report, due March 1, 2013, documenting that the institution has achieved and can sustain ongoing compliance with Standard 7 including but not limited to the development and implementation of an institutional effectiveness plan that coordinates all aspects of the college's assessment activities and includes metrics that clearly demonstrate assessment results. A small team visit will follow submission of the monitoring report. To direct a prompt liaison guidance visit to discuss the Commission's expectations. The due date for the next Periodic Review Report will be established when accreditation is reaffirmed.
  • 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 year) Included within the scope:
  • Associate's Degree or Equivalent Included within the scope:
  • Additional Location
    AuSable Valley Central High School
    1273 Route 9N
    Keeseville, NY 12924
  • Additional Location
    Beekmantown Central High School
    37 Eagle Way
    Clintonville, NY 12992
  • Additional Location
    Champlain Valley Educational Services (CV-TEC)
    1585 Military Turnpike Ext
    Plattsburgh, NY 12901
  • Additional Location
    Northeastern Clinton Central High School
    103 Route 276
    Champlain, NY 12919
  • Additional Location
    Northern Adirondack Central School
    5572 Route 11
    Ellenburg, NY 12934
  • Additional Location
    Peru High School
    17 School Street
    Peru, NY 12972
  • Additional Location
    Seton Catholic Central High School
    206 New York Road
    Plattsburgh, NY 12903
  • Other Instructional Site
    Ausable Valley Central School
    1273 Route 9N
    Clintonville, NY 12924
  • Other Instructional Site
    Beekmantown Central School
    6944 New York Rte 22
    Plattsburgh, NY 12901
  • Other Instructional Site
    Champlain Valley Educational Services
    1585 Military Tpke
    Plattsburgh, NY 12901
  • Other Instructional Site
    Chazy Central Rural Junior-Senior High School
    609 Old Route 191
    Chazy, NY 12921
  • Other Instructional Site
    Northeastern Clinton Central School
    103 New York Rte 276
    Champlain, NY 12919
  • Other Instructional Site
    Northern Adirondack Central School
    5586 Route 11
    Ellenburg, NY 12933
  • Other Instructional Site
    Peru High School
    17 School St
    Peru, NY 12972
  • Other Instructional Site
    Plattsburgh High School
    49 Broad Street
    Plattsburgh, NY 12901
  • Other Instructional Site
    Saranac High School
    3268 New York Rte 3
    Saranac, NY 12981
  • Other Instructional Site
    Seton Catholic
    206 New York Rd
    Plattsburgh, NY 12903

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