Statement of Accreditation Status

North Country Community College

  • CEO: Mr. Joseph Keegan, President
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Ms. Sarah Maroun
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Terence Peavy, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Associate's Colleges: High Career & Technical-High Nontraditional » Two-year, small
  • Control: Public
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1975
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2022
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2028-2029
  • Next Mid-Point Peer Review: 2025

Contact Information

P. O. Box 89 23 Santanoni Avenue
Saranac Lake, NY 12983

(518) 891-2915

www.nccc.edu

  • The following represents the MSCHE accreditation actions taken in the last ten (10) years.
  • March 10, 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 2028-2029.
  • October 29, 2020
    To delay the On-Site Evaluation visit scheduled for Spring 2021 due to extraordinary circumstances related to coronavirus (COVID-19) interruptions and to continue accreditation. To note the institution remains accredited during a delay granted by the Commission. The Evaluation visit will be scheduled in accordance with Commission policy and procedures.
  • November 21, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the monitoring report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2020-2021.
  • November 15, 2018
    To acknowledge receipt of the monitoring report. To note the visit by the Commission's representatives. To reaffirm accreditation because the institution is now in compliance with Standard V (Educational Effectiveness Assessment) and Standard VI (Planning, Resources, and Institutional Improvement). To request a monitoring report, due September 1, 2019, documenting (1) sustainability of implemented corrective measures (Standard V and Standard VI); (2) use of assessment results to improve educational effectiveness (Standard V); and (3) improved financial viability and sustainability (Standard VI). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2020-2021. 
  • March 15, 2018
    To note the Commission Liaison Guidance Consultation conducted by the Commission's representative. To remind the institution of the Commission's action of November 16, 2017 to warn the institution that its accreditation may be in jeopardy due to insufficient evidence that the institution is in compliance with Standard 2 (Planning, Resource Allocation and Institutional Renewal, now Standard VI) and Standard 14 (Assessment of Student Learning, now Standard V). Upon reaffirmation of accreditation, the next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2020-2021.
  • November 16, 2017
    To accept the monitoring report and note the visit by the Commission's representatives. To warn the institution that its accreditation may be in jeopardy due to insufficient evidence that the institution is in compliance with Standard 2 (Planning, Resource Allocation and Institutional Renewal, now Standard VI) and Standard 14 (Assessment of Student Learning, now Standard V). 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 two years. To request a monitoring report, due September 1, 2018, documenting that the institution has achieved and can sustain ongoing compliance with Standards V (formerly Standard 14) and VI (formerly Standard 2), including but not limited to (1) development and implementation of a comprehensive institutional strategic plan that links long-range planning to decision-making and budgeting processes (Standard VI, formerly Standard 2); and (2) development and implementation of an organized and sustained assessment process to evaluate and improve student learning and achievement of institutional goals (Standard V, formerly Standard 14). To request that the monitoring report also address (1) development of multi-year financial planning and an updated facilities master plan (Standard VI, formerly Standard 3); and (2) actions taken to assess and clarify the institution's governance processes (Standard VII, formerly Standard 4). To direct a prompt Commission liaison guidance visit to discuss Commission's expectations. A small team visit will follow submission of the report. Upon reaffirmation of accreditation, the next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2020-2021.
  • February 27, 2017
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the reclassification of the instructional sites at (1) Adirondack Correctional Facility, 196 Ray Brook Road, Ray Brook, NY 12977 and (2) FCI Ray Brook, 128 Ray Brook Road, Ray Brook, NY 12977 as additional locations and to include the locations within the scope of the institution's accreditation. To remind the institution of the Commission's request of November 17, 2016 for a monitoring report due September 1, 2017. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2020-2021.
  • November 17, 2016
    To accept the Periodic Review Report and reaffirm accreditation. To request a monitoring report, due September 1, 2017, documenting (1) implementation of the new strategic plan linked to budget and enrollment, and shared with appropriate constituents (Standard 2); (2) steps taken to ensure the institution's financial viability (Standard 3); (3) assessment of the effectiveness of governance processes and procedures (Standard 4); and (4) further implementation of an organized, systematic process to assess student learning, with use of assessment results to inform teaching, learning, budget and planning (Standard 14). A small team visit will follow submission of the monitoring report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2020-2021.
  • February 29, 2016
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the online Certificate in Gerontology within the scope of the institution's accreditation. To remind the institution of the Commission's request of August 31, 2015 regarding the Periodic Review Report due June 1, 2016.
  • February 18, 2016
    To acknowledge receipt of documentation of approval from New York State Education Department and the State University of New York system and to include the online AA Liberal Arts: Humanities/Social Sciences degree within the scope of the institution's accreditation.
  • August 31, 2015
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to include provisionally the online AA Liberal Arts: Humanities/Social Sciences degree within the scope of the institution's accreditation effective upon receipt of System and State approval. To remind the institution that the Periodic Review Report, due June 1, 2016, should document effectiveness of the institution's faculty performance evaluation process (Standard 10).
  • November 20, 2014
    To accept the progress report. To request that the Periodic Review Report, due June 1, 2016, document effectiveness of the institution's faculty performance evaluation process (Standard 10).
  • June 27, 2013
    To accept the monitoring report. To request a progress report, due October 1, 2014, documenting (1) further implementation and assessment of strategic plan goals and objectives (Standard 2); and (2) evidence of implementation of newly revised faculty evaluation and promotion instruments (Standard 10). The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2016.
  • March 7, 2013
    To note the visit by the Commission's representative and to affirm the inclusion of the additional location at Bare Hill Correctional Facility, 181 Brand Road, Malone, NY 12953 within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2016.
  • August 27, 2012
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To reclassify the existing instructional sites at Bare Hill Correctional Facility, 181 Brand Road, Malone, NY 12953 and Franklin Correctional Facility, 62 Bare Hill Road, Malone, NY 12953 to additional locations, and to include the additional locations provisionally within the scope of the institution's accreditation pending a site visit to one of the locations. To remind the institution of the monitoring report, due by March 1, 2013, documenting (1) further progress in the implementation of a comprehensive institutional strategic plan that links long-range planning to resource allocation decision-making and multi-year financial planning and budgeting processes (Standards 2 & 3); and (2) steps taken to ensure the effectiveness of faculty evaluation and promotion instruments and processes (Standard 10). The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2016.
  • 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:
  • Postsecondary award (1-2 yrs) Included within the scope:
  • Associate's Degree or Equivalent Included within the scope:
  • Additional Location
    Adirondack Correctional Facility
    196 Ray Brook Road
    Ray Brook, NY 12977
    Opened: 02/27/2017
  • Additional Location
    Bare Hill Correctional Facility
    181 Brand Road
    Malone, NY 12953
    Opened: 08/27/2012
  • Additional Location
    FCI Ray Brook
    128 Ray Brook Road
    Ray Brook, NY 12977
    Opened: 02/27/2017
  • Additional Location
    Franklin Correctional Facility
    62 Bare Hill Road
    Malone, NY 12953
    Opened: 08/27/2012
  • Additional Location
    NCCC Malone
    75 William Street
    Malone, NY 12953
  • Additional Location
    NCCC Ticonderoga
    11 Hawkeye Trail
    Ticonderoga, NY 12883
  • Other Instructional Site
    Akwesasne
    71 Margaret Terrance Memorial Way
    Akwesasne, NY 13655
  • Other Instructional Site
    Boquet Valley Central School District
    7530 Court Street
    Elizabethtown, NY 12932
  • Other Instructional Site
    Brushton-Moira High School
    1
    Brushton, NY 1
  • Other Instructional Site
    Champlain Valley Educational Services-Mineville Campus
    3092 Plank Road
    Mineville, NY 12956
  • Other Instructional Site
    Chateaugay High School
    1
    Chateaugay, NY 1
  • Other Instructional Site
    Clifton Fine Central School
    PO Box 75
    Star Lake, NY 13690
  • Other Instructional Site
    Coxsackie-Athens Mid-High School
    24 Sunset Boulevard
    Coxsackie, NY 12051
  • Other Instructional Site
    Crown Point Central School
    1
    Crown Point, NY 1
  • Other Instructional Site
    Edwards-Knox Central School
    PO Box 630
    Russell, NY 13684
  • Other Instructional Site
    Elizabethtown-Lewis High School
    1
    Elizabethtown, NY 1
  • Other Instructional Site
    Franklin Academy
    1
    Malone, NY 1
  • Other Instructional Site
    Franklin-Essex-Hamilton BOCES
    23 Huskie Lane
    Malone, NY 12953
  • Other Instructional Site
    Franklin-Essex-Hamilton BOCES
    711 NYS Route 3
    Saranac Lake, NY 12983
  • Other Instructional Site
    Gouverneur High School
    113 East Barney Street
    Gouverneur, NY 13642
  • Other Instructional Site
    Hammond Central School
    PO Box 185
    Hammond, NY 13646
  • Other Instructional Site
    Harrisville High School
    1
    Harrisville, NY 1
  • Other Instructional Site
    Hermon-DeKalb Central School
    709 East De Kalb Road
    De Kalb Junction, NY 13630
  • Other Instructional Site
    Heuvelton Central School
    87 Washington Street
    Heuvelton, NY 13654
  • Other Instructional Site
    Hugh C Williams Senior High School
    99 State Street
    Canton, NY 13617
  • Other Instructional Site
    Indian Lake High School
    1
    Indian Lake, NY 1
  • Other Instructional Site
    Keene High School
    1
    Keene, NY 1
  • Other Instructional Site
    Lake Placid Central School
    1
    Lake Placid, NY 1
  • Other Instructional Site
    Lisbon Central School
    6866 CR 10
    Lisbon, NY 13658
  • Other Instructional Site
    Long Lake Central School
    PO Box 217
    Long Lake, NY 12847
  • Other Instructional Site
    Madrid-Waddington Central School
    Route 345, PO Box 67
    Madrid, NY 13660
  • Other Instructional Site
    Massena Central High School
    84 Nightengale Avenue
    Massena, NY 13662-1998
  • Other Instructional Site
    Minerva Central School
    1
    Olmstedville, NY 1
  • Other Instructional Site
    Moriah Central School
    1
    Port Henry, NY 1
  • Other Instructional Site
    Morristown Central School
    408 Gouverneur Street
    Morristown, NY 13664-0217
  • Other Instructional Site
    Newcomb Central School
    1
    Newcomb, NY 1
  • Other Instructional Site
    Ogdensburg Free Academy High School
    1100 State Street
    Ogdensburg, NY 13669
  • Other Instructional Site
    Parishville-Hopkinton Central School
    PO Box 187
    Parishville, NY 13672
  • Other Instructional Site
    Potsdam Central High School
    29 Leroy Street
    Potsdam, NY 13676
  • Other Instructional Site
    Salmon River Central School
    1
    Fort Covington, NY 1
  • Other Instructional Site
    Saranac Lake Central School
    1
    Saranac Lake, NY 1
  • Other Instructional Site
    Schroon Lake High School
    1
    Schroon Lake, NY 1
  • Other Instructional Site
    St. Lawrence BOCES
    1
    Fowler, NY 1
  • Other Instructional Site
    St. Lawrence BOCES
    1
    Norwood, NY 1
  • Other Instructional Site
    St. Lawrence BOCES
    1
    Ogdensburg, NY 1
  • Other Instructional Site
    St. Lawrence High School
    1
    Brasher Falls, NY 1
  • Other Instructional Site
    St. Regis Falls High School
    1
    St. Regis Falls, NY 1
  • Other Instructional Site
    Ticonderoga High School
    1
    Ticonderoga, NY 1
  • Other Instructional Site
    Tupper Lake High School
    1
    Tupper Lake, NY 1
  • Other Instructional Site
    Unadilla Valley Central School
    4238 State Highway 8, Box F
    New Berlin, NY 13411
  • Other Instructional Site
    Wells Central School
    1571 NY30
    Wells, NY 12190
  • Other Instructional Site
    Willsboro High School
    1
    Willsboro, NY 1

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