Statement of Accreditation Status

Metropolitan College of New York

  • CEO: Dr. Joanne Passaro, President
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Mr. Humphrey Crookendale
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Kushnood Haq, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs » Four-year, small, primarily nonresidential
  • Control: Private (Non-Profit)
  • Former Name(s): Audrey Cohen College (10/1/2002), College for Human Services (5/1/1992)
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1984
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2019
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2027-2028
  • Next Mid-Point Peer Review: 2024

Contact Information

60 West Street
New York, NY 10006

(212) 343-1234

www.mcny.edu

  • The following represents the MSCHE accreditation actions taken in the last ten (10) years.
  • 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 2027-2028.
  • June 27, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the self-study report. To note the visit by the Commission's representatives. To reaffirm accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2027-2028.
  • January 4, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the second Postsecondary Certificate (>=1 year, <2 years) in Urban Studies within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2018-2019.
  • January 4, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the first Postsecondary Certificate (>=1 year, <2 years) in Global Entrepreneurship within the scope of the institution's accreditation.
  • April 30, 2018
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the first Alternative Delivery Method program (online Master of Public Administration in Emergency and Disaster Management) within the scope of the institution’s accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2018-2019.
  • November 17, 2016
    To note the visit by the Commission’s representative and to affirm inclusion of (1) the main campus location at 60 West Street, New York, NY, 10006, and (2) the additional location of 463 East 149th Street, Bronx, NY, 10455, within the scope of the institution’s accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2018-2019.
  • June 23, 2016
    To accept the monitoring report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2018-2019.
  • January 4, 2016
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To approve the relocation of the additional location from 529 Courtlandt Avenue, Bronx, NY 10451 to 463 East 149th Street, Bronx, NY 10455, and to include the new additional location provisionally within the scope of the institution's accreditation pending a site visit within six months of the commencement of operations at this additional location. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations. In the event that operations at the additional location do not commence within one calendar year from the approval of this action, approval will lapse. To remind the institution of the Commission's request of November 20, 2014 for a monitoring report due April 1, 2016. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2018-2019.
  • January 4, 2016
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To approve the relocation of the main campus from 431 Canal Street, New York, NY 10013 to 60 West Street, New York, NY 10006 and to include the new campus provisionally within the scope of the institution’s accreditation pending a site visit within six months of the commencement of operations. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations. In the event that operations at this location do not commence within one calendar year from the approval of this action, approval will lapse.
  • November 20, 2014
    To accept the Periodic Review Report and to reaffirm accreditation. To request a monitoring report, due April 1, 2016, documenting (1) development and implementation of a documented, organized, and sustainable process for the assessment of student learning outcomes in the revised general education program (Standard 12) and (2) the use of assessment results to improve teaching and learning at all levels and across all programs (Standard 14). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2018-2019.
  • November 15, 2012
    To note the visit by the Commission’s representative and to affirm inclusion of the additional location at 529 Courtlandt Street within the scope of the institution’s accreditation. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2014.
  • January 3, 2012
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to include provisionally the additional location at 529 Courtlandt Street, Bronx, New York, 10451-5007 within the scope of the institution's accreditation, pending a site visit to the location within six months of commencing operations at the location. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations at this additional location. In the event that operations at this additional location do not commence within one calendar year from the approval of this action, approval will lapse. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2014.
  • June 23, 2011
    To accept the progress report. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2014.
  • 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
  • Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent
  • Master's Degree or Equivalent
  • Additional Location
    Bronx Extension Center
    463 East 149th Street
    Bronx, NY 10455
    Opened: 07/01/2016

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