Statement of Accreditation Status

Five Towns College

  • CEO: Mr. David Cohen, President
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Dean Carolann Miller
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Terence Peavy, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields » Four-year, very small, primarily residential
  • Control: Private (For-Profit)
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1988
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2019
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2026-2027
  • Next Mid-Point Peer Review: 2031

Contact Information

305 N. Service Road
Dix Hills, NY 11746-5871

(631) 424-7000

www.ftc.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 2024-2025.
  • November 21, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the self-study report. To note the visit by the Commission's representatives. To reaffirm accreditation. To request that, beginning in 2020 and in conjunction with each Annual Institutional Update prior to the Mid-Point Peer Review in 2023, the institution provide further evidence of (1) sufficient support to sustain the assessment of student achievement and to communicate results of assessment to stakeholders (Standard V) and (2) comprehensive long-range planning processes (Standard VI). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2026-2027.
  • June 23, 2016
    To accept the monitoring report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2018-2019.
  • November 27, 2014
    To accept the supplemental information report. To remove the probation because the institution is now in compliance with Standard 4 (Leadership and Governance) and Standard 5 (Administration) and to reaffirm accreditation. To request a monitoring report, due April 1, 2016 documenting ongoing assessment by the governing body in the fulfillment of its defined responsibilities to assure continuity and stability of institutional leadership (Standard 4). The next evaluation visit is now scheduled for 2018-2019.
  • November 20, 2014
    To note the communication by the Commission's representative.
  • November 20, 2014
    To accept the supplemental information report. To remove the probation because the institution is now in compliance with Standard 4 (Leadership and Governance) and Standard 5 (Administration) and to reaffirm accreditation. To request a monitoring report, due April 1, 2016 documenting ongoing assessment by the governing body in the fulfillment of its defined responsibilities to assure continuity and stability of institutional leadership (Standard 4). The next evaluation visit is now scheduled for 2018-2019.
  • June 26, 2014
    To accept the monitoring report and to note the visit by the Commission's representatives. To postpone a decision on accreditation and to request a supplemental information report, due September 1, 2014, documenting steps taken to assure continuity and stability of institutional leadership and institutional administration (Standards 4 & 5). To direct a prompt Commission liaison guidance visit. To remind the institution that its accreditation may be in jeopardy because of insufficient evidence that the institution is currently in compliance with Standard 4 (Leadership and Governance) and Standard 5 (Administration). To note that the institution remains accredited while on probation. To note that the due date for the next evaluation visit will be established when accreditation is reaffirmed.
  • May 29, 2014
    To request a supplemental information report, due June 9, 2014, addressing the recent developments related to the governing board and administrative leadership at the institution (Standard 4: Leadership and Governance and Standard 5: Administration).
  • March 6, 2014
    To note the visit by the Commission's representatives. To remind the institution that its accreditation may be in jeopardy because of insufficient evidence that the institution is currently in compliance with Standard 4 (Leadership and Governance) and Standard 5 (Administration). To note that the institution remains accredited while on probation. To remind the institution that the monitoring report, due March 1, 2014, must document that the institution has achieved and can sustain compliance with Standards 4 and 5, including but not limited to evidence of (1) steps taken to develop an active governing body with sufficient autonomy to assure institutional integrity and to fulfill its defined responsibilities to assure continuity and stability of institutional leadership (Standard 4); (2) steps taken by senior leadership to ensure a climate that fosters respect and communication among faculty, staff, and administration (Standard 4); (3) establishment of sustainable lines of authority and communication throughout the organization (Standard 5); and (4) further implementation of an organized and sustained process of institutional and student learning outcomes assessment with evidence that results are used for the improvement of institutional effectiveness and student learning (Standards 7 & 14). A visit will follow submission of the monitoring report. To note that the due date for the next evaluation visit will be established when accreditation is reaffirmed.
  • November 21, 2013
    To accept the monitoring report and to note the visit by the Commission's representatives. To place the institution on probation because of insufficient evidence that the institution is currently in compliance with Standard 4 (Leadership and Governance) and Standard 5 (Administration). To note that the institution remains accredited while on probation. In lieu of the monitoring report previously requested, the Commission requests a monitoring report, due by March 1, 2014, documenting (1) steps taken to develop an active governing body with sufficient autonomy to assure institutional integrity and to fulfill its defined responsibilities to assure continuity and stability of institutional leadership (Standard 4); (2) steps taken by senior leadership to ensure a climate that fosters respect and communication among faculty, staff, and administration (Standard 4); (3) establishment of sustainable lines of authority and communication throughout the organization (Standard 5); and (4) further implementation of an organized and sustained process of institutional and student learning outcomes assessment with evidence that results are used for the improvement of institutional effectiveness and student learning (Standards 7 & 14). A visit will follow submission of the monitoring report. To direct a prompt Commission liaison guidance visit to discuss the Commission's expectations for reporting. To note that the due date for the next evaluation visit will be established when accreditation is reaffirmed.
  • November 15, 2012
    To accept the Periodic Review Report and to reaffirm accreditation. To request a monitoring report, due March 1, 2013, documenting (1) clarification of roles and responsibilities in collegial governance (Standard 4); (2) clarification of the lines of organization and authority (Standard 5); and (3) steps taken to improve the faculty handbook (Standard 10). A small team visit will follow the submission of the March 1, 2013 monitoring report. To further request a monitoring report, due March 1, 2014, documenting the further implementation of an organized and sustained process of institutional and student learning outcomes assessment with evidence that results are used for the improvement of institutional effectiveness and student learning (Standards 7 & 14). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2016-2017.
  • Distance Education
    Not 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:

  • Associate's Degree or Equivalent Included within the scope:
  • Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent Included within the scope:
  • Master's Degree or Equivalent Included within the scope:
  • Doctor's Degree- Research/Scholarship Included within the scope:
  • Other Instructional Site
    Deer Park High School
    30 Falcon Place
    Deer Park, NY 11729
  • Other Instructional Site
    Syosset High School
    70 S Woods Rd
    Syosset, NY 11791

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