Statement of Accreditation Status

ASA College

  • CEO: Mr. Jose Valencia, Executive Vice President
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Ms. Ksenia Kasimova
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Sean McKitrick, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Baccalaureate/Associate's Colleges: Associate's Dominant » Four-year, small, primarily nonresidential
  • Control: Private (For-Profit)
  • Former Name(s): ASA Institute of Business and Computer Technology (4/29/2013)
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Withdrawn Subject to Appeal
  • Candidacy Granted: 2005
  • Accreditation Granted: 2010
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2015
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2023-2024

Contact Information

151 Lawrence Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

(718) 522-9073

www.asa.edu

  • November 21, 2022
    To note the institution received the notification of adverse action of November 11, 2022, and a hardcopy of the action notification with delivery confirmation on November 14, 2022. To acknowledge receipt of the institution's Acknowledgement of Adverse Action and Option to Exercise the Right to an Appeal on November 16, 2022. To note the acknowledgement was timely received, and that the institution must submit the Notice of Intent to Appeal by November 28, 2022, in accordance with the Commission's Appeals from Adverse Actions Procedures.
  • November 17, 2022
    To note that the Commission Liaison Guidance Visit occurred on October 17, 2022.
  • November 11, 2022
    To acknowledge receipt of the show cause report submitted on November 1, 2022; a supplemental information report submitted on November 1, 2022; and a teach-out plan and two signed teach-out agreements submitted on November 2, 2022. To take an immediate adverse action to withdraw accreditation from ASA College with the date that accreditation will cease to be determined based on the next report. To note that the date accreditation will cease will not extend beyond March 1, 2023, but will occur earlier if any conditions set by the Commission are not met. To note that the Commission has determined that an immediate adverse action is necessary because the institution has failed to provide evidence and analysis in written reports conducive to Commission review (Accreditation Actions Policy and Procedures) and despite repeated requests, starting on December 6, 2021, the institution failed to submit a comprehensive and implementable teach-out plan and signed teach-out agreements that provide for the equitable treatment of students to complete their education (Teach-Out Plans and Agreements Policy and Procedures). To further note that the institution has also failed (1) to demonstrate that it can provide a quality student learning experience (Accreditation Actions Policy and Procedures); (2) to demonstrate the capacity to make required improvements (Accreditation Actions Policy and Procedures); (3) to demonstrate that it can sustain itself in the short or long term (Accreditation Actions Policy and Procedures); (4) to prove it is operational, with students actively enrolled in its degree programs (Requirement of Affiliation 2); (5) to demonstrate that it has documented financial resources, funding base, and plans for financial development (Requirement of Affiliation 11, Standard VI); and (6) to report accurate, fair, and complete information on all aspects of the institution and its operations in a manner that allows the Commission to carry out its accrediting responsibilities (Accreditation Actions Policy and Procedures; Requirement of Affiliation 14). This decision is based on the institution's recent non-compliance accrediting activities, including: (1) supplemental information report submitted on October 18, 2021; (2) a monitoring report submitted on December 1, 2021; (3) a second monitoring report and a teach-out plan submitted on January 3, 2022; (4) the report of a subsequent visit by Commission representatives on January 10-11, 2022, and the institution's response to the representatives' report; (5) a show cause report and teach-out plan and agreements submitted on April 15, 2022, the report of a subsequent visit by Commission representatives on April 28-29, 2022, and the institution's response to the representatives' report; (6) information submitted by the institution on June 15, 2022, including new information submitted for the show cause appearance and additional information in response to the advance notice of non-compliance additional information; (7) show cause appearance of institutional representatives on June 22, 2022; (8) an updated teach-out plan and agreements submitted on September 1, 2022; (9) information received from state and federal agencies regarding the institution's (a) HCM2 status; (b) failure to meet payroll obligations; (c) failure to comply with settlement agreement;, (d) announced decision to close the Florida campus and not renew licensure in the State, without notification to or required approvals by the Commission; (e) NC-SARA obligations; and (f) academic calendar irregularities.; (10) Information received from local government agencies regarding the institution's noncompliance with consumer protection laws related to advertising and the terms of a settlement agreement between ASA College and the New York City Department of Consumer and Worker Protection, submitted on October 13, 2022; (11) a supplemental information report submitted on September 13, 2022; (12) a complaint received on October 2, 2022, regarding the institution's failure to meet payroll obligations, the related entity's continued involvement in daily operations of the institution, and the institution's response to the complaint received on October 14, 2022; (13) evidence that the institution failed to meet its payroll obligations in a timely manner on September 2, September 16, September 30, October 14, and October 28, 2022; (14) a show cause report and a supplemental information report submitted on November 1, 2022; and (15) the institution's late submission of an updated teach-out plan without signed teach-out agreements on November 2, 2022, which was unresponsive to Commission expectations and did not comply with Commission requirements. These and prior institutional reports and responses have failed to document that the institution has achieved and can sustain ongoing compliance with the Commission's standards for accreditation, requirements of affiliation, policies and procedures, and applicable federal regulatory requirements, including Standard II (Ethics and Integrity), Standard III (Design and Delivery of the Student Learning Experience); Standard VI (Planning, Resources, and Institutional Improvement), Standard VII (Governance, Leadership and Administration), and Requirements of Affiliation 2, 5, 6, 11, 12, and 14. To note that the opportunity to appear before the Commission when it meets to consider the institution's show cause report is no longer available because this is an immediate adverse action to withdraw accreditation. To note that any adverse action is subject to appeal in accordance with the Commission's Appeals from Adverse Actions Procedures. To require ASA College to submit a supplemental information report due December 9, 2022, providing evidence of (1) an implementable and comprehensive teach-out plan and signed teach-out agreements as soon as they become available, executed teach-out agreements, implementation of the teach-out plan, completed and issued transcripts for any students wishing to transfer to another institution, and appropriate arrangements for the permanent disposition of student records so that students and alumni will be able to obtain accurate and complete transcripts in the future (Teach-Out Plans and Agreements policy and Procedures); and (2) notification of the Commission's action to the ASA College community, including all governing board members, students, faculty, staff, and others with significant roles; (3) immediate notification to current and prospective students of the withdrawal of accreditation effective March 1, 2023; and (4) accurate information regarding the institution's accreditation status with MSCHE on its website and wherever accreditation is referenced on the institution's web pages, publications, announcements, and in all other appropriate places and venues (Public Disclosures Policy and Procedures). To note that the Commission will review the supplemental information report and the teach-out plan and agreements and make a determination at that time when accreditation will cease, which will be no later than March 1, 2023. To note the institution will maintain accreditation for the sole purpose of implementing the teach-out plan and agreements and should not offer instruction. To note that the institution remains accredited for the sole purpose of implementing the teach-out plan and teach-out agreements until the completion of any appeal or the effective date of withdrawal or denial, whichever is first, so long as the following conditions are met: (1) the institution does not enroll new students, (2) the institution does not market or recruit new students, and (3) the institution maintains a clear and accurate statement about its accreditation phase and accreditation status for the public on its website in accordance with the Commission's Public Disclosures Policy and Procedures and Appeals from Adverse Actions Procedures. To note that if the Commission determines that the institution has violated any of the three conditions listed above, the institution forfeits its appellate rights and the Commission reserves the right to revise the effective date accreditation will cease (Appeals from Adverse Actions Procedures).
  • October 26, 2022
    Staff acted on behalf of the Commission to request a supplemental information report due November 1, 2022, providing evidence: (1) that the institution is operational, with students actively enrolled in its degree programs (Requirement of Affiliation 2); (2) that the institution adhered to its published academic calendar at all locations (Standard II and Standard III); (3) that the institution honors its contracts and commitments and adheres to its policies, including timely payroll disbursements (Standard II and Requirement of Affiliation 5); (4) of compliance with orders and settlement agreements, including timely payments, relating to the New York City Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (Standard II and Requirement of Affiliation 5); (5) of compliance with state regulations relating to student enrollment in online programs through the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) (Requirement of Affiliation 5); and (6) of academic programs of study that are clearly and accurately described in official publications of the institution in a way that students are able to understand and follow degree and program requirements and expected time to completion, including dates of academic terms (Standard III). To remind the institution of the Commission action of October 7, 2022, and to note the show cause report and teach-out plan with teach-out agreements is due November 1, 2022. The date of the next evaluation will be determined upon reaffirmation of accreditation.
  • October 7, 2022
    To acknowledge receipt of the supplemental information report. To rescind the Commission's action of June 23, 2022, to warn the institution, because of additional information that would have affected the Commission's decision, including related information from state agencies regarding the institution's financial status. In lieu of the warning, to require the institution to show cause, by November 1, 2022, to demonstrate why its accreditation should not be withdrawn because of insufficient evidence that the institution is in compliance with the Commission's standards for accreditation, requirements of affiliation, policies and procedures, and applicable federal regulatory requirements. To note that the institution remains accredited while on show cause. To note further that federal regulations limit the period during which an institution may be in non-compliance, which started on October 28, 2021. To require a show cause report in lieu of the monitoring report, due November 1, 2022, documenting evidence that the institution has achieved and can sustain ongoing compliance with Standard II (Ethics and Integrity), Standard VI (Planning, Resources, and Institutional Improvement), Standard VII (Governance, Leadership and Administration), and Requirements of Affiliation 5, 11, and 14. The show cause report must demonstrate sustainability of implemented corrective measures and provide evidence (1) that it is faithful to its mission, honors its contracts and commitments, adheres to its policies, represents itself honestly and truthfully in all publications and communications, in all formats, including recruiting and admissions materials, and with internal and external communities, and complies with all applicable federal, state, and Commission reporting policies, regulations, and requirements, including meeting timely payroll obligations to employees (Standard II and Requirement Affiliation 5); (2) of sufficiency of resources to fulfill its mission and goals and to support its educational purposes and programs (Standard VI and Requirement of Affiliation 11); and (3) of a governing body that makes freely available to the Commission accurate, fair, and complete information on all aspects of the institution and its operations and ensures that the institution describes itself in comparable and consistent terms to all of its accrediting and regulatory agencies, communicates any changes in accredited status, and agrees to disclose information required by the Commission to carry out its accrediting responsibilities (Standard VII and Requirement of Affiliation 14). To request that the show cause report also provide (1) evidence and documentation relating to the investigation of and compliance with orders and settlement agreements relating to the New York State Division of Human Rights, New York City Department of Consumer and Worker Protection, and any other investigations (Standard II); (2) evidence of orientation, advisement, and counseling programs to enhance retention and guide students throughout their educational experience (Standard IV); (3) evidence of strategies to measure and assess the adequacy and efficient utilization of institutional resources required to respond effectively to challenges, including but not limited to those that are legal and regulatory (Standard VI and Requirement of Affiliation 5); (4) updated financial information relating to the institution's Heightened Cash Monitoring (HCM) status, including submission of the external financial audit for FY 2021 (Standard VI and Requirement of Affiliation 11); (5) evidence that the institution presents, explains, and evaluates all significant matters and relationships involving its related entities, including consideration of the owner as a related entity, that may affect accreditation requirements and decisions, comprehensive or interim evaluation, and all other times deemed relevant by the Commission (Requirement of Affiliation 12 and Related Entities Policy); (6) evidence of a clearly articulated and transparent governance structure that outlines roles, responsibilities, and accountability for decision-making by each constituency (Standard VII); (7) evidence that the institution's governance structure allows it to realize its stated mission and goals in a way that benefits the institution, its students and the constituencies it serves (Standard VII); (8) evidence of qualified administrators, sufficient in number, to enable the Chief Executive Officer to discharge their duties effectively, including timely submission of reports to the Commission (Standard VII); (9) evidence of periodic assessment of the effectiveness of governance, leadership, and administration (Standard VII); and (10) evidence that the institution's governing body is responsible for the quality and integrity of the institution and for ensuring that the institution's mission is being accomplished (Requirement of Affiliation 12). To direct a show cause visit following submission of the report. The purpose of the show cause visit is to verify the information provided in the show cause report and the institution's ongoing and sustainable compliance with the Commission's standards for accreditation, requirements of affiliation, policies and procedures, and applicable federal regulatory requirements. To direct a prompt Commission liaison guidance visit to discuss the Commission's expectations. To note that the institution will be invited to present before the Commission when it meets to consider the institution's show cause report. The date of the next evaluation will be determined upon reaffirmation of accreditation.
  • October 7, 2022
    To acknowledge receipt of the teach-out plan and request an updated teach-out plan with teach-out agreements due November 1, 2022, documenting evidence of (1) signed copies of teach-out agreements that account for all students, including programs leading to professional licensure, and any documentation supporting the agreements; (2) clear and transparent information about the number and type of credits that will be accepted by the teach-out institutions; and (3) any and all teach-out documentation required by all states where the institution operates (Teach-Out Plans and Agreement(s) Policy and Procedures). To request submission of signed teach-out agreements as they are entered into with another institution. In accordance with Commission policy and federal regulations, the teach-out plan must provide for the equitable treatment of students to complete their education, if the Commission were to withdraw accreditation (Teach-Out Plans and Agreements Policy and Procedures).
  • September 8, 2022
    Staff acted on behalf of the Commission to request a supplemental information report, due September 13, 2022, addressing information received from a state authority and providing additional information on Requirement of Affiliation 11 and Standard VI (Planning, Resources, and Institutional Improvement). The date of the next evaluation will be determined upon reaffirmation of accreditation.
  • June 23, 2022
    To note that the Commission Liaison Guidance Visit occurred on March 30, 2022.
  • June 23, 2022
    To reject the teach-out plan and request an updated teach-out plan due September 1, 2022, documenting evidence of (1) provisions for staff; (2) clear and transparent information about the number and type of credits that will be accepted by the teach-out institutions; (3) provisions for students in programs that lead to licensure; (4) information about notifications for additional charges, if any; and (5) any and all teach-out documentation required by all states where the institution operates (Teach-Out Plans and Agreement(s) Policy and Procedures).
  • June 23, 2022
    To acknowledge receipt of the show cause report. To note the visit by the Commission's representatives. To acknowledge receipt of the institution's Intent to Appear before the Commission to present its reasons why its accreditation should not be withdrawn. To note the presentation by the institution's representatives on June 22, 2022. To acknowledge receipt of the institution's request to present new information in the form of a presentation for use during the appearance as approved by the Chair of the Commission. To note that the institution is now in compliance with Standard II (Ethics and Integrity), Standard VII (Governance, Leadership, and Administration), and Requirements of Affiliation 12 and 14. To warn the institution that the institution's 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 December 1, 2022, 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 documenting evidence of 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 demonstrate sustainability of implemented corrective measures and provide (1) evidence that the institution adheres to its policies and represents itself honestly and truthfully in all publications and communications, in all formats, including recruiting and admissions materials, and with internal and external communities (Standard II); (2) evidence and documentation relating to the investigation of the New York State Division of Human Rights, New York City Department of Consumer and Worker Protection, and any other investigations (Standard II); (3) evidence of compliance with all applicable government laws and regulations, including regulations for all states where the institution operates (Requirement of Affiliation 5); (4) strategies to measure and assess the adequacy and efficient utilization of institutional resources required to respond effectively to challenges, including but not limited to those that are legal and regulatory (Standard VI and Requirement of Affiliation 5); (5) updated financial information relating to the institution's Heightened Cash Monitoring (HCM) status, including submission of the external financial audit for FY 2021 (Standard VI and Requirement of Affiliation 11); (6) periodic assessment of the effectiveness of governance, leadership, and administration (Standard VII); (7) evidence that the institution presents, explains, and evaluates all significant matters and relationships involving its related entities, including consideration of the owner as a related entity, that may affect accreditation requirements and decisions, comprehensive or interim evaluation, and all other times deemed relevant by the Commission (Requirement of Affiliation 12 and Related Entities Policy); (8) evidence of a clearly articulated and transparent governance structure that outlines roles, responsibilities, and accountability for decision-making by each constituency (Standard VII); (9) evidence that the institution's governance structure allows it to realize its stated mission and goals in a way that benefits the institution, its students and the constituencies it serves (Standard VII); (10) qualified administrators, sufficient in number, to enable the Chief Executive Officer to discharge their duties effectively, including timely submission of reports to the Commission (Standard VII); (11) evidence that the institution's governing body is responsible for the quality and integrity of the institution and for ensuring that the institution's mission is being accomplished (Requirement of Affiliation 12); and (12) evidence that the institution and its governing body 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 direct a prompt Commission liaison guidance visit to discuss the Commission's expectations. The date of the next evaluation will be determined upon reaffirmation of accreditation.
  • March 10, 2022
    To acknowledge receipt of the monitoring report. To note the visit by the Commission's representatives. 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 note that the institution is now in compliance with Requirement of Affiliation 13. To require the institution to show cause, by April 15, 2022, to demonstrate why its accreditation should not be withdrawn because of insufficient evidence that the institution is in compliance with the Commission's standards, requirements, policies and procedures, and federal compliance requirements. To note that the institution remains accredited while on show cause. To note further that federal regulations limit the period during which an institution may be in non-compliance. To require a show cause report, due April 15, 2022, documenting evidence that the institution has achieved and can sustain ongoing compliance with Standard II (Ethics and Integrity), Standard VI (Planning, Resources, and Institutional Improvement), Standard VII (Governance, Leadership and Administration), and Requirements of Affiliation 11, 12, and 14. The show cause report must include (1) evidence that the institution adheres to its policies and represents itself honestly and truthfully in all publications and communications, in all formats, including recruiting and admissions materials, and with internal and external communities (Standard II); (2) evidence of the sufficiency of resources, planning, and budgeting processes to fulfill its mission and goals, and to support its educational purposes and programs (Standard VI and Requirement of Affiliation 11); (3) evidence of a record of responsible fiscal management and a prepared budget for the current year (Requirement of Affiliation 11); (4) evidence that the institution presents, explains, and evaluates all significant matters and relationships involving its related entities, including consideration of the owner as a related entity, that may affect accreditation requirements and decisions, comprehensive or interim evaluation, and all other times deemed relevant by the Commission (Requirement of Affiliation 12 and Related Entities Policy); (5) evidence of a clearly articulated and transparent governance structure that outlines roles, responsibilities, and accountability for decision-making by each constituency (Standard VII); (6) evidence that the institution's governance structure allows it to realize its stated mission and goals in a way that benefits the institution, its students and the constituencies it serves (Standard VII); (7) evidence that the institution's governing body is responsible for the quality and integrity of the institution and for ensuring that the institution's mission is being accomplished (Requirement of Affiliation 12); and (8) evidence that the institution and its governing body 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 request the show cause report also provide (1) evidence of compliance with all applicable government laws and regulations, including regulations for all states where the institution operates (Requirement of Affiliation 5); (2) evidence of compliance with all applicable Commission policies and regulations (Standard II and Requirement of Affiliation 5); (3) evidence of a campus climate that fosters respect among all constituencies (Standard II); (4) evidence and documentation relating to the investigation of the New York State Division of Human Rights, New York City Commission on Human Rights, and any other investigations (Standard II); (5) evidence of comprehensive planning for facilities, infrastructure, and technology that is linked to the institution's strategic and financial planning processes (Standard VI); and (6) updated financial information relating to the institution's Heightened Cash Monitoring (HCM) status, including submission of the most recent external financial audit (Standard VI and Requirement of Affiliation 11). To request that the institution complete and submit for approval, by April 15, 2022, a comprehensive, implementable teach-out plan (Teach-Out Plans and Agreements Policy and Procedures). In accordance with Commission policy and federal regulations, the teach-out plan must provide for the equitable treatment of students to complete their education, if the Commission were to withdraw accreditation, and include any teach-out agreements that the institution has entered into or intends to enter into with another institution. To direct a show cause visit following submission of the report. The purpose of the show cause visit is to verify the information provided in the show cause report and the institution's ongoing and sustainable compliance with the Commission's standards, requirements, policies and procedures, and federal compliance requirements. To direct a prompt Commission liaison guidance visit to discuss the Commission's expectations. To note that the institution will be invited to present before the Commission when it meets to consider the institution's show cause report. To remind the institution that closures and relocations of additional locations require substantive change approval (Standard II and Substantive Change Policy and Procedures). The date of the next evaluation will be determined upon reaffirmation of accreditation.
  • March 10, 2022
    To acknowledge receipt of the teach-out plan. To reject the teach-out plan because the institution failed to provide a comprehensive and implementable teach-out plan.
  • March 10, 2022
    To note the commission liaison guidance visit occurred on December 15, 2021.
  • March 10, 2022
    To note the commission liaison guidance visit occurred on November 6, 2021.
  • December 6, 2021
    To rescind the Commission's action of October 28, 2021 to warn the institution, because of additional information that would have affected the Commission's decision, including continued turnover of the governing board and related information from state agencies.To place the institution on probation in lieu of the warning and note that the institution's accreditation is in jeopardy because of insufficient evidence that the institution is currently in compliance with Standard VI (Planning Resources, and Institutional Improvement), Standard VII (Governance, Leadership, and Administration), and Requirements of Affiliation 11, 12, 13 and 14. To note that the institution remains accredited while on probation. To note further that federal regulations limit the period during which an institution may be in non-compliance, which started October 28, 2021. To reject the monitoring report because the report provided limited and evasive responses to requested information, lacked full disclosure and transparency, and did not present evidence and analysis in a manner conducive to Commission review. To request that the institution resubmit the monitoring report, due January 3, 2022, demonstrating evidence that the institution has achieved and can sustain ongoing compliance with 1. documented financial resources, funding base, and plans for financial development (Requirement of Affiliation 11); 2. demonstrated sufficiency of resources to fulfill its mission and goals and to support its educational purposes and programs (Standard VI); 3. clearly defined decision-making processes, with clear assignment of responsibility and accountability (Standard VI); 4. strategies to assess the adequacy and efficient utilization of institutional resources required to support the institution's mission and goals (Standard VI); 5. a clearly articulated and transparent governance structure that outlines roles, responsibilities, and accountability for decision-making by each constituency (Standard VII and Requirements of Affiliation 12 and 13); 6. a governing body that has sufficient independence and expertise to ensure the integrity of the institution (Standard VII); 7. a governing body that is informed in all its operations by principles of good practice in board governance (Standard VII); 8. a governance structure that allows it to realize its stated mission and goals in a way that benefits the institution, its students and the constituencies it serves (Standard VII and Requirements of Affiliation 12 and 13); 9. adherence to its policies and other governing documents, including but not limited to Bylaws, to legally constitute its governing body and change the Board composition (Standards II and VII and Requirement of Affiliation 13); and 10. periodic assessment of the effectiveness of governance, leadership, and administration (Standard VII). To request that the monitoring report also include 1. demonstrated adherence to all issues of ethics and integrity as outlined in the standard (Standard II); 2. evidence of compliance with all applicable government laws and regulations, including regulations for all states where the institution operates (Requirement of Affiliation 5); and 3. evidence and documentation relating to the investigation of the New York City Commission on Human Rights and related media reports (Standard II). To remind the institution and its governing body of its obligation to inform the Commission immediately about any and all significant developments relevant to this action and 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 direct a prompt Commission liaison guidance visit to discuss the Commission's expectations. Upon reaffirmation of accreditation, the next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2023-2024. To require that the institution complete and submit for approval, by January 3, 2022 a comprehensive, implementable teach-out plan (Teach-Out Plans and Agreements Policy and Procedures). In accordance with Commission policy and federal regulations, the teach-out plan must provide for the equitable treatment of students to complete their education, if the Commission were to withdraw accreditation, and include any teach-out agreements that the institution has entered into or intends to enter into with another institution.
  • October 28, 2021
    To acknowledge receipt of the supplemental information report. 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); Standard VII (Governance, Leadership and Administration); and Requirements of Affiliation 11, 12, 13, and 14. 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 December 1, 2021, demonstrating evidence that the institution has achieved and can sustain ongoing compliance with Standards VI and VII, and Requirements of Affiliation 11, 12, 13, and 14, including but not limited to (1) documented financial resources, funding base, and plans for financial development (Requirement of Affiliation 11); (2) demonstrated sufficiency of resources to fulfill its mission and goals and to support its educational purposes and programs (Standard VI); (3) clearly defined decision-making processes, with clear assignment of responsibility and accountability (Standard VI); and (4) a legally constituted governing body that has sufficient independence and expertise and is responsible and accountable for the academic quality, planning and fiscal well-being of the institution (Standard VII and Requirements of Affiliation 12, 13, and 14). To request that the monitoring report also address (1) demonstrated adherence to all issues of ethics and integrity as outlined in the standard (Standard II) and (2) evidence of compliance with all applicable government laws and regulations, including regulations for all states where the institution operates (Requirement of Affiliation 5). To direct a follow-up team visit following submission of the monitoring report. 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 2023-2024.
  • October 13, 2021
    Staff acted on behalf of the Commission to request a supplemental information report, due October 18, 2021, addressing recent developments at the institution which may have implications for current and future compliance with Requirements of Affiliation 5, 12, 13, and 14; Standard II: Ethics and Integrity; Standard IV: Support of the Student Experience; and Standard VII: Governance, Leadership, and Administration. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2023-2024.
  • June 23, 2021
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution's decision to close the additional location at 3909 NE 163rd Street, North Miami Beach, FL 33160 that has ceased operations. To remove the additional location from the institution's scope of accreditation. To note that written evidence of necessary approvals has been provided. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2023-2024.
  • March 4, 2021
    To note that the Mid-Point Peer Review has been conducted and no further evidence is required at this time. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2023-2024.
  • June 27, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the supplemental information report. To remind the institution of its obligation to inform the Commission immediately about any and all significant developments relevant to this action (Requirement of Affiliation 14). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2023-2024.
  • November 15, 2018
    To acknowledge receipt of the supplemental information report. To request a supplemental information report, due April 1, 2019, providing the status of any investigation(s) conducted by the institution or by state, federal, or other government agencies, related to the action of August 7, 2018. To note that copies of the report(s) that follow from any of these investigations must be submitted  to the Commission within 10 calendar days of their completion. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2023-2024.
  • August 27, 2018
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the reclassification of the other instructional site at Dania Beach Campus, 225 E. Dania Beach Blvd, Dania Beach, FL 33004 as an additional location and to include the location within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations as an additional location. Operations at the additional location must commence within one calendar year from the date of this action. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2023-2024.
  • August 7, 2018
    Staff acted on behalf of the Commission to request a supplemental information report, due September 1, 2018, addressing recent developments at the institution which may have implications for current and future compliance with Standard II: Ethics and Integrity and Standard IV: Support of the Student Experience.
  • November 16, 2017
    To note the visit by the Commission's representative and to affirm inclusion of the additional location at 530 West 49th Street, Hialeah, FL 33012 within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2023-2024.
  • June 22, 2017
    To accept the progress report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2023-2024.
  • February 27, 2017
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the reclassification of the instructional site at 530 West 49th Street, Hialeah, FL 33012 as an additional location and to include provisionally the location within the scope of the institution's accreditation pending a site visit within six months from the date of this action. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2023-2024.
  • August 29, 2016
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to include the second Bachelor's degree program (Bachelor of Science in Nursing, RN to BSN, Florida only), offered at the additional location at 3909 NE 163rd Street, North Miami Beach, Florida 33160 within the scope of the institution's accreditation. To remind the institution of the Commission's request of June 25, 2015 for a progress report due April 1, 2017. The date for the next accreditation review will be determined by the Commission when it revises the accreditation cycle.
  • March 3, 2016
    To acknowledge receipt of documentation of approval from the Florida Department of Education and to include the Bachelor of Science in Health Care Management (Florida only) offered at the additional location at 3909 NE 163rd Street, North Miami Beach, Florida 33160 within the scope of the institution's accreditation.
  • November 2, 2015
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to include the Bachelor of Science in Health Care Management (Florida only) offered at the additional location at 3909 NE 163rd Street, North Miami Beach, Florida 33160 within the scope of the institution's accreditation, effective upon receipt of documentation of approval by the State of Florida. To remind the institution of the request for a progress report, due April 1, 2017, documenting (1) a well-defined system of collegial governance including written policies outlining governance responsibilities of administration and faculty, and readily available to the campus community (Standard 4); and (2) further implementation of a comprehensive and organized process for the assessment of institutional effectiveness and student learning, with clarification of accountability and responsibility (Standards 7 and 14). The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2020.
  • November 2, 2015
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to include the online Associate in Applied Science Degree in Business Administration and the online Associate Degree Program in Criminal Justice within the scope of the institution's accreditation. To remind the institution of the request for a progress report, due April 1, 2017, documenting (1) a well-defined system of collegial governance including written policies outlining governance responsibilities of administration and faculty, and readily available to the campus community (Standard 4); and (2) further implementation of a comprehensive and organized process for the assessment of institutional effectiveness and student learning, with clarification of accountability and responsibility (Standards 7 and 14). The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2020.
  • June 25, 2015
    To reaffirm accreditation. To request a progress report, due April 1, 2017, documenting (1) a well-defined system of collegial governance including written policies outlining governance responsibilities of administration and faculty, and readily available to the campus community (Standard 4); and (2) further implementation of a comprehensive and organized process for the assessment of institutional effectiveness and student learning, with clarification of accountability and responsibility (Standards 7 and 14). The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2020.
  • November 20, 2014
    To note the visit by the Commission's representative and to affirm inclusion of the additional location at 3909 NE 163rd Street, North Miami Beach, Florida, 33160 within the scope of the institution's accreditation. To remind the institution that the self-study in preparation for the 2014-2015 evaluation visit should document further progress in the implementation of a comprehensive institutional strategic plan that links long-range planning to decision-making and budgeting processes, including evidence that assessment results are used to improve planning (Standards 2 and 7).
  • March 3, 2014
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To approve the reclassification of the instructional site at 3909 NE 163rd Street, North Miami Beach, Florida 33160 as an additional location and to include provisionally the additional location within the scope of the institution's accreditation pending a site visit. To remind the institution that the self-study in preparation for the 2014-2015 evaluation visit should document further progress in the implementation of a comprehensive institutional strategic plan that links long-range planning to decision-making and budgeting processes, including evidence that assessment results are used to improve planning (Standards 2 and 7).
  • November 17, 2011
    To accept the monitoring report. To request that the self-study in preparation for the 2014-2015 evaluation visit document further progress in the implementation of a comprehensive institutional strategic plan that links long-range planning to decision-making and budgeting processes, including evidence that assessment results are used to improve planning (Standards 2 and 7).
  • 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) Included within the scope:
  • Associate's Degree or Equivalent Included within the scope:
  • Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent Included within the scope:
  • Additional Location
    530 West 49th Street
    530 West 49th Street
    Hialeah, FL 33012
    Opened: 02/27/2017
  • Additional Location
    Dania Beach Campus
    225 E. Dania Beach Blvd
    Dania Beach, FL 33004
  • Additional Location
    Manhattan Extension Center
    1293 Broadway
    New York, NY 10001
  • Other Instructional Site
    383 Pearl Street
    383 Pearl Street
    Brooklyn, NY 11201
  • Other Instructional Site
    Bensonhurst Instructional Site
    8622 Bay Parkway
    Brooklyn, NY 11214

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