Statement of Accreditation Status

Baltimore City Community College

  • CEO: Dr. Debra McCurdy, President/CEO
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Dr. Liesl Jones
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Terence Peavy, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Associate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Career & Technical-High Traditional » Two-year, medium
  • Control: Public
  • Former Name(s): Baltimore Junior College (12/1/1967), New Community College of Baltimore, Community College of Baltimore
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1963
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2015
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2023-2024
  • Next Mid-Point Peer Review: 2028

Contact Information

2901 Liberty Heights Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21215

(410) 462-8000

www.bccc.edu

  • The following represents the MSCHE accreditation actions taken in the last ten (10) years.
  • March 4, 2021
    To note that the Mid-Point Peer Review has been conducted. To request that, beginning in 2021 and in conjunction with each Annual Institutional Update prior to the self-study visit in 2023-2024, the institution provide further evidence of (1) improvement of key indicators of student success, including retention and graduation rates (Standard IV) and (2) demonstrated strategies to measure and assess the adequacy of institutional resources to support mission and goals (Standard VI).
  • June 21, 2018
    To accept the progress report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2023-2024.
  • March 15, 2018
    To accept the Supplemental Information Report. To remind the institution of the Commission action of November 2016 requesting a progress report due April 1, 2018. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2023-2024.
  • December 19, 2017
    Staff acted on behalf of the Commission to request a supplemental information report, due January 16, 2018, addressing recent developments at the institution which may have implications for current and future compliance with Requirements of Affiliation #5, #11, #14; Standard II (Ethics and Integrity); Standard VI (Planning, Resources, and Institutional Improvement; and Standard VII (Governance, Leadership and Administration)
  • November 17, 2016
    To accept the monitoring report and to note the visit by the Commission's representatives. To request a progress report due April 1, 2018, documenting evidence of the continued implementation of a comprehensive, organized, and sustained process for the assessment of institutional effectiveness, including evidence that assessment results are used to improve institutional programs and services. (Standard 7) The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2023-2024.
  • June 25, 2015
    To accept the monitoring report and to note the visit by the Commission's representatives.To remove the warning because the institution is now in compliance with Standard 2 (Planning, Resource Allocation, and Institutional Renewal), Standard 3 (Institutional Resources), Standard 6 (Integrity), and Standard 7 (Institutional Assessment) and to reaffirm accreditation. To request a monitoring report, due September 1, 2016 documenting (1) the continued implementation and assessment of the comprehensive institutional strategic plan particularly annual unit-level goals and objectives (Standard 2); (2) the continued development and implementation of the budget and resource allocation process that incorporates assessment results and integrates with institutional planning (Standard 3); and (3) the continued development and implementation of a comprehensive, organized, and sustained process for the assessment of institutional effectiveness that includes clear and realistic guidelines and a timetable and evidence that assessment information is used to (a) inform budget, planning, and resource allocation decisions; and (b) improve programs, services, and processes, and is shared and discussed with appropriate constituents (Standard 7). A small team visit may follow submission of the monitoring report. The Periodic Review Report is now due June 1, 2020.
  • November 20, 2014
    To note the visit by the Commission's representative. To remind the institution of the warning that its accreditation may be in jeopardy because of insufficient evidence that the institution is currently in compliance with Standard 2 (Planning, Resource Allocation and Institutional Renewal), Standard 3 (Institutional Resources), Standard 6 (Integrity), and Standard 7 (Institutional Effectiveness). To note that the institution remains accredited while on warning. To request a monitoring report, due March 1, 2015 documenting (1) the continued implementation of a comprehensive institutional strategic plan and process that includes (a) institution and unit-level goals and objectives, stated in terms of outcomes that are linked to mission and used for long-range planning, decision making, and budgeting processes; (b) clear linkages to the academic, enrollment, facility, and technology plans;(c) evidence of the periodic assessment of the effectiveness of the planning, resource allocation, and institutional renewal processes (Standard 2); (2) the continued development and implementation of a budget and resource allocation process that provides for an annual budget and for multi-year budget projections, both institution-wide and among departments, aligned with the institution's mission, goals, and strategic plan, and evidence of the periodic assessment of the effective and efficient use of institutional resources (Standard 3); (3) the development and implementation of (a) clear, accurate, up-to-date, and easily accessible advertisements, recruiting, and admissions materials; (b) procedures to ensure that factual information about the institution, including information required by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, is accurately reported and made available to the institution's constituencies; (c) a periodic assessment process to review the accuracy of institutional information made available to the institution's various constituencies (Standard 6); and (4) the continued development and implementation of a comprehensive, organized, and sustained process for the assessment of institutional effectiveness that includes clear and realistic guidelines and a timetable and evidence that assessment information is used to (a) inform budget, planning and resource allocation decisions; and (b) improve programs, services, and processes, and is shared and discussed with appropriate constituents (Standard 7). A small team visit will follow submission of the monitoring report. To direct a prompt Commission liaison guidance visit to discuss the Commission's expectations. The due date for the next Periodic Review Report will be set when accreditation is reaffirmed.
  • October 27, 2014
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution's decision to close its additional location at 901 N. Milton Street, Baltimore, MD 21205. To remove this additional location from the institution's accreditation. To remind the institution of the warning that its accreditation may be in jeopardy because of insufficient evidence that the institution is currently in compliance with Standard 2 (Planning, Resource Allocation and Institutional Renewal), Standard 3 (Institutional Resources), Standard 6 (Integrity), and Standard 7 (Institutional Effectiveness). To further remind the institution of the monitoring report, due March 1, 2015 documenting (1) the continued implementation of a comprehensive institutional strategic plan and process that includes (a) institution and unit-level goals and objectives, stated in terms of outcomes that are linked to mission and used for long-range planning, decision making, and budgeting processes; (b) clear linkages to the academic, enrollment, facility, and technology plans;(c) evidence of the periodic assessment of the effectiveness of the planning, resource allocation, and institutional renewal processes (Standard 2); (2) the continued development and implementation of a budget and resource allocation process that provides for an annual budget and for multi-year budget projections, both institution-wide and among departments, aligned with the institution's mission, goals, and strategic plan, and evidence of the periodic assessment of the effective and efficient use of institutional resources (Standard 3); (3) the development and implementation of (a) clear, accurate, up-to-date, and easily accessible advertisements, recruiting, and admissions materials; (b) procedures to ensure that factual information about the institution, including information required by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, is accurately reported and made available to the institution's constituencies; (c) a periodic assessment process to review the accuracy of institutional information made available to the institution's various constituencies (Standard 6); and (4) the continued development and implementation of a comprehensive, organized, and sustained process for the assessment of institutional effectiveness that includes clear and realistic guidelines and a timetable and evidence that assessment information is used to (a) inform budget, planning and resource allocation decisions; and (b) improve programs, services, and processes, and is shared and discussed with appropriate constituents (Standard 7). A small team visit will follow submission of the monitoring report. The due date for the next Periodic Review Report will be set when accreditation is reaffirmed.
  • June 26, 2014
    To warn the institution that its accreditation may be in jeopardy because of insufficient evidence that the institution is currently in compliance with Standard 2 (Planning, Resource Allocation and Institutional Renewal), Standard 3 (Institutional Resources), Standard 6 (Integrity), and Standard 7 (Institutional Effectiveness). To note that the institution remains accredited while on warning. To request a monitoring report, due March 1, 2015 documenting (1) the continued implementation of a comprehensive institutional strategic plan and process that includes (a) institution and unit-level goals and objectives, stated in terms of outcomes that are linked to mission and used for long-range planning, decision making, and budgeting processes; (b) clear linkages to the academic, enrollment, facility, and technology plans;(c) evidence of the periodic assessment of the effectiveness of the planning, resource allocation, and institutional renewal processes (Standard 2); (2) the continued development and implementation of a budget and resource allocation process that provides for an annual budget and for multi-year budget projections, both institution-wide and among departments, aligned with the institution's mission, goals, and strategic plan, and evidence of the periodic assessment of the effective and efficient use of institutional resources (Standard 3); (3) the development and implementation of (a) clear, accurate, up-to-date, and easily accessible advertisements, recruiting, and admissions materials; (b) procedures to ensure that factual information about the institution, including information required by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, is accurately reported and made available to the institution's constituencies; (c) a periodic assessment process to review the accuracy of institutional information made available to the institution's various constituencies (Standard 6); and (4) the continued development and implementation of a comprehensive, organized, and sustained process for the assessment of institutional effectiveness that includes clear and realistic guidelines and a timetable and evidence that assessment information is used to (a) inform budget, planning and resource allocation decisions; and (b) improve programs, services, and processes, and is shared and discussed with appropriate constituents (Standard 7). A small team visit will follow submission of the monitoring report. To direct a prompt Commission liaison guidance visit to discuss the Commission's expectations. The due date for the next Periodic Review Report will be set when accreditation is reaffirmed.
  • November 21, 2013
    To accept the supplemental information report. To remind the institution that the self-study prepared in preparation for the evaluation visit scheduled for 2013-2014 document (1) continued implementation of the institution's student learning assessment process and the use of this process to influence academic decisions (Standard 14); and (2) Continued use of student learning assessment data to inform institutional assessment (Standards 7 and 14). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2013-2014.
  • May 17, 2013
    To request a supplemental information report, due June 1, 2013, that addresses the institution's certification and degree approval with the Maryland Higher Education Commission.
  • March 7, 2013
    To accept the monitoring report and to note that a small team visit will not be conducted. To accept the supplemental information report. To request that the self-study prepared in preparation for the evaluation visit scheduled for 2013-2014 document (1) continued implementation of the institution's student learning assessment process and the use of this process to influence academic decisions (Standard 14); and (2) Continued use of student learning assessment data to inform institutional assessment (Standards 7 and 14). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2013-14.
  • December 21, 2012
    To request, in accordance with the Commission's policy on Public Communication in the Accrediting Process, a supplemental information report, due January 30, 2013, that addresses (1) the impact on institutional leadership of the recent separation of the president (Standards 4 and 5) and (2) the legal action against an employee of the institution (Standards 3 and 6). To remind the institution of the monitoring report, due December 1, 2012, demonstrating continued compliance with Standard 14, including but not limited to (1) evidence of the full implementation of the new student learning assessment process; (2) evidence of the use of assessment processes to influence academic decisions; (3) evidence of a continuous improvement process to strengthen the integration of course learning outcomes with programs goals; (4) documentation of the use of student learning assessment data to inform institutional assessment (Standard 14). A small team visit may follow submission of the monitoring report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2013-2014.
  • June 28, 2012
    To accept the monitoring report and note the visit by the Commission's representatives. To remove the probation because the institution is now in compliance with Standards 4, 6 and 14 and to reaffirm accreditation. To request a monitoring report by December 1, 2012 demonstrating continued compliance with Standard 14 including but not limited to (1) evidence of the full implementation of the new student learning assessment process; (2) evidence of the use of assessment processes to influence academic decisions; (3) evidence of a continuous improvement process to strengthen the integration of course learning outcomes with programs goals; (4) documentation of the use of student learning assessment data to inform institutional assessment (Standard 14). A small team visit may follow submission of the monitoring report. The next evaluation visit is now scheduled for 2013-2014.
  • 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 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
    Life Sciences Institute at the University of Maryland BioPark
    801 West Baltimore Street
    Baltimore, MD 21201-1109
    Opened: 09/02/2009
  • Other Instructional Site
    Bais Yaakov School
    6300 Smith Avenue
    Baltimore, MD 21209
  • Other Instructional Site
    Business and Continuing Education Division
    710 E. Lombard Street
    Baltimore, MD 21202
  • Other Instructional Site
    Reisterstown Plaza Center
    6764A Reisterstown Road
    Baltimore, MD 21215
  • Other Instructional Site
    Talmudical Academy of Baltimore
    4445 Old Court Road
    Pikesville, MD 21208

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