Statement of Accreditation Status

Stella and Charles Guttman Community College of the City University of New York

  • CEO: Dr. Doris Cintrón, Interim President
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Ms. Elisa Hertz
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Paul Starkey, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: (Not classified) » (Not classified)
  • Control: Public
  • Former Name(s): The New Community College at CUNY (8/21/2013)
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Candidacy Granted: 2014
  • Accreditation Granted: 2017
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2017
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2020-2021
  • Next Mid-Point Peer Review: 2025

Contact Information

50 W. 40th St.
New York, NY 10018

(646) 313-8000

  • 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 2020-2021.
  • November 15, 2018
    To acknowledge receipt of the monitoring report.  To note that a follow-up visit will not be conducted. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2020-2021.
  • June 22, 2017
    To grant accreditation. To request a monitoring report, due September 1, 2018, documenting further evidence (1) that faculty and/or other appropriate professionals are provided sufficient support for professional growth and are reviewed regularly (Standard III); (2) that the institution supports and sustains the assessment of student achievement and communicates results to stakeholders (Standard V); (3) of comprehensive planning for facilities, infrastructure, and technology that includes consideration of sustainability and deferred maintenance and is linked to the institution’s strategic and financial planning processes (Standard VI); and (4) of the implementation of a clearly articulated and transparent governance structure that outlines roles, responsibilities, and accountability for decision-making by each constituency (Standard VII). A small team visit may follow the submission of the monitoring report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2020-2021.
  • Distance Education
    Not approved for 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
  • Other Instructional Site
    School of Professional Studies, CUNY
    119 W. 31st Street
    New York, NY 10001

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