Immediate: November 21, 2017
Garden City N. Y. November 21, 2017 . The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (“the Commission”) has granted Nassau Community College, (“NCC”) full compliance with regional standards of institutional accreditation. Upon determining soundness and compliance with its standards, the Commission reaffirmed NCC’s accreditation.
After a visit and assessment by the Commission in April 2016, NCC was in compliance with 7 of the 14 standards. The College’s incoming President Dr. W. Hubert Keen-- formerly the President of Farmingdale State College-- working with the Board of Trustees, faculty, staff and administrators, mounted a collegial and committed effort to attain full compliance. An extensive report was submitted in September 2017 to the Commission for its review. After a team of peer reviewers visited the campus in October 2017, the team recommended to the Commission that the College was in compliance with all standards of institutional accreditation.
An official vote by the Middle States Commission’s Board at its meeting on November 16, 2017, found NCC to be in full compliance with the standards of accreditation.
Dr. Keen stated, “I am pleased that in the relatively short period provided by the Commission to gain unconditional accreditation, the faculty, administration and staff have pulled together in a monumental effort to present the true greatness of NCC to our accrediting agency. I am deeply gratified that the campus family has demonstrated to the Commission that NCC provides excellent educational opportunities at a cost that leaves most students debt-free and in possession of a highly respected associate’s degree.” Dr. Jorge L. Gardyn, M.D., Chairman of the Board of Trustees noted, “Words cannot describe the gratitude that I have for Dr. Keen and the entire campus family for the tremendous effort, cooperation and team spirit that have been harnessed over the past year to move NCC to its rightful place amongst the very best community colleges anywhere.”
NCC offers over 70 academic programs, as well as weekend college, distance learning, workforce continuing education and certificate programs for the traditional and non-traditional student. NCC is situated in the heart of Nassau County on a 225-acre campus, the largest single campus in the SUNY system. Currently, approximately 20,000 students are enrolled.
About Nassau Community College Nassau Community College, part of The State University of New York, is an institution where almost 20,000 full- and part-time students and approximately 10,000 continuing and professional students start and continue their successful journey through higher education. More than 70 fields of study are offered on a 225-acre campus located in the center of Long Island. As the largest single-campus two-year college in New York State, Nassau Community College maintains a national reputation for excellence. Visit www.ncc.edu for more information.