The Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). As indicated on the Commission’s website, it “is a voluntary, non-governmental, regional membership association currently serving higher education institutions in Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and other geographic areas in which the Commission conducts accrediting activities. The Middle States Commission on Higher Education assures students and the public of the educational quality of higher education. The Commission’s accreditation process ensures institutional accountability, self-appraisal, improvement, and innovation through peer review and the rigorous application of standards within the context of institutional mission.”

In 2014, BMCC completed and submitted to MSCHE a follow-up monitoring report documenting that the institution has achieved and can sustain compliance with Middle States Standards 2, 3, and 14. This report was accepted by the Commission on March 5, 2015. The College is currently conducting its 10 year self-study. Additional information regarding the current accreditation activities can be found on the College homepage.

Visiting Team Members

Dr. Donald Generals (Team Chair)

President, Community College of Philadelphia

Dr. Maris Lown

Vice President of Academic Affairs, Union County College

Prof. Gail Fernandez

Interim Dean of Assessment, Bergen Community College

Mr. Willian D. Reuter

Vice President of Administration and Finance, Hudson Valley Community College

Ms. Valarie Avalone

Director of Planning, Monroe Community College

Dr. Rhonda M. Spells

Vice President of Enterprise Technology and CIO, Prince George’s Community College

Dr. Linda Zanin

Program Director – Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Montgomery College, Takoma Park Campus

Documentation of BMCC’s accreditation status can be found on the MSCHE website.

Additional Program Accreditations

In addition to institutional accreditation, four of the College’s programs maintain program level accreditation from specialized accreditation bodies. Documentation of the program accreditation can be found by searching on the agency directory pages included below.

The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) supports the interests of nursing education, nursing practice, and the public by the functions of accreditation. Accreditation is a voluntary, peer-review, self-regulatory process by which non-governmental associations recognize educational institutions or programs that have been found to meet or exceed standards and criteria for educational quality.

The Nursing Program Completion rates as well as the NCLEX first-time pass rates for Nursing Graduates can be downloaded here.

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)

BMCC Program – Nursing

NCSBN NCLEX Program Report Apr 2016 – Mar 2017

Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM)

BMCC Program – Health Information Technology (HIT)

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)

BMCC – Paramedic

Commission on the Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC)

BMCC Program – Respiratory Technician

Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Analytics

199 Chambers St, Room S735
New York, NY 10007
Phone: 212 220-8330

Hours of Operation:
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