Middle States Grants Accreditation to the College

Stella and Charles Guttman Community College of The City University of New York is now accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. (267-284-5000) The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

The College’s multiyear accreditation process began with the draft submission of an accreditation readiness report (ARR) in 2013 and then the final ARR submission in 2014, with advancement to candidate status and approval to proceed to self-study. The College then moved to the design of a self-study (2015) and the production of a full self-study 2016–2017 report. The self-study culminated with an evaluation team visit in late March 2017 and the Middle States Commission’s vote on June 22, 2017, to grant accreditation to Stella and Charles Guttman Community College.

In addition to its vote to grant accreditation, the Commission requested a monitoring report, due September 1, 2018, documenting further evidence to meet certain standards. Based on the monitoring report, the Commission may schedule a small team visit to the College following the submission of the report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2020-2021.