Nassau Community College (NCC) of the State University of New York has been accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) since 1967. Middle States accreditation assures our students and the public of the educational quality of the college. Every 8 to 10 years, NCC conducts a Self-Study in an effort to seek reaffirmation of accreditation as part of the college’s ongoing commitment to continuous self-improvement.
In Fall 2022, the NCC Middle States Steering Committee drafted a Self-Study Design with input from community stakeholders, including students, faculty, staff, and alumni. The NCC 2024-2025 Self-Study Design document was approved by Middle States, through its designee, Dr. Robert Bonfiglio, on May 30, 2023. The college is now engaged in the comprehensive, rigorous self-evaluation process in preparation of a site visit by Middle States representatives on the NCC campus in Spring 2025.
The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) is an institutional accreditor recognized by the United States Department of Education (USDE) that serves as an independent voice in higher education. MSCHE establishes equitable standards for accreditation with member institutions that advance the impact of accreditation in the ever-changing landscape of higher education and promotes educational excellence through innovation across diverse institutions.
For comprehensive information about Middle States accreditation, please visit: www.msche.org
Nassau Community College’s Middle States Accreditation is directed by a steering committee comprised of Tri-Chairs, co-chairs of the seven Working Groups, as well as faculty, alumni and staff members. The Steering Committee is responsible for developing the charges of the Working Groups in coordination with the Acting President/Chief Administrative Officer and the Acting Vice President of Academic Affairs, developing the evidence inventory for the document review to be conducted in advance of the Middle States evaluation team visit, and collecting reports from the Working Groups to draft the final Self-Study Report.
Current Members (as of September 1, 2023)
Chief Administrative Officer, Nassau Community College
Tri-Chairs, Steering Committee
Steering Committee Members
The following is the timeline of time of self-study activities as Nassau Community College prepares for a Middle States site visit in 2024-2025.
NCC Strategic Planning 2023-2028
Concurrent with the Middle States Self-Study Design process, Nassau Community College developed a five-year strategic plan tentatively titled, “NCC 2028: Building Connections to Our Students, Community and Future.” In October 2022, the College’s Institutional Planning Committee (IPC) embarked on the rigorous process of developing the plan, which included affirmation of the College’s mission, values, goals, and institutional priorities as well as the development of seven discrete plans that will guide NCC’s strategic vision to transform lives through a quality, affordable, public community college education.