Strategic Planning and Accreditation

The Office of Strategic Planning and Accreditation at Guttman Community College is responsible for matters relating to College accreditation by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and the New York State Board of Regents. It also coordinates and guides Guttman’s strategic planning and its participation in the University’s Performance Management Process.

Effective June 2017, Stella and Charles Guttman Community College of the City University of New York is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. (267-284-5000). Guttman Community College was formerly New Community College at CUNY (2013 and prior years). Click here for statement of accreditation.

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.

Middle States Steering Committee and Working Group Members 2016-2017

On June 21, 2011, the New York State Board of Regents approved an amendment to the long-range master plan of The City University of New York authorizing the establishment of Stella and Charles Guttman Community College (then known as New Community College at CUNY) in the Borough of Manhattan and authorizing the College to offer associate degree programs initially in the five discipline areas noted below.

The New York State Board of Regents voted December 11, 2012 to grant accreditation to Guttman Community College for a period of five years, with the condition that the College submit an interim report at the end of three years confirming effective implementation of program plans and student outcomes, including student persistence, graduation rates, and transfers to four-year baccalaureate programs in the chosen fields of study. The College submitted the interim report dated December 14, 2015, to the New York State Education Department, and NYSED acknowledged that “the report addresses all Regents’ accreditation requirements and no additional information is requested at this time.”

Currently, Guttman Community College offers these registered programs leading to associate degrees:

  • Associate in Arts (A.A.) in Business Administration
  • Associate in Arts (A.A.) in Human Services
  • Associate in Arts (A.A.) in Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Associate in Arts (A.A.) in Urban Studies
  • Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) in Information Technology.

The City University of New York follows a Performance Management Process (PMP) that links planning and goal setting by the University and its colleges and professional schools, measures annual progress towards key goals, and recognizes excellent performance.

Recent Reports

Remedial classes are a huge stumbling block on the way to a degree. That’s why this community college doesn’t have them
Full Report

Student Success by Design
Full Report

Putting Students at the Center at Guttman Community College:  Accomplishments and Challenges in the Inaugural Years
Full Report

Instructional Teams at Guttman Community College: Building a Learning Community of Students, Faculty, and Staff
Final Report

Case Study on the College:
Rethinking Community College for the 21st Century