Stella and Charles Guttman Community College of the City University of New York is a Candidate for Accreditation by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. (267-284-5000).
Candidate for Accreditation is a status of affiliation with a regional accrediting commission which indicates that an institution has achieved initial recognition and is progressing toward, but is not assured of, accreditation. It has provided evidence of sound planning, appears to have the resources to implement the plans, and appears to have the potential for reaching its goals within a reasonable time.
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.
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, formerly The New Community College at CUNY, in Manhattan and authorizing the College to offer initially associate degree programs in five discipline areas of business, the health professions, the humanities, the physical sciences, engineering, and the social sciences.
On Tuesday, December 11, 2012, the Board of Regents voted 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 their field of study. The College submitted the interim report dated December 14, 2015, to the NYSED, and the Department 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.