Rockland Community College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), 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 is also authorized by the Board of Regents to award two-year Associate degrees in Arts (AA), in Science (AS) and in Applied Science (AAS), as well as a number of Certificate Programs.
In addition, the following programs carry additional accreditation:
- Undergraduate Nursing, AS: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).
- Occupational Therapy Assistant, AAS: The Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA).
- Legal Studies, AAS: The Legal Studies Program is approved by the American Bar Association, Standing Committee on Paralegals, 321 N. Clark Street, Mail Stop 19.1, Chicago, IL 6065-7598. Phone: 312-988-5618.
- Campus Fun & Learn: National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).
Additional Information about Middle States
Rockland Community College, State University of New York, is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), which is dedicated to quality assurance and improvement via peer evaluation. Member colleges and universities are evaluated every four years. The most comprehensive evaluation is the self-study, which the College completed in 2017 and included a visit by a team who reported to the Commission. The College’s accreditation was reaffirmed on June 22, 2017. The College’s next self-study will be in 2025-2026.