Accreditation is a process of validation in which colleges and universities are evaluated to ensure certain standards are upheld by the institution. The federal government requires that an institution be accredited by a nationally recognized accrediting organization in order for its students to be eligible to receive financial aid.
SUNY Broome Community College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. (+1 (267) 284-5000) www.msche.org. The MSCHE is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
SUNY Broome Community College has been accredited by MSCHE since 1960. The last reaffirmation of accreditation was November 17, 2016. SUNY Broome is currently undergoing the Self-Study process. The next evaluation visit is scheduled 2020-2021. The next Mid-Point Peer Review is 2025.
The College is supervised by the State University of New York and its curricula are registered by the New York State Education Department.
Several programs at SUNY Broome have programmatic accreditation. Program-level accreditation is specialized or professional accreditation in which programs must adhere to specific standards set by the accrediting body. Many fields may require employees to have graduated from an accredited program.
The following programs are accredited by the specific accreditation agencies.
Health Sciences Division
Clinical Laboratory Technician: A.A.S.View Program
The Clinical Laboratory Technology program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), 5600 N. River Road, Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018.
Phone: +1 (773) 714-8880.
Dental Hygiene: A.A.S.View Program
The SUNY Broome Dental Hygiene Program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation and has been granted the accreditation status of “Approval Without Reporting Requirements.” Approval (without reporting requirements) is an accreditation classification granted to an educational program indicting that the program achieves or exceeds the basic requirements for accreditation. The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education. The Commission on Dental Accreditation can be contacted at +1 (312) 440-4653 or at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611-2678. The Commission’s web address is: http://www.ada.org/en/coda.
Health Information Technology: A.A.S.View Program
The Health Information Tech/Medical Records accreditor of SUNY Broome Community College is the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). The College’s accreditation for its associate of applied science degree in Health Information Tech/Medical Records has been reaffirmed through 2020.
All inquiries about the program’s accreditation status should be directed by mail to CAHIIM, 200 East Randolph Street, Suite 5100, Chicago IL, 60601; by phone at +1 (312) 235-3255; or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Medical Assistant: A.A.S.View Program
The SUNY Broome Medical Assistant Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB). CAAHEP: 25400 US Highway 19 North, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763.
Phone: +1 (727) 210-2350.
Nursing: A.A.S.View Program
The Nursing program is accredited by the New York State Board of Regents and by The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), Inc.
The New York State Board of Regents can be contacted at:
NY State Education Department
Office of the Professions
Division of Professional Licensing Services
89 Washington Ave
Albany, NY 12234-1000
Phone: +1 (518) 474-3817
Physical Therapist Assistant: A.A.S.View Program
The Physical Therapist Assistant Program at SUNY Broome Community College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA 22314.
Phone: +1 (703) 706-3245.
Radiologic Technology: A.A.S.View Program
Liberal Arts Division
Chemical Dependency Counseling: A.A.S.View program
SUNY Broome’s Chemical Dependency Counseling Program is accredited by the New York State Office of Addiction Services And Support (OASAS). The program’s accreditation was reaffirmed effective June 1, 2019 through June 1, 2022.
Located at 1450 Western Ave., Albany, NY 12203.
Phone: +1 (800) 482-9564.
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Division
Civil Engineering Technology: A.A.S.View Program
The Civil Engineering Technology Program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, 415 North Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21201.
Phone: +1 (410) 347-7700.
Electrical Engineering Technology: A.A.S.View Program
The Electrical Engineering Technology Program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, 415 North Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21201.
Phone: +1 (410) 347-7700.
Mechanical Engineering Technology: A.A.S.View Program
The Mechanical Engineering Technology Program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, 415 North Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21201.
Phone: +1 (410) 347-7700.