Accreditation

Institutional Accreditation

Monroe Community College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). The Commission on Higher Education is recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education to conduct accreditation and pre-accreditation (candidacy status) activities for institutions of higher education in Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, including distance education and correspondence education programs offered at those institutions. MSCHE is also recognized by the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) to accredit degree-granting institutions which offer one or more post-secondary educational programs of at least one academic year in length in Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and other geographic areas in which the Commission conducts accrediting activities.

The Commission is a voluntary, non-governmental, membership association that defines, maintains, and promotes educational excellence across institutions with diverse missions, student populations, and resources. It examines each institution as a whole, rather than specific programs within institutions.

MSCHE can be contacted at: 3624 Market Street, Suite 2 West, Philadelphia, PA 19104; (267) 284-5000.

Monroe Community College’s accreditation status was reaffirmed in 2016, and its next self-study evaluation is due in academic year 2025-26.

Curricula are registered and approved by the New York State Department of Education. The College is authorized to award the Associate in Arts (A.A.), Associate in Science (A.S.) and Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degrees, as well as certificates, as established by the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York. All curricula are approved by the New York State Department of Education for the training of veterans and other eligible persons under Public Law 634 (Children of Deceased Veterans), Public Law 894 (Disabled Veterans), Public Law 89-358 (Veterans Administration Readjustment Benefits of 1966) and Public Law 93-508 (Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Act of 1974). See specific individual accredited programs listed under Programs of Study.

Programmatic Accreditation

The following programs are accredited by the specific accreditation agencies.

ProgramAgencySED CODE
Clinical Laboratory Technician, A.A.S.National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences34458
Dental Hygiene, A.A.S.Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association01229
Electrical Engineering Technology - Electronics A.A.S. Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology - Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission77436
Health Information Technology/Medical Records A.A.S. Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Informatics
and Informational Management Education
01235
Nursing A.A.S.Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing01233
Paramedic A.A.S. Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs21706
Paramedic CertificateCommission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs33241
Radiologic Technology A.A.S. Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology01232
Surgical Technology A.A.S. Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs 37273