Five Towns College Education Accreditation
Five Towns College holds three accreditations passed by a peer review board of various qualified colleges and universities. Accreditation means that at Five Towns College we are recognized for reputable degrees and quality education.
New York State Education Department (NYSED)
Five Towns College holds an Absolute Charter issued by the New York State Board of Regents. Its programs of study are registered by the New York State Education Department (NYSED), Office of College and University Evaluation, 89 Washington Avenue, Room 969 EBA, Albany, NY, 12234, (518) 474-1551. Visit and learn more about NYSED.
Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)
Five Towns College is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), 3624 Market Street, 2nd Floor West, Philadelphia, PA, 19104, (267) 284-5000. Learn more about MSCHE by visiting them online.
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
The Teacher Education Division at Five Towns College is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), 1140 19th Street, Suite 400, Washington, DC, 20036, (202) 223-0077. NCATE accreditation covers initial teacher preparation programs and/or advanced education preparation programs at Five Towns College. However, the accreditation does not include individual education courses that the institution offers to P-12 educators for professional development, relicensure, or other purposes. Learn more about NCATE.
Five Towns College hosted a team representing the NCATE during the Fall 2015 semester, in furtherance of its application for renewal of accreditation. Following that visit the Commission acted to continue accreditation for two years at the initial teacher preparation and advanced preparation levels. Actions that may be rendered by the Commission following the fall 2017 visit include continuing accreditation or revocation of accreditation at the initial teacher preparation and advanced preparation levels.