Institutional Accreditation

Clinton Community College (CCC) is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). Clinton Community College's accreditation status is Non-Compliance Warning based on the Commission's action on June 23, 2022. MSCHE is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

Please feel free to review our Statement of Accreditation.

MSCHE provides opportunities for students, faculty, staff, and members of the public to submit information regarding the qualifications of its member institutions and the institution's compliance with Commission standards for accreditation, requirements of affiliation, and policies and procedures.

Middle States Commission on Higher Education
1007 North Orange Street
4th Floor, MB#166
Wilmington, DE  19801
Phone: (267) 284-5000


The curricula offered by Clinton Community College are approved by the State University of New York and registered by the New York State Education Department - Office of Higher Education. The college is authorized to award the degrees of Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, Associate in Applied Science, and Associate in Occupational Studies, as well as certificates, as established by the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York.


Nursing A.A.S. Program Accreditation

Clinton Community College's Nursing A.A.S. program is registered by NYSED Commissioner of Education. The registration of a program means that it has met the Department's standards for accreditation as provided in the Rules of the Board of Regents and the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education.

Please feel free to review our NYSED accreditation status

New York State Education Department
89 Washington Ave
Albany, NY 12234

Next Evaluation: Fall 2023

For more information about NYS nursing education, visit

HEGIS Category: 5208.10

Filing a Complaint

NYSED Office of Professional Education Program Review will attempt to assist in the resolution of complaints about academic quality, refunds, and proper application of published institutional policies in professional programs (i.e., related to the licensed professions) at postsecondary institutions in New York State. The Department will no take action until all grievance procedures at the institution have been followed and all avenues of appeal exhausted. These steps should be documented in the complaint.


Moore Bldg., 2nd Floor
Room 220M
Phone: 518-562-4110

Carey Goyette
V.P. for Academic Affairs