Accreditation is the educational community’s means of self-regulation through quality assurance and improvement. The accrediting process is intended to strengthen and sustain the quality and integrity of higher education, making it worthy of public confidence.
Farmingdale State College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. (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).
Farmingdale State College's accreditation was most recently reaffirmed on November 17, 2016, when it was also commended for the quality of the Periodic Review Report and process. The next self-study evaluation for the Middle States Commission on Higher Education is scheduled for 2020-2021.
Complaints and Third Party Comments
The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (the Commission) provides two opportunities for students, faculty, staff, and members of the public to submit information regarding the qualifications for accreditation of its member institutions: Complaints and Third Party Comments.
Farmingdale State College Accreditations
All curricula are registered by the New York State Education Department.
Current Accreditation Status Letters:
Farmingdale State College MSCHE Statement of Accreditation Status
The following programs are accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation
Commission of ABET, www.abet.org:
Architectural Engineering Technology (BS); Computer Engineering Technology (BS); Construction Management Engineering Technology (BS); Electrical Engineering Technology (BS); Manufacturing Engineering Technology (BS); Mechanical Engineering Technology (BS)
Dental Hygiene (AAS); Dental Hygiene (BS)
The program in Dental Hygiene is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation and has been granted the accreditation status of "Approval without Reporting Requirements.” The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education. The Commission on Dental Accreditation can be contacted at (312) 440-4653 or at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611-2678. The Commission's web address is: www.ada.org/coda.
Medical Laboratory Science (BS)
The baccalaureate degree in nursing programs at Farmingdale State College, SUNY is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). CCNE is located at 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington DC 20001; phone 202-887-6791.
RN to BS Completion Program (Online)
Current Air Agency Certifications:
The University in the High School Program is accredited by the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP).