Policies & Disclosures
Manhattan College is committed to providing access to information that will allow students, parents, counselors, and other constituents to make informed decisions about postsecondary education. This webpage is a single access point to consumer information noted in the Higher Education Act of 1965 and amended by the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA).
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Student Right to Know: Consumer Information
The information provided here and other linked information serves to provide the required disclosures under the Student Right to Know Act (Public Law No. 101-542 20 U.S.C. 109) and its implementing regulations 34 C.F.R. 668.41; 34 C.F.R. 668.45 & 34 C.F.R. 668.48 and the Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act (20 U.S.C 1092(g); 34 C.F.R. 668.41, 34 C.F.R 668.47). Information is also disclosed through the College's annual filings with the U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics through its integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) system. View the Manhattan College data here.
Manhattan College is a member of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU).
In compliance with the U.S. Department of Education Gainful Employment Rule, the College has provided a list of its non-degree certificate programs: Gainful Employment.
Articulation and Academic Partnerships
Manhattan College has established articulation and academic partnerships agreements. Additional information is available at Articulation and Academic Partnerships.
Reports on Enrollment, Pell Recipients & Graduation Rates
Academic Policies and Procedures
Certifications and Disclosures
- Manhattan College complies with the Age Discrimination Act of 1975 42 U.S.C. §§ 6101-6107 and does not discriminate based on age in its educational or academic programs or activities that receive federal financial assistance.
- Manhattan College will not retaliate against any individual for filing a complaint with the Office of Civil Rights or for advocating for any rights protected by the Age Discrimination Act.
- Manhattan College complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act 42 U.S.C. §§ 12101-12213 and provides for nondiscrimination protection in employment, educational services, and accommodations for individuals with disabilities.
- Manhattan College provides for reasonable accommodations to allow a qualified person with a disability to participate fully in the educational or academic programs and activities of the College.
- Manhattan College complies with the Higher Education Opportunity Act Public Law No. 110-315 and will disclose information to current and prospective students about any plans to improve its academic programs on an annual basis.
Teacher Certification Data
Manhattan College’s School of Education and Health reports annually to the New York State Education Department and posts for the public the pass rate on state teacher certification examinations taken by its graduates.
Performance on the New York State teacher certification examinations:
The data provided is program-specific information concerning candidate performance on the New York State Teacher and Leader Certification Examinations between September 1st and August 31st of a particular reporting year. In order to ensure the confidentiality of personally identifiable information, results for examinations taken by fewer than ten (10) people have been suppressed if a 100% pass rate was not attained.
This page contains the passage rates for each of the following certification examinations; the Teacher Performance Assessment (edTPA), the Academic Literacy Skills Test (ALST), the Educating All Students (EAS) exam, the Content Specialty Exam (CST) and the School Building Leadership (SBL) exam. The data for the edTPA is displayed by content area (childhood, secondary or physical education). The "Percent Passed" column shows the percentage of test takers who passed the examination during this period out of the total number of test takers who took the exam during this time period as provided in the "Number Tested" column.
Credit Hour Policy & Definitions
Accreditation and State Registration
Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)
Manhattan College meets the Requirements of Affiliation of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education as published in Characteristics of Excellence: Requirements of Affiliation and Standards for Accreditation (12th ed., 2006). Manhattan College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) to award Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees and Post-baccalaureate and Post-Master’s certificates. Manhattan College’s accreditation was reaffirmed by MSCHE on June 28, 2012 following an extensive self-study process and site visit. Manhattan College has been accredited by MSCHE since 1921.
Middle States accreditation instills public confidence in institutional mission, goals, performance, and resources through its rigorous accreditation standards and their enforcement. MSCHE is the regional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
1007 North Orange Street
4th Floor, MB #166
Wilmington, DE 19801
View Manhattan College’s Statement of Accreditation Status.
The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
777 South Harbour Island Boulevard, Suite 750
Tampa, FL 33602
- School of Business – Business programs: Effective 2013-14 to 2018-19
Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation - AAQEP
P.O. Box 7511
Fairfax Station, VA 22039
- Teacher Education Program
ABET - Engineering Accreditation Commission
415 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
School of Engineering programs:
- Chemical Engineering, Bachelors: 10/01/1964-Present
- Civil Engineering, Bachelors: 10/01/1940-Present
- Computer Engineering, Bachelors: 10/01/2001-Present
- Electrical Engineering, Bachelors: 10/01/1940-Present
- Environmental Engineering, Masters: 10/01/2007-Present
- Mechanical Engineering, Bachelors: 10/01/1967-Present
American Chemical Society
1155 Sixteenth Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036
- Chemistry Program
International Accreditation of Counseling Services
101 S. Whiting Street, Suite 211
Alexandria, VA 22304
- Counseling Center- Effective until 2022
Manhattan College’s approved degree and certificate programs are listed on the New York State Education Department – Inventory of Registered Programs (select Search for programs by Institution then enter 439000 Manhattan College to view by Program Title).
Equity in AthleticsThe College's latest Equity in Athletics Annual Report is available here from the U.S. Department of Education. It includes data as reported to the Office of Postsecondary Education pursuant to the Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act including:
- Participation by Gender and Varsity Team
- Coaching Staff & Salaries
- Revenues & Expenses
- Supplemental Info
Athlete Completion and Graduation Rates
This data is also available at the NCAA website by selecting Manhattan College from the dropdown menu for schools.
- Graduation Success Rate Report (2012-2015 Cohorts)
- Freshmen Cohort Graduation Rates (2014-15 Graduation Rate) This report gives graduation information about students and student-athletes entering in 2008. This is the most recent graduating class for which the required six years of information is available. The report provides information about student-athletes who received athletics aid in one or more of seven sports categories: men's basketball, baseball, men's track/cross country, men's other sports and mixed sports, women's basketball, women's track/cross country and other women's sports. For each of those sports categories, it includes information in six self-reported racial or ethnic groups: American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian, Black or African-American, Hispanic or Latino, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, nonresident alien, two or more races, White or non-Hispanic and unknown (not included in one of the other groups or not available) and the total (all groups combined).
The College's Annual Security Report (ASR) is available at manhattan.edu/security.
A paper copy of the full report is available upon request to the Public Safety Office located at Jasper Hall, 1st floor. Phone: 718-862-7240; Fax: 718-862-8017; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Copyright and Trademark
- Cost of Attendance
Disclosure Requirements for Academic Programs Leading to Professional Licensure
Manhattan College programs are designed to prepare students to apply for licensure or certification in New York. Completion of a Manhattan College program may not meet education requirements for a license or certification in another state.
Separate from educational requirements, state licensure boards may require applicants to complete professional examinations, background checks, years of professional experience, etc. If you are planning to pursue professional licensure or certification in a state other than New York, Manhattan College strongly recommends that you contact the appropriate licensing entity in that state to seek information and guidance regarding licensure or certification requirements before beginning an academic program.
The licensing boards can be found at the following links. The information provided was accurate as of April 2021.
Radiation Technology/Nuclear Medicine
Notices/State Authorization/Student Identity Verification
As of February 17, 2017, Manhattan College is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) http://www.nc-sara.org. The College has been approved by New York State to participate in NC-SARA which is a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of postsecondary distance education. This enables the College to offer its distance education programs in all 47 NC-SARA approved states. The College is separately authorized in the other 3 states – CA, MA, FL.
How to File a Complaint
Student Complaints & Consumer Information by State
File a Complaint about a College or University
Identity and Integrity Policy
Student Identity Verification & Integrity of Work
- Diversity / Affirmative Action
- Financial Aid
- Gainful Employment
Introduced by the European Union (EU), the GDPR, effective May 25, 2018, is a law to protect the privacy and personal information of EU residents (any individual who resides in an EU member state, including both EU citizens and non-EU citizens). The GDPR imposes certain obligations and restrictions on entities that process the personal data of EU residents and provides a number of rights to these residents, including, but not limited to the following: the right to be informed about the data collected and the reasons why; the right to require the organization to permanently delete the individual’s personal data; the right to correct errors in personal data collected or processed by an organization; the right to ensure that data is appropriately secured and only retained for as long as is necessary.
Personal data includes, but is not limited to:
- Name, address and ID numbers;
- Political opinions;
- Religious or philosophical beliefs;
- Trade union membership;
- Genetic or biometric data;
- Health data;
- Sexual orientation; and
- Racial or ethnic origin
GDPR Request Form
Any EU resident who has or had a formal relationship with the College and were assigned a College ID# (including students, alumni, and employees) may exercise their rights under GDPR. Please submit the GDPR Request Form .
GDPR Working Group
Manhattan College has convened a working group (GDPR Working Group) to examine and analyze GDPR and its application to the College. The GDPR Working group will work with the College community to:
- Review and assess compliance efforts
- Update and develop privacy policies and notices
- Update and develop contractual language
If you have questions about:
- Right to Request Information
- Right to be Forgotten/Erasure
- Right to Rectification
or any other rights provided by the GDPR, please email email@example.com.
- Grants Management
- Human Resources
- Information Technology
Lobbying and Political Activity
- No Federal student aid funding under the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1001 et seq.) has been used to hire a registered lobbyist or pay any person or entity for securing an earmark.
- No Federal funds received under the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1001 et seq.) have been used to pay any person for influencing or attempting to influence an officer or employee of any agency, a Member of Congress,an officer or employee of Congress, or an employee of a Member of Congress in connection with any of these Federal actions:
(1) The awarding of any Federal contract.
(2) The making of any Federal grant.
(3) The making of any Federal loan.
(4) The entering into of any Federal cooperative agreement.
(5) The extension, continuation, renewal, amendment, or modification of any Federal contract, grant, loan, or cooperative agreement.
- Privacy and Information Security
- Sexual Misconduct
Manhattan College has signed the U.S. Department of Defense Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and an intent to comply memo was submitted to the Veterans Administration regarding Executive Order 13607.
This Voluntary Education Partnership MOU and the accompanying The Principles of Excellence encourages and requires the College to:
1 .Prior to enrollment, provide students a personalized form covering the total cost of an educational program i.e., Program costs, student debt estimates, and Federal financial aid options upfront.
- a. Student Financial Services will create a shopping sheet that addresses costs and funding options
2. Provide educational plans for all military and veteran education beneficiaries
- a. The Advisors from the various Schools of the College will work with the Registrar’s Office and Degree Works software to develop a complete education plan for their educational goals
3. End fraudulent and aggressive recruiting techniques and misrepresentation
- a. Manhattan College does not support or condone fraudulent and aggressive recruiting practices for any students. The College will continue to uphold its high ethical standards for recruiting.
4. Provide accommodations for service members and reservists absent due to service requirements.
- a. Manhattan College understands the pressures of deployment and will make reasonable accommodations for individual deployment situations.
5. Designate a point of contact who serves as the Certifying Official and can refer students to the appropriate person for academic and financial advising
6. Manhattan College has established a Committee for Veteran's Affairs which offers services and contacts available for veterans.
The Higher Education Act Amendments of 1998 requires Manhattan College to make voter registration forms widely available to its students. Follow the links below for more information and/or voter registration forms.
New York State: Voter Registration Form
State Elections Office Website
Federal: National Mail Voter Registration Form
United States Election Assistance Commission
Qualifications to Register to Vote
In order to qualify to vote in the United States, you must meet the following qualifications:
- Be a United States citizen;
- Be 18 years old on or before Election Day (see state-specific instructions for rules regarding eligibility to register prior to age 18);
- Live at your present address for at least 30 days before the election;
- Not be in prison or on parole for a felony conviction;
- Not be adjudged mentally incompetent by a court; and
- Not claim the right to vote elsewhere.