You can file a complaint about the following colleges which operate in New York City:

  • Berkeley College
  • Mandl School College of Allied Health
  • New York Career Institute (NYCI College)
  • Technical Career Institutes (TCI College)

The City is investigating this school's practices. You can help the investigation by submitting a complaint form with supporting documentation to the Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA). You may be contacted by DCA for more information.

What Happens Next

If you provide an email address with your Service Request, you will receive a notification by email. You may also be emailed a complaint form, which you must complete and return. Be sure to check your spam folder in addition to your inbox.

Higher Education School

You can report a Higher Education school that is open and not following COVID-19 health and safety guidelines.

Higher Education schools include:

  • Community and junior colleges
  • Universities
  • Graduate and professional schools
  • Medical schools
  • Technical schools

Online

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By Phone

  • Agency: New York State Enforcement Task Force
  • Phone Number: (833) 789-0470
  • Business Hours: 24 hours, 7 days a week

City University of New York (CUNY), State University of New York (SUNY), and Private Colleges

You can report a CUNY, SUNY, or private college that is open and not following COVID-19 health and safety guidelines.

File complaint about a College or University in New York State.

Vocational or Trade Schools

You can report a problem with any vocational or trade school in New York State, including:

  • Career centers
  • Training schools
  • Technical schools 
  • Language schools that teach ESL (English as a Second Language)

  • Agency: New York State Education Department
  • Division: Bureau of Proprietary Schools
  • Phone Number: (212) 643-4760
  • Business Hours: Monday - Friday: 9 AM - 6 PM

You can file a complaint about the following for profit schools operating in New York City:

  • ASA College
  • DeVry College of New York
  • LIM College
  • Long Island Business Institute
  • Monroe College
  • Pacific College of Oriental Medicine-New York
  • Plaza College
  • School of Visual Arts
  • St Paul's School of Nursing-Queens
  • St Paul's School of Nursing-Staten Island
  • Swedish Institute a College of Health Sciences

You can report a problem with any vocational or trade school in New York State, including:

  • Career centers
  • Training schools
  • Technical schools 
  • Language schools that teach ESL (English as a Second Language)

  • Agency: New York State Education Department
  • Division: Bureau of Proprietary Schools
  • Phone Number: (212) 643-4760
  • Business Hours: Monday - Friday: 9 AM - 6 PM

Before making a complaint with the State, try to resolve the issue with the college's or university's administration.

You can report a problem that has not been addressed by school administrators. 

File complaint about a College or University in New York State.