You can file a complaint about a school of higher education with the City or the State.

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
  • Berkeley College
  • DeVry College of New York
  • LIM College
  • Long Island Business Institute
  • Mandl School College of Allied Health
  • Mildred Elley School
  • Monroe College
  • New York Automotive and Diesel Institute
  • New York Career Institute (NYCI 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
  • Technical Career Institutes (TCI College)
  • Tri-State College of Acupuncture

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.

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.