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

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

  • AMG School of Nursing
  • 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 Conservatory for Dramatic Arts
  • New York Film Academy
  • Pacific College of Oriental Medicine-New York
  • Plaza College
  • School of Visual Arts
  • Sotheby’s Institute of Art
  • St. Paul's School of Nursing-Queens
  • St. Paul's School of Nursing-Staten Island
  • Swedish Institute: a College of Health Sciences

What Happens Next

If you don't include your address or email with your Service Request, you won't receive follow up. The Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (DCWP) will consider your complaint a tip.

If you include your address, DCWP will mail you a complaint form. You must complete and return it to DCWP. If you provide your email address, you'll get the form by email instead. Check your spam folder if you don't see it in 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.

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