British Accreditation Council (BAC)

British Accreditation Council (BAC)

NEW YORK COLLEGE Athens and Thessaloniki are recognized by the British Accreditation Council (BAC) as Institution of Higher Learning since 2001. The College was inspected by BAC for the first time in January 2001.

The inspectors reported on a good level of provision in all areas inspected. “The teaching was of a high quality, with a strong emphasis on encouraging active student participation in a way entirely appropriated to British and American higher education. The buildings were attractive, and additional premises were being refurbished to a high standard. The pastoral support given to students was considered to be excellent, with the close involvement of senior staff in encouraging student progress. The assistance given to students from outside Greece was particularly commended”. BAC Report, February 2001.

Since then, New York College has been re-accredited in 2006, 2011 and 2015 for all its undergraduate and postgraduate programs. This latest successful accreditation was based on a two-day inspection visit by three independent inspectors, one of whom represented students, and was based on a thorough evaluation of the College’s governance, strategy, and financial management; academic management, teaching, learning and assessment; student recruitment, support, guidance and progression; premises, facilities and learning resources; and quality management, assurance and enhancement. New York College has successfully met all the criteria in the areas above and was granted the Reaccreditation Certificate in April 2016. The full report is available at the BAC website 

If there are any complaints directly relevant to the standards for accreditation,  students may follow the  formal student complaints procedure  outlined here:

The British Accreditation Council provides the leading mark of educational quality for the sector, which is used by students, parents, agencies and beyond as a guarantee of standards.

All providers have been rigorously inspected, with the latest reports available on BAC’s website. Institutions that carry BAC endorsement and the BAC mark therefore represent some of the leading and most reliable private colleges and training providers in the UK and abroad.

BAC is a member organization of ENQUA, the European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education.