ASA College

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ASA College
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TypePrivate for-profit college
PresidentAlex Shchegol - Interim President
ProvostShanthi Konkoth
Academic staff
Faculty total:290
(60 full-time /
230 part-time) [1]
UndergraduatesOver 4,500

ASA College is a private for-profit college in New York City and Hialeah, Florida. The college has three campuses: Midtown Manhattan and Downtown Brooklyn in New York, and Hialeah in Florida. It offers bachelor's degrees, associate degrees and professional certificates in the divisions of business administration, health disciplines, legal studies, and computer technology.


ASA was founded in 1985 with a professor and 12 students in a small Brooklyn classroom. Known then as 'Advanced Software Analysis', the college focused on computer programming, as New York had a dire shortage of qualified mainframe programmers at that time.

In 1999, ASA received authorization from the New York State Board of Regents to confer degrees in accounting, computer programming and information technology and medical assisting.[2]

Growth and expansion[edit]

Branding Building in the Downtown Brooklyn Campus

The college currently has more than 5,000 students, 16 programs of study, and 3 campuses: Midtown Manhattan and Downtown Brooklyn in New York City; and Hialeah in Miami-Dade County, Florida.

Accreditations and approvals[edit]

ASA College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and authorized by the New York State Board of Regents to confer Associate of Occupational Studies and Associate in Applied Science degrees. ASA's associate degree program in Medical Assisting is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon the recommendation of the Curriculum Review Board of the American Association of Medical Assistants Endowment. ASA is also approved by the New York State Education Department for the training of veterans and is authorized under Federal law to enroll non-immigrant alien students.


In 2008, ASA College launched their Athletic program out of their Brooklyn campus [1] known as the ASA Avengers. Starting with a small basketball team, the athletic department expanded to 13 sports programs including Men & Women's Soccer, Varsity & JV Football, Men & Women's Basketball, Baseball, Lacrosse, Men's & Women's Track & Field and Men's & Women's Tennis. All programs are members of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division I.[2]

ASA Miami currently has 10 sports teams – Men & Women's Soccer, Football, Men & Women's Basketball, Baseball, Men & Women's Track & Field and Men & Women's Tennis. Head Tennis Coach, Brian Slack enters his sixth season at the helm of the men's and women's tennis programs at ASA College and his third at ASA College Miami. Slack has won seven NJCAA National Championships all with ASA College. Four on the men's side and three on the women's side.

Notably, the ASA Miami Football program kicked off in 2015 and remains the only junior college football program in the state of Florida. ASA NY played their first season in 2009 and first gained national recognition during their 2012–2013 season after being ranked #5 nationally and earning a Carrier Bowl bid against Snow College. During the 2017 season, ASA NY finished the season ranked 14th by the NJCAA with a 9–1 regular season record. ASA NY earned an invite to the Valley of the Sun Bowl in Mesa, Arizona and came away victorious over Mesa Community College 28–23.


  1. ^ "College Navigator - ASA College". Retrieved 2016-08-19.
  2. ^ "ASA College | Accredited College Institution in Brooklyn & Manhattan NY".

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Coordinates: 40°41′34″N 73°59′09″W / 40.6929°N 73.9859°W / 40.6929; -73.9859