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Accreditation

The College of New Jersey is an accredited institution and a member of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) www.msche.org. The Commission’s most recent action on the institution’s accreditation status in 2015 was to reaffirm accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2024-2025. MSCHE is recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education to conduct accreditation and pre-accreditation (candidate status) activities for institutions of higher education including distance, correspondence education, and direct assessment programs offered at those institutions. The Commission’s geographic area of accrediting activities is throughout the United States.

The following programs are accredited/approved by specialized, programmatic organizations:

  • Educator Preparation: The College of New Jersey School of Education is a member of good standing of the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP), a national organization recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
  • Counseling: The Master’s degree programs in Counseling are accredited by CACREP (cacrep.org).
  • Music: The College of New Jersey is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).
  • Art: The College of New Jersey is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).
  • Business: Programs in the School of Business are accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).
  • Engineering: The Bachelor of Science programs in Biomedical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Engineering Science are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.
  • Computer Science: The BS program in Computer Science is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of ABET, http://www.abet.org.
  • Nursing: The BSN, Master’s, and post-graduate APRN certificate program in Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington DC 20001 P: 202-887-6791 and by New Jersey Board of Nursing, Division of Consumer Affairs, 124 Halsey Street 6th Floor, Newark, N.J. 07101, mailing address: PO Box 45010, Newark, N.J. 07101, 973.504.6430.
  • Public Health: The Bachelor of Science and Master’s degree programs in public health are accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH), https://ceph.org.
  • Chemistry: The BS program in Chemistry is approved by the American Chemical Society.

More information on these accrediting bodies or other organizations can be found in the Accreditation Fact Sheets from the Institutional Research and Analytics.