STATEMENT OF ACCREDITATION STATUS

CENTENARY COLLEGE
400 Jefferson Street
Hackettstown, NJ 07840
Phone: (908) 852-1400; Fax: (908) 979-4288
www.centenarycollege.edu

Chief Executive Officer: Dr. Barbara-Jayne Lewthwaite, President
INSTITUTIONAL INFORMATION
Enrollment (Headcount): 1612 Undergraduate; 706 Graduate
Control: Private (Non-Profit)
Affiliation: Religious- United Methodist Church
Carnegie Classification: Master's - Medium Programs
Approved Degree Levels: Associate's, Postsecondary Award/Cert/Diploma (>= 2 years, < 4 years), Bachelor's, Postbaccalaureate Award/Cert/Diploma, Master's, Post-Master's Award/Cert/Diploma;
Distance Education Programs: Fully Approved
Accreditors Recognized by U.S. Secretary of Education: Teacher Education Accreditation Council, Accreditation Committee
Other Accreditors: International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education; Council on Social Work Education
Instructional Locations
Branch Campuses: None
Additional Locations: Allamuchy Elementary School, Allamuchy, NJ; BASF, Florham Park, NJ; CAPS, Parsippany, NJ; CAPS-Metropark, Edison, NJ; Fredon School, Newton, NJ; Greenwich Township School District, Stewartsville, NJ; Hackettstown Regional Medical Center, Hackettstown, NJ  (ANYA); Hunterdon Central Regional High School, Flemington, NJ; Jefferson School District, Hopatcong, NJ; Merriam Avenue School, Newton, NJ; Newton Medical Center - Atlantic Health System, Newton, NJ  (ANYA); Nixon Elementary School, Landing, NJ; North Dover Elementary School, Dover, NJ; Rockaway Township School District, Hibernia, NJ; Verizon, Bridgewater, NJ; Verizon, Morristown, NJ; White Rock School, Oak Ridge, NJ
Other Instructional Sites: Califon Public School District, Califon, NJ; Hunterdon Central School District, Flemington, NJ; Morris Hills Regional School District, Morris Hills, NJ; Newton Public Schools, Newton, NJ; North Hunterdon / Voorhees H.S., Ananndale, NJ; North Hunterdon Regional, Annandale, NJ; Roxbury School District, Roxbury, NJ; Sparta Township, Sparta, NJ; Warren Hills School District, Washington, NJ; White Township Consolidated School District, Belvidere, NJ
ACCREDITATION INFORMATION
Status: Member since 1932
Last Reaffirmed: June 25, 2015

Most Recent Commission Action:
June 25, 2015: To reaffirm accreditation and to recognize the institution for progress to date. To request a monitoring report, due April 1, 2017, documenting (1) further implementation of goals and objectives or strategies, both institution-wide and for individual units, that are clearly stated, reflect conclusions drawn from assessments results, are linked to mission and goal achievement, and are used for planning and resource allocation (Standard 2); (2) periodic assessment of the integrity evidenced in institutional policies, processes, practices, and the manner in which these are implemented (Standard 6); and, (3) ongoing assessment of student success, including but not necessarily limited to retention, that evaluates the match between the attributes of admitted students and the institution's mission and programs, and reflects its findings in its admissions, remediation, and other related policies (Standard 8). The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2020.

Brief History Since Last Comprehensive Evaluation:
November 18, 2010: To accept the Periodic Review Report, to reaffirm accreditation, and to commend the institution on the quality of the report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2014-2015.
January 3, 2011: To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to include within the scope of the institution's accreditation the relocation of the additional location from CAPS-Metropark, 101 Wood Avenue South, 6th Floor, Iselin, NJ 08830, to CAPS-Metropark, 333 Thornall Street, 7th Floor, Edison, NJ 08837. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2014-2015.
April 29, 2013: To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution's decision to close the following additional locations: (1) British-Sino University, Xin Jie Kou Wei Street #19, Haidan District, China; (2) British-Sino University, Nanjing, China; (3) Cheung on Business College, Shenzhen, China; (4) Cheung on Business College, Huzhou, China; (5) Cheung on Business College, Zhengsou, China; (6) Cheung on Business College, Ningbo, China; (7) Shangdong University, Zibo, China; (8) Southern Yangtze University, Finance Research Institute, China; (9) Taipei, Taiwan; (10) Tsinghua University, Beijing, China; (11) Frito Lay, 85 Commerce Drive, Somerset, NJ 08873; (12) Frito Lay, 12 Gardner Road, Fairfield, NJ 07004 (Secaucus); (13) Frito Lay, 11 Campus Drive, Burlington, NJ 08016; (14) Merck and Company, 126 West Scott Avenue, Rahway, NJ 07065; (15) Pfizer, 192 Tabor Road, Morris Plains, NJ 07950; (16) Academy of Clinical and Applied Psychoanalysis, 301 South Livingston Ave, 2nd Floor, Livingston, NJ 07039; (17) Academy Street School, 14 Academy Street, Dover, NJ 07801; (18) Belvidere High School, 809 Oxford Street, Belvidere, NJ 07823; (19) Matheny Medical and Educational Center, 65 Highland, Peapack, NJ 07977; (20) Raritan Valley Community College, 118 Lamington Road, Somerville, NJ 08876; (21) Selective Insurance, 40 Wantage Avenue, Branchville, NJ 07890; and (22) Sussex County Community College, One College Hill Road, Newton, NJ 07860 and to remove the locations from the scope of the institution's accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2014-2015.
October 28, 2013: To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To approve the reclassification of the instructional site at Jefferson School District, 31 Route 181, Lake Hopatcong, NJ 07849 as an additional location and to include the location within the scope of the institution's accreditation.
October 28, 2013: To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at Rockaway Township School District, 16 School Road, Hibernia, NJ 07842 within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations. In the event that operations at the additional location do not commence within one calendar year from the approval of this action, approval will lapse. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2014-2015.
January 2, 2014: To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at BASF, 101 Park Avenue, Florham Park, NJ 07932 within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations at this additional location. In the event that operations at the additional location do not commence within one calendar year from the approval of this action, approval will lapse. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2014-2015.
June 30, 2014: To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional locations at (1) Hackettstown Regional Medical Center, 651 Willow Grove Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840 and (2) Newton Medical Center-Atlantic Health System, 175 High Street, Newton, NJ 07860 within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations at these additional locations. In the event that operations at the additional locations do not commence within one calendar year from the approval of this action, approval will lapse. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2014-2015.

Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2024 - 2025

Next Periodic Review Report: 2020

Date Printed: February 4, 2016

DEFINITIONS

Branch Campus - A location of an institution that is geographically apart and independent of the main campus of the institution. The location is independent if the location: offers courses in educational programs leading to a degree, certificate, or other recognized educational credential; has its own faculty and administrative or supervisory organization; and has its own budgetary and hiring authority.

Additional Location - A location, other than a branch campus, that is geographically apart from the main campus and at which the institution offers at least 50 percent of an educational program. ANYA ("Approved but Not Yet Active") indicates that the location is included within the scope of accreditation but has not yet begun to offer courses. This designation is removed after the Commission receives notification that courses have begun at this location.

Other Instructional Sites - A location, other than a branch campus or additional location, at which the institution offers one or more courses for credit.

Distance Education Programs - Fully Approved, Approved (one program approved) or Not Approved indicates whether or not the institution has been approved to offer diploma/certificate/degree programs via distance education (programs for which students could meet 50% or more of the requirements of the program by taking distance education courses). Per the Commission's Substantive Change policy, Commission approval of the first two Distance Education programs is required to be "Fully Approved." If only one program is approved by the Commission, the specific name of the program will be listed in parentheses after "Approved."

Commission actions are explained in the policy Accreditation Actions.