STATEMENT OF ACCREDITATION STATUS

FELICIAN COLLEGE
262 South Main Street
Lodi, NJ 07644
Phone: (201) 559-6000; Fax: (201) 559-6188
www.felician.edu

Chief Executive Officer: Dr. Anne Prisco, President
INSTITUTIONAL INFORMATION
Enrollment (Headcount): 1618 Undergraduate; 312 Graduate
Control: Private (Non-Profit)
Affiliation: Religious- Roman Catholic Church
Carnegie Classification: Master's - Smaller Programs
Degrees Offered: Postsecondary Certificate (< 1 year), Associate's, Bachelor's, Postbaccalaureate Certificate, Master's, Post-Master's Certificate, Doctor's - Professional Practice (Doctorate in Nursing Practice);
Distance Education Programs: Fully Approved
Accreditors Recognized by U.S. Secretary of Education: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education; Teacher Education Accreditation Council, Accreditation Committee
Other Accreditors: New Jersey State Board of Nursing;The International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education; The National Security Agency's Information Assurance Courseware Evaluation Program certifies that Felician College courseware meets all of the elements of the Committee on National Security Systems National Training Standards for Information Systems Security Professionals. The Office of the Attorney General/ Division of Consumer Affairs/ State Board of Marriage and Family Therapy Examiners/Professional Counselor Examiners Committee approves the curriculum of Felician College's Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology. The Baccalaureate program at Felician College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing, Education (CCNE), One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington DC, 20036 (202) 887-6791 The Master of Science in Nursing degree program at Felician College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing, Education (CCNE), One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington DC, 20036 (202) 887-6791
Instructional Locations
Branch Campuses: None
Additional Locations: Bergen Community College, Paramus, NJ; Bergen Community College, Hackensack, NJ; Future Scholars Learning Center, Paterson, NJ; Kimball Medical Center, Lakewood, NJ; Mercer County Community College, West Windsor, NJ; Middlesex County College, Edison, NJ; Middlesex County College - New Brunswick Campus, New Brunswick, NJ; Middlesex County College - Perth Amboy Campus, Perth Amboy, NJ; Monmouth Medical Center, Long Branch, NJ; Paterson Day Care 100, Inc., Paterson, NJ; Pope John XXIII Regional High School, Sparta, NJ; Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick, NJ; Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital/ Hamilton, Hamilton, NJ; Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital/ Rahway, Rahway, NJ; Rutherford Campus of Felician College, Rutherford, NJ; Salem Community College, Carneys Point, NJ; St. Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston, NJ; St. Cecilia School, Pennsauken, NJ; St. Luke Baptist Church, Paterson, NJ; Starting Points for Children, Inc., Jersey City, NJ; Sussex County Community College, Newton, NJ; The Leaguers, Inc., Newark, NJ; Warren County Community College, Washington, NJ; Warren Hospital, Phillipsburg, NJ
Other Instructional Sites: East Orange General Hospital, East Orange, NJ; Eastern Regional Operations Center, Federal Reserve Bank, East Rutherford, NJ; Raritan Valley Community College, Bridgewater, NJ
ACCREDITATION INFORMATION
Status: Member since 1974
Last Reaffirmed: June 24, 2010

Most Recent Commission Action:
January 3, 2012: To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to include the Doctorate in Nursing Practice (DNP) degree within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2015.
January 3, 2012: To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to include the additional location at St. Barnabas Medical Center, 94 Old Short Hills Road, Livingston, NJ 07039 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 this additional location do not commence within one calendar year from the approval of this action, approval will lapse. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2015.

Brief History Since Last Comprehensive Evaluation:
June 24, 2010: To reaffirm accreditation and to request a progress report, due by October 1, 2011, documenting (1) progress in the implementation of a comprehensive institutional strategic plan, including off-campus academic programs (Standards 2 & 13); and (2) progress in the implementation of an organized and sustained assessment process to evaluate and improve student learning (Standard 14). The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2015.
June 29, 2010: To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to include the additional location at The Leaguers, Inc., 405 University Avenue, Newark , NJ 07102 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 Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2015.
May 5, 2011: To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to include the additional location at Kimball Medical Center, 600 River Avenue, Lakewood, NJ 08701 within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2015.
November 17, 2011: To accept the progress report. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2015.

Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2019 - 2020

Next Periodic Review Report: 2015

Date Printed: April 22, 2014

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."

EXPLANATION OF COMMISSION ACTIONS

An institution's accreditation continues unless it is explicitly suspended or removed. In addition to reviewing the institution's accreditation status at least every 5 years, actions are taken for substantive changes (such as a new degree or geographic site, or a change of ownership) or when other events occur that require review for continued compliance. Any type of report or visit required by the Commission is reviewed and voted on by the Commission after it is completed.

In increasing order of seriousness, a report by an institution to the Commission may be accepted, acknowledged, or rejected.

Levels of Actions:

Grant or Re-Affirm Accreditation without follow-up

Defer a decision on initial accreditation: The institution shows promise but the evaluation team has identified issues of concern and recommends that the institution be given a specified time period to address those concerns.

Postpone a decision on (reaffirmation of) accreditation: The Commission has determined that there is insufficient information to substantiate institutional compliance with one or more standards.

Continue accreditation: A delay of up to one year may be granted to ensure a current and accurate representation of the institution or in the event of circumstances beyond the institution’s control (natural disaster, U.S. State Department travel warnings, etc.)

Recommendations to be addressed in the next Periodic Review Report: Suggestions for improvement are given, but no follow-up is needed for compliance.

Supplemental Information Report: This is required when a decision is postponed and are intended only to allow the institution to provide further information, not to give the institution time to formulate plans or initiate remedial action.

Progress report: The Commission needs assurance that the institution is carrying out activities that were planned or were being implemented at the time of a report or on-site visit.

Monitoring report: There is a potential for the institution to become non-compliant with MSCHE standards; issues are more complex or more numerous; or issues require a substantive, detailed report. A visit may or may not be required.

Warning: The Commission acts to Warn an institution that its accreditation may be in jeopardy when the institution is not in compliance with one or more Commission standards and a follow-up report, called a monitoring report, is required to demonstrate that the institution has made appropriate improvements to bring itself into compliance. Warning indicates that the Commission believes that, although the institution is out of compliance, the institution has the capacity to make appropriate improvements within a reasonable period of time and the institution has the capacity to sustain itself in the long term.

Probation: The Commission places an institution on Probation when, in the Commission’s judgment, the institution is not in compliance with one or more Commission standards and that the non-compliance is sufficiently serious, extensive, or acute that it raises concern about one or more of the following:

  1. the adequacy of the education provided by the institution;
  2. the institution’s capacity to make appropriate improvements in a timely fashion; or
  3. the institution’s capacity to sustain itself in the long term.

Probation is often, but need not always be, preceded by an action of Warning or Postponement. If the Commission had previously postponed a decision or placed the institution on Warning, the Commission may place the institution on Probation if it determines that the institution has failed to address satisfactorily the Commission’s concerns in the prior action of postponement or warning regarding compliance with Commission standards. This action is accompanied by a request for a monitoring report, and a special visit follows. Probation may, but need not always, precede an action of Show Cause.

Suspend accreditation: Accreditation has been Continued for one year and an appropriate evaluation is not possible. This is a procedural action that would result in Removal of Accreditation if accreditation cannot be reaffirmed within the period of suspension.

Show cause why the institution's accreditation should not be removed: The institution is required to present its case for accreditation by means of a substantive report and/or an on-site evaluation. A "Public Disclosure Statement" is issued by the Commission.

Remove accreditation. If the institution appeals this action, its accreditation remains in effect until the appeal is completed.

Other actions are described in the Commission policy, "Range of Commission Actions on Accreditation."