STATEMENT OF ACCREDITATION STATUS

FELICIAN UNIVERSITY
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): 1609 Undergraduate; 348 Graduate
Control: Private (Non-Profit)
Affiliation: Religious- Roman Catholic Church
2015 Carnegie Classification: Master's Colleges & Universities - Small Programs
Approved Degree Levels: Postsecondary Award/Cert/Diploma (< 1 year), Associate's, Bachelor's, Postbaccalaureate Award/Cert/Diploma, Master's, Post-Master's Award/Cert/Diploma, Doctor's - Professional Practice (Doctorate in Nursing Practice), Doctor's - Research/Scholarship (Doctor of Business Administration);
Distance Education Programs: Fully Approved
Accreditors Recognized by U.S. Secretary of Education: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education ; Council for the Accreditation of Education Preparation (CAEP)
Other Accreditors: The International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education; Master's in Psychology and Counseling Accreditation Council
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; Raritan Valley Community College, Bridgewater, NJ
ACCREDITATION INFORMATION
Status: Member since 1974
Last Reaffirmed: November 19, 2015

Most Recent Commission Action:
November 19, 2015: To accept the Periodic Review Report and to reaffirm accreditation. To request a progress report, due April 1, 2017 documenting (1) further development of multi-year budgeting processes (Standard 3); and (2) further implementation of the assessment process in all programs, including general education and certificate programs (Standards 7, 12, 13, 14). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2019-2020.

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.
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.
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.
September 2, 2014: To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to include the Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) degree within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2015.

Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2019 - 2020

Date Printed: July 25, 2016

DEFINITIONS

Branch Campus - A branch campus is a domestic or international location of an institution that is geographically apart, independent of the primary/main campus. The branch campus is considered independent of the main campus if it is permanent in nature; 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. (34 CFR §600.2)

Additional Location - An additional location is a domestic or international location, other than a branch campus, that is geographically apart from the primary/main campus and at which the institution offers at least 50 percent of the requirements of an educational program. (34 CFR §602.22) 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. ANYC ("Approved but Not Yet Closed") indicates that the institution has requested that the location be officially closed through the substantive change process. The location is currently included within the scope of accreditation but the institution will be stopping all operations at this location in the near future. The institution should inform the Commission (via email at sc@msche.org) of the date that operations cease. This designation is removed after the Commission receives notification that courses have stopped at this location and the location is no longer listed on the SAS.

Other Instructional Sites - MSCHE defines an other instructional site as any off-campus site, other than those meeting the definition of a branch campus or an additional location, at which the institution offers one or more courses for credit. Sites designated as an other instructional site do not require substantive change approval. However, substantive change approval is required to reclassify an other instructional site to or from a branch campus or additional location.

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.