STATEMENT OF ACCREDITATION STATUS
262 South Main Street
Lodi, NJ 07644
Phone: (201) 559-6000; Fax: (201) 559-6188
|Chief Executive Officer:||Dr. Anne Prisco, President|
|Enrollment (Headcount):||1609 Undergraduate; 348 Graduate|
|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, 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|
|Branch Campuses: None|
|Additional Locations: Bergen Community College, Paramus, NJ; Bergen Community College, Hackensack, NJ; Future Scholars Learning Center, Paterson, 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/ Hamilton, Hamilton, NJ; Rutherford Campus of Felician College, Rutherford, NJ; St. Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston, NJ; St. Cecilia School, Pennsauken, NJ; St. Luke Baptist Church, Paterson, 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|
|Status: Member since 1974|
|Last Reaffirmed: November 19, 2015|
Most Recent Commission Action:
|January 3, 2017:||To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the second Doctor's - Professional Practice degree (Doctor of Psychology - Psy.D. in Counseling Psychology) within the scope of the institution's accreditation. To remind the institution of the Commission's request of November 19, 2015 for a progress report due April 1, 2017. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2019 - 2020.|
Brief History Since Last Comprehensive Evaluation:
|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.|
|August 29, 2016:||To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note that the institution has closed its additional locations at (1) Kimball Medical Center, 600 River Avenue, Lakewood, NJ 08701; (2) Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, One Robert Wood Johnson Place, New Brunswick, NJ 08903; (3) Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, 865 Stone Street, Rahway, NJ 07065; (4) Salem Community College, 460 Hollywood Avenue, Carneys Point, NJ 08069; and (5) Starting Points for Children, Inc., 3727 Kennedy Boulevard, Jersey City, NJ 07376. To remove these additional locations from the institution's accreditation. To remind the institution of the Commission's request of November 19, 2015 for a progress report due April 1, 2017. The date for the next accreditation review will be determined by the Commission when it revises the accreditation cycle.|
Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2019 - 2020
Date Printed: January 17, 2017
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 email@example.com) 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.