2039 Kennedy Boulevard
Jersey City, NJ 07305
Phone: (201) 200-2000; Fax: (201) 200-2352

Chief Executive Officer: Dr. Sue Henderson, President
Enrollment (Headcount): 6317 Undergraduate; 1920 Graduate
Control: Public
Affiliation: Government-State- None
2015 Carnegie Classification: Master's Colleges & Universities - Larger Programs
Approved Degree Levels: Postsecondary Award/Cert/Diploma (< 1 year), Bachelor's, Postbaccalaureate Award/Cert/Diploma, Master's, Post-Master's Award/Cert/Diploma, Doctor's - Research/Scholarship;
Distance Education Programs: Fully Approved
Accreditors Recognized by U.S. Secretary of Education: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ; Council for the Accreditation of Education Preparation (CAEP); National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation; National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation,
Other Accreditors: Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs National Association of School Psychologists
Instructional Locations
Branch Campuses: None
Additional Locations: 160 Plaza 2, Jersey City, NJ; Brookdale C.C. at Wall Township, Wall Township, NJ
Other Instructional Sites: Black River Middle School, Chester, NJ; Board of Education Administation, Hopatcong, NJ; Burlington County College, Burlington, NJ; Camden Middle School, Camden, NJ; Citta Elementary School, Toms River, NJ; Clara Maass Medical Center, Bellville, NJ; Colin Powell Elementary School, Union City, NJ; Dumont High School, Dumont, NJ; Eastside High School, Paterson, NJ; Eisenhower Middle School, Wyckoff, NJ; Emerson High School, Emerson, NJ; Flynn School, Perth Amboy, NJ; Hackensack High School, Hackensack, NJ; Jose Marti Middle School, Union City, NJ; Joseph r Bolger Middle School, Keansburg, NJ; Kittatinny High School, Newton, NJ; Lake Hiawatha School, Lake Hiawatha, NJ; Leonia High School, Leonia, NJ; Lincoln School, Edison, NJ; Lindberg Elementary School, Palisades Pk, NJ; Livingston High School, Livingston, NJ; Meridian Health Systems/Jersey Shore Med Ctr, Neptuen, NJ; Middlesex County College, Raritan, NJ; Monmouth Cnty Career Cntr., Freehold, NJ; Mountainside Hospital, Glen Ridge, NJ; Mt. Olive HS, Mt. Olive, NJ; North Bergen HS, North Beren, NJ; Nutley High School, Nutley, NJ; Ocean Cnty Voc. Tech. Cntr., Waretown, NJ; Ocean County College, Tom's River, NJ; Passaic HS, Passaic, NJ; Pathways: Bergen CC, Paramus, NJ; Pathways: Brookdale CC, Lincroft, NJ; Pathways: Camden CC, Blackwood, NJ; Pathways: Cumberland CC, Vineland, NJ; Pathways: Essex CC, Newark, NJ; Pathways: Hudson CC, Jersey City, NJ; Pathways: Middlesex CC, Edison, NJ; Pathways: Morris CC, Randolph, NJ; Pathways: Ocean CC, Toms River, NJ; Pathways: Salem CC, Carney's Point, NJ; Pathways: Atlantic Cape May CC, Mays Landing, NJ; Pathways: Burlington CC, Burlinton, NJ; Pathways: Mercer CC, West Windsor, NJ; Pathways: Monmouth Co. Career Ct., Freehold, NJ; Pathways: Passaic CCC, Paterson, NJ; Pathways: Raritan Valley Community College, Branchburg, NJ; Pathways: Salem CC, Carney's Point, NJ; Pathways: Sussex CC, Newton, NJ; Pathways: Union CC, Cranford, NJ; Plainfield High School, Plainfield, NJ; Roosevelt Elementary School, Hawthorne, NJ; Secaucus High School, Secaucus, NJ; Summitt Middle School, Summitt, NJ; Toms River Intermediate School East, Toms River, NJ; Union City Educational Center, Union City, NJ; Union City High School, Union City, NJ; White Township Elementary School, Belvidere, NJ
Status: Member since 1959
Last Reaffirmed: November 19, 2015

Most Recent Commission Action:
June 23, 2016: To note the visit by the Commission's representative and to affirm inclusion of the additional location at 160 Plaza 2, First Floor, Jersey City, NJ 07311 within the scope of the institution's accreditation. To remind the institution of the Commission's action of November 19, 2015, requesting a monitoring report, due October 1, 2017. The date for the next accreditation review will be determined by the Commission when it revises the accreditation cycle.

Brief History Since Last Comprehensive Evaluation:
November 19, 2015: To accept the Periodic Review Report and to reaffirm accreditation. To request a monitoring report, due October 1, 2017, documenting further development and implementation of (1) a documented, organized, and sustained assessment process to evaluate and improve the total range of programs and services and achievement of institutional mission, goals, and plans (Standard 7); (2) the assessment of the effectiveness of the new general education curriculum (Standard 12); (3) a plan for assessing student learning and evidence that such assessment results are utilized for curricular improvement in general education (Standard 12); and (4) evidence that student learning assessment information is shared and discussed with appropriate constituents and is used to improve teaching and learning (Standard 14). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2019-2020.

Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2019 - 2020

Date Printed: August 23, 2016


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 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.