STATEMENT OF ACCREDITATION STATUS

NEW JERSEY CITY UNIVERSITY
2039 Kennedy Boulevard
Jersey City, NJ 07305
Phone: (201) 200-2000; Fax: (201) 200-2352
www.njcu.edu

Chief Executive Officer: Dr. Sue Henderson, President
INSTITUTIONAL INFORMATION
Enrollment (Headcount): 6229 Undergraduate; 1907 Graduate
Control: Public
Affiliation: Government-State- None
Carnegie Classification: Master's - 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. ; National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation; National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation,; Teacher Education Accreditation Council, Accreditation Committee
Other Accreditors: Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Education 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
ACCREDITATION INFORMATION
Status: Member since 1959
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 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.

Brief History Since Last Comprehensive Evaluation:
June 24, 2010: To reaffirm accreditation. To request a progress report due by April 1, 2012 documenting evidence that student learning assessment information is used to improve teaching and learning, including modifications to the general education curriculum to ensure that all undergraduates have sufficient opportunity to achieve the institution's general education and programmatic requirements (Standards 12 & 14). The Periodic Review Report is due by June 1, 2015.
January 3, 2012: To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to include the Doctor of Science (D.Sc.) Program in Civil Security Leadership, Management and Policy (CSLMP) within the scope of the institution's accreditation, effective upon receipt of documentation of state approval. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2015.
April 23, 2012: To acknowledge receipt of documentation of state approval, and to include the Doctor of Science (D.Sc.) Program in Civil Security Leadership, Management and Policy (CSLMP) within the scope of the institution's accreditation.
June 28, 2012: To accept the progress report. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2015.
August 27, 2012: To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to include the Doctor of Education in Educational Technology Leadership degree program offered in a predominantly online format within the scope of the institution's accreditation, effective upon receipt of documentation of state approval. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2015.
November 13, 2012: To acknowledge receipt of documentation of state approval, and to include the Doctor of Education in Educational Technology Leadership degree program offered in a predominantly online format within the scope of the institution's accreditation.
June 29, 2015: To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To approve the relocation of the additional location from the Harborside Financial Center, Plaza 4A, 286 Washington Street, Jersey City, NJ 07302 to 160 Plaza 2, First Floor, Jersey City, NJ 07311 and to include the new additional location provisionally within the scope of the institution's accreditation pending a site visit within six months of the commencement of operations. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations at this additional location and the closure of the other 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. To note that the Periodic Review Report, due June 1, 2015, has been received and will be acted on at the November Commission meeting.

Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2019 - 2020

Next Periodic Review Report: 2025

Date Printed: February 8, 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.