Statement of Accreditation Status

Bergen Community College

  • CEO: Dr. Eric Friedman, President
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Dr. Gary Porter
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Paul Starkey, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Associate's Colleges: High Transfer-High Traditional » Two-year, large
  • Control: Public
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1972
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2016
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2024-2025

Contact Information

400 Paramus Road
Paramus, NJ 07652

(201) 447-7100

www.bergen.edu

  • June 23, 2016
    To reaffirm accreditation and to recognize the institution for progress to date. The date for the next accreditation review will be determined by the Commission when it revises the accreditation cycle.
  • November 21, 2013
    To accept the monitoring report and to note that a visit will not be conducted at this time. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2015-2016.
  • March 7, 2013
    To accept the monitoring report and to note the visit by the Commission's representatives. To remove the warning and reaffirm accreditation because the institution is now in compliance with Standards 7 (Institutional Assessment) and 14 (Assessment of Student Learning). To request a monitoring report, due by October 1, 2013, documenting (1) further implementation of a comprehensive, organized, and sustained process for the assessment of institutional effectiveness, including evidence that results are used in budgeting, planning, and allocating resources (Standard 7); and (2) further implementation of a documented process to assess the achievement of program-level student learning goals, including General Education (Standard 14). A visit may follow submission of the monitoring report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2015-2016.
  • March 1, 2012
    To note the visit by the Commission's representative. To remind the institution that it has been warned that its accreditation may be in jeopardy because of insufficient evidence that the institution is currently in compliance with Standard 7 (Institutional Assessment) and Standard 14 (Assessment of Student Learning). To note that the institution remains accredited while on warning. To remind the institution of the monitoring report, due September 1, 2012, providing evidence that the institution has achieved and can sustain compliance with Standards 7 and 14, including but not limited to (1) evidence of a comprehensive, organized, and sustained process for the assessment of institutional effectiveness with evidence that assessment information is used in planning and allocating resources (Standard 7); and (2) evidence of systematic and sustained assessment of student learning outcomes at the course and program levels, including general education (Standard 14). A small team visit will follow submission of the report. To note that the date of the next evaluation will be established when accreditation is reaffirmed.
  • November 17, 2011
    To accept the Periodic Review Report and to warn the institution that its accreditation may be in jeopardy because of insufficient evidence that the institution is currently in compliance with Standard 7 (Institutional Assessment) and Standard 14 (Assessment of Student Learning). To note that the institution remains accredited while on warning. To request a monitoring report, due September 1, 2012, providing evidence that the institution has achieved and can sustain compliance with Standards 7 and 14, including but not limited to (1) evidence of a comprehensive, organized, and sustained process for the assessment of institutional effectiveness with evidence that assessment information is used in planning and allocating resources (Standard 7); and (2) evidence of systematic and sustained assessment of student learning outcomes at the course and program levels, including general education (Standard 14). To direct a prompt Commission liaison guidance visit to discuss the Commission's expectations for reporting. A small team visit will follow submission of the report. To note that the date of the next evaluation will be established when accreditation is reaffirmed.
  • March 3, 2011
    To note the visit by the Commission's representative and to affirm the inclusion of the additional location at Bergen Community College at the Meadowlands, 1280 Wall Street West, Lyndhurst, NJ 07071 within the scope of the institution's accreditation. To remind the institution that the Periodic Review Report due June 1, 2011, should document (1) further development of the College Council as an inclusive college-wide governance structure (Standard 4); and (2) further development of the Faculty Senate and the Bergen Community College Faculty Association as independent bodies (Standard 4).
  • Distance Education
    Approved to offer programs by this delivery method
  • Correspondence Education
    Not approved for this delivery method

Approved Credential Levels

The following represents credential levels included in the scope of the institution’s accreditation:

  • Postsecondary award (< 1 year) Included within the scope
  • Postsecondary award (1-2 yrs) Included within the scope
  • Associate's Degree or Equivalent Included within the scope
  • Additional Location
    Bergen Community College at the Meadowlands
    1280 Wall Street West
    Lyndhurst, NJ 07071
    Opened: 06/30/2010
  • Other Instructional Site
    Bergen County Law and Public Safety Institute
    281 Campgaw Road
    Mahwah, NJ 07430
  • Other Instructional Site
    Dwight Morrow High School
    274 Knickerbocker Road
    Englewood, NJ 07631
  • Other Instructional Site
    Fort Lee High School
    300 Lemoine Avenue
    Fort Lee, NJ 07024
  • Other Instructional Site
    Philip Ciarco Jr. Learning Center
    355 Main Street
    Hackensack, NJ 07601
  • Other Instructional Site
    Volvo
    1800 Volvo Place
    Mahwah, NJ 07430

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