Statement of Accreditation Status

Bloomfield College

  • CEO: Dr. Marcheta Evans, President
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Dr. Renford Brevett
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Melissa Hardin, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus » Four-year, small, primarily residential
  • Control: Private (Non-Profit)
  • Former Name(s): Bloomfield College and Theological Seminary
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Non-Compliance Probation
  • Accreditation Granted: 1960
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2017
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2029-2030

Contact Information

467 Franklin Street
Bloomfield, NJ 07003

(973) 748-9000

www.bloomfield.edu

  • November 17, 2022
    To acknowledge receipt of the teach-out plan.
  • November 17, 2022
    To acknowledge receipt of the supplemental information report. To note the June 23, 2022, Commission action. To remind the institution of its obligation to inform the Commission immediately about any and all significant developments relevant to this action (Requirement of Affiliation 14). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2029-2030.
  • November 17, 2022
    To note that the Commission Liaison Guidance Visit occurred on September 20, 2022.
  • June 23, 2022
    To acknowledge receipt of the supplemental information report. To request a supplemental information report due on October 1, 2022, providing an update on the status of the institution. To remind the institution of its obligation to inform the Commission immediately about any and all significant developments relevant to this action (Requirement of Affiliation 14).
  • June 23, 2022
    To acknowledge receipt of the teach-out plan. To request an updated teach-out plan and teach-out agreements, due October 1, 2022, including any documentation supporting teach-out agreements (Teach-out Plans and Agreements Policy and Procedures). In accordance with Commission policy and federal regulations, the teach-out plan must provide for the equitable treatment of students to complete their education and include any signed, teach-out agreements that the institution has entered into or intends to enter into with another institution.
  • June 23, 2022
    To acknowledge receipt of the self-study report. To note that the institution hosted a virtual site visit in lieu of an on-site visit in accordance with the United States Department of Education (USDE) guidelines published March 17, 2020. To place the institution on probation and note that the institution's accreditation is in jeopardy because of insufficient evidence that the institution is currently in compliance with Standard V (Educational Effectiveness Assessment); Standard VI (Planning, Resources, and Institutional Improvement); and Requirements of Affiliation 8, 9, 10, and 11. To note that the institution remains accredited while on probation. To note further that federal regulations limit the period during which an institution may be in non-compliance. To request a monitoring report due March 1, 2023, demonstrating evidence that the institution has achieved and can sustain ongoing compliance with Standards V, VI, and Requirements of Affiliation 8, 9, 10, and 11, including but not limited to (1) assessment of student learning and achievement that demonstrates that students have accomplished educational goals consistent with their programs of study (Standard V and Requirements of Affiliation 8 and 9); (2) evidence that its student learning programs are characterized by coherence and appropriate assessment of student achievement throughout its educational offerings, at both institutional and program levels, with evidence that faculty and appropriate institutional stakeholders have considered and used assessment results to improve teaching and learning (Standard V and Requirement of Affiliation 9); (3) the sufficiency of resources to fulfill its mission and goals to support its educational purposes and programs (Standard VI and Requirement of Affiliation 11); and (4) clearly-stated, aligned and coherent institutional and unit objectives, with evidence of the implementation of a systematic, organized, and sustained assessment process demonstrating that institutional and unit stakeholders have considered and used assessment results in planning, budgeting, and the improvement of institutional and unit effectiveness (Standard VI and Requirement of Affiliation 10). To request that the monitoring report also provide further evidence documenting (1) periodic assessment of the effectiveness of student support programs and experiences (Standard IV); (2) systematic procedures for evaluating administrative units and for using assessment data to enhance operations (Standard VII); and (3) periodic assessment of the effectiveness of governance, leadership and administration (Standard VII). To direct a follow-up team visit following submission of the monitoring report. To note the visit may also fulfill the verification requirements of the USDE guidelines. To direct a prompt Commission liaison guidance visit to discuss the Commission's expectations. Upon reaffirmation of accreditation, the next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2029-2030.
  • March 10, 2022
    To acknowledge receipt of the supplemental information report. To request a supplemental information report due on April 15, 2022 providing an update on the status of the institution. To remind the institution of the need for prior approval through complex substantive change of any plans for change in legal status, form of control, or ownership. To remind the institution of its obligation to inform the Commission immediately about any and all significant developments relevant to this action (Requirement of Affiliation 14). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2021-2022.
  • March 10, 2022
    To acknowledge receipt of the teach-out plan. To request an updated teach-out plan and teach-out agreements, due April 15, 2022, including any documentation supporting teach-out agreements (Teach-out Plans and Agreements Policy and Procedures). In accordance with Commission policy and federal regulations, the teach-out plan must provide for the equitable treatment of students to complete their education and include any signed, teach-out agreements that the institution has entered into or intends to enter into with another institution.
  • October 27, 2021
    Staff acted on behalf of the Commission to request a supplemental information report, due on December 1, 2021 addressing recent developments at the institution which may have implications for current and future compliance with Requirements of Affiliation 2, 11, and 14, Substantive Change Policy and Complex Substantive Change Procedures. To require that the institution complete and submit for approval by December 1, 2021, a comprehensive, implementable teach-out plan (Teach-Out Plans and Agreements Policy and Procedures). In accordance with Commission policy and federal regulations, the teach-out plan must provide for the equitable treatment of students to complete their education and include any signed, teach-out agreements that the institution has entered into or intends to enter into with another institution. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2021-2022.
  • May 3, 2021
    To rescind the substantive change action for the establishment of an additional location at 60 Park Place, Newark, NJ 07102 because the institution decided not to operate at the additional location.
  • March 2, 2021
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the alternative delivery method-distance education within the institution's scope of accreditation. To note that the Commission reserves the right to rescind approval of this substantive change if any developments reveal additional information that might have affected the Commission's decision and/or the requested substantive change is not implemented within one calendar year from the date of this action. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2021-2022.
  • April 16, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of formal written notice from the institution in response to the Commission's request of March 9, 2020. To temporarily waive Substantive Change Policy and Procedures and allow the use of distance education to accommodate students impacted by coronavirus (COVID-19) interruptions, in accordance with United States Department of Education (USDE) guidelines published March 5, 2020. Continued use of distance education beyond the limitations of USDE guidelines will require substantive change approval in accordance with Substantive Change Policy and Procedures. This flexibility is not available for clock-hour courses that lead to licensure if the licensing body will not accept distance learning courses or hours or give credit for them toward the number of hours a student must complete. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2021-2022.
  • April 30, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at Pillar College, Military Park Building, 60 Park Place, Newark, NJ 07102 within the institution's scope of accreditation. To direct a substantive change visit as soon as practicable but no later than six months after the commencement of instruction at the additional location. To require immediate notification when instruction commences at the additional location. To note that the Commission may rescind this action if instruction does not commence within one calendar year from the date of this action. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2021-2022.
  • April 18, 2018
    To accept the Periodic Review Report, to reaffirm accreditation and commend the institution for the quality of the Periodic Review Process. To request that, beginning in 2019 and in conjunction with each Annual Institutional Update prior to the Self-Study Evaluation visit in 2021-2022, the institution provide further evidence of the use of assessment results linked to planning, budget and resource allocation (Standard VI). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2021-2022.
  • November 16, 2017
    To accept the Periodic Review Report, to reaffirm accreditation and commend the institution for the quality of the Periodic Review Process. To request that, beginning in 2019 in conjunction with each Annual Institutional Update, the institution provide further evidence of the use of assessment results linked to planning, budget and resource allocation (Standard VI). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2021-2022.
  • May 1, 2017
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution's decision to close its additional location at Community Medical Center, 99 Route 37 West, Toms River, NJ 08755. The Commission requires notification within thirty days of the closure of this additional location. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2017.
  • October 31, 2016
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the second Master's degree program (Master's of Fine Arts) within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2017.
  • June 26, 2014
    To accept the monitoring report. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2017.
  • June 28, 2012
    To reaffirm accreditation and to request a monitoring report, due March 1, 2014, documenting (1) further steps taken to ensure a systematic process for the collection and use of assessment results to improve the total range of programs and services (Standard 7); and (2) further evidence of a systematic and organized process to evaluate and improve student learning in all programs, including the new general education program (Standards 12 and 14). The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2017.
  • 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 (1-2 yrs) Included within the scope:
  • Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent Included within the scope:
  • Post-baccalaureate Certificate Included within the scope:
  • Master's Degree or Equivalent Included within the scope:

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