Statement of Accreditation Status

Bloomfield College

  • CEO: Dr. Marcheta Evans, President
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Dr. Michael Palladino
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Robert Bonfiglio, 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: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1960
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2017
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2021-2022
  • Next Mid-Point Peer Review: 2026

Contact Information

467 Franklin Street
Bloomfield, NJ 07003

(973) 748-9000

www.bloomfield.edu

  • The following represents the MSCHE accreditation actions taken in the last ten (10) years.
  • 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
    Not 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)
  • Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent
  • Post-baccalaureate Certificate
  • Master's Degree or Equivalent
  • Additional Location
    Pillar College
    60 Park Place
    Newark, NJ 07102
    Opened: 08/01/2019

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