Statement of Accreditation Status

Drew University

  • CEO: Mr. Thomas Schwarz, President
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Dr. Nadine Hylton
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Melissa Hardin, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus » Four-year, small, highly residential
  • Control: Private (Non-Profit)
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1932
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2022
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2028-2029
  • Next Mid-Point Peer Review: 2025

Contact Information

36 Madison Avenue
Madison, NJ 07940

(973) 408-3000

  • The following represents the MSCHE accreditation actions taken in the last ten (10) years.
  • June 23, 2022
    To note that the Commission Liaison Guidance Visit occurred on April 21, 2022. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2028-2029.
  • March 10, 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 reaffirm accreditation. To request a supplemental information report, due September 1, 2022, documenting further evidence of (1) comprehensive long-range planning processes (Standard VI); (2) adequate fiscal and human resources, including physical and technical infrastructure, to support operations (Standard VI); (3) comprehensive planning for facilities, infrastructure and technology that include consideration of sustainability and deferred maintenance (Standard VI); and (4) qualified administrators, sufficient in number, to enable the Chief Executive Officer to discharge his/her duties effectively (Standard VII). To direct a follow-up team visit following submission of the supplemental information report. To note the visit will also fulfill the verification requirements of the USDE guidelines. To direct a prompt Commission liaison guidance visit to discuss the Commission's expectations. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2028-2029.
  • October 29, 2020
    To delay the On-Site Evaluation visit scheduled for Spring 2021 due to extraordinary circumstances related to coronavirus (COVID-19) interruptions and to continue accreditation. To note the institution remains accredited during a delay granted by the Commission. The Evaluation visit will be scheduled in accordance with Commission policy and procedures.
  • June 17, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the second alternative delivery method-distance education program (Master of Divinity) within the institution's scope of accreditation. To note that written evidence of necessary approvals has been provided. To note that the Commission may rescind this action if the requested substantive change is not implemented within one calendar year from the date of this action. The next accreditation visit is scheduled for 2020-2021.
  • 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 2020-2021.
  • November 16, 2017
    To accept the monitoring report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2020-2021.
  • November 17, 2016
    To accept the Periodic Review Report, to reaffirm accreditation and to commend the institution for the quality of the Periodic Review Report and process. To request a monitoring report, due October 1, 2017, documenting further development and implementation of a financial planning and budgeting process aligned with the institution's mission and goals, and a plan that provides for an annual budget and multi-year budget projections (Standard 3). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2020-2021.
  • June 27, 2013
    To accept the progress report. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2016.
  • 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:

  • 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:
  • Post-Master's Certificate Included within the scope:
  • Doctor's Degree - Other Included within the scope to offer ONE program:
  • Doctor's Degree - Professional Practice Included within the scope:
  • Doctor's Degree- Research/Scholarship Included within the scope: Doctor of Letters
  • Additional Location
    Atlantic Health Morristown Memorial Hospital
    100 Madison Avenue
    Morristown, NJ 07962
    Opened: 09/15/2011
  • Additional Location
    Atlantic Health Overlook Hospital
    99 Beauvoir Avenue
    Summit, NJ 07902
    Opened: 09/15/2011
  • Additional Location
    Saint Barnabas Medical Center
    94 Old Short Hills Road
    Livingston, NJ 07039
    Opened: 02/28/2012
  • Other Instructional Site
    Edna Mahan Prison
    30 County Road 513
    Clinton, NJ 08809
  • Other Instructional Site
    Matthews UMC
    801 S. Trade St.
    Matthews, NC 07114
  • Other Instructional Site
    Northern State Prison
    168 Frontage Rd
    Newark, NJ 07114

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