Statement of Accreditation Status

    The Statement of Accreditation Status (SAS) is the official statement of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) about each institution’s current accreditation status and scope of accreditation. The SAS also provides a brief history of the actions taken by the Commission.

  • Institution:
    Georgian Court University
    Lakewood, NJ
  • Address:
    900 Lakewood Avenue
    Lakewood, NJ 08701-2697
  • Phone:
    (732) 987-2200
  • URL:
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer (ALO):
    Dr. Michael Gross
  • Commission Staff Liaison:
    Dr. Terence Peavy, Vice President

Accreditation Summary

For more information, see the Commission’s Accreditation Actions Policy and Procedures.

  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1922
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2019
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2027-2028
  • Next Mid-Point Peer Review: 2024

Alternative Delivery Methods

The following represents approved alternative delivery methods included in the scope of the institution’s accreditation:

Distance Education
Approved to offer programs by this delivery method

Correspondence Education
Not approved for this delivery method

Credential Levels

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:
  • Post-Master's Certificate Included within the scope:
  • Doctor's Degree - Professional Practice Included within the scope to offer ONE program: Psy.D. in School Psychology

Locations

The following represents branch campuses, additional locations, and other instructional sites that are included within the scope of the institution’s accreditation:

Location Type
Brookdale Community College Hazlet Center
1 Crown Plaza
Hazlet, NJ 07730
Additional Location
Central Regional High School
509 Forest Hills Parkway
Bayville, NJ 08721
Additional Location
Cumberland County Community College
P.O. Box 1500, College Drive
Vineland, NJ 08362
Additional Location
Diocese of Trenton Chancery
701 Lawrenceviille Road
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
Additional Location
Academy of Allied Health & Science
2325 Heck Ave
Neptune, NJ 07753
Other Instructional Site
Bridgewater-Raritan High School
600 Garretson Rd
Bridgewater, NJ 08807
Other Instructional Site
Donovan Catholic High School
711 Hooper Ave
Toms River, NJ 08753
Other Instructional Site
Glen Ridge High School
200 Ridgewood Ave
Glen Ridge, NJ 07028
Other Instructional Site
High Technology High School
765 Newman Springs Road
Lincroft, NJ 07738
Other Instructional Site
Hillside Intermediate School
844 Brown Rd
Bridgewater, NJ 08807
Other Instructional Site
Hunterdon County Academies
1445 State Route 31
Annandale, NJ 08801
Other Instructional Site
J. Christian Bollwage Finance Academy
447 Richmond St
Elizabeth, NJ 07202
Other Instructional Site
Manasquan High School
167 Broad St
Manasquan, NJ 08736
Other Instructional Site
Matawan Regional High School
450 Alantic Ave
Aberdeen, NJ 07747
Other Instructional Site
Matawan-Aberdeen Middle School
469 Matawan Ave
Cliffwood, NJ 07721
Other Instructional Site
Mercer County Community College
1200 Old Trenton Rd
West Windsor, NJ 08550
Other Instructional Site
Meridian Health Village at Jackson
27 S Cooks Bridge Rd
Jackson, NJ 08527
Other Instructional Site
Middlesex County College
2600 Woodbridge Ave
Edison, NJ 08818
Other Instructional Site
New Seminary
139 Ocean Ave
Lakewood, NJ 08701
Other Instructional Site
Ocean Township High School
550 W Park Ave
Oakhurst, NJ 07755
Other Instructional Site
Red Bank Regional High School
101 Ridge Rd
Little Silver, NJ 07739
Other Instructional Site
Ridgewood Avenue School
235 Ridgewood Ave
Glen Ridge, NJ 07028
Other Instructional Site
Riverview Medical Center
1 Riverview Plaza
Red Bank, NJ 07701
Other Instructional Site
Sayreville Middle School
800 Washington Rd
Parlin, NJ 08859
Other Instructional Site
Sayreville War Memorial High School
820 Washington Rd
Parlin, NJ 08859
Other Instructional Site
St John Vianney High School
540A Line Rd
Holmdel, NJ 07733
Other Instructional Site
Thomas A. Edison Career and Technical Academy
625 Summer St
Elizabeth, NJ 07202
Other Instructional Site
Trenton Catholic Academy
175 Leonard Ave
Hamilton, NJ 08610
Other Instructional Site

Definitions: For definitions of branch campus, additional locations, or other instructional sites, see the Commission’s Substantive Change Policy and Procedures.

Accreditation Actions

The following represents the MSCHE accreditation actions taken in the last ten (10) years. For more information, see the Commission’s Accreditation Actions Policy and Procedures and the Substantive Change Policy and Procedures.

  • June 25, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the supplemental information report. To request that, beginning in 2020 and in conjunction with each Annual Institutional Update prior to the Mid-Point Peer Review in 2024, the institution provide further evidence of improved financial viability and sustainability (Standard VI). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2027-2028.
  • October 29, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution's decision to close the additional location at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Roman Catholic Church, 591 New Jersey Avenue, Absecon, NJ 08201. To require immediate notification when instruction ceases at the additional location. 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.
  • October 29, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution's decision to close the additional location at Jackson Memorial High School, 101 Don Connor Boulevard, Jackson, NJ 08527. To require immediate notification when instruction ceases at the additional location. 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.
  • October 29, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution's decision to close the additional location at Family Faith Formation Center, 211 Cooper Street, Woodbury, NJ 08096. To require immediate notification when instruction ceases at the additional location. 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.
  • October 29, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution's decision to close the additional location at Jersey Central Power and Light, 331 Newman Springs Road, Red Bank, NJ 07701. To require immediate notification when instruction ceases at the additional location. 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.
  • October 29, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution's decision to close the additional location at Stafford Township Public School District, Bay Avenue, Stafford Township, NJ 08050. To require immediate notification when instruction ceases at the additional location. 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.
  • October 29, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution's decision to close the additional location at Hunterdon County Educational Services Co, 215 Route 31, Flemington, NJ 08822. To require immediate notification when instruction ceases at the additional location. 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.
  • October 29, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution's decision to close the additional location at New Jersey Resources, 1415 Wyckoff Rd, Wall Township, NJ 07719. To require immediate notification when instruction ceases at the additional location. 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.
  • October 29, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution's decision to close the additional location at Northern Burlington High School/Middle School, 160 Mansfield Road East, Columbus, NJ 08022. To require immediate notification when instruction ceases at the additional location. 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.
  • October 29, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution's decision to close the additional location at Jersey Central Power and Light, 300 Madison Avenue, Morristown, NJ 07962. To require immediate notification when instruction ceases at the additional location. 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.
  • October 29, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution's decision to close the additional location at Kingsway Regional High School, 201 Kings Highway, Woolwich Township, NJ 08085. To require immediate notification when instruction ceases at the additional location. 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 evaluation visit is scheduled for 2027-2028.
  • June 27, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the self-study report. To note the visit by the Commission's representatives. To reaffirm accreditation. To request a supplemental information report, due March 1, 2020, documenting further evidence of the implementation of planning processes, resources and structures that are aligned with each other and are sufficient to fulfill its mission and goals, including (1) clearly stated institutional and unit-level objectives that are linked to mission and reflect conclusions drawn from assessment results (Standard VI); (2) comprehensive planning for facilities, infrastructure and technology that include consideration of sustainability and deferred maintenance (Standard VI); and, (3) improved financial viability and sustainability (Standard VI). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2027-2028.
  • July 2, 2018
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the first Doctor's - Professional Practice degree program (Psy.D. in School Psychology) within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2018-2019.
  • November 16, 2017
    To accept the progress report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2018-2019.
  • August 29, 2016
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include within the scope of the institution's accreditation the relocation of the additional location from New Jersey Coastal Communiversity, Monmouth Boulevard & Watson Avenue, Wall Township, NJ 07719 to Brookdale Community College Hazlet Center, 1 Crown Plaza, Hazlet, NJ 07730 and include the new location within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations at the new location and the closure of the old location. Operations at the location must commence within one calendar year from the date of this action. To remind the institution of the Commission's request of June 23, 2016 for a progress report due October 1, 2017. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2018-2019.
  • June 23, 2016
    To accept the progress report. To request a progress report, due October 1, 2017, documenting further development and implementation of an organized and sustained process to assess achievement of expected student learning outcomes in all programs, including in general education, with evidence that assessment information is used to improve teaching and learning (Standard 14). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2018-2019.
  • May 2, 2016
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To approve the relocation of the additional location from Holy Family Parish, 226 Hurffville Road, Sewell, NJ 08080 to the Family Faith Formation Center, 211 Cooper Street, Woodbury, NJ 08096 and to include the additional location within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The Commission requires written notification within 30 days of the commencement of operations at the new additional location and the closure of the old 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.
  • May 2, 2016
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at the Diocese of Trenton Chancery, 701 Lawrenceviille Road, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648 within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations at this additional 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. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2018-2019.
  • November 20, 2014
    To accept the Periodic Review Report and to reaffirm accreditation. To request a progress report, due April 1, 2016, documenting further development and implementation of an organized and sustained process to assess achievement of expected student learning outcomes in all programs, with evidence that assessment information is used to improve teaching and learning (Standard 14). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2018-2019.
  • October 27, 2014
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To approve the relocation of the additional location from St. Pius X Spiritual Life Center, 1840 Peter Cheeseman Road, Blackwood, NJ 08012 to Holy Family Parish, 226 Hurfville, Sewill, NJ 08080 and to include the new additional location within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The Commission requires written notification within 30 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 has been received and will be acted on by the Commission at its November meeting.
  • September 3, 2013
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To approve the reclassification of the instructional site at 509 Forest Hills Parkway, Bayville, NJ 08721 as an additional location and to include the location within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2014.
  • March 5, 2013
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution's decision to close the additional location at One Woodbridge Center (Jewelry Exchange Building), Suite 905, Woodbridge, NJ, 07095. The commission requires written notification within thirty days of the closure of this additional location. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2014.
  • January 2, 2013
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at Bnos Bais Yaakov High School, 155 North Oberlin Avenue, Lakewood, NJ 08701 within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations at the additional 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. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2014.

Information about the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) is one of seven institutional accrediting organizations in the United States and is recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). MSCHE accreditation applies to an institution as a whole rather than the specific programs within an institution. MSCHE does not approve or accredit individual programs. The MSCHE accreditation review cycle is continuous and accreditation does not expire. Each institution is reevaluated and monitored on a regular and consistent basis in accordance with the institution’s assigned accreditation review cycle and Commission policy and procedures. An institution maintains its accreditation unless it is voluntarily surrendered or withdrawn by the Commission for cause, after the institution has been afforded due process. The institution’s current accreditation phase and accreditation status are displayed on the institution’s listing in the Institution Directory and in the Statement of Accreditation Status (SAS).