Statement of Accreditation Status

Rowan University

  • CEO: Dr. Ali Houshmand, President
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Dr. Roberta Harvey
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Paul Starkey, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity » Four-year, large, primarily residential
  • Control: Public
  • Former Name(s): Glassboro State College (1/1/1993), Rowan College of New Jersey (1/1/1998)
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1958
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2019
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2027-2028

Contact Information

201 Mullica Hill Road
Glassboro, NJ 08028-1701

(856) 256-4000

www.rowan.edu

  • November 17, 2022
    To accept the supplemental information report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2027-2028.
  • September 8, 2022
    Staff acted on behalf of the Commission to request a supplemental information report, due September 22, 2022, addressing the recent action taken by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and providing additional information on Requirement of Affiliation 6; Standard III (Design and Delivery of the Student Learning Experience); Standard IV (Support of the Student Experience); Standard V (Educational Effectiveness Assessment); and Teach-Out Plans and Agreements Policy and Procedures. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2025-2026.
  • 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 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 (1) the periodic assessment of the effectiveness of student support programs and experiences (Standard IV), (2) the development and implementation of organized and systematic assessments that evaluate the extent of student achievement (Standard V), and (3) periodic assessment of the effectiveness of governance, leadership and administration (Standard VII). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2027-2028.
  • 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 Medical Diagnostic Laboratories LLC, and Humigen,LLC, The Institute for Genetic Immunology, 2439 Kuser Road, Hamilton, NJ 08690 to Genesis Biotechnology Group, LLC, 1000 Waterview Drive, Hamilton, NJ, 08691 and to include the new additional location. 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. Operations at the additional location must commence within one calendar year from the date of this action.
  • August 29, 2016
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include within the scope of the institution's accreditation the reclassification of the Rowan University at Camden branch campus at 129 North Broadway, Camden, NJ 08102 as an additional location. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2018-2019.
  • June 27, 2016
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the first and second Postsecondary Award/Cert/Diploma (< 1 year) programs in: (1) Industrial Organizational Psychology and (2) Combat Systems Engineering within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2018-2019.
  • June 23, 2016
    To accept the progress report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2018-2019.
  • November 2, 2015
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at Mission Solutions Engineering, LLC, 121 Whittendale Drive, Moorestown, NJ 08057 within the scope of the institution's accreditation. To note that this action is not retroactive. To remind the institution of the request for a progress report, due April 1, 2016, documenting (1) implementation of a documented assessment process for general education; (2) steps taken to ensure that all activities and offerings at branch campuses and additional locations meet standards for quality of instruction, academic rigor, and educational effectiveness comparable to those of other institutional offerings (Standard 13); and (3) steps taken to improve enrollment and retention at branch campuses and additional locations (Standard 13). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2018-2019.
  • August 31, 2015
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at Rowan College at Burlington County, Mount Laurel Campus, 500 College Circle, Mount Laurel, New Jersey 08054 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. To remind the institution of the request for a progress report, due April 1, 2016, documenting (1) implementation of a documented assessment process for general education; (2) steps taken to ensure that all activities and offerings at branch campuses and additional locations meet standards for quality of instruction, academic rigor, and educational effectiveness comparable to those of other institutional offerings (Standard 13); and (3) steps taken to improve enrollment and retention at branch campuses and additional locations (Standard 13). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2018-2019.
  • April 27, 2015
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at the Medical Diagnostic Laboratories LLC, and Humigen, LLC, The Institute for Genetic Immunology, 2439 Kuser Road, Hamilton, NJ 08690 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. To remind the institution of the request for a progress report, due April 1, 2016, documenting (1) implementation of a documented assessment process for general education; (2) steps taken to ensure that all activities and offerings at branch campuses and additional locations meet standards for quality of instruction, academic rigor, and educational effectiveness comparable to those of other institutional offerings (Standard 13); and (3) steps taken to improve enrollment and retention at branch campuses and additional locations (Standard 13). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2018-2019.
  • January 5, 2015
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To approve the reclassification of the instructional site at Rowan College at Gloucester County, 1400 Tanyard Road, Sewell, NJ 08080 as an additional location and to include the location within the scope of the institution's accreditation. To remind the institution of the request for a progress report, due April 1, 2016, documenting (1) implementation of a documented assessment process for general education; (2) steps taken to ensure that all activities and offerings at branch campuses and additional locations meet standards for quality of instruction, academic rigor, and educational effectiveness comparable to those of other institutional offerings (Standard 13); and (3) steps taken to improve enrollment and retention at branch campuses and additional locations (Standard 13). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2018-2019.
  • November 20, 2014
    To accept the Periodic Review Report and reaffirm accreditation. To request a progress report, due April 1, 2016, documenting (1) implementation of a documented assessment process for general education; (2) steps taken to ensure that all activities and offerings at branch campuses and additional locations meet standards for quality of instruction, academic rigor, and educational effectiveness comparable to those of other institutional offerings (Standard 13); and (3) steps taken to improve enrollment and retention at branch campuses and additional locations (Standard 13). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2018-2019.
  • March 7, 2013
    To acknowledge the complex substantive change request and to include within the scope of the institution's accreditation the following changes: 1) the change in the established mission of the institution to incorporate the School of Osteopathic Medicine transferred to Rowan University from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey by The New Jersey Medical and Health Sciences Education Restructuring Act; 2) changes in the governance structure of the University to include a joint board of governors for health sciences for Rutgers-Camden and Rowan University; 3) the offering of the PhD in Cell Biology, provisionally, pending approval by the Secretary of Higher Education of the State of New Jersey, and the offering of the DO degree; and 4) the additional location at One Medical Center Drive, Stratford, NJ 08084. To remind the institution that the Commission requested that the Periodic Review Report (PRR), due June 1, 2014, should document steps taken to effectively integrate the Cooper Medical School of Rowan University into the institution's planning, assessment, and resource allocation processes. To further request that the PRR document the implementation of the transfer of the School of Osteopathic Medicine to Rowan University, the impact of finances on institutional operations, and the further development and implementation of the joint governance structure for health sciences.
  • March 7, 2013
    To note the visit by the Commission's representative and to affirm the inclusion of the additional location at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, 401 South Broadway, Camden, NJ 08103 within the scope of the institution's accreditation.
  • January 3, 2012
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to (1) include the medical doctor (M.D.) degree within the scope of the institution's accreditation and (2) include provisionally the additional location at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University at Ferry Terminal Building, Two Aquarium Drive, Suite 305, Camden, New Jersey 08103 within the scope of the institution's accreditation pending a site visit within six months of commencing operations at the site. 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. To request that the Periodic Review Report, due June 1, 2014, document steps taken to effectively integrate the medical school into the institution's planning, assessment, and resource allocation processes.
  • 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:
  • 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:
  • Doctor's Degree- Research/Scholarship Included within the scope:
  • Additional Location
    ASRC Federal Mission Solutions Engineering, LLC
    121 Whittendale Drive
    Moorestown, NJ 08057
    Opened: 11/02/2015
  • Additional Location
    Camden County College
    College Drive
    Blackwood, NJ 08012
  • Additional Location
    Cooper Medical School of Rowan University
    Ferry Terminal Building Two Aquarium Drive - Suite 305
    Camden, NJ 08103
    Opened: 01/03/2012
  • Additional Location
    Genesis Biotechnology Group, LLC
    1000 Waterview Drive
    Hamilton, NJ 08691
  • Additional Location
    Rowan College at Burlington County, Mount Laurel Campus
    500 College Circle
    Mount Laurel, NJ 08054
    Opened: 01/19/2016
  • Additional Location
    Rowan College of South Jersey: Cumberland Campus
    3322 College Drive
    Vineland, NJ 08362-1500
  • Additional Location
    Rowan College of South Jersey: Gloucester Campus
    1400 Tanyard Road
    Sewell, NJ 08080
    Opened: 01/05/2015
  • Additional Location
    Rowan University at Camden
    129 North Broadway
    Camden, NJ 08102
    Opened: 08/29/2016
  • Additional Location
    Rowan University at Stratford, NJ
    One Medical Center Drive
    Stratford, NJ 08084
    Opened: 03/07/2013
  • Other Instructional Site
    ASRC Federal
    121 Whittendale Drive
    Moorestown, NJ 08057
  • Other Instructional Site
    Cherokee High School
    120 Tomlinson Mill Rd
    Marlton, NJ 08053
  • Other Instructional Site
    Edelman Fossil Park Quarry
    625 Woodbury-Glassboro Road
    Mantua Township, NJ 08080
  • Other Instructional Site
    Egg Harbor Township High School
    24 High School Drive
    Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234
  • Other Instructional Site
    Femeris Women's Health Research Center
    2439 Kuser Road
    Hamilton, NJ 08690
  • Other Instructional Site
    Gloucester County Institute of Technology
    1360 Tanyard Road
    Sewell, NJ 08080
  • Other Instructional Site
    Inspira Medical Center
    509 N. Broad Street
    Woodbury, NJ 08096
  • Other Instructional Site
    J. Harvey Rodgers School
    301 Georgetown Road
    Glassboro, NJ 08028
  • Other Instructional Site
    Jefferson Health New Jersey Center for Excellence
    101 E. Laurel Road
    Stratford, NJ 08084
  • Other Instructional Site
    Joint Health Sciences Center
    201 Broadway
    Camden, NJ 08103
  • Other Instructional Site
    Lenape High School
    235 Hartford Road
    Medford, NJ 08055
  • Other Instructional Site
    Lockheed Martin
    199 Borton Landing Road
    Moorestown, NJ 08057
  • Other Instructional Site
    Lockheed Martin Tech Campus
    790 Centerton Rd.
    Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054
  • Other Instructional Site
    Mastery Charter High School
    800 Erie Street
    Camden, NJ 08102
  • Other Instructional Site
    Matawan High School
    450 Atlantic Avenue
    Aberdeen, NJ 07747
  • Other Instructional Site
    Mercer County College
    1200 Old Trenton Road
    West Windsor Township, NJ 08550
  • Other Instructional Site
    Middlesex College
    2600 Woodbridge Ave
    Edison, NJ 08818
  • Other Instructional Site
    New Jersey Principals and Supervisors Association (NJPSA)
    12 Centre Drive
    Jamesburg, NJ 08331
  • Other Instructional Site
    Pennsauken High School
    800 Hylton Road
    Pennsauken, NJ 08110
  • Other Instructional Site
    Shawnee High School
    600 Tabernacle Rd
    Medford, NJ 08055
  • Other Instructional Site
    Shore Medical Center
    100 Medical Center Way
    Somers Point, NJ 08244
  • Other Instructional Site
    Stanford Hospital
    300 Pasteur Drive
    Stanford, CA 94305
  • Other Instructional Site
    The Institute for Biomarker Research
    2439 Kuser Road
    Hamilton, NJ 08690
  • Other Instructional Site
    The Institute for Metabolic Disorders
    1000 Waterview Drive
    Hamilton, NJ 08691
  • Other Instructional Site
    Venenum Biodesign LLC
    8 Black Forest Road
    Hamilton, NJ 08691
  • Other Instructional Site
    Virtua Health Center for Learning
    1200 Howard Boulevard
    Mount Laurel, NJ 08054

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