Statement of Accreditation Status

Rowan College of South Jersey

  • CEO: Dr. Frederick Keating, President
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Ms. Karen Durkin
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Idna Corbett, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Associate's Colleges: High Transfer-High Traditional » Two-year, large
  • Control: Public
  • Former Name(s): Gloucester County College (2/3/2014 and prior) Rowan College at Gloucester County (2/3/2014 to 6/30/2019)
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1973
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2018
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2025-2026
  • Next Mid-Point Peer Review: 2022

Contact Information

1400 Tanyard Road
Sewell, NJ 08080

(856) 468-5000

www.rcsj.edu

  • The following represents the MSCHE accreditation actions taken in the last ten (10) years.
  • June 25, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the supplemental information report. To request that, beginning in 2021 and in conjunction with each Annual Institutional Update prior to the Mid-Point Peer Review in 2022, the institution provide further evidence of fair and impartial practices in the hiring, evaluation, promotion, discipline, and separation of employees (Standard II). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2025-2026.
  • June 25, 2020
    To note the substantive change site visit occurred on March 10, 2020 at the main campus at 1400 Tanyard Road, Sewell, NJ 08080 and the information provided in the substantive change request was verified.
  • March 5, 2020
    To note the substantive change site visit occurred on November 6, 2019, to the branch campus at Cumberland Campus, 3322 College Drive, Vineland, NJ 08362-1500, and the information provided in the substantive change request was verified. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2025-2026.
  • March 5, 2020
    To note the substantive change site visit occurred on November 6, 2019, to the additional location at Rowan University, 201 Mullica Hill Road, Bozorth Hall, Glassboro, NJ 08028, and the information provided in the substantive change request was verified. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2025-2026.
  • June 27, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the complex substantive change request. To include the merger with Cumberland County College within the scope of the institution’s accreditation effective July 1, 2019. To note the complex substantive change request includes a merger of Rowan College of Gloucester County with Cumberland County College, and a name change of the institution to Rowan College of South Jersey. To direct a complex substantive change site visit as soon as practicable but no later than six months after July 1, 2019, the anticipated date of the transaction. To require notification of the date of the closing of the transaction. To require written evidence of approvals from all necessary licensing, regulatory, or other legal entities as necessary, including the United States Department of Education. To note the transfer of Cumberland County College student records, programs, and services to Rowan College of South Jersey. To note that the following branch campus is included within the institution’s scope of accreditation: Cumberland Campus at 3322 College Drive, P. O. Box 1500, Vineland, NJ 08362-1500. To direct a substantive change site visit as soon as practicable but no later than six months after the commencement of instruction at the branch campus. To require immediate notification when instruction commences at the branch campus. To note that the Commission may rescind this action if instruction does not commence within one calendar year from the date of this action. To note that the following additional locations are within the institution’s scope of accreditation: (1) Paula J. Ring Educational Center, at 10 Buck Street, Millville, NJ 08332, and (2) Arts and Innovation Center, at 321 North High Street, Millville, NJ 08332. To direct a substantive change site visit to one of these locations as soon as practicable but no later than six months after the commencement of instruction at the locations. To require immediate notification when instruction commences at each 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. To request a supplemental information report, due March 1, 2020, providing an updated status of the merged institutions. To remind the institution of its obligation to inform the Commission about any and all developments relevant to this action. To note the Commission may rescind this action if any developments reveal additional information that might have affected the Commission’s decision or 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 2025-2026.
  • January 4, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at Rowan University, 201 Mullica Hill, Bozorth Hall, Glassboro, NJ 08028 within the scope of the institution’s accreditation. To direct a site visit within six months of commencing operations. The Commission requires notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations at this additional location. Operations at the additional location must commence within one calendar year from the date of this action. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2025-2026.
  • June 21, 2018
    To reaffirm accreditation. To request that, beginning in 2019 and in conjunction with each Annual Institutional Update prior to the Mid-Point Peer Review in 2022, the institution provide further evidence of (1) the periodic assessment of the effectiveness of student support programs and experiences (Standard IV) and (2) sufficient support to sustain the assessment of student achievement and to communicate results of assessment to stakeholders (Standard V). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2025-2026.
  • November 20, 2014
    To accept the monitoring report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2017-2018.
  • June 30, 2014
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the online Associate of Arts and Sciences in Liberal Arts and the Associate of Science in Business Administration programs within the scope of the institution's accreditation. To remind the institution that a monitoring report is due October 1, 2014, documenting further implementation of (1) strategies to measure and assess the level of, and efficient utilization of, institutional resources required to support the institution's mission (Standard 3); (2) an organized and sustained institutional assessment process with evidence that assessment information is used to improve programs, services, and process, and is shared and discussed with appropriate constituents (Standard 7); and, (3) the use of student learning assessment results to inform planning and budgeting (Standard 14). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2017-2018.
  • March 6, 2014
    To note the visit by the Commission's representative. To remind the institution that a monitoring report is due October 1, 2014, documenting further implementation of (1) strategies to measure and assess the level of, and efficient utilization of, institutional resources required to support the institution's mission (Standard 3); (2) an organized and sustained institutional assessment process with evidence that assessment information is used to improve programs, services, and process, and is shared and discussed with appropriate constituents (Standard 7); and, (3) the use of student learning assessment results to inform planning and budgeting (Standard 14). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2017-2018.
  • November 21, 2013
    To accept the Periodic Review Report, to reaffirm accreditation, and to commend the institution for the quality of the Periodic Review process. To request a monitoring report, due October 1, 2014, documenting further implementation of (1) strategies to measure and assess the level of, and efficient utilization of, institutional resources required to support the institution's mission (Standard 3); (2) an organized and sustained institutional assessment process with evidence that assessment information is used to improve programs, services, and process, and is shared and discussed with appropriate constituents (Standard 7); and, (3) the use of student learning assessment results to inform planning and budgeting (Standard 14). To direct a prompt liaison guidance visit to discuss Commission expectations. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2017-2018.
  • 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)
  • Postsecondary award (1-2 yrs)
  • Associate's Degree or Equivalent
  • Branch Campus
    3322 College Drive
    3322 College Drive
    Vineland, NJ 08362-1500
    Opened: 07/01/2019
  • Additional Location
    Arts and Innovation Center
    321 North High Street
    Millville, NJ 08332
    Opened: 07/01/2019
  • Additional Location
    Gloucester County Institute of Technology
    1360 Tanyard Road
    Sewell, NJ 08080
  • Additional Location
    Paula J. Ring Educational Center
    10 Buck Street
    Millville, NJ 08332
    Opened: 07/01/2019
  • Additional Location
    Rowan University
    201 Mullica Hill Rd, Bozorth Hall
    Glassboro, NJ 08028
    Opened: 01/04/2019
  • Other Instructional Site
    Bridgeton High School
    111 Northwest Avenue
    Bridgeton, NJ 08302
  • Other Instructional Site
    Cumberland County Technical Education Center
    3400 College Drive
    Vineland, NJ 08360
  • Other Instructional Site
    Cumberland Regional High School
    90 Silver Lake Rd
    Bridgeton, NJ 08302
  • Other Instructional Site
    Millville High School
    200 N Wade Blvd
    Millville, NJ 08332
  • Other Instructional Site
    STEAMWorks
    46 - 50 E. Commerce Street
    Bridgeton, NJ 08302
  • Other Instructional Site
    Vineland Board of Education
    2880 E Chestnut Avenue
    Vineland, NJ 08361

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