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:
    Rowan College of South Jersey
    Sewell, NJ
  • Address:
    1400 Tanyard Road
    Sewell, NJ 08080
  • Phone:
    (856) 468-5000
  • URL:
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer (ALO):
    Dr. Brenden Rickards
  • Commission Staff Liaison:
    Dr. Idna Corbett, Vice President

Accreditation Summary

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

  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1973
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2018
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2025-2026
  • Next Mid-Point Peer Review: 2022

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 year) Included within the scope:
  • Postsecondary award (1-2 yrs) Included within the scope:
  • Associate's Degree or Equivalent Included within the scope:

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
3322 College Drive
3322 College Drive
Vineland, NJ 08362-1500
Branch Campus
Arts and Innovation Center
321 North High Street
Millville, NJ 08332
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
Additional Location
Rowan University
201 Mullica Hill Rd, Bozorth Hall
Glassboro, NJ 08028
Additional Location
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
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.

  • November 30, 2020
    To ackowledge receipt of documenation of approval from the United States Department of Education and the New Jersey Secretary of Higher Education for the merger.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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).