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:
    New Jersey City University
    Jersey City, NJ
  • Address:
    2039 Kennedy Boulevard
    Jersey City, NJ 07305
  • Phone:
    (201) 200-2000
  • URL:
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer (ALO):
    Dr. Nurdan Aydin
  • 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: 1959
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2021
  • 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 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- Research/Scholarship 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
160 Plaza 2
160 Plaza 2 First Floor
Jersey City, NJ 07311
Additional Location
Joffrey Ballet School
434 Avenue of the Americas, 3rd - 5th floors
New York, NY 10011
Additional Location
NJCU @ Fort Monmouth
Squier Hall 283 Sherrill Avenue
Ocean Port, NJ 07703
Additional Location
Black River Middle School
58 North Rd
Chester, NJ 07930
Other Instructional Site
Board of Education Administation
446 Howard Blvd
Hopatcong, NJ 07856
Other Instructional Site
Burlington County College
601 Pemberton Rd.
Burlington, NJ 08068
Other Instructional Site
Camden Middle School
201 N. Front St
Camden, NJ 08102
Other Instructional Site
Citta Elementary School
2050 Lakewood Rd
Toms River, NJ 08755
Other Instructional Site
Clara Maass Medical Center
1 Clara Maass Drive
Bellville, NJ 07109
Other Instructional Site
Colin Powell Elementary School
1500 New York Avenue
Union City, NJ 07087
Other Instructional Site
Dumont High School
101 New Milford Ave
Dumont, NJ 07628
Other Instructional Site
Eastside High School
150 Park Ave
Paterson, NJ 07501
Other Instructional Site
Eisenhower Middle School
344 Calvin Ct.
Wyckoff, NJ 07481
Other Instructional Site
Emerson High School
131 Main St
Emerson, NJ 07630
Other Instructional Site
Flynn School
80 Chamberlain Ave
Perth Amboy, NJ 08861
Other Instructional Site
Hackensack High School
135 1st St.
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Other Instructional Site
Joffrey Ballet School
47-10 Austelle Place, 4th Floor
Long Island City, NY 10011
Other Instructional Site
Jose Marti Middle School
1800 Summit Ave
Union City, NJ 07087
Other Instructional Site
Joseph r Bolger Middle School
100 Palmer St
Keansburg, NJ 07734
Other Instructional Site
Kittatinny High School
77 Halsey Rd
Newton, NJ 07860
Other Instructional Site
Lake Hiawatha School
1 Lincoln Ave
Lake Hiawatha, NJ 07034
Other Instructional Site
Leonia High School
100 Christie St
Leonia, NJ 07605
Other Instructional Site
Lincoln School
5 Brookville Rd
Edison, NJ 08817
Other Instructional Site
Lindberg Elementary School
401 Glen Ave
Palisades Pk, NJ 07650
Other Instructional Site
Livingston High School
30 Robert H Harp Dr
Livingston, NJ 07039
Other Instructional Site
Meridian Health Systems/Jersey Shore Med Ctr
1945 Rt 33
Neptuen, NJ 07735
Other Instructional Site
Middlesex County College
2600 Woodbridge Ave
Raritan, NJ 08818
Other Instructional Site
Monmouth Cnty Career Cntr.
1000 Kozloski Rd
Freehold, NJ 07728
Other Instructional Site
Mountainside Hospital
1 Bay Ave
Glen Ridge, NJ 07028
Other Instructional Site
Mt. Olive HS
18 Corey Rd.
Mt. Olive, NJ 07836
Other Instructional Site
North Bergen HS
7417 John F Kennedy Blvd
North Beren, NJ 07047
Other Instructional Site
Nutley High School
300 Franklin Ave
Nutley, NJ 07110
Other Instructional Site
Ocean Cnty Voc. Tech. Cntr.
423 Wells Mills Rd
Waretown, NJ 08758
Other Instructional Site
Ocean County College
1 College Dr
Tom's River, NJ 08754
Other Instructional Site
Passaic HS
170 Paulison Ave.
Passaic, NJ 07055
Other Instructional Site
Pathways: Bergen CC
400 County Rd
Paramus, NJ 07652
Other Instructional Site
Pathways: Brookdale CC
765 Newman Springs Rd
Lincroft, NJ 07738
Other Instructional Site
Pathways: Camden CC
200 College Dr
Blackwood, NJ 08012
Other Instructional Site
Pathways: Cumberland CC
10 Buck St
Vineland, NJ 08332
Other Instructional Site
Pathways: Essex CC
303 University Ave
Newark, NJ 07012
Other Instructional Site
Pathways: Hudson CC
162 Sip Ave
Jersey City, NJ 07305
Other Instructional Site
Pathways: Middlesex CC
2600 Woodbridge Ave
Edison, NJ 08818-3050
Other Instructional Site
Pathways: Morris CC
214 Center Grove Rd
Randolph, NJ 07869
Other Instructional Site
Pathways: Ocean CC
1 College Dr
Toms River, NJ 08754
Other Instructional Site
Pathways: Salem CC
460 Hollywood Ave
Carney's Point, NJ 08069
Other Instructional Site
Pathways: Atlantic Cape May CC
5100 Black Horse Pike
Mays Landing, NJ 08330
Other Instructional Site
Pathways: Burlington CC
601 Pemberton Rd.
Burlinton, NJ 08068
Other Instructional Site
Pathways: Mercer CC
1200 Old Trenton Rd
West Windsor, NJ 08550
Other Instructional Site
Pathways: Monmouth Co. Career Ct.
1000 Kozloski Rd
Freehold, NJ 07728
Other Instructional Site
Pathways: Passaic CCC
1 College Blvd
Paterson, NJ 07505
Other Instructional Site
Pathways: Raritan Valley Community College
118 Lamington Rd
Branchburg, NJ 08876
Other Instructional Site
Pathways: Salem CC
460 Hollywood Ave
Carney's Point, NJ 08069
Other Instructional Site
Pathways: Sussex CC
1 College Hill Rd
Newton, NJ 07860
Other Instructional Site
Pathways: Union CC
1033 Springfield Ave
Cranford, NJ 07016
Other Instructional Site
Plainfield High School
950 Park Ave.
Plainfield, NJ 07060
Other Instructional Site
Roosevelt Elementary School
445 Lafayette Ave
Hawthorne, NJ 07506
Other Instructional Site
Secaucus High School
11 Millridge Ave
Secaucus, NJ 07094
Other Instructional Site
Summitt Middle School
272 Morris Ave
Summitt, NJ 07901
Other Instructional Site
Toms River Intermediate School East
1519 Hooper Ave
Toms River, NJ 08753
Other Instructional Site
Union City Educational Center
400 38th St
Union City, NJ 07087
Other Instructional Site
Union City High School
2500 JF Kennedy Blvd
Union City, NJ 07047
Other Instructional Site
White Township Elementary School
565 CR 519
Belvidere, NJ 07823
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.

  • August 11, 2022
    Staff acted on behalf of the Commission to request a supplemental information report, due August 25, 2022, that provides additional information on Standard VI: Planning, Resources, and Institutional Improvement. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2027-2028.
  • March 4, 2021
    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 that, beginning in 2021 and in conjunction with each Annual Institutional Update prior to the Mid-Point Peer Review in 2024, the institution provide further evidence of (1) demonstrated and documented use of assessment results to improve educational effectiveness (Standard V); (2) the development and implementation of organized and systematic assessments that evaluate the extent of student achievement in general education (Standard V); (3) a clearly articulated and transparent governance structure that outlines roles, responsibilities, and accountability for decision-making by each constituency (Standard VII); and (4) periodic assessment of the effectiveness of governance, leadership and administration (Standard VII). To note that a verification visit is required by USDE guidelines and will be conducted within a reasonable period of time following the virtual site visit. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2027-2028.
  • March 2, 2021
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the relocation of the additional location at Monmouth Blvd at Watson Ave., Wall Township, NJ 07738 to Squier Hall 283 Sherrill Avenue, Ocean Port, NJ 07703 within the institution's scope of accreditation. To require immediate notification when instruction commences at the new location and of the date that instruction ceases at the former location. To note that the Commission reserves the right to rescind approval of this substantive change if any developments reveal additional information that might have affected the Commission's decision and/or the requested substantive change is not implemented within one calendar year from the date of this action. To note that the evaluation visit has occurred and will be acted upon by the Commission at the March meeting.
  • October 29, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the reclassification of the other instructional site at 434 Avenue of the Americas, 3rd-5th floors, New York, NY 10011 to an additional location within the institution's scope of accreditation. To require immediate notification when the change is implemented. To note that the Commission reserves the right to rescind approval of this substantive change if any developments reveal additional information that might have affected the Commission's decision and/or the requested substantive change is not implemented within one calendar year from the date of this action. To note that the evaluation visit has occurred and will be acted upon by the Commission at the March meeting.
  • April 16, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the self-study report. To delay the On-Site Evaluation visit scheduled for Spring 2020 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.
  • September 16, 2019
    To rescind the substantive change action of October 28, 2018 because the institution chose not to open the additional location at this time.
  • October 29, 2018
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the relocation of the additional location at the Brookdale C.C. at Wall Township, Monmouth Blvd at Watson Avenue, Wall Township, NJ 07738 to Squier Hall, Fort Monmouth, 200 Signal Road, Oceanport, NJ 07703 within the scope of the institution's accreditation. To direct a site visit within six months of the commencement of operations as an additional location. The Commission requires notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations at the new 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. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2019-2020.
  • November 16, 2017
    To accept the monitoring report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2019-2020.
  • June 23, 2016
    To note the visit by the Commission's representative and to affirm inclusion of the additional location at 160 Plaza 2, First Floor, Jersey City, NJ 07311 within the scope of the institution's accreditation. To remind the institution of the Commission's action of November 19, 2015, requesting a monitoring report, due October 1, 2017. The date for the next accreditation review will be determined by the Commission when it revises the accreditation cycle.
  • November 19, 2015
    To accept the Periodic Review Report and to reaffirm accreditation. To request a monitoring report, due October 1, 2017, documenting further development and implementation of (1) a documented, organized, and sustained assessment process to evaluate and improve the total range of programs and services and achievement of institutional mission, goals, and plans (Standard 7); (2) the assessment of the effectiveness of the new general education curriculum (Standard 12); (3) a plan for assessing student learning and evidence that such assessment results are utilized for curricular improvement in general education (Standard 12); and (4) evidence that student learning assessment information is shared and discussed with appropriate constituents and is used to improve teaching and learning (Standard 14). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2019-2020.
  • June 29, 2015
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To approve the relocation of the additional location from the Harborside Financial Center, Plaza 4A, 286 Washington Street, Jersey City, NJ 07302 to 160 Plaza 2, First Floor, Jersey City, NJ 07311 and to include the new additional location provisionally within the scope of the institution's accreditation pending a site visit within six months of the commencement of operations. The Commission requires written notification within thirty 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, due June 1, 2015, has been received and will be acted on at the November Commission meeting.
  • November 13, 2012
    To acknowledge receipt of documentation of state approval, and to include the Doctor of Education in Educational Technology Leadership degree program offered in a predominantly online format within the scope of the institution's accreditation.
  • August 27, 2012
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to include the Doctor of Education in Educational Technology Leadership degree program offered in a predominantly online format within the scope of the institution's accreditation, effective upon receipt of documentation of state approval. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2015.

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).