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:
    Middlesex College
    Edison, NJ
  • Address:
    2600 Woodbridge Ave. P. O. Box 3050
    Edison, NJ 08818
  • Phone:
    (732) 548-6000
  • URL:
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer (ALO):
    Dr. Jeffrey Herron
  • Commission Staff Liaison:
    Dr. Robert Bonfiglio, Vice President

Accreditation Summary

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

  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1970
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2016
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2020-2021
  • Next Mid-Point Peer Review: 2025

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
New Brunswick Center
140 New Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Additional Location
Perth Amboy Center
80 Washington Street
Perth Amboy, NJ 08861
Additional Location

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 24, 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 postpone a decision and request a supplemental information report, due December 1, 2021 documenting further evidence of (1) the assessment of student learning and achievement to demonstrate that students have accomplished educational goals consistent with their programs of study (Standard V; Requirement of Affiliation 8) and (2) the development and implementation of organized and systematic assessments that evaluate the extent of student achievement in general education (Standard V). To request that the supplemental information report also provide further evidence of the periodic assessment of the effectiveness of all institutional policies and procedures and the manner in which they are implemented (Standard II). To direct a follow-up team visit following submission of the supplemental information report. To note the visit will also fulfill the verification requirements of the USDE guidelines. Upon reaffirmation of accreditation, the next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2028-2029.
  • November 17, 2016
    To accept the Periodic Review Report, reaffirm accreditation and recognize the institution for progress to date. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2020-2021.
  • June 23, 2016
    To note the visit by the Commission's representative and to affirm inclusion of the additional locations at the Perth Amboy Center, 80 Washington Street, Perth Amboy, NJ 08861 and the New Brunswick Center, 140 New Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901 within the scope of the institution's accreditation. To note that the Commission will act on the Periodic Review Report at its November meeting.
  • June 29, 2015
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to include the online Liberal Arts Core within the scope of the institution's accreditation. To remind the institution that visits are required within six months at the Perth Amboy Center, 80 Washington Street, Perth Amboy, NJ 08861 and the New Brunswick Center, 140 New Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901 additional locations. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2016.
  • March 2, 2015
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to provisionally reclassify the existing instructional sites at the Perth Amboy Center, 80 Washington Street, Perth Amboy, NJ 08861 and the New Brunswick Center, 140 New Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901 as additional locations, pending site visits within six months. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2016.
  • November 20, 2014
    To accept the supplemental information report. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2016.
  • August 21, 2014
    To request a supplemental information report, due September 30, 2014, addressing the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND)'s recent decision. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2016.
  • June 26, 2014
    To accept the progress report. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2016.
  • November 15, 2012
    To accept the monitoring report and to note the visit by the Commission's representatives. To request a progress report, due April 1, 2014, documenting (1) further implementation of a process for the assessment of institutional effectiveness (Standard 7); (2) further implementation of academic program reviews (Standard 11); and (3) appropriately integrated unit and program level learning outcomes for all programs, including general education, with evidence that assessment results are used for improving teaching and learning (Standards 12 and 14). The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2016.

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).