Statement of Accreditation Status

Montclair State University

  • CEO: Dr. Jonathan Koppell, President
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Dr. Joanne Cote-Bonanno
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Terence Peavy, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity » Four-year, large, primarily residential
  • Control: Public
  • Former Name(s): Montclair State College (1/1/1994)
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1937
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2017
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2025-2026

Contact Information

Valley Road Normal Avenue
Upper Montclair, NJ 07043-1624

(973) 655-4000

www.montclair.edu

  • June 22, 2017
    To reaffirm accreditation and to acknowledge the institution's participation in the Collaborative Implementation Project. To commend the institution for the quality of the self-study process and report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2025-2026.
  • August 31, 2015
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution's decision to close its additional location at Brookdale Community College, 765 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft, NJ 07738. The Commission requires notification within thirty days of the closure of this additional location. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2016-2017.
  • November 20, 2014
    To accept the progress report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2016-2017.
  • November 15, 2012
    To accept the Periodic Review Report and to reaffirm accreditation. To request a progress report, due October 1, 2014, documenting further implementation of the online programs, including support services, student success, and financial impact on the institution (Standard 13). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2016-2017.
  • October 31, 2012
    To acknowledge the substantive change request and to reclassify the following instructional site as an additional location: Bergen Community College at the Meadowlands, 1280 Wall Street West, Lyndhurst, NJ 07071 and to include the location within the scope of the institution's accreditation. To note that the Periodic Review Report was received and will be acted upon at the November Commission meeting.
  • August 30, 2011
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to include the following online programs: Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Child Advocacy and Policy, Master of Arts in Child Advocacy and Policy, Master of Arts in Theater with concentration in Arts Management, and Master of Arts in Educational Leadership, within the scope of the institution's accreditation. To request that the Periodic Review Report, due June 1, 2012, document the implementation of the online programs, including support services, student success, and financial impact on the institution (Standard 13).
  • 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 (1-2 yrs) 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
  • Doctor's Degree - Professional Practice Included within the scope
  • Doctor's Degree- Research/Scholarship Included within the scope
  • Additional Location
    Bergen Community College at the Meadowlands
    1280 Wall Street West
    Lyndhurst, NJ 07071
    Opened: 10/31/2012
  • Additional Location
    Cumberland County College
    S Orchard Rd & Sherman
    Cumberland, NJ 08360
  • Other Instructional Site
    Union College - Scotch Plains Campus
    1776 Raritan Rd.
    Scotch Plains, NJ 07076

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