Statement of Accreditation Status

Princeton University

  • CEO: Mr. Christopher Eisgruber, President
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Ms. Elizabeth Colagiuri
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Anne Wahl, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Doctoral Universities: Very High Research Activity » Four-year, medium, highly residential
  • Control: Private (Non-Profit)
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1921
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2014
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2023-2024

Contact Information

One Nassau Hall
Princeton, NJ 08544-0015

(609) 258-3000

  • March 4, 2021
    To acknowledge receipt of the supplemental information report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2023-2024.
  • March 4, 2021
    To note that the Mid-Point Peer Review has been conducted and no further evidence is required at this time. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2023-2024.
  • January 4, 2021
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include alternative delivery method-distance education within the institution's scope of accreditation. 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. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2023-2024.
  • November 23, 2020
    Staff acted on behalf of the Commission to request a supplemental information report, due January 4, 2021, addressing the United States Department of Education (USDE) letter to the institution dated September 16, 2020.
  • April 16, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of formal written notice from the institution in response to the Commission's request of March 9, 2020. To temporarily waive Substantive Change Policy and Procedures and allow the use of distance education to accommodate students impacted by coronavirus (COVID-19) interruptions, in accordance with United States Department of Education (USDE) guidelines published March 5, 2020. Continued use of distance education beyond the limitations of USDE guidelines will require substantive change approval in accordance with Substantive Change Policy and Procedures. This flexibility is not available for clock-hour courses that lead to licensure if the licensing body will not accept distance learning courses or hours or give credit for them toward the number of hours a student must complete. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2023-2024.
  • June 26, 2014
    To reaffirm accreditation and to commend the institution for the quality of the self-study process and report. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2019.
  • November 17, 2011
    To accept the progress report. To request that the self-study, in preparation for the evaluation team visit in 2013-2014, document comprehensive, systematic evidence of achievement of (1) institutional mission and goals (Standard 7); and (2) general education and program-level student learning outcomes, including direct evidence of student learning (Standard 14).
  • November 18, 2010
    To note the visit by the Commission’s representatives. To remind the institution of the progress letter, due September 1, 2011, documenting (1) implementation of comprehensive, integrated, and sustained processes to assess institutional effectiveness and student learning outcomes, including the achievement of institutional mission and goals, (2) direct evidence of the achievement of institutional and program-level student learning outcomes of undergraduate and graduate programs, and (3) use of assessment results in planning, resource allocation, and improvement of teaching, learning, programs and services (Standards 7 and 14). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2013-2014.
  • 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:

  • Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent Included within the scope:
  • Master's Degree or Equivalent Included within the scope:
  • Doctor's Degree- Research/Scholarship Included within the scope:

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