Statement of Accreditation Status

Rider University

  • CEO: Dr. Gregory Dell'Omo, President
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Ms. Debora Stasolla
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Sean McKitrick, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs » Four-year, medium, highly residential
  • Control: Private (Non-Profit)
  • Former Name(s): Rider College
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1955
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2018
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2026-2027
  • Next Mid-Point Peer Review: 2023

Contact Information

2083 Lawrenceville Road
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648-3099

(609) 896-5000

www.rider.edu

  • The following represents the MSCHE accreditation actions taken in the last ten (10) years.
  • January 3, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution’s decision to close the Burlington County College additional location at 3331 Route 38, Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, 08054. To require immediate notification when instruction ceases at the additional location. To note the Commission may rescind this action 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 2026-2027.
  • October 29, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution’s decision to close its branch campus at Westminster Choir College, 10 Walnut Lane, Princeton, New Jersey 08540. To require immediate notification when instruction ceases at the branch campus. To note the Commission may rescind this action if the requested substantive change is not implemented within one calendar year from the date of this action.
  • October 29, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the teach-out plan. To approve the teach-out plan for the closure of the branch campus at Westminster Choir College, 10 Walnut Lane, Princeton, New Jersey 08540. To note that the institution will conduct and complete its own teach-out by August 30, 2020 at the branch campus and teach-out agreements are not required. To note that students may obtain academic records at Rider University, 2083 Lawrenceville Road, Lawrenceville, New Jersey 08648-3099. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2026-2027.
  • July 2, 2018
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include within the scope of the institution’s accreditation the relocation of the additional location from Bancroft School, 425 Kings Highway, Haddonfield, NJ 08033 to Bancroft, 311 Walton Avenue, Mount Laurel, NJ 08054 and to include the new location. The Commission requires written 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 2026-2027.
  • June 21, 2018
    To reaffirm accreditation and to commend the institution for the quality of the self-study report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2026-2027.
  • April 30, 2018
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the contractual agreement with the U.S. Satellite Laboratory within the scope of the institution's accreditation effective upon receipt of all necessary approvals. To note that the evaluation visit has occurred and will be acted upon by the Commission at the June meeting.
  • August 28, 2017
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note that the institution has closed its additional location at Ewing Township Board of Education, 2099 Pennsylvania Road, Ewing, NJ 08618. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2017-2018.
  • February 27, 2017
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the first Doctor's - Professional Practice degree (Ed.D. in Educational Leadership) within the scope of the institution's accreditation effective upon receipt of state approval. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2017-2018.
  • January 3, 2017
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution's decision to close the additional location at Edison Township Board of Education, 312 Pierson Avenue, Edison, NJ 08837 and to remove this additional location from the scope of the institution's accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2017-2018.
  • May 2, 2016
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution’s decision to close its additional location at ETS Chauncey Conference Center, 660 Rosendale Road, Princeton, NJ 08540. The Commission requires notification within thirty days of the closure of this additional location.
  • May 2, 2016
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at the Bancroft School, 425 Kings Highway, Haddonfield, NJ 08033 within the scope of the institution’s accreditation. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations at this additional 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. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2017-2018.
  • November 2, 2015
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to note the institution’s decision to close its additional location at Warren Township Board of Education, 213 Mount Horeb Road, Warren, NJ 07059. The Commission requires notification within thirty days of the closure of this additional location. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2017-2018.
  • February 11, 2015
    To grant the institution a one-year extension on the self-study. The self-study year will now be 2017-2018 with an evaluation team visit occurring during the fall semester 2017 or the spring semester 2018.
  • June 30, 2014
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to include the additional location at Ewing Township Board of Education, 2099 Pennington Road, Ewing, NJ 08618 within the scope of the institution’s accreditation. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations at this additional 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. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2016-2017.
  • June 26, 2014
    To note the visit by the Commission's representative. To affirm inclusion of the additional locations at (1) Bank of America, 1200 Merrill Lynch Drive, Pennington, NJ 08534; (2) Edison Township Board of Education, 312 Pierson Avenue, Edison, NJ 08837; and (3) Warren Township Board of Education, 213 Mount Horeb Road, Warren, NJ 07059 within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2016-2017.
  • January 2, 2014
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional locations at (1) Bank of America, 1200 Merrill Lynch Drive, Pennington, NJ 08534; (2) Edison Township Board of Education, 312 Pierson Avenue, Edison, NJ 08837; and (3) Warren Township Board of Education, 213 Mount Horeb Road, Warren, NJ 07059 provisionally within the scope of the institution’s accreditation pending a site visit within six months to one of the three sites. To note that this action is not retroactive. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2016-2017.
  • November 15, 2012
    To accept the Periodic Review Report, to reaffirm accreditation, and to commend the institution for the quality of the Periodic Review Report and process. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2016-2017.
  • July 13, 2012
    To acknowledge receipt of documentation of approval and to include the online RN to BSN degree program within the scope of the institution's accreditation.
  • July 2, 2012
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the online RN to BSN degree program provisionally within the scope of the institution's accreditation, effective upon receipt of state approval. The Periodic Review Report due June 1, 2012 has been received and will be acted upon by the Commission at its November meeting.
  • 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:

  • Associate's Degree or Equivalent
  • Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent
  • Post-baccalaureate Certificate
  • Master's Degree or Equivalent
  • Doctor's Degree - Professional Practice Approved to offer ONE program at this credential level: Doctorate in Educational Leadership - Ed.D.
  • Additional Location
    Bancroft
    311 Walton Avenue
    Mount Laurel, NJ 08054
  • Additional Location
    Bank of America
    1200 Merrill Lynch Drive
    Pennington, NJ 08534
    Opened: 01/02/2014
  • Additional Location
    Sanda University, Shanghai, China
    2727 Jinhai Road Pudong Shanghai
    China
  • Other Instructional Site
    Rider University @ Oakwood
    3700 Barnham Blvd.
    Los Angeles Blvd., CA 90068

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