Statement of Accreditation Status

Saint Peter’s University

  • CEO: Dr. Eugene Cornacchia, President
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Dr. Virginia Bender
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Robert Bonfiglio, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs » Four-year, small, primarily residential
  • Control: Private (Non-Profit)
  • Former Name(s): Saint Peter's College (8/17/2012)
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1935
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2013
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2022-2023
  • Next Mid-Point Peer Review: 2027

Contact Information

2641 Kennedy Boulevard
Jersey City, NJ 07306-5997

(201) 761-6000

www.saintpeters.edu

  • The following represents the MSCHE accreditation actions taken in the last ten (10) years.
  • January 4, 2022
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution's decision to close the additional location at 1280 Wall Street W, Lyndhurst, NJ 07071 that has ceased operations. To remove the additional location from the institution's scope of accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2022-2023.
  • June 23, 2021
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at 1776 Raritan Road, Scotch Plains, NJ 07076 within the institution's scope of accreditation. To require immediate notification when instruction commences at the additional location. To note the Commission may rescind this action 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 2024-2025.
  • March 2, 2021
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at 1995 Rutgers University Blvd, Lakewood, NJ 08701 within the institution's scope of accreditation. To require immediate notification when instruction commences at the additional 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. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2022-2023.
  • March 5, 2020
    To note that the Mid-Point Peer Review has been conducted. To request that the next self-study, in preparation for a visit in 2022-2023, provide further evidence of improved financial viability and sustainability (Standard VI).
  • 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 Englewood Cliffs Campus, 333 Hudson Terrace, Englewood, NJ 07632 to Saint Peter's University at the Meadowlands, 1280 Wall Street W, Lyndhurst, NJ 07071 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 2022-2023.
  • January 2, 2018
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional locations at (1) Hunterdon Central Regional High School, 84 Route 31, Flemington, NJ 08822; and (2) Elizabeth High School, 40 Morrell Street, Elizabeth, NJ 07202 within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations at these additional locations. Operations at the additional locations must commence within one calendar year from the date of this action. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2022-2023.
  • October 31, 2016
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at Morris Knolls, 50 Knoll Drive, Rockaway, NJ 07866 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. Operations at the additional location must commence within one calendar year from the date of this action. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2022-2023.
  • June 27, 2016
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To approve the reclassification of the branch campus at Englewood Cliffs Campus, 333 Hudson Terrace, Englewood, NJ 07632 as an additional location and to include the location within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The date for the next accreditation review will be determined by the Commission when it revises the accreditation cycle.
  • November 20, 2014
    To accept the monitoring report and to note that a small team visit will not be conducted at this time. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2018.
  • September 3, 2013
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To approve the relocation of the additional location from Sea Girt Elementary School, 451 Bell Place, Sea Girt, NJ 08750 to Neptune Township Board of Education, 60 Neptune Boulevard, Neptune, NJ 07753 and to include the new additional location within the scope of the institution's accreditation.
  • September 3, 2013
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To approve the reclassification of the instructional site at Pershing, LLC, 1 Pershing Plaza, Jersey City, NJ 07302 as an additional location and to include the location within the scope of the institution's accreditation. To remind the institution of the request for a monitoring report, due October 1, 2014, documenting (1) steps taken to strengthen the institution's finances (Standard 3); and (2) evidence of student learning outcomes that are identified and assessed consistently across all programs and modes of delivery (Standard 14). A visit may follow submission of the report. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2018.
  • June 27, 2013
    To reaffirm accreditation. To request a monitoring report, due October 1, 2014, documenting (1) steps taken to strengthen the institution's finances (Standard 3); and (2) evidence of student learning outcomes that are identified and assessed consistently across all programs and modes of delivery (Standard 14). A visit may follow submission of the report. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2018.
  • 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 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 - Professional Practice Included within the scope to offer ONE program: Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Doctor's Degree- Research/Scholarship Included within the scope to offer ONE program:
  • Additional Location
    Elizabeth High School
    40 Morrell Street
    Elizabeth, NJ 07202
  • Additional Location
    Garfield High School
    125 Outwater Lane
    Garfield, NJ 07026
  • Additional Location
    Horizon Blue Cross
    Penn Plaza East
    Newark, NJ 07105
  • Additional Location
    Hunterdon Central Regional High School
    84 Route 31
    Flemington, NJ 08822
  • Additional Location
    Lakewood Campus
    1995 Rutgers University Blvd
    Lakewood Township, NJ 08701
    Opened: 09/01/2021
  • Additional Location
    Morris Knolls
    50 Knoll Drive
    Rockaway, NJ 07866
  • Additional Location
    Neptune Township Board of Education
    60 Neptune Boulevard
    Neptune, NJ 07753
    Opened: 09/03/2013
  • Additional Location
    Newark Liberty International Airport North Area
    Conrad Road, Building #1
    Newark, NJ 07114
  • Additional Location
    Pershing LLC
    1 Pershing Plaza
    Jersey City, NJ 07302
    Opened: 09/03/2013
  • Additional Location
    Saint Peters Prep
    144 Grand Street
    Jersey City, NJ 07302
  • Additional Location
    Scotch Plains Campus at Union County College University Center
    1776 Raritan Road
    Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
  • Additional Location
    South Amboy
    310 Augusta Street
    South Amboy, NJ 08879
  • Other Instructional Site
    Cranford High School
    201 West End PL
    Cranford, NJ 07016
  • Other Instructional Site
    Holy Name School of Nursing
    Holy Name School of Nursing 690 Teaneck Road
    Teaneck, NJ 07666
  • Other Instructional Site
    Horizon New Jersey Wall
    1427 Wyckoff Rd
    Wall Township, NJ 07727
  • Other Instructional Site
    Hudson Catholic High School
    790 Bergen Avenue
    Jersey City, NJ 07306
  • Other Instructional Site
    Monsignor Donovan High School
    711 Hooper Ave
    Toms River, NJ 08753
  • Other Instructional Site
    Pope John XX111 Regional High School
    28 Andover Road
    Sparta, NJ 07871
  • Other Instructional Site
    Saint Joseph Regional High School
    40 Chestnut Ridge Rd.
    Montvale, NJ 07645
  • Other Instructional Site
    Sayreville War Memorial High School
    820 Washington Road
    Parlin, NJ 08859
  • Other Instructional Site
    Secaucus High School
    11 Millridge Rd.
    Secaucus, NJ 07094
  • Other Instructional Site
    So. Amboy Board of Education
    240 John Street
    South Amboy, NJ 07871
  • Other Instructional Site
    Stevens Institute of Technology
    1 Castle Point On The Hudson
    Hoboken, NJ 07306
  • Other Instructional Site
    Union City High School
    2500 Kennedy Blvd West
    Union City, NJ 07087
  • Other Instructional Site
    Weehawken High School
    53 Liberty Place
    Weehawken, NJ 07086

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