Statement of Accreditation Status

Union College

  • CEO: Dr. Margaret McMenamin, President
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Dr. Maris Lown
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Kushnood Haq, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Associate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Career & Technical-High Traditional » Two-year, large
  • Control: Public
  • Former Name(s): Union College (8/17/1982), Union Junior College (9/1/1967), Union County College (7/1/2022)
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1957
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2017
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2024-2025

Contact Information

1033 Springfield Avenue
Cranford, NJ 07016

(908) 709-7000

  • November 17, 2022
    To accept the supplemental information report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2024-2025.
  • August 22, 2022
    Staff acted on behalf of the Commission to request a supplemental information report, due September 5, 2022, addressing the recent action taken by the Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (CNEA) and providing additional information on Requirement of Affiliation 6; Standard III (Design and Delivery of the Student Learning Experience); Standard IV (Support of the Student Experience); and Standard V (Educational Effectiveness Assessment). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2024-2025.
  • May 18, 2022
    To note that the institution's request to conduct the self-study evaluation visit one year early has been granted. The next evaluation visit is now scheduled for 2024-2025.
  • 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.
  • November 15, 2012
    To accept the Periodic Review Report, to commend the institution for the quality of the Periodic Review Report and process, and to reaffirm accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2016-17.
  • 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 year) Included within the scope
  • Postsecondary award (1-2 yrs) Included within the scope
  • Associate's Degree or Equivalent Included within the scope
  • Branch Campus
    Union County College Elizabeth Campus
    12 West Jersey Street
    Elizabeth, NJ 07201
  • Branch Campus
    Union County College Plainfield Campus
    East Second Street
    Plainfield, NJ 07061
  • Branch Campus
    Union County College Scotch Plains
    1776 Raritan Road
    Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
  • Other Instructional Site
    Arthur L. Johnson High School
    365 Westfield Avenue
    Clark, NJ 07066
  • Other Instructional Site
    Cornerstone Day School
    12 Commerce Drive
    Cranford, NJ 07016
  • Other Instructional Site
    David Brearley Middle and High School
    401 Monroe Avenue
    Kenilworth, NJ 07033
  • Other Instructional Site
    Queen City Charter High School
    7-9 Watchung Avenue
    Plainfield, NJ 07060
  • Other Instructional Site
    Union County Performing Arts Center
    1591 Irving Street
    Rahway, NJ 07065

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