Statement of Accreditation Status

    The Statement of Accreditation Status (SAS) is the official statement of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) about each institution’s current accreditation status and scope of accreditation. The SAS also provides a brief history of the actions taken by the Commission.

  • Institution:
    Felician University
    Lodi, NJ
  • Address:
    262 South Main Street
    Lodi, NJ 07644
  • Phone:
    (201) 559-6000
  • URL:
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer (ALO):
    Mrs. Karolina Wolfe
  • Commission Staff Liaison:
    Dr. Terence Peavy, Vice President

Accreditation Summary

For more information, see the Commission’s Accreditation Actions Policy and Procedures.

  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1974
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2020
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2027-2028

Alternative Delivery Methods

The following represents approved alternative delivery methods included in the scope of the institution’s accreditation:

Distance Education
Approved to offer programs by this delivery method

Correspondence Education
Not approved for this delivery method

Credential Levels

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:
  • 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:
  • Doctor's Degree- Research/Scholarship Included within the scope to offer ONE program:

Locations

The following represents branch campuses, additional locations, and other instructional sites that are included within the scope of the institution’s accreditation:

Location Type
Bergen Community College
400 Paramus Road
Paramus, NJ 07652
Additional Location
Bergen Community College
Ciarco Learning Center 355 Main Street
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Additional Location
Clara Maass Medical Center
1 Clara Maass Drive
Belleville, NJ 07109
Additional Location
Clara Maass Medical Center
50 Newark Avenue
Bellevue, NJ 07109
Additional Location
Future Scholars Learning Center
5-7 Mill Street
Paterson, NJ 07501
Additional Location
Hackensack Meridian Health John Theurer Cancer Center
92 2nd Street
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Additional Location
Mercer County Community College
West Windsor Campus 1200 Old Trenton Road
West Windsor, NJ 08550
Additional Location
Middlesex County College
2600 Woodbridge Avenue
Edison, NJ 08818
Additional Location
Middlesex County College - New Brunswick Campus
140 New Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Additional Location
Middlesex County College - Perth Amboy Campus
60 Washington Street
Perth Amboy, NJ 08861
Additional Location
Middlesex County College - Perth Amboy Campus
60 Washington Street
Perth Amboy, NJ 08861
Additional Location
Monmouth Medical Center
300 Second Avenue
Long Branch, NJ 07740
Additional Location
Paterson Day Care 100, Inc.
363 Broadway
Paterson, NJ 07509
Additional Location
Phillipsburg
185 Roseberry Street
Phillipsburg, NJ 08865
Additional Location
Pope John XXIII Regional High School
28 Andover Road
Sparta, NJ 07871
Additional Location
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital/ Hamilton
One Hamilton Health Place
Hamilton, NJ 08690
Additional Location
Rutherford Campus of Felician College
1 Felician Way
Rutherford, NJ 07070-1612
Additional Location
St. Barnabas Medical Center
94 Old Short Hills Road
Livingston, NJ 07039
Additional Location
St. Cecilia School
4851 Camden Avenue,
Pennsauken, NJ 08110-1920
Additional Location
St. Luke Baptist Church
139-145 A.M. Tyler Place
Paterson, NJ 07509
Additional Location
Sussex County Community College
One College Hill Road
Newton, NJ 07860
Additional Location
The Leaguers, Inc.
405 University Avenue
Newark, NJ 07102
Additional Location
Warren County Community College
475 Route 57 West
Washington, NJ 07822
Additional Location
Warren Hospital
185 Roseberry Street
Phillipsburg, NJ 08865
Additional Location
East Orange General Hospital
300 Central Avenue
East Orange, NJ 07018
Other Instructional Site
Parsippany Site
300 Kimball Drive, Suite 502
Parsippany, NJ 07054
Other Instructional Site
Raritan Valley Community College
14 Vogt Drive
Bridgewater, NJ 08807
Other Instructional Site

Definitions: For definitions of branch campus, additional locations, or other instructional sites, see the Commission’s Substantive Change Policy and Procedures.

Accreditation Actions

The following represents the MSCHE accreditation actions taken in the last ten (10) years. For more information, see the Commission’s Accreditation Actions Policy and Procedures and the Substantive Change Policy and Procedures.

  • June 24, 2021
    To acknowledge receipt of the supplemental information report. To request that, beginning in 2022 and in conjunction with each Annual Institutional Update prior to the Mid-Point Peer Review in 2024 the institution provide further evidence of (1) the periodic assessment of the effectiveness of student learning opportunities (Standard III) and (2) demonstrated and documented use of assessment results to improve educational effectiveness (Standard V). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2027-2028.
  • June 25, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the self-study report. To note the visit by the Commission's representatives. To reaffirm accreditation. To request a supplemental information report, due April 1, 2021, documenting: (1) the periodic assessment of the effectiveness of student learning opportunities (Standard III) and (2) demonstrated and documented use of assessment results to improve educational effectiveness (Standard V). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2027-2028.
  • June 17, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at 92 2nd Street, Hackensack, NJ 07601within 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 2027-2028.
  • July 5, 2017
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional locations at (1) Clara Maass Medical Center, 1 Clara Maass Drive, Belleville, NJ 07109; and (2) Clara Maass Medical Center, 50 Newark Avenue, Bellevue, NJ 07109 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 2019 - 2020.
  • June 22, 2017
    To accept the progress report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2019-2020.
  • January 3, 2017
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the second Doctor's - Professional Practice degree (Doctor of Psychology - Psy.D. in Counseling Psychology) within the scope of the institution's accreditation. To remind the institution of the Commission's request of November 19, 2015 for a progress report due April 1, 2017. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2019 - 2020.
  • August 29, 2016
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note that the institution has closed its additional locations at (1) Kimball Medical Center, 600 River Avenue, Lakewood, NJ 08701; (2) Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, One Robert Wood Johnson Place, New Brunswick, NJ 08903; (3) Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, 865 Stone Street, Rahway, NJ 07065; (4) Salem Community College, 460 Hollywood Avenue, Carneys Point, NJ 08069; and (5) Starting Points for Children, Inc., 3727 Kennedy Boulevard, Jersey City, NJ 07376. To remove these additional locations from the institution's accreditation. To remind the institution of the Commission's request of November 19, 2015 for a progress report due April 1, 2017. The date for the next accreditation review will be determined by the Commission when it revises the accreditation cycle.
  • November 19, 2015
    To accept the Periodic Review Report and to reaffirm accreditation. To request a progress report, due April 1, 2017 documenting (1) further development of multi-year budgeting processes (Standard 3); and (2) further implementation of the assessment process in all programs, including general education and certificate programs (Standards 7, 12, 13, 14). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2019-2020.
  • September 2, 2014
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to include the Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) degree within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2015.
  • January 3, 2012
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to include the additional location at St. Barnabas Medical Center, 94 Old Short Hills Road, Livingston, NJ 07039 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 this additional location do not commence within one calendar year from the approval of this action, approval will lapse. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2015.
  • January 3, 2012
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to include the Doctorate in Nursing Practice (DNP) degree within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2015.
  • November 17, 2011
    To accept the progress report. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2015.
  • May 5, 2011
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to include the additional location at Kimball Medical Center, 600 River Avenue, Lakewood, NJ 08701 within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2015.

Information about the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) is an institutional accreditor in the United States and is recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). MSCHE accreditation applies to an institution as a whole rather than the specific programs within an institution. MSCHE does not approve or accredit individual programs. The MSCHE accreditation review cycle is continuous and accreditation does not expire. Each institution is reevaluated and monitored on a regular and consistent basis in accordance with the institution’s assigned accreditation review cycle and Commission policy and procedures. An institution maintains its accreditation unless it is voluntarily surrendered or withdrawn by the Commission for cause, after the institution has been afforded due process. The institution’s current accreditation phase and accreditation status are displayed on the institution’s listing in the Institution Directory and in the Statement of Accreditation Status (SAS).