Statement of Accreditation Status

Passaic County Community College

  • CEO: Dr. Steven Rose, President
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Dr. Jacqueline Kineavy
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Melissa Hardin, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Associate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Career & Technical-High Traditional » Two-year, medium
  • Control: Public
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1978
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2014
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2023-2024

Contact Information

One College Boulevard
Paterson, NJ 07505-1179

(973) 684-6800

  • March 4, 2021
    To note that the Mid-Point Peer Review has been conducted. To request that the next self-study, in preparation for a visit in 2023-2024, provide further evidence of (1) improvement of key indicators of student success, including retention and graduation rates (Standard IV); (2) strategies to address enrollment decline (Standard VI); and (3) improved financial viability and sustainability (Standard VI).
  • June 25, 2015
    To accept the monitoring report. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2019.
  • June 26, 2014
    To reaffirm accreditation and to commend the institution for the quality of the self-study process and report. To request a monitoring report, due March 1, 2015, documenting (1) further implementation of an organized and sustained institutional assessment process that is shared and discussed with appropriate constituents, and is used for institutional planning and resource allocation (Standard 7); and (2) further implementation of a process for the assessment of student learning outcomes for all programs that a) appropriately integrates outcomes with one another, and b) provides assessment results that can be used with confidence to inform decisions (Standard 14). The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2019.
  • 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:
  • Additional Location
    Passaic Academic Center
    2 Paulison Avenue
    Passaic, NJ 07055
  • Additional Location
    Wanaque Academic Center
    500 Union Avenue
    Wanaque, NJ 07420
  • Other Instructional Site
    Public Safety Academy
    300 Oldham Road
    Wayne, NJ 07470

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