Statement of Accreditation Status

Ramapo College of New Jersey

  • CEO: Dr. Peter Mercer, President
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Dr. Susan Gaulden
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Robert Bonfiglio, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Master's Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs » Four-year, medium, primarily residential
  • Control: Public
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1975
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2020
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2027-2028
  • Next Mid-Point Peer Review: 2024

Contact Information

505 Ramapo Valley Road
Mahwah, NJ 07430-1680

(201) 684-7500

www.ramapo.edu

  • The following represents the MSCHE accreditation actions taken in the last ten (10) years.
  • July 22, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of documentation of written approvals from the State of New Jersey Department of Education for the Doctor of Nursing Practice program.
  • June 25, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the self-study report. To note the visit by the Commission’s representatives. To reaffirm accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2027-2028.
  • April 30, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the first Doctor’s - Professional Practice (Doctor of Nursing Practice) within the institution’s scope of accreditation. To require written evidence of approvals from all necessary licensing, regulatory, or other legal entities as necessary, including the New Jersey Office of the Secretary of Higher Education. 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 2027-2028.
  • November 19, 2015
    To accept the Periodic Review Report and to reaffirm accreditation. To recognize the institution for progress to date. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2019 - 2020.
  • June 27, 2013
    To note the visit by the Commission's representative and to confirm inclusion of the additional location at Meadowlands Environmental Center, Two Dekorte Plaza, Lyndhurst, NJ 07071 within the scope of the institution's accreditation. To remind the institution that the Periodic Review Report, due June 1, 2015, should provide evidence of further steps taken to (1) clearly articulate and assess performance indicators that are purposefully related to institutional goals and objectives in the institution's new strategic plan (Standards 2 and 7); (2) assure that the experiential learning components of all courses are conducted with rigor and are designed, delivered, and evaluated to foster a coherent student learning experience (Standard 11); and (3) assure implementation of an organized and sustained process to assess the achievement of student learning goals in all programs, including general education, with evidence that assessment information is used to improve teaching and learning (Standards 12 and 14). To remind the institution that the Periodic Review Report should also document steps taken to ensure a climate of shared collegial governance in which all constituencies, including faculty, can participate openly and appropriately (Standard 4), and modification of the enrollment management plan to ensure congruence in efforts to attain institutional goals (Standard 8).
  • October 31, 2012
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To provisionally include the additional location at Meadowlands Environmental Center, Two DeKorte Plaza, Lyndhurst NJ 07071 within the scope of the institution's accreditation pending a site visit within six months of commencing operations. The Commission requires written notification within 30 days of the commencement of operations at the additional location. The Commission notes that approval extends for one calendar year from the date of this action. In the event that operations at the additional location do not commence within this time frame, approval will lapse. To remind the institution that the Periodic Review Report, due June 1, 2015, should provide evidence of further steps taken to (1) clearly articulate and assess performance indicators that are purposefully related to institutional goals and objectives in the institution's new strategic plan (Standards 2 and 7); (2) assure that the experiential learning components of all courses are conducted with rigor and are designed, delivered, and evaluated to foster a coherent student learning experience (Standard 11); and (3) assure implementation of an organized and sustained process to assess the achievement of student learning goals in all programs, including general education, with evidence that assessment information is used to improve teaching and learning (Standards 12 and 14). To remind the institution that the Periodic Review Report should also document steps taken to ensure a climate of shared collegial governance in which all constituencies, including faculty, can participate openly and appropriately (Standard 4), and modification of the enrollment management plan to ensure congruence in efforts to attain institutional goals (Standard 8).
  • June 28, 2012
    To accept the monitoring report. To request that the Periodic Review Report, due June 1, 2015, provide evidence of further steps taken to (1) clearly articulate and assess performance indicators that are purposefully related to institutional goals and objectives in the institution's new strategic plan (Standards 2 and 7); (2) assure that the experiential learning components of all courses are conducted with rigor and are designed, delivered, and evaluated to foster a coherent student learning experience (Standard 11); and (3) assure implementation of an organized and sustained process to assess the achievement of student learning goals in all programs, including general education, with evidence that assessment information is used to improve teaching and learning (Standards 12 and 14). To remind the institution that the Periodic Review Report should also document steps taken to ensure a climate of shared collegial governance in which all constituencies, including faculty, can participate openly and appropriately (Standard 4), and modification of the enrollment management plan to ensure congruence in efforts to attain institutional goals (Standard 8).
  • November 1, 2011
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the contractual agreement with the Center for Legal Studies in Golden, CO for the online postsecondary certificate (<1 year) in Paralegal Studies and the online postsecondary certificate (<1 year) in Advanced Paralegal Studies. To remind the institution of the request for a monitoring report, due by April 1, 2012, documenting the implementation of (1) clearly articulated performance indicators that are purposefully related to institutional goals and objectives (Standard 7); (2) policies and procedures to assure that the experiential learning components of all courses are conducted with rigor appropriate to the programs offered and are designed, delivered and evaluated to foster a coherent student learning experience (Standard 11); (3) an organized and sustained assessment process for general education (Standard 12); and (4) an organized and sustainable process to assess the achievement of student learning goals at the course and program levels, with evidence that assessment information is used to improve teaching and learning (Standard 14) and is linked to planning (Standard 2). To further remind the institution that the Periodic Review Report, due by June 1, 2015, should document steps taken to ensure a climate of shared collegial governance in which all constituencies, including faculty, can participate openly and appropriately (Standard 4); and modification of the enrollment management plan to ensure congruence in efforts to attain institutional goals (Standard 8).
  • June 28, 2011
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to include the online RN to BSN program within the scope of the institution's accreditation. To remind the institution of the monitoring report, due by April 1, 2012, documenting the implementation of (1) clearly articulated performance indicators that are purposefully related to institutional goals and objectives (Standard 7); (2) policies and procedures to assure that the experiential learning components of all courses are conducted with rigor appropriate to the programs offered and are designed, delivered and evaluated to foster a coherent student learning experience (Standard 11); (3) an organized and sustained assessment process for general education (Standard 12); and (4) an organized and sustainable process to assess the achievement of student learning goals at the course and program levels, with evidence that assessment information is used to improve teaching and learning (Standard 14) and is linked to planning (Standard 2). To also remind the institution that the Periodic Review Report, due by June 1, 2015, should document steps taken to ensure a climate of shared collegial governance in which all constituencies, including faculty, can participate openly and appropriately (Standard 4); and modification of the enrollment management plan to ensure congruence in efforts to attain institutional goals (Standard 8).
  • 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)
  • Postsecondary award (1-2 yrs)
  • Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent
  • Post-baccalaureate Certificate
  • Master's Degree or Equivalent
  • Post-Master's Certificate
  • Doctor's Degree - Professional Practice Approved to offer ONE program at this credential level: Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Additional Location
    Meadowlands Environmental Center
    Tqo DeKorte Plaza 2 DeKorte Plaza
    Lyndhurst, NJ 07071
    Opened: 11/29/2012
  • Other Instructional Site
    Clifton High School
    333 Colfax Ave
    Clifton, NJ 07013
  • Other Instructional Site
    Communications High School
    1740 New Bedford Rd
    Wall Township, NJ 07719
  • Other Instructional Site
    Don Bosco Preparatory High School
    492 Franklin Turnpike
    Ramsey, NJ 07446
  • Other Instructional Site
    Glen Rock Middle School
    600 Harristown Road
    Glen Rock, NY 07452
  • Other Instructional Site
    High Point Regional High School
    299 Pidgeon Hill Rd
    Sussex, NJ 07461
  • Other Instructional Site
    Hopatcong High School
    2A Windsor Avenue
    Hopatcong, NJ 07843
  • Other Instructional Site
    Jefferson Township High School
    1010 Weldon Road
    Oakridge, NJ 07438
  • Other Instructional Site
    Livingston High School
    30 Robert Harp Drive
    Livingston, NJ 07039
  • Other Instructional Site
    Midland Park High School
    250 Prospect St
    Midland Park, NJ 07432
  • Other Instructional Site
    Pascack Hills High School
    225 W Grand Ave
    Montvale, NJ 07645
  • Other Instructional Site
    Pascack Valley High School
    200 Piermont Avenue
    Hillsdale, NJ 07642
  • Other Instructional Site
    Paterson Charter School for Science and Technology
    196 W. Railway Avenue
    Paterson, NJ 07503
  • Other Instructional Site
    Pioneer Academy
    164 Totowa Rd
    Wayne, NJ 07470
  • Other Instructional Site
    Ramsey High School
    266 East Main Street
    Ramsey, NJ 07446
  • Other Instructional Site
    Ridgefield Park High School
    1 Ozzie Nelson Drive
    Ridgefield Park, NJ 07660
  • Other Instructional Site
    Ridgewood High School
    627 E. Ridgewood Avenue
    Ridgewood, NJ 07450
  • Other Instructional Site
    St Vincent Academy
    228 W Market Street
    Newark, NJ 07103
  • Other Instructional Site
    Summit High School
    125 Kent Pl Blvd.
    Summit, NJ 07901

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