Statement of Accreditation Status

Berkeley College – New Jersey

  • CEO: Dr. Diane Recinos, President
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Dr. Marianne Vakalis
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Sean McKitrick, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Master's Colleges & Universities: Small Programs » Four-year, small, primarily nonresidential
  • Control: Private (For-Profit)
  • Former Name(s): Berkeley College of Business (1/1/1994), Berkeley School of New Jersey (1/1/1988)
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Candidacy Granted: 1981
  • Accreditation Granted: 1983
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2018
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2026-2027

Contact Information

44 Rifle Camp Road
Woodland Park, NJ 07424

(973) 278-5400

www.berkeleycollege.edu

  • June 22, 2022
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution's decision to close the additional location at 64 East Midland Avenue, Paramus, NJ 07652, that has ceased operations. To remove the additional location from the institution's scope of accreditation. To note that the Commission reserves the right to rescind this action if any developments reveal additional information that might have affected the Commission's decision. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2026-2027.
  • January 7, 2022
    To acknowledge receipt of documentation of approval from the New Jersey Higher Education Department for the Master's in Nursing (MSN) program.
  • January 4, 2021
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the second Master's program in Nursing (MSN) 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 Higher Education Department. To require immediate notification when the change is implemented. To note that 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 2026-2027.
  • July 2, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the decrease in the number of credit hours required for successful completion of the MBA Management program within the institution's scope of accreditation. To note that 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 2026-2027.
  • June 21, 2018
    To reaffirm accreditation. To commend the institution on the quality of the self study process. To request that beginning in 2019 and in conjunction with each Annual Institutional Update prior to the Mid-Point Peer Review in 2023, the institution provide further evidence of (1) honesty and truthfulness in all publications and communications, in all formats, for internal and external communities (Standard II). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2026-2027
  • January 2, 2018
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution's decision to close its additional location at Dover Campus, 1 West Blackwell Street, Dover, NJ 07801. The Commission requires notification within thirty days of the closure of this additional location. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2017-2018.
  • February 29, 2016
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution's decision to close its additional location at Clifton Campus, 600 Getty Avenue, Clifton, NJ 07011. The Commission requires notification within thirty days of the closure of this additional location. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2017-2018.
  • November 19, 2015
    To accept the progress report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2017-2018.
  • August 31, 2015
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to note the institution's decision to convert the Practical Nurse Certificate from a clock hour program to a credit hour program. To remind the institution of the request for a progress report, due October 1, 2015, documenting further implementation of (1) an organized and sustainable assessment process to improve institutional effectiveness (Standard 7) and (2) an organized and sustainable process to assess achievement of expected student learning outcomes in all programs, with evidence that assessment information is used to improve teaching and learning (Standard 14). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2017-2018.
  • March 2, 2015
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to include the Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Management within the scope of the institution's accreditation. To remind the institution of the request for a progress report, due October 1, 2015, documenting further implementation of (1) an organized and sustainable assessment process to improve institutional effectiveness (Standard 7) and (2) an organized and sustainable process to assess achievement of expected student learning outcomes in all programs, with evidence that assessment information is used to improve teaching and learning (Standard 14). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2017-2018.
  • November 21, 2013
    To accept the Periodic Review Report, to reaffirm accreditation, and to commend the institution for the quality of the Periodic Review Report process. To request a progress report, due October 1, 2015, documenting further implementation of (1) an organized and sustainable assessment process to improve institutional effectiveness (Standard 7) and (2) an organized and sustainable process to assess achievement of expected student learning outcomes in all programs, with evidence that assessment information is used to improve teaching and learning (Standard 14). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2017-2018.
  • August 27, 2012
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to include the Associate in Applied Science Degrees in Health Sciences, Medical Assistant, and Surgical Technology; and the Certificates in Medical Assistant, Multi-Level Patient Care Technician, Practical Nurse, and Surgical Processing Technician within the scope of the institution's accreditation.
  • August 27, 2012
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional locations at (1) 600 Getty Avenue, Clifton, NJ 07011 and (2) 1 West Blackwell Street, Dover, NJ 07801 within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations at the additional locations. In the event that operations at the additional locations do not commence within one calendar year from the approval of this action, approval will lapse. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2013.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Additional Location
    Newark Campus
    536 Broad Street
    Newark, NJ 07102
  • Additional Location
    Woodbridge Campus
    430 Rahway Avenue
    Woodbridge, NJ 07095

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