Statement of Accreditation Status

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

  • CEO: Dr. Jonathan Holloway, President
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Mr. James Burkley
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Idna Corbett, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity » Four-year, large, primarily residential
  • Control: Public
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1921
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2018
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2026-2027
  • Next Mid-Point Peer Review: 2023

Contact Information

Old Queens Building
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

(732) 445-4636

www.rutgers.edu

  • The following represents the MSCHE accreditation actions taken in the last ten (10) years.
  • October 29, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the reclassification of the other instructional site at 765 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft, NJ 07738 to an additional location within the institution’s scope of accreditation. To require immediate notification when the change is implemented. 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 2026-2027.
  • June 25, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the supplemental information report. To note the institution’s obligation to inform the Commission on the status of any investigation(s) conducted by the institution or by state, federal, or other government agencies with regards to foreign funding. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2026-2027.
  • April 30, 2020
    To grant a delay of the supplemental information report requested by the Commission action of March 5, 2020 and due October 1, 2020, because of extraordinary circumstances related to coronavirus (COVID-19) interruptions. The report is now due December 1, 2020. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2026-2027.
  • March 5, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the supplemental information report. To request a supplemental information report due October 1, 2020, addressing any and all significant developments related to any investigations conducted by the institution or by state, federal, or other government agencies related to the Commission's action of November 11, 2019 (Requirement of Affiliation 5). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2026-2027.
  • November 21, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the supplemental information report. To request a supplemental information report, due March 1, 2020, addressing any and all significant developments related to the action of August 20, 2019 (Standard II and Requirement of Affiliation 5). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2026-2027.
  • November 11, 2019
    Staff acted on behalf of the Commission to request a supplemental information report (SIR), due January 6, 2020, addressing recent developments at the institution which may have implications for current and future compliance with Standard II (Ethics and Integrity) and Standard IV (Support of the Student Experience).
  • August 20, 2019
    Staff acted on behalf of the Commission to request a supplemental information report, due October 1, 2019, addressing recent developments at the institution which may have implications for current and future compliance with Standard II (Ethics and Integrity) and Requirement of Affiliation 5.
  • January 4, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the reclassification of the other instructional site at the Rutgers School of Social Work, 390 George Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901as an additional location within the scope of the institution’s accreditation. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations as an additional location. Operations at the additional location must commence within one calendar year from the date of this action. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2026-2027.
  • January 4, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the reclassification of the other instructional site at the Octagon 10 Office Center, 1719 Route 10, Parsippany, NJ 07054 as an additional location within the scope of the institution’s accreditation. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations as an additional location. Operations at the additional location must commence within one calendar year from the date of this action.
  • January 4, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the reclassification of the other instructional site at the Rutgers EcoComplex, 1200 Florence-Columbus Road, Bordentown, NJ 08505 as an additional location within the scope of the institution’s accreditation. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations as an additional location. Operations at the additional location must commence within one calendar year from the date of this action.
  • January 4, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the reclassification of the other instructional site at Hudson County Community College, Culinary Conference Center, 161 Newkirk Street, Jersey City, NJ 07306 as an additional location within the scope of the institution’s accreditation. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations as an additional location. Operations at the additional location must commence within one calendar year from the date of this action.
  • June 21, 2018
    To reaffirm accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2026-2027.
  • June 27, 2016
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To approve the reclassification of the instructional sites at (1) Camden County College, College Drive, Blackwood, NJ 08012; and (2) Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, 3829 School House Road, Lakehurst, NJ 08641 as additional locations and to include the locations within the scope of the institution’s accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2017-2018.
  • November 2, 2015
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional locations at (1) Albert C. Wagner Youth Correctional Facility, 500 Ward Avenue, Bordentown, NJ 08505; (2) Edna Mahan Correctional Facility for Women, 30 County Route 513, Clinton, NJ 08809; (3) East Jersey State Prison, 1100 Woodbridge Road, Rahway, NJ 07065; (4) Garden State Youth Correctional Facility, Highbridge Road, Yardville, NJ 08620; and (5) Northern State Prison, 168 Frontage Road, Newark, NJ 07114 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. 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 next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2017-2018.
  • August 31, 2015
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at Rutgers University - Newark Institute at NENU, Northeast Normal University, 5268 Renmin Street, Changchun, Jilin Province, People's Republic of China 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 the additional location do not commence within one calendar year from the approval of this action, approval will lapse. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2017-2018.
  • June 25, 2015
    To accept the monitoring report and to note the visit by the Commission’s representatives. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2017-2018.
  • April 27, 2015
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at County College of Morris, 214 Center Grove Road, Randolph, New Jersey 07869. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations at this additional location. In the event that operations at the additional location do not commence within one calendar year from the approval of this action, approval will lapse. The December 1, 2014 monitoring report and small team visit will be acted at the June Commission meeting. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2017-2018.
  • June 30, 2014
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to include the additional locations at (1) Mercer County Community College, 1200 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor, NJ 08550 and (2) Marymount Manhattan College, 221 East 71st Street, New York, NY 10021 within the scope of the institution’s accreditation. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations at this/these 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. To remind the institution of the monitoring report, due December 1, 2014, documenting evidence of (1) the completion and implementation of debt refinancing plans, including the financing of University Hospital debt (Standard 3); (2) State funding of University Hospital to ensure the integrity of the clinical and educational programs held there (Standard 3); (3) five-year financial forecasts related to a new strategic plan and including costs of IT integration (Standards 2 and 3); (4) the development and implementation of a long-term strategy for capital reinvestment to address critical deferred maintenance needs related to equipment and facilities transferred from UMDNJ to Rutgers (Standards 2 and 3); (5) further development and implementation of new governance structures (Standard 4); and (6) the alignment of policies and procedures for faculty and staff, including those subject to negotiated agreements (Standards 4, 5 and 6). A small team visit will follow. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2017-2018.
  • April 28, 2014
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at the Center for Puerto Rico, Urb. Santa Rita, 1012 Gonzalez Street, San Juan, PR 00925 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 the additional location do not commence within one calendar year from the approval of this action, approval will lapse. To remind the institution of a monitoring report, due December 1, 2014, documenting evidence of (1) the completion and implementation of debt refinancing plans, including the financing of University Hospital debt (Standard 3); (2) State funding of University Hospital to ensure the integrity of the clinical and educational programs held there (Standard 3); (3) five-year financial forecasts related to a new strategic plan and including costs of IT integration (Standards 2 and 3); (4) the development and implementation of a long-term strategy for capital reinvestment to address critical deferred maintenance needs related to equipment and facilities transferred from UMDNJ to Rutgers (Standards 2 and 3); (5) further development and implementation of new governance structures (Standard 4); and (6) the alignment of policies and procedures for faculty and staff, including those subject to negotiated agreements (Standards 4, 5 and 6). A small team visit will follow. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2017-2018.
  • November 21, 2013
    To accept the supplemental information report. To note that the Periodic Review Report, due June 1, 2013, has been received and will be acted on by the Commission at its meeting in November. To remind the institution of the monitoring report, due December 1, 2014, documenting evidence of (1) the completion and implementation of debt refinancing plans, including the financing of University Hospital debt (Standard 3); (2) State funding of University Hospital to ensure the integrity of the clinical and educational programs held there (Standard 3); (3) five-year financial forecasts related to a new strategic plan and including costs of IT integration (Standards 2 and 3); (4) the development and implementation of a long-term strategy for capital reinvestment to address critical deferred maintenance needs related to equipment and facilities transferred from UMDNJ to Rutgers (Standards 2 and 3); (5) further development and implementation of new governance structures (Standard 4); (6) the alignment of policies and procedures for faculty and staff, including those subject to negotiated agreements (Standards 4, 5 and 6). A small team visit will follow.
  • November 21, 2013
    To accept the Periodic Review Report and to reaffirm accreditation. To remind the institution of a monitoring report, due December 1, 2014, documenting evidence of (1) the completion and implementation of debt refinancing plans, including the financing of University Hospital debt (Standard 3); (2) State funding of University Hospital to ensure the integrity of the clinical and educational programs held there (Standard 3); (3) five-year financial forecasts related to a new strategic plan and including costs of IT integration (Standards 2 and 3); (4) the development and implementation of a long-term strategy for capital reinvestment to address critical deferred maintenance needs related to equipment and facilities transferred from UMDNJ to Rutgers (Standards 2 and 3); (5) further development and implementation of new governance structures (Standard 4); (6) the alignment of policies and procedures for faculty and staff, including those subject to negotiated agreements (Standards 4, 5 and 6). A small team visit will follow. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2017-2018.
  • March 7, 2013
    To acknowledge the complex substantive change request and to include within the scope of the institution's accreditation the following changes: 1) the change in the established mission of the institution to incorporate the medical and health-related academic programs transferred to Rutgers University from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey by The New Jersey Medical and Health Sciences Education Restructuring Act, viz., the programs offered by the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, New Jersey Dental School, New Jersey Medical School, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, School of Public Health, School of Health Related Professions, School of Nursing, University Behavioral HealthCare and Cancer Institute of New Jersey with the programs of the New Jersey Medical School, New Jersey Dental School, School of Nursing, and School of Health Related Professions included provisionally pending an affiliation agreement between Rutgers University and University Hospital to continue the latter's support of these schools' academic missions; 2) changes in the governance structure of the University to include a new board of directors for Rutgers-Camden, advisory boards for Rutgers-New Brunswick and Rutgers-Newark, and a joint board of governors for Rutgers-Camden and Rowan University; 3) the offering of the MD and DMD degrees and associate's degrees offered by the School of Nursing and the School of Health Related Professions, provisionally, pending approval by the Secretary of Higher Education of the State of New Jersey; and 4) additional locations at 40 East Laurel Road, Stratford, NJ 08084 and 1776 Raritan Road,Scotch Plains, NJ 07076. To request a monitoring report, due December 1, 2014, documenting evidence of 1) the completion and implementation of debt refinancing plans, including the financing of University Hospital debt (Standard 3); 2) State funding of University Hospital to ensure the integrity of the clinical and educational programs held there (Standard 3); 3) five-year financial forecasts related to a new strategic plan and including costs of IT integration (Standards 2 and 3); 4) the development and implementation of a long-term strategy for capital reinvestment to address critical deferred maintenance needs related to equipment and facilities transferred from UMDNJ to Rutgers (Standards 2 and 3); 5) further development and implementation of new governance structures (Standard 4); 6) the alignment of policies and procedures for faculty and staff, including those subject to negotiated agreements (Standards 4, 5 and 6). A small team visit will follow. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2013.
  • August 27, 2012
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to include the additional location at the Sheraton Atlantic City Convention Center Hotel, Two Convention Boulevard, Atlantic City, NJ 08401 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. In the event that operations at the 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, 2013.
  • November 1, 2011
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to re-classify the instructional site at Burlington County College, 3331 Route 38, Mount Laurel, NJ 08054 as an additional location and to include the location within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2013.
  • June 28, 2011
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to include the additional location at Camden County Boathouse, 7050 North Park Drive, Pennsauken, NJ 08109 within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2013.
  • May 5, 2011
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to include the additional location at Raritan Valley Community College, 118 Lamington Rd., North Branch, NJ 08876 within the scope of the institution's accreditation. 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 (1-2 yrs)
  • Associate's Degree or Equivalent
  • Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent
  • Post-baccalaureate Certificate
  • Master's Degree or Equivalent
  • Post-Master's Certificate
  • Doctor's Degree - Professional Practice
  • Doctor's Degree- Research/Scholarship
  • Additional Location
    Albert C. Wagner Youth Correctional Facility
    500 Ward Avenue
    Bordentown, NJ 08505
    Opened: 01/19/2016
  • Additional Location
    Atlantic Cape Community College
    5100 Black Horse Pike
    Mays Landing, NJ 08330
  • Additional Location
    Atlantic Cape Community College
    1535 Bacharach Blvd.
    Atlantic City, NJ 08401
  • Additional Location
    Brookdale Community College
    765 Newman Springs Road
    Lincroft, NJ 07738
  • Additional Location
    Camden Campus
    Armitage Hall
    Camden, NJ 08102
  • Additional Location
    Camden County Boathouse
    7050 North Park Drive
    Pennsauken, NJ 08109
    Opened: 06/28/2011
  • Additional Location
    Camden County College
    College Drive
    Blackwood, NJ 08012
    Opened: 06/27/2016
  • Additional Location
    CCM, Headquarters Plaza
    1 Speedwell Ave.
    Morristown, NJ 07960
  • Additional Location
    Center for Puerto Rico
    Urb. Santa Rita 1012 Gonzalez Street
    San Juan, PR 00925
    Opened: 08/01/2014
  • Additional Location
    Central University of Finance and Economics
    39 South College Road Beijing China
    China
  • Additional Location
    County College of Morris
    214 Center Grove Road
    Randolph, NJ 07869
    Opened: 09/01/2015
  • Additional Location
    Crowne Plaza Princeton - Conference Center
    900 Scudders Mill Rd.
    Plainsboro, NJ 08536
  • Additional Location
    Dalian University of Technology, International Conference Center
    Dalian, China
  • Additional Location
    East Jersey State Prison
    1100 Woodbridge Road
    Rahway, NJ 07065
    Opened: 01/19/2016
  • Additional Location
    Edna Mahan Correctional Facility for Women
    30 County Route 513
    Clinton, NJ 08809
    Opened: 01/19/2016
  • Additional Location
    Educational Testing Service
    Rosedale Road
    Princeton, NJ 08541
  • Additional Location
    Garden State Youth Correctional Facility
    Highbridge Road
    Yardville, NJ 08620
    Opened: 01/19/2016
  • Additional Location
    Harborside Financial Center
    Christopher Columbus Blvd.
    Jersey City, NJ 07302
  • Additional Location
    Hudson County Community College
    Culinary Conference Center, 161 Newkirk Street
    Jersey City, NJ 07306
    Opened: 01/22/2019
  • Additional Location
    Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst
    3829 School House Road
    Lakehurst, NJ 08641
    Opened: 06/27/2016
  • Additional Location
    Marymount Manhattan College
    221 East 71st Street
    New York, NY 10021
    Opened: 10/06/2014
  • Additional Location
    Mercer County Community College
    1200 Old Trenton Road
    West Windsor, NJ 08550
    Opened: 09/02/2014
  • Additional Location
    National Library of Singapore
    100 Victoria Street
    Singapore
  • Additional Location
    Neptune Township School District
    60 Neptune Boulevard
    Neptune, NJ 07753
    Opened: 11/04/2009
  • Additional Location
    Newark Campus
    15 Washington Street
    Newark, NJ 07102
  • Additional Location
    Newark City Hall
    920 Broad Street
    Newark, NJ 07102
  • Additional Location
    Northern State Prison
    168 Frontage Road
    Newark, NJ 07114
    Opened: 09/06/2016
  • Additional Location
    Octagon 10 Office Center
    1719 Route 10
    Parsippany, NJ 07054
    Opened: 01/22/2019
  • Additional Location
    PHH Training Center
    4001 Leadenhall Rd.
    Mount Laurel, NJ 08054
  • Additional Location
    Plaza Business Centre
    Shanghai, China
  • Additional Location
    Raritan Valley Community College
    118 Lamington Road
    North Branch, NJ 08876
    Opened: 05/05/2011
  • Additional Location
    Rider University
    2083 Lawrenceville Road
    Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
  • Additional Location
    Rowan College at Burlington County
    3331 Route 38
    Mount Laurel, NJ 08054
    Opened: 11/01/2011
  • Additional Location
    Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences
    65 Bergen Street
    Newark, NJ 07107
    Opened: 07/01/2013
  • Additional Location
    Rutgers EcoComplex
    1200 Florence-Columbus Road
    Bordentown, NJ 08505
    Opened: 01/22/2019
  • Additional Location
    Rutgers School of Social Work
    390 George Street
    New Brunswick, NJ 08901
    Opened: 01/22/2019
  • Additional Location
    Rutgers University - Newark Institute at NENU
    Northeast Normal University 5268 Renmin Street Changchun, Jilin Province
    China
    Opened: 10/05/2015
  • Additional Location
    Scotch Plains
    1776 Raritan Road
    Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
    Opened: 07/01/2013
  • Additional Location
    Sheraton Atlantic City Convention Center Hotel
    Two Convention Boulevard
    Atlantic City, NJ 08401
    Opened: 10/01/2012
  • Additional Location
    Stratford
    40 East Laurel Road
    Stratford, NJ 08084
  • Additional Location
    Western Monmouth Higher Education Center
    3680 Route 9 South
    Freehold, NJ 07728
  • Other Instructional Site
    Bartle Elementary School
    435 Mansfield Street
    Highland Park, NJ 08904
  • Other Instructional Site
    Camden County College
    William G. Rohrer Center 1889 Rt. 70 East
    Cherry Hill, NJ 08003
  • Other Instructional Site
    Centenary College Equestrian Center
    12-56 Califon Road
    Long Valley, NJ 07853
  • Other Instructional Site
    Chatham High School
    255 Lafayette Avenue
    Chatham Township, NJ 07928
  • Other Instructional Site
    Drew University
    36 Madison Avenue
    Madison, NJ 07940
  • Other Instructional Site
    Greater New Brunswick Charter School
    429 Joyce Kilmer Avenue
    New Brunswick, NJ 08901
  • Other Instructional Site
    McNair High School
    123 Coles Street
    Jersey City, NJ 07302
  • Other Instructional Site
    Monmouth County Vocational School District
    255 West End Avenue
    Long Branch, NJ 07740
  • Other Instructional Site
    Morris County Vocational School District
    400 East Main Street
    Denville, NJ 07834
  • Other Instructional Site
    National School of Public Health
    196 Alexandras Avenue
    Athens, Greece
  • Other Instructional Site
    New Brunswick Free Public Library
    60 Livingston Avenue
    New Brunswick, NJ 08901
  • Other Instructional Site
    Passaic County Technical Institute
    45 Reinhardt Road
    Wayne, NJ 07470
  • Other Instructional Site
    Picatinny
    Parker Road
    Dover, NJ 07801
  • Other Instructional Site
    Point Pleasant Beach High School
    700 Trenton Avenue
    Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742
  • Other Instructional Site
    The College of New Jersey
    2000 Pennington Road
    Ewing, NJ 08628
  • Other Instructional Site
    University of Dodoma, College of Health Sciences
    Lecture Hall West, Kiyuku Avenue
    Dodoma, Tanzania, United Republic of
  • Other Instructional Site
    Wynona's House
    185 Washington Street
    Newark, NJ 07102

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