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:
    Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
    New Brunswick, NJ
  • Address:
    Old Queens Building
    New Brunswick, NJ 08901
  • Phone:
    (732) 445-4636
  • URL:
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer (ALO):
    Mr. James Burkley
  • Commission Staff Liaison:
    Dr. Melissa Hardin, Vice President

Accreditation Summary

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

  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1921
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2018
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2026-2027
  • Next Mid-Point Peer Review: 2023

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 (1-2 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:
  • 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:

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
Albert C. Wagner Youth Correctional Facility
500 Ward Avenue
Bordentown, NJ 08505
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
Additional Location
Camden County College
College Drive
Blackwood, NJ 08012
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
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
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
Additional Location
Edna Mahan Correctional Facility for Women
30 County Route 513
Clinton, NJ 08809
Additional Location
Educational Testing Service
Rosedale Road
Princeton, NJ 08541
Additional Location
Garden State Youth Correctional Facility
Highbridge Road
Yardville, NJ 08620
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
Additional Location
Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst
3829 School House Road
Lakehurst, NJ 08641
Additional Location
Marymount Manhattan College
221 East 71st Street
New York, NY 10021
Additional Location
Mercer County Community College
1200 Old Trenton Road
West Windsor, NJ 08550
Additional Location
National Library of Singapore
100 Victoria Street
Singapore
Additional Location
Neptune Township School District
60 Neptune Boulevard
Neptune, NJ 07753
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
Additional Location
Octagon 10 Office Center
1719 Route 10
Parsippany, NJ 07054
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
Additional Location
Rider University
2083 Lawrenceville Road
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
Additional Location
Rowan College at Burlington County
3331 Route 38
Mount Laurel, NJ 08054
Additional Location
Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences
65 Bergen Street
Newark, NJ 07107
Additional Location
Rutgers EcoComplex
1200 Florence-Columbus Road
Bordentown, NJ 08505
Additional Location
Rutgers School of Social Work
390 George Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Additional Location
Rutgers University - Newark Institute at NENU
Northeast Normal University 5268 Renmin Street Changchun, Jilin Province
China
Additional Location
Scotch Plains
1776 Raritan Road
Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
Additional Location
Sheraton Atlantic City Convention Center Hotel
Two Convention Boulevard
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
Additional Location
Stratford
40 East Laurel Road
Stratford, NJ 08084
Additional Location
Western Monmouth Higher Education Center
3680 Route 9 South
Freehold, NJ 07728
Additional Location
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
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.

  • March 4, 2021
    To acknowledge receipt of the supplemental information report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2026-2027.
  • 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.

Information about the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) is one of seven institutional accrediting organizations 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).