Statement of Accreditation Status

Thomas Jefferson University

  • CEO: Dr. Stephen Klasko, President and Chief Executive Officer, Thomas Jefferson University & Jefferson Health
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Dr. Raelynn Cooter
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Kushnood Haq, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Special Focus Four-Year: Medical Schools & Centers » Four-year, small, primarily residential
  • Control: Private (Non-Profit)
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1976
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2014
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2019-2020
  • Next Mid-Point Peer Review: 2024

Contact Information

1020 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

(215) 955-6000

www.jefferson.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 relocation of the additional location at 2500 Maryland Road, Suite 200, Willow Grove, PA 19090 to 300 Lakeside Drive, Horsham, PA 19044 within the institution’s scope of accreditation. To require immediate notification when instruction commences at the new location and of the date that instruction ceases at the former location. 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. To note that the evaluation visit has occurred and will be acted upon by the Commission at the March meeting.
  • April 16, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the self-study report. To delay the On-Site Evaluation visit scheduled for Spring 2020 due to extraordinary circumstances related to coronavirus (COVID-19) interruptions and to continue accreditation. To note the institution remains accredited during a delay granted by the Commission. The Evaluation visit will be scheduled in accordance with Commission policy and procedures.
  • January 3, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at Jefferson Institute for Bioprocessing (JIB), 6 Spring House Innovation Park, Lower Gwynedd, PA 19002 within the institution’s scope of accreditation. To require immediate notification when instruction commences at the additional location. To note that the Commission may rescind this action if instruction does not commence within one calendar year from the date of this action. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2019-2020.
  • October 29, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution’s decision to close the additional location at Atlantic City Medical Center, 1925 Pacific Avenue, Atlantic City, NJ 08401. To require immediate notification when instruction ceases at the additional location. 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
  • October 29, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the reclassification of the additional location at Albert Einstein Medical Center, 5501 Old York Road, Philadelphia, PA 19141 to an other instructional site within the institution’s scope of accreditation. 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.
  • October 29, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the reclassification of the additional location at Methodist Hospital, 2301 S. Broad Street #2, Philadelphia, PA 19148 to an other instructional site within the institution’s scope of accreditation. 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.
  • October 29, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the relocation of the The Carnegie Center additional location at Stockton University, 35 S. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd, Atlantic City, NJ 08401 to Voorhees, NJ- Physician Campus, 443 Laurel Oak Road, Voorhees, NJ 08043 within the institution’s scope of accreditation. To require immediate notification when instruction commences at the new location and of the date that instruction ceases at the former location. To note the Commission may rescind this action if instruction at this location does not commence within one calendar year from the date of this action.
  • March 15, 2018
    To accept the monitoring report and to note the visit by the Commission's representatives. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2019-2020.
  • May 1, 2017
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at Jefferson College of Nursing Aria Campus, 3 Neshimany Interplex, Trevose, PA 19053 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. Operations at the additional location must commence within one calendar year from the date of this action. To remind the institution of the Commission's request of March 2, 2017 for a monitoring report due November 1, 2017 and small team visit. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2019-2020.
  • March 2, 2017
    To acknowledge receipt of the complex substantive change request. Effective July 1, 2017, to include provisionally the acquisition of Philadelphia University, 4201 Henry Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, 19144, within the scope of the institution’s accreditation, effective upon receipt of all necessary approvals. To include the change in mission within the scope of the institution’s accreditation. To include the undergraduate and graduate programs and courses that are currently offered within the Philadelphia University College of Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE), Kinbar College of Design, Engineering and Commerce, and College of Science, Health, and the Liberal Arts (CSHLA) within the scope of the institution’s accreditation and to note that this is a significant departure from existing educational programs. To approve the teach-out agreement and to note the transfer to Thomas Jefferson University of Philadelphia University student records, programs, and services. To include provisionally within the scope of the institution’s accreditation the following additional locations pending a site visit within six months of the date of the acquisition: (1) 4201 Henry Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, 19144; (2) Bucks County Campus, Bucks County Technology Park, 4800 E. Street Road, Trevose, PA, 19053; and (3) The Carnegie Center, Stockton University, 35 S. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd, Atlantic City, NJ, 08401. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations at these locations. Operations at the additional locations must commence within one calendar year from the date of this action. To request a monitoring report due November 1, 2017, documenting further steps taken to ensure that the combined university can demonstrate (1) a financial planning and budgeting process aligned with institutional mission and goals (Standard 3); (2) a governing body and administrative leaders with appropriate expertise to carry out their institutional responsibilities (Standards 4 and 5); (3) fair and impartial processes, published and widely available, to ensure the equitable treatment of all constituencies (Standards 6, 8, 9, 10); and educational offerings, provided at all levels and through all modalities, that are congruent with institutional mission and goals (Standards 11, 12, 13). A small team visit will follow submission of the monitoring report and occur within six months of the effective date of the acquisition. In accordance with the Commission’s policy on Substantive Change (version 082516) to direct the institution to commence early self-study in preparation for an evaluation visit in 2019-2020.
  • August 29, 2016
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at Abington Health, 2500 Maryland Road, Suite 200, Willow Grove, PA 19090 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. Operations at the additional location must commence within one calendar year from the date of this action. The date for the next accreditation review will be determined by the Commission when it revises the accreditation cycle.
  • June 23, 2016
    To accept the progress report. To remind the institution that prior approval of a complex substantive change is required for any plans relating to institutional integration, merger, or acquisition. The date for the next accreditation review will be determined by the Commission when it revises the accreditation cycle.
  • June 26, 2014
    To reaffirm accreditation. To request a progress report due April 1, 2016 documenting (1) continued development and implementation of a) a financial planning and budgeting process aligned with the institution’s mission and strategic plan and b) comprehensive facilities and technology master plans aligned with the institution’s mission, goals, and resource allocation process (Standard 3); and (2) the continued implementation and assessment of the effectiveness of the recently approved new organization structure and its impact on the quality of academic programs and institutional finances. (Standard 5) The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2019.
  • April 29, 2013
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request, to note the institution's decision to close its additional location at Geisinger Medical Center, 100 North Academy Avenue, Danville, PA 17821, to approve the teach-out plan and to remove this additional location from the scope of the institution's accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2013-2014.
  • 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:

  • 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
    Bucks County Campus
    Bucks County Technology Park 4800 E. Street Road
    Trevose, PA 19053
    Opened: 07/01/2017
  • Additional Location
    East Falls Campus
    4201 Henry Avenue
    Philadelphia, PA 19144
    Opened: 07/01/2017
  • Additional Location
    Jefferson College of Nursing - Dixon Campus
    300 Lakeside Drive
    Horsham, PA 19044
    Opened: 10/29/2020
  • Additional Location
    Jefferson College of Nursing - Dixon Campus
    300 Lakeside Drive
    Horesham, PA 19044
  • Additional Location
    Jefferson College of Nursing Aria Campus
    3 Neshimany Interplex
    Trevose, PA 19053
  • Additional Location
    Jefferson Institute for Bioprocessing (JIB)
    6 Spring House Innovation Park
    Lower Gwynedd, PA 19002
    Opened: 01/15/2020
  • Additional Location
    Voorhees NJ - Physician Assistant Campus
    443 Laurel Oak Rd
    Voorhees, NJ 08043
    Opened: 10/29/2019
  • Other Instructional Site
    Council for Relationships
    4025 Chestnut Street
    Phila, PA 19004

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