Statement of Accreditation Status

Sussex County Community College

  • CEO: Dr. Jon Connolly, President
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Dr. Cory Homer
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Sean McKitrick, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Associate's Colleges: High Transfer-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional » Two-year, small
  • Control: Public
  • Former Name(s): Sussex County Community College Commission
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1993
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2018
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2025-2026

Contact Information

One College Hill
Newton, NJ 07860-9937

(973) 300-2100

www.sussex.edu

  • June 23, 2021
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at 41-47 Main Street, Newton, NJ 07860 within the institution's scope of accreditation. To note the Commission may rescind this action 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 2025-2026.
  • November 15, 2018
    To acknowledge receipt of the self-study report. To note the visit by the Commission's representatives. To reaffirm accreditation. 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) accurately described academic programs and outcomes that enable students to understand and follow program requirements and time to completion (Standard III); (2) the development and implementation of organized and systematic assessments that evaluate the extent of student achievement in all programs (Standard V); (3) financial planning and budget processes that are aligned with mission, goals and objectives and are evidence-based (Standard VI); and, (4) a governing body that provides oversight at the policy level and is informed in all its operations by principles of good practice in board governance and engages in the periodic assessment of governance (Standard VII).The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2025-2026.
  • June 22, 2017
    To note the visit by the Commission's representative and to affirm inclusion of the additional location at Vernon Township High School, 1832 County Rd. 565 ,Glenwood, New Jersey USA 07418 within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2017-2018.
  • August 29, 2016
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include provisionally the additional location at Vernon Township High School, 1832 County Road 565, Glenwood, NJ 07418 within the scope of the institution's accreditation pending a site visit within six months of the commencement of operations. 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 next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2017-2018.
  • May 2, 2016
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the online Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts and Associate of Science in Business Administration degrees within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2017-2018.
  • November 19, 2015
    To accept the monitoring report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2017-2018.
  • November 20, 2014
    To accept the monitoring report and to note the visit by the Commission's representatives. To request a monitoring report, due October 1, 2015, documenting further implementation of an organized and sustainable process to improve institutional effectiveness and student learning, with evidence that assessment information is used in budgeting, planning, and resource allocation (Standard 7 and 14). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2017-2018.
  • November 20, 2014
    To accept the Supplemental Information Report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2017-2018.
  • August 28, 2014
    To request a supplemental information report, due October 6, 2014, addressing the following issues: (1) a conflict of interest policy for the governing body (and fiduciary body members, if such a body exists), which addresses matters such as remuneration, contractual relationships, employment, family, financial or other interests that could pose conflicts of interest, and that assures that those interests are disclosed and that they do not interfere with the impartiality of governing body members or outweigh the greater duty to secure and ensure the academic and fiscal integrity of the institution (Standard 4); (2) policies and procedures that ensure sound ethical practices including the avoidance of conflict of interest or the appearance of such conflict in all its activities and among all its constituents (Standard 6); and (3) periodic assessment of the integrity evidenced in institutional policies, processes, practices, and the manner in which these are implemented (Standard 6). To further request that the Commission be informed about any and all significant developments related to any investigation(s) into the matter of ethics violations by the trustees of the College. Copies of the report(s) that follow from any investigations must be submitted to the Commission within 10 business days of their completion.
  • 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. To request a monitoring report, due September 1, 2014, documenting further implementation of (1) adequate institutional controls with rational and consistent policies and procedures in place to determine allocation of assets (Standard 3) and (2) a comprehensive, organized, and sustained process for the assessment of institutional effectiveness, including student learning, with evidence that assessment information is used in budgeting and planning (Standards 7, 12 and 14). A small team visit will follow submission of the report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2017-2018.
  • 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) Included within the scope
  • Associate's Degree or Equivalent Included within the scope
  • Additional Location
    McGuire Technical Education Center
    41-47 Main Street
    Newton, NJ 07860
    Opened: 12/21/2021
  • Additional Location
    Newton Memorial Hospital
    175 High Street
    Newton, NJ 07860
  • Additional Location
    Vernon Township High School
    1832 County Road 565
    Glenwood, NJ 07418
    Opened: 09/06/2016
  • Other Instructional Site
    Camp Nejeda
    910 Saddleback Road
    Newton, NJ 07860
  • Other Instructional Site
    Centenary University
    400 Jefferson Street
    Hackettstown, NJ 07840
  • Other Instructional Site
    Centenary University
    400 Jefferson Street
    Hackettstown, NJ 07840
  • Other Instructional Site
    Delaware Valley High School
    256 U.S Route 6
    Milford, PA 18337
  • Other Instructional Site
    High Point High School
    299 Pigeon Hill Road
    Sussex, NJ 07461
  • Other Instructional Site
    Hopatcong High School
    2 Windsor Avenue
    Hopatcong, NJ 07843
  • Other Instructional Site
    Kittatinny Regional High School
    77 Halsey Road
    Newton, NJ 07860
  • Other Instructional Site
    Lenape Valley High School
    28 Sparta Road
    Stanhope, NJ 07874
  • Other Instructional Site
    Leonia High School
    100 Christie Heights Street
    Leonia, NJ 07605
  • Other Instructional Site
    McGuire Instructional Site
    47 Main Street
    Newton, NJ 07860
  • Other Instructional Site
    Newton High School
    44 Ryerson Avenue
    Newton, NJ 07860
  • Other Instructional Site
    Peters Valley Craft Center
    19 Kuhn Rd, Layton, NJ
    Layton, NJ 07851
  • Other Instructional Site
    Public Safety Training Academy
    114 Morris Turnpike
    newton, NJ 07860
  • Other Instructional Site
    Sparta High School
    70 West Mountain Road
    Sparta, NJ 07871
  • Other Instructional Site
    Sussex County Technical School
    105 North Church
    Sparta, NJ 07871
  • Other Instructional Site
    Thorlabs
    56 Sparta Avenue
    Newton, NJ 07860
  • Other Instructional Site
    Thorlabs Machine Works
    435 US-206
    Newton, NJ 07860
  • Other Instructional Site
    Veritas Christian School
    385 Houses Corner Rd
    Sparta Township, NJ 07871
  • Other Instructional Site
    Vernon High School
    1832 Route 565
    Vernon, NJ 07462
  • Other Instructional Site
    Wallkill Valley Regional High School
    10 Grumm Road
    Hamburg, NJ 07419

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