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:
    Eastern International College
    Jersey City, NJ
  • Address:
    684 Newark Avenue
    Jersey City, NJ 07306
  • Phone:
    (201) 216-9901
  • URL:
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer (ALO):
    Dr. Julius Wangiwang
  • Commission Staff Liaison:
    Dr. Terence Peavy, Vice President

Accreditation Summary

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

  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Granted
  • Candidate Status Granted: 2017
  • Accreditation Granted: 2020
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2023-2024

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:

  • Associate's Degree or Equivalent Included within the scope:
  • Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent 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

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.

  • June 22, 2022
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution's decision to close the branch campus at 251 Washington Avenue, Belleville, NJ 07109 that has ceased operations. To remove the branch campus 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 2023-2024.
  • June 22, 2022
    To acknowledge receipt of the teach-out plan. To approve the teach-out plan for the closure of the branch campus at 251 Washington Avenue, Belleville, NJ 07109. To note that the institution will conduct and complete its own teach-out by May 30, 2024, at the main campus and that teach-out agreements are not required. To note that the branch campus closed on June 1, 2022. To note that students may obtain academic records at Eastern International College at 684 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07306.
  • October 29, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include alternative delivery method-distance education within the institution's scope of accreditation. To require written evidence of approvals from all necessary licensing, regulatory, or other legal entities as necessary. 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 2023-2024.
  • June 25, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the self-study report. To note the visit by the Commission's representatives. To grant accreditation. To request that the next self-study, in preparation for a visit in 2023-2024, provide further evidence of: (1) student learning experiences that are designed, delivered and assessed by appropriately credentialed professionals, sufficient in number, who are effective and rigorous in their teaching, regardless of instructional modality (Standard III); (2) the development and implementation of organized and systematic assessments that evaluate the extent of student achievement in general education (Standard V); (3) a clearly articulated and transparent governance structure that outlines roles, responsibilities, and accountability for decision-making by each constituency (Standard VII); 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 (Standard VII).
  • April 16, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of formal written notice from the institution in response to the Commission's request of March 9, 2020. To temporarily waive Substantive Change Policy and Procedures and allow the use of distance education to accommodate students impacted by coronavirus (COVID-19) interruptions, in accordance with United States Department of Education (USDE) guidelines published March 5, 2020. Continued use of distance education beyond the limitations of USDE guidelines will require substantive change approval in accordance with Substantive Change Policy and Procedures. This flexibility is not available for clock-hour courses that lead to licensure if the licensing body will not accept distance learning courses or hours or give credit for them toward the number of hours a student must complete. To note that the evaluation visit has been conducted and will be acted upon at the Commission's June meeting.
  • July 12, 2019
    To note that the evaluation visit is now scheduled for 2019-2020. To note that Candidate for Accreditation status is an indication that an institution is progressing toward, but is not assured of, accreditation.
  • June 21, 2018
    To accept the Candidate Progress Report and to note the visit of the Commission's representatives. To invite the institution to initiate self-study in preparation for an evaluation visit in 2020-2021. To note that Candidate for Accreditation status is an indication that an institution is progressing toward, but is not assured of, accreditation.
  • November 16, 2017
    To accept the Accreditation Readiness Report and to note the visit by the Commission's representatives. To grant Candidate for Accreditation status. To request an updated Accreditation Readiness Report, due March 1, 2018, providing updated information including but not limited to further progress toward compliance with Standards 2, 7 and 14. A candidate progress visit may follow submission of the report. To note that Candidate for Accreditation status is an indication that an institution is progressing toward, but is not assured of, accreditation.
  • November 17, 2016
    To accept the Accreditation Readiness Report and to note the visit by the Commission's representatives. To defer a decision on candidate for accreditation status. To request an updated Accreditation Readiness Report, due September 1, 2017, providing updated information including but not limited to further progress toward compliance with Standards 2 (Planning, Resource Allocation, and Institutional Renewal), 3 (Institutional Resources), 4 (Leadership and Governance), 5 (Administration), 6 (Integrity), 7 (Institutional Assessment), and 14 (Assessment of Student Learning). A small team visit will follow submission of the report.

Information about the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) is an institutional accreditor 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).