Statement of Accreditation Status
Eastern International College
Jersey City, NJ
Chief Executive Officer:
Dr. Bashir Mohsen, CEO
Special Focus Four-Year: Other Health Professions Schools » Four-year, very small, primarily nonresidential
684 Newark Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07306
Accreditation Liaison Officer (ALO):
Dr. Julius WangiWang
Commission Staff Liaison:
Dr. Sean McKitrick, Vice President
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.
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: 2027-2028
Alternative Delivery Methods
The following represents approved alternative delivery methods included in the scope of the institution’s accreditation:
Not approved for this delivery method
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
The following represents branch campuses, additional locations, and other instructional sites that are included within the scope of the institution’s accreditation:
251 Washinton Avenue
Belleville, NJ 07109
Definitions: For definitions of branch campus, additional locations, or other instructional sites, see the Commission’s Substantive Change Policy and Procedures.
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 25, 2020To 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, 2020To 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, 2019To 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, 2018To 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, 2017To 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, 2016To 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 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).