Accreditation

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  • Accredited institutions, programs, and units meet mutually agreed-upon standards.  These accreditation standards typically include requirements related to student learning outcomes assessment.  This page provides information on institutional and programmatic accreditations. 

    Institutional Accreditation  

    New Jersey City University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (267-284-5000). The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

    • In 2015, NJCU will submit the Periodic Review Report. Information on planning for and preparation of this report will be posted shortly.
    • Recent reports (reverse chronological order)
      • NJCU 2012 Progress Report (available upon GothicNet login).  Report was accepted by Middle States on June 28, 2012
      • MSCHE 2010 Evaluation Team Report responding to the Self-Study (available upon GothicNet login)
      • NJCU 2010 Self -Study: Narrative, Appendicesresource website 

    Programmatic Accreditation/Recognition 

    The Art Department at New Jersey City University is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD), recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as the agency responsible for the accreditation of all art and design curricula.  

    The Business Administration Department at New Jersey City University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), recognized by the Council for Higher Education (CHEA) as a specialized accreditation agency for business education. The Department completed its Self Study in 2012.

    The Media Arts Department at New Jersey City University is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD), recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as the agency responsible for the accreditation of all art and design curricula.

     The Music, Dance, and Theatre Department at New Jersey City University is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM), recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as the agency responsible for the accreditation of all music curricula.

    The Nursing Program at New Jersey City University is accredited by the Accreditation Commission on Education in Nursing (ACEN), recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as the national accrediting body for all types of nursing education programs.  

    The program in School Psychology at New Jersey City University is conditionally approved by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP). NASP treats programs with full or conditional status equally in terms of the rights and benefits of NASP approval. 

    The Teacher Education Instructional Certificate Program and the Educational Leadership/Administration Certificate Program at New Jersey City University are accredited by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC), recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and by the U.S. Department of Education. The College of Education has program options in early childhood education, elementary and secondary education, special education, literacy education, multicultural education, and educational technology and the Educational Leadership/Administration Certificate Program.