Recognizing the importance of a sound education, NJCU accreditation has been conferred by a number of national and program-specific accrediting bodies.
Why is accreditation important? How is it obtained?
According to the Department of Education, “The goal of accreditation is to ensure that education provided by institutions of higher education meets acceptable levels of quality. Accrediting agencies, which are private educational associations of regional or national scope, develop evaluation criteria and conduct peer evaluations to assess whether or not those criteria are met. Institutions and/or programs that request an agency's evaluation and that meet an agency's criteria are then accredited by that agency.”1
New Jersey City University Accreditations and Memberships
New Jersey City University accredition has been earned through the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
NJCU Instructional and Leadership Programs in the Deborah Cannon Partridge Wolfe College of Education, at the undergraduate and graduate level, are accredited by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC). All NJCU education programs are approved by the New Jersey State Department of Education. The Counseling program, also in the College of Education, is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).
The Arts and Media Arts Programs in the William J. Maxwell College of Arts and Sciences are approved by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design; the College's Music Education Program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music.
The Business Administration Program in the College of Professional Studies is accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs; the College's Nursing Program is accredited by the National League for Nursing, and its School Psychology Program is accredited by the National Association of School Psychologists.
New Jersey City University is a member of the American Association of Colleges and Universities and the National Collegiate Athletic Association.