Accreditation

Accreditation

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.

2019-2020 Self-Study 

In 2014, the MSCHE Standards for Accreditation and Requirements of Affiliation were revised. The accreditation process was also revised. Key changes to the process include:

  • Annual institutional updates (AIUs) reporting on student outcomes and financial health
  • Change to an eight year cycle
  • Replacement of the Periodic Review Report with trend review of previous AIUs
  • Inclusion of an electronic document room for self-study, reviewed prior to the site visit
  • Ability to focus the self-study narrative on continuous improvement initiatives

Preparations for our Self-Study are underway.  Professor Tracy Amerman, Professor Fran Moran, and AVP Sue Gerber will lead the Self-Study Team. See The MSCHE 2020 webpage for details.

Programmatic Accreditation/Recognition

The Art Department at New Jersey City University is accredited by the National Associationof Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). NASAD is has been designated by the United States Department of Education as the agency responsible for the accreditation throughout the United States of freestandinginstitutions, and units offering art/design and art/design-related programs (both degree- and non-degree-granting), including those offered via distance education.

The Business programs in the School of Business at New Jersey City University are 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. Information from the 2017 reporting includes:

The Counseling programs, housed within the College of Education at New Jersey City University, are accredited by The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), recognized by the Council of Higher Education (CHEA).

The  Media Arts Department at New Jersey City University is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). NASAD is has been designated by the United States Department of Education as the agency responsible for the accreditation throughout the United States of freestandinginstitutions, and units offering art/design and art/design-related programs (both degree- and non-degree-granting), including those offered via distance education.

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 baccalaureate program in Nursing at New Jersey City University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791. The masters degree program in Nursing at New Jersey City University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

The program in School Psychology at New Jersey City University is approved by the National Associationof School Psychologists (NASP). The School Psychology program is also recognized by the International School Psychology Association (ISPA).

New Jersey City University educator preparation programs are housed in the Deborah Cannon Partridge Wolfe College of Education. Instructional certificate teacher education programs at New Jersey City University are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation(CAEP) at the initial licensure level. Advanced-level teacher education programs at New Jersey City University are accredited by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC).

 

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