Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is a member of the Association of American Universities, a prestigious body of 62 public and private research institutions.
Rutgers is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), a voluntary, nongovernmental, peer-based membership association dedicated to promoting standards of excellence and improvement in higher education.
The comprehensive, decennial reviews include the preparation of a university-wide
self-study and a site visit conducted by a team of external peer educators
who report to the MSCHE. Five years after each decennial review,
there is an interim evaluation. For this assessment, Rutgers creates
a Periodic Review Report (PRR) which is a study of the university in light
of any recommendations made during the previous comprehensive evaluation.