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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.

University Accreditation

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.  

MSCHE - Rutgers Statement of Accreditation Status

2013 Periodic Review Report

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2013 Documentation for Compliance with Accreditation - Relevant Federal Regulations

2008 Decennial Review

2003 Periodic Review Report



Middle States Periodic Review Response 2003

1998 Decennial Review




Program Accreditation

Programs within Rutgers' schools and colleges are accredited by the following agencies:


  • AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
  • Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.
  • Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
  • American Bar Association
  • American Chemical Society
  • American Library Association
  • American Physical Therapy Association
  • American Psychological Association
  • American Society of Landscape Architects
  • Association of American Law Schools
  • Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
  • Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs
  • Council on Education for Public Health
  • Council on Social Work Education
  • National Association of Schools of Dance
  • National Association of Schools of Music
  • National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration
    Planning Accreditation Board
  • Teacher Education Accreditation Council



General Accreditation Information

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Middle States Commission on Higher Education

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Council for Higher Education Accreditation



CHEA - Recognized Accrediting Organizations (September 2012)

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US Department of Education - Regional and National Institutional Accrediting Agencies



Online Program State Authorizatons

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