Institutional Research and Academic Planning

Middle States Commission on Higher Education Reaccredits Rutgers University - June 21, 2018

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education voted on June 21, 2018 to reaffirm the accreditation of all Rutgers University locations for the period July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2027.  This concludes a three year process by over 100 members of the University in preparing a Self-Study Report for the Commission’s review, followed by Commission visits to the University by a nine member team, in the early months of 2018.  In its final report, the review team commended the University for its focus on affordability and accessibility across geographic, economic, ethnic, and racial differences; undertaking transformative change in its financial and information systems; demonstrating excellence in educational effectiveness and assessment; and for the accomplishments achieved so far in the integration of the majority of units of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.  With the completion of this accreditation review, the Commission is moving Rutgers to a transitional nine-year review cycle, followed by the new standard eight-year accreditation cycle.  This website provides information about the reaccreditation process.

Read the accreditation affirmation letter from the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, here.

View the University’s updated Statement of Accreditation Status, here.

Read President Robert Barchi’s comments to the entire Rutgers community on the recent accreditation, here.

Access the Final Middle States Self-Study Report, endorsed by the Board of Governors on January 29, 2018, here.