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.  

Middle States Reaccreditation 2018

Middle States 2018 Accreditation Affirmation Letter

Middle States Reaccreditation 2018 Documents

MSCHE - Rutgers Statement of Accreditation Status

2013 Periodic Review Report

2013 Documentation for Compliance with Accreditation - Relevant Federal Regulations

2008 Decennial Review

2003 Periodic Review Report

2003 Middle States Periodic Review Response

1998 Decennial Review