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

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