Berkeley College Receives Reaffirmation of Accreditation from the Middle States Commission on Higher Education
WOODLAND PARK, N.J. (July 16, 2018)—Berkeley College has received reaffirmation of accreditation from the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) in New Jersey and New York, following a 24-month Self-Study process and visits by Evaluation Teams.
“Reaccreditation by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education is evidence of our institutional mission to empower students to achieve lifelong success in dynamic careers,” said Michael J. Smith, President of Berkeley College. “We thank the Evaluation Team members for dedicating their time and sharing their insights throughout the reaccreditation process,” said President Smith, adding, “The results of the Middle States peer review process are a credit to the hard work and dedication of our faculty, staff and administrators.”
“The outcomes of the Self-Study, along with the extensive engagement of students and the entire Berkeley College community, enhance our vitality going forward,” added President Smith.
Over the course of the Self-Study process, more than 80 conversations took place with students, alumni, faculty, staff, administrators and the Board of Trustees.
Preparation for reaccreditation by the Middle States Commission began in 2016 and included an in-depth institutional Self-Study that resulted in two written Self-Study reports: one for Berkeley College in New Jersey and one for Berkeley College in New York. These reports were submitted to MSCHE in September 2017. The reports served as the basis for on-site evaluations by two teams of peer evaluators assigned to each state where Berkeley College operates campuses. In the Self-Study, Berkeley College considered its educational programs, policies and services, with particular attention to student learning and achievement. The College also determined how well these programs and services accomplished its goals, fulfilled its mission, and met MSCHE standards. The MSCHE will conduct its next review in 2026-2027.
About the Middle States Commission on Higher Education: The Middle States Commission on Higher Education serves higher education institutions in Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and other geographic areas in which the Commission conducts accrediting activities. The MSCHE is one of six regional accrediting bodies that oversee accreditation of more than 4,700 of the nation’s colleges and universities.
About Berkeley College: A leader in providing career-focused education since 1931, Berkeley College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and enrolls more than 7,100 students–including more than 440 international students–in its Master’s, Bachelor’s, and Associate’s degree and Certificate programs. Students can study in more than 20 career fields. Berkeley College is comprised of the Larry L. Luing School of Business®, the School of Professional Studies, the School of Health Studies and the School of Liberal Arts. The School of Graduate Studies offers an MBA in Management online and in Woodland Park, NJ.
Berkeley College has three New York campuses–Midtown Manhattan, Brooklyn and White Plains. In New Jersey there are four campuses–Newark, Paramus, Woodbridge and Woodland Park. Berkeley College Online® serves a global population. For five consecutive years, U.S. News & World Report has named Berkeley College among the Best Colleges for Online Bachelor’s Programs and among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Veterans.