Accreditation and State Regulatory

University Accreditation

Rutgers University, 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 University 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. 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 University 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

2013 Documentation for Compliance with Accreditation - Relevant Federal Regulations

Programmatic Accreditation

 

Programs within Rutgers University’s 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

Professional Licensure

BEFORE applying to a program that leads to professional licensure such as Master of Social Work, students must contact the appropriate licensing agency in their home states to confirm that a Rutgers University program (including an online program if applicable) meets the requirements for licensure in that state.

State Authorization

New Jersey

Rutgers University, The State University of New Jersey is authorized by the New Jersey Secretary of Higher Education, P.O. Box 542, Trenton, NJ 08625.

 

Alaska

Online programs offered by Rutgers University (New Brunswick, Newark, and Camden campuses) are exempt from authorization in Alaska under AS 14.48.

 

Arizona

Because Rutgers University is an out-of-state public degree-granting institution, the University is not required to obtain authorization from the Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education.

 

California

Because Rutgers University is an out-of-state public degree-granting institution, the University is not under the purview of the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education.

 

Colorado

Because Rutgers University does not have a physical presence in Colorado, the University is not required to obtain authorization from the Colorado Commission on Higher Education.

 

RN to BSN program: Prospective students residing in Colorado are excluded from enrolling in the online RN to BSN program. 

 

Delaware

Rutgers University has full approval status from the Delaware Department of Education.

 

Florida

Because Rutgers University does not have a physical presence in Florida, the University is not required to obtain authorization from the Florida Commission for Independent Education.

 

RN to BSN program: Prospective students residing in Florida are excluded from enrolling in the online RN to BSN program. 

 

Georgia

Because Rutgers University does not have a physical presence in Georgia, the University is not required to obtain authorization from the Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission.

 

MSW program: Prospective students residing in Georgia are excluded from enrolling in the online MSW program. 

 

Hawaii

Because Rutgers University does not have a physical presence in Hawaii, the University is not required to obtain authorization from the Hawaii Postsecondary Education Authorization Program.

 

Idaho

Because Rutgers University does not have a physical presence in Idaho, the University is not required to obtain authorization from the Idaho State Board of Education.

 

Illinois

Rutgers University has approval from the Illinois Board of Higher Education.

 

Indiana

This institution is authorized by the Indiana Board for Proprietary Education, 101 W. Ohio St. Suite 670, Indianapolis, IN 46204-1984.

 

Indiana students who voluntarily withdraw from all courses will receive a tuition refund as follows: prior to start, 0% of term = 100% refund; less than 10% of term = 90% refund; 10% up to but not including 25% = 75% refund; 25% up to but not including 50% = 50% refund; 50% up to but not including 75% = 25% refund; more than 75% = no refund. Rutgers will make a proper refund, within thirty-one (31) days of the student's request for cancellation. If the student has paid tuition extending beyond twelve (12) months all such charges shall be refunded.

 

Iowa

Because Rutgers University does not have a physical presence in Iowa, the University is not required to obtain authorization from the Iowa Student Aid Commission.

 

RN to BSN program: Prospective students residing in Iowa are excluded from enrolling in the online RN to BSN program. 

MSW program: Prospective students residing in Iowa are excluded from enrolling in the online MSW program. 

 

Kentucky

Because Rutgers University does not have a physical presence in Kentucky, the University is not required to obtain authorization from the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education.

 

RN to BSN program: Prospective students residing in Kentucky are excluded from enrolling in the online RN to BSN program. 

MSW program: Prospective students residing in Kentucky are excluded from enrolling in the online MSW program. 

 

Louisiana

Rutgers University is currently licensed by the Board of Regents of the State of Louisiana. Licenses are renewed by the State Board of Regents every two years. Licensed institutions have met minimal operational standards set forth by the state, but licensure does not constitute accreditation, guarantee the transferability of credit, nor signify that programs are certifiable by any professional agency or organization.

 

Maine

Because Rutgers University does not have a physical presence in Maine, the University is not required to obtain authorization from the Maine Department of Education.

 

RN to BSN program: Prospective students residing in Maine are excluded from enrolling in the online RN to BSN program. 

MSW program: Prospective students residing in Maine are excluded from enrolling in the online MSW program. 

 

Maryland

Rutgers University is registered with the Maryland Higher Education Commission to offer exclusively online programs to Maryland residents.

 

The refund policy for Maryland students is as follows: Proportion of Total Course, Program, or Term completed as of Date of Withdrawal or Termination Tuition Refund: Less than 10% = 90% refund; 10% up to but not including 20% = 80% refund; 20% up to but not including 30% = 60% refund; 30% up to but not including 40% = 40% refund; 40% up to and including 60% = 20% refund; More than 61% = No refund

 

Massachusetts

Because Rutgers University does not have a physical presence in Massachusetts, the University is not required to obtain authorization from the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education.

 

Michigan

Rutgers University has approval from the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs – Private Postsecondary Education.

 

Mississippi

Because Rutgers University does not have a physical presence in Mississippi, the University is not required to obtain authorization from the Mississippi Commission on College Accreditation.

 

Missouri

Rutgers University – New Brunswick has authorization from the Missouri Department of Higher Education.

 

Montana

Rutgers University has authorization from the Montana Board of Regents.

 

Nebraska

Because Rutgers University does not have a physical presence in Nebraska, the University is not required to obtain authorization from the Nebraska Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education.

 

Nevada

Rutgers University is licensed by the Nevada Commission on Postsecondary Education.

 

New Hampshire

Because Rutgers University does not have a physical presence in New Hampshire, the University is not required to obtain authorization from the New Hampshire Department of Education, Division of Higher Education.

 

RN to BSN program: Prospective students residing in New Hampshire are excluded from enrolling in the online RN to BSN program. 

MSW program: Prospective students residing in New Hampshire are excluded from enrolling in the online MSW program. 

 

New Mexico

Because Rutgers University does not have a physical presence in New Mexico, the University is not required to obtain authorization from the New Mexico Higher Education Department.

 

New York

Because Rutgers University does not have a physical presence in New York, the University is not required to obtain authorization from the New York Office of College and university Evaluation.

 

North Carolina

Because Rutgers University does not have a physical presence in North Carolina, the University is not required to obtain authorization from the North Carolina Board of Governors for the University of North Carolina – General Administration.

 

RN to BSN program: Prospective students residing in North Carolina are excluded from enrolling in the online RN to BSN program. 

MSW program: Prospective students residing in North Carolina are excluded from enrolling in the online MSW program. 

 

Ohio

Because Rutgers University does not have a physical presence in Ohio, the University is not required to obtain authorization from the Ohio Board of Regents.

 

RN to BSN program: Prospective students residing in Ohio are excluded from enrolling in the online RN to BSN program. 

MSW program: Prospective students residing in Ohio are excluded from enrolling in the online MSW program. 

 

Oklahoma

Because Rutgers University does not have a physical presence in Oklahoma, the University is not required to obtain authorization from the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education.

 

RN to BSN program: Prospective students residing in Oklahoma are excluded from enrolling in the online RN to BSN program. 

 

Pennsylvania

Rutgers University has authorization from the Pennsylvania Department of Education – Division of Higher Education.

 

Puerto Rico

Because Rutgers University does not have a physical presence in Puerto Rico, the University is not required to obtain authorization from the Puerto Rico Council on Higher Education.

 

RN to BSN program: Prospective students residing in Puerto Rico are excluded from enrolling in the online RN to BSN program. 

MSW program: Prospective students residing in Puerto Rico are excluded from enrolling in the online MSW program. 

 

South Carolina

Because Rutgers University does not have a physical presence in South Carolina, the University is not required to obtain authorization from the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education.

 

South Dakota

Because Rutgers University does not have a physical presence in South Dakota, the University is not required to obtain authorization from the South Dakota Secretary of State – Postsecondary Education.

 

Tennessee

Because Rutgers University does not have a physical presence in Tennessee, the University is not required to obtain authorization from the Tennessee Higher Education Commission.

 

RN to BSN program: Prospective students residing in Tennessee are excluded from enrolling in the online RN to BSN program. 

MSW program: Prospective students residing in Tennessee are excluded from enrolling in the online MSW program. 

 

Texas

Because Rutgers University does not have a physical presence in Texas, the University is not required to obtain authorization from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

 

RN to BSN program: Prospective students residing in Texas are excluded from enrolling in the online RN to BSN program. 

MSW program: Prospective students residing in Texas are excluded from enrolling in the online MSW program. 

 

Utah

Rutgers University (New Brunswick, Newark, and Camden campuses) has authorization from the Utah Division of Consumer Protection.

 

Vermont

Because Rutgers University does not have a physical presence in Vermont, the University is not required to obtain authorization from the Vermont Agency of Education.

 

MSW program: Prospective students residing in Vermont are excluded from enrolling in the online MSW program.

 

Virginia

Because Rutgers University does not have a physical presence in Virginia, the University is not required to obtain authorization from the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia.

 

Washington

Because Rutgers University does not have a physical presence in Washington, the University is not required to obtain authorization from the Washington Student Achievement Council.

 

RN to BSN program: Prospective students residing in Washington are excluded from enrolling in the online RN to BSN program. 

MSW program: Prospective students residing in Washington are excluded from enrolling in the online MSW program. 

 

West Virginia

Rutgers University has authorization from the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission.

 

RN to BSN program: Prospective students residing in West Virginia are excluded from enrolling in the online RN to BSN program. 

 

Wisconsin

Because Rutgers University is an out-of-state public degree-granting institution, the University is not under the purview of the Wisconsin Educational Approval Board.

 

Wyoming

Rutgers University (New Brunswick, Newark, and Camden campuses) has authorization from the Wyoming Department of Education.