Institutional Accreditation

Pursuant to the United States Department of Education Program Integrity Rule, 34 C.F.R., 668.43(b), Stockton University must make available to all prospective and current students information regarding Stockton's accreditation and licensing. It also must make available contact information for filing complaints with its accreditor, state approval entity, and with any other state official or licensing entity.

Accreditation and Licensing

Stockton University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) at 1007 North Orange Street, 4th Floor, MB #166, Wilmington, DE 19801. The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U. S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) is a global institutional accreditor recognized by the United States Secretary of Education since 1952. As an accreditor and member of the regulatory triad, MSCHE assures students and the public of the educational quality for its over 500 institutions of higher education. The Commission’s accreditation process ensures institutional accountability, self-appraisal, improvement, and innovation through peer review and the rigorous application of standards within the context of institutional mission.

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Filing Complaints

Complaints can be filed with the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (see address above). A filing process can also be found at the following link: New Jersey Office of the Secretary of Higher Education.

Programmatic/Specialized Accrediting Agencies*

*These accreditors are recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and/or Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

Other Accreditors, Professional Associations and Certifying Agencies

  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
  • Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS) Endorsement for Academic Quality  
  • Academy for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE) - formerly Association for Gerontology in Higher Education
  • American Chemical Society (ACS)
  • American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB)
  • Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA)
  • National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC)
  • National Environmental Health Sciences & Protection Accreditation Council (EHAC)
  • New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police (NJSACOP)
  • State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement- NC SARA