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Accreditation and Licensure

Accreditation

MSCHE

What Does Accreditation Mean?

Accreditation

Thomas Edison State University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. (267-284-5000). The MSCHE is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

Professional Accreditations

In addition to our institutional accreditation, Thomas Edison State University has earned specialized and program-specific accreditations recognizing the quality of our degree programs.

Our Professional Accreditations Include:

CCNE

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master’s degree program in nursing, and doctor of nursing practice program at Thomas Edison State University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Thomas Edison State University is accredited by the New Jersey Board of Nursing, PO Box 45010, Newark, NJ 07101, (973) 504-6430.

ABET

The following programs at Thomas Edison State University are accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET. ABET is a specialized accrediting agency recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

ACBSP

The following business programs at Thomas Edison State University are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP):

Accreditation documentation can be obtained by contacting the accrediting agency directly.

CAAHEP

The following Polysomnography programs at Thomas Edison State University were awarded initial accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). Continuing accreditation status is valid from March 17, 2017 until 2022.

CAEP

Thomas Edison State University’s Master of Arts in Educational Leadership Program, which is designed to prepare educators for roles in school leadership, is awarded Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) accreditation by the Inquiry Brief Commission of the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) for a period of seven years, from April 2015 and April 2022. The accreditation does not include individual education courses that the EPP offers to P-12 educators for professional development, relicensure or other purposes. This accreditation certifies that the forenamed professional education program has provided evidence that the program adheres to TEAC’s quality principles. The TEAC Public Performance Disclosure as applicable to the Educational Leadership program is available online.

Licensure

Thomas Edison State College was established by the New Jersey Board of Higher Education on July 1, 1972 and was established as a State College in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 64 of Title 18A on May 18, 1973. Thomas Edison State College was renamed Thomas Edison State University on December 21, 2015 and continues to operate as a licensed New Jersey higher education institution under the provisions of the NEW JERSEY ADMINISTRATIVE CODE, TITLE 9A:1-1.3(e).

The New Jersey Office of the Secretary of Higher Education is the state licensing entity for Thomas Edison State University.

Students desiring to file a complaint with the NJ Office of the Secretary of Higher Education should follow the procedures established by the Office of the Secretary using the following link: www.state.nj.us/highereducation/OSHEComplaintInstructions.shtml

Note: Students should follow Thomas Edison State University complaint procedures before contacting the Office of the Secretary of Higher Education. The Office of the Secretary of Higher Education (OSHE) will not review a complaint until all grievance procedures at the institution have been followed, all avenues of appeal exhausted, and documentation provided that such procedures have been exhausted.

NC-SARA

National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA)
The State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements, commonly known as SARA, is an agreement among member states, districts and territories that establishes comparable national standards for interstate offering of postsecondary distance education.

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