Consumer Information

Accreditation

William Paterson University is accredited by the Middle State Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) https://www.msche.org/ . The University’s accreditation was re-affirmed by the commission in 2016 and is due for its next self-study visit in March, 2021 with a mid-point peer review due in 2025. The University’s accreditation status can be accessed on MSCHE website at: https://www.msche.org/institution/0240/

The MSCHE contact address is:

3624 Market Street
Suite 2 West
Philadelphia, PA 19104

MSCHE link for complaint against member institutions can be accessed at: https://www.msche.org/complaints

Link to State of New Jersey Office of the Secretary of Higher Education Complaint website: https://www.state.nj.us/highereducation/OSHEComplaintInstructions.shtml

Accredited Programs at the University

The following academic programs of the University are accredited by program specific accrediting bodies as presented below- 

Accreditor Name

Name of Program

Most Recent Year Accredited

Year Accreditation Ends

Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)-Institution-wide accreditation

University Accreditation

2011 (PRR 2016)

2021

American Chemical Society (ACS) certifies the BA and BS degrees in chemistry

Chemistry-BA and BS Degrees

2016

2021

Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) 

Cotsakos College of Business

2020

2025

Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE)

Athletic Training-BS

2016-2017

2026-2027

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

Nursing- APRN certificate, BS, MSN, and DNP Degrees

2020

2030

Computing Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)

Computer Science- BS

2020

2026

Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)

Professional Counseling-M.Ed.

current MHC started 2009

2022

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

College of Education

2021 (final report in progress)

2028 (on a 7-yr cycle)

Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech Language Pathology (CAA)

Communication Disorders-MS

2013

2021

Masters in Psychology Accreditation Council (MPCAC)

Clinical and Counseling Psychology- master of arts degree

2015

2025

National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD)

Art and Art History in BA, BFA, MFA

2012

2022

National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) Professional Services Board

Music- BA, BM, MM Degrees

2015

2025

New Jersey Board of Nursing

Nursing- BS

2013

2023

Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)

Public Health/Health Education-BS

2014

2021

American Psychological Assoc

Psy D Clinical Psychology

2018 accredited on contingency

2021 updated self-study required


Student Right to Know

    1. Graduation and completion rate for the student body disaggregated by gender, ethnicity, and receipt of Pell Grants
    2. Retention and graduation rate by major
    3. Overall cohort graduation rate
    4. Process for withdrawing as a student
    5. Cost of attendance (i.e., net tuition calculator)
    6. Policies on refund and return of Title IV funds
    7. Names of applicable accrediting agencies (see table of accredited programs at the University above)
    8. Description of facilities and accommodations available for the disabled
    9. Policy on enrollment in study abroad
    10. Licensure pass rate for the most recent three years-
    11. Policies covering Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP), attendance, and leave of absence

State Required Accountability Report
https://www.wpunj.edu/institutional-effectiveness/accountability/2019.pdf

Student Achievement Page
https://www.wpunj.edu/institutional-effectiveness/accountability/student-achievements

Note
William Paterson University is not regulated in Texas under Texas Education Code, Chapter 132.