Centenary University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. All Centenary University degree and certificate programs are approved by the State of New Jersey Office of the Secretary of Higher Education. Information regarding Distance Education and disciplinary accreditations are also contained on this page.

(MSCHE) – Middle States Commission on Higher Education

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), located at 1007 North Orange Street, 4th Floor, MB #166, Wilmington, DE 19801, is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. The Commission is a voluntary, non-governmental, membership association that defines, maintains, and promotes educational excellence across institutions with diverse missions, student populations, and resources. It examines each institution as a whole, rather than specific programs within institutions. Centenary has been an accredited institution with Middle States since 1932.

Learn more about Centenary University’s current MSCHE accreditation status.

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Disciplinary Accreditations

Several undergraduate and graduate programs at Centenary University have demonstrated their high quality standards and dedication to sound assessment by voluntarily securing accreditation by a disciplinary or professional organization.  These continuous assessment processes dictated by CAEP, CSWE, and IACBE go above and beyond our Institutional Expectations for Assessment (2017). In recognition of this excellence in assessment, Centenary will not subject these high-quality programs to overlapping and unnecessarily duplicative assessment requirements.

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(CAEP) – Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

CAEP advances excellent educator preparation through evidence-based accreditation that assures quality and supports continuous improvement to strengthen P-12 student learning. CAEP stands on a strong foundation and rich history of accreditation in teacher and educator preparation. CAEP seeks to increase the value of accreditation and to increase participation, building on the decades of institutional knowledge of education’s previous accreditors. CAEP became fully operational as sole accrediting body for educator preparation providers as of July 1, 2013.

The following education programs are accredited by CAEP:

  • Undergraduate Teacher Preparation Program, including Special Education: Reaccredited in 2015 for 7 years
  • Graduate Programs in:
    • Educational Leadership: Reaccredited in 2012 for 7 years
    • Special Education and Reading: Reaccredited in 2015 for 7 years

Learn more about Centenary University’s current CAEP accreditation status.


(CSWE) – Council on Social Work Education

The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) is a nonprofit national association representing more than 3,000 individual members, as well as graduate and undergraduate programs of professional social work education. Founded in 1952, this partnership of educational and professional institutions, social welfare agencies, and private citizens is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation as the sole accrediting agency for social work education in this country.

The following programs are accredited by CSWE:

  • Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) Program

Learn more about Centenary University’s current CSWE accreditation status.

(IACBE) – International Accreditation Council for Business Education

Centenary University has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Accreditation (IACBE), located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kansas, USA. The business degree programs accredited by the IACBE are identified at the following link: http://iacbe.org/memberpdf/CentenaryUniversity.pdf

Additionally, Centenary has reported the following public disclosures of student learning and achievement. View the Public Disclosure of Student Achievement.


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