Accreditation and Regulatory Information

Berkeley College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, 267-284-5000. 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.

Berkeley College is authorized by the Secretary of Higher Education of the State of New Jersey to offer programs in New Jersey leading to the degrees of Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.), Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.), Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.), Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.), Associate in Science (A.S.), and Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.), as well as certificates in Medical Assistant; Medical Insurance, Billing, and Coding; Patient Care Technician; Practical Nurse; and Surgical Processing Technician.

Berkeley College is authorized by the New York State Board of Regents to offer programs in New York leading to the degrees of Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.), Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Associate in Science (A.S.), and Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.).

All Berkeley College programs of study are approved for veterans and their eligible dependents under the GI Bill, and Berkeley College is an approved participant of the Department of Veterans Affairs Yellow Ribbon program. The College is also certified to enroll foreign students under the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP).

Berkeley College has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kansas, USA. The business programs in the following degrees are accredited by the IACBE:

  • Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting, Business Administration-Management, General Business, Fashion Merchandising and Management, Financial Services, Health Services Management, International Business, Marketing Communications
  • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology Management
  • Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration-Accounting, Business Administration-Management, Fashion Merchandising and Management, Financial Services, Health Services Administration, Information Technology Management, International Business, Marketing Communications
  • Associate of Science in International Business

The Interior Design program leading to the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation, www.accredit-id.org, 206 Grandville Avenue, Suite 350, Grand Rapids, MI, 49503-4014; telephone: 616-458-0400.

The LPN to B.S.N. program is provisionally accredited by the New Jersey Board of Nursing (124 Halsey Street, Newark, NJ 07102; telephone: 973-504-6430; website: www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/nur/Pages/default.aspx).

The Practical Nurse program is approved by the New Jersey Board of Nursing (124 Halsey Street, Newark, NJ 07102; telephone: 973-504-6430; website: www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/nur/Pages/default.aspx).

The Medical Assistant certificate program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763; telephone: 727-210-2350; website: www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB).

The Surgical Technology program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763; telephone: 727-210-2350; website: www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA).

Berkeley College Online® has been awarded USDLA/Quality Standards certification by the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA).

Berkeley College is approved by the New York State Education Department and the New Jersey Office of the Secretary of Higher Education to offer online education programs under the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (“SARA”). Colleges and universities that are SARA members may provide online education to residents of SARA member states. For a current list of SARA member states, see http://nc-sara.org/. SARA requires colleges to investigate and resolve complaints. For more information see the Student Complaint Process

 

Berkeley College is approved by the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA), the New York State Education Department, and the New Jersey Office of the Secretary of Higher Education to offer online education programs under the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (“SARA”). See the Online Programs: State Authorization page for detailed information.

Approval documents are available for review upon request to the Provost’s Office.

 

 

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