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Accreditation and Regulatory Information

MSCHE Middle States Commission on Higher Education logoBerkeley College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 1007 North Orange Street 4th Floor, MB #166, Wilmington, DE 19801; 267-284-5011. Accreditation was last reaffirmed in June 2018. 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.), Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.), 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 Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.), Bachelor, 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).

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The Larry L. Luing School of Business at Berkeley College has received specialized accreditation through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) located at 11960 Quivira Road in Overland Park, Kansas, USA for all undergraduate business programs, except for the Business Data Science Bachelor of Science Degree program. For a list of accredited programs please view our IACBE member status page.

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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 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).

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The Medical Assistant certificate program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (9355 – 113th Street North, #7709, Seminole, FL  33775; telephone: 727-210-2350; website: www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB).

The Surgical Technology program offered at the Woodland Park campus is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (9355 – 113th Street North, #7709, Seminole, FL  33775; 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). The program has been placed on Probationary Accreditation as of May 20, 2022. 

Effective January 11, 2022 the Woodbridge campus is not approved by the ARC/STSA as a satellite location. Students who matriculated or completed the Surgical Technology program offered at the Woodbridge campus before January 11, 2022 will be graduates of a CAAHEP-accredited program and eligible to participate in the CST exam. Effective January 1, 2022 Berkeley College is not accepting new students in the Surgical Technology program offered at the Woodbridge campus.

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

Berkeley College is approved by the New York State Education Department and the New Jersey Office of the Secretary of Higher Education to participate in and 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 more information, see the Online Programs: State Authorization page.

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

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