About SCC


Accreditation is a formal expression of confidence in an institution's actual performance and in its long-range ability to maintain and improve that performance. Institutional accreditation is also an indication that the institution has clearly defined its goals and objectives, has established conditions under which these goals can be attained and has given evidence of attaining them.

Salem Community College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The Commission on Higher Education is a regional accrediting agency that is recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. For more information:

Middle States Commission on Higher Education
3624 Market Street, 2nd Floor West
Philadelphia, PA 19104 

SCC and its academic programs are also approved by the New Jersey Secretary of Higher Education.


In addition, the Nursing A.A.S. Program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) until Fall 2016 with Warning, and the Nursing A.A.S. Program and the Practical Nursing Certificate Program are accredited by the New Jersey Board of Nursing. For more information:

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850 
Atlanta, GA 30326 


The New Jersey Board of Nursing 
124 Halsey Street 
Newark, NJ 07102