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The Office of Institutional Research, Planning & Effectiveness provides support for the College's accreditation review process. 


What is Accreditation?

Accreditation is a process by which U.S. institutions of higher education undergo a peer review to assess and certify educational excellence. Institutions must meet a rigorous set of common quality standards established by the accrediting body.  Salem Community College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.  An institution must be accredited in order to receive federal loans and grants, including student financial aid. 


Accreditation Information

Status:  Member since 1979

Last Reaffirmed:  June 23, 2016

Next Self Study Evaluation:  2024-2025

Next Periodic Review Report:  2020


Most Recent Commission Action:

June 23, 2016 - To reaffirm accreditation