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.
Status: Member since 1979
Last Reaffirmed: November 18, 2010
Next Self Study Evaluation: 2014-2015
Next Periodic Review Report: 2020
Most Recent Commission Action:
November 18, 2010: To accept the Periodic Review Report, to commend the institution for the quality of the Periodic Review Report and progress to date, and to reaffirm accreditation. To request a progress report due by December 1, 2011, documenting (1) explicit links between the strategic plan and resource allocation decisions (Standard 2); (2) steps taken to integrate the components of the institutional effectiveness plan (Standard 7); and (3) evidence of observable learning goals for general education states as outcomes (Standard 12). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for Spring 2015.