TCNJ Undergraduate Bulletin 2002-2003

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Mission Statement
The College of New Jersey, founded in 1855 as the New Jersey State Normal School, is primarily an undergraduate and residential college with targeted graduate programs. TCNJ’s exceptional students, teacher-scholars, staff, alumni, and board members constitute a diverse community of learners, dedicated to free inquiry and open exchange, to excellence in teaching, creativity, scholarship, and citizenship, and to the transformative power of education in a highly competitive institution. The College prepares students to excel in their chosen fields and to create, preserve, and transmit knowledge, the arts, and wisdom. Proud of its public service mandate to educate leaders of New Jersey and the nation, The College will be a national exemplar in the education of those who seek to sustain and advance the communities in which they live.


Accreditation
The College of New Jersey is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, 215/662-5606. The Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education.
In addition, the following undergraduate programs are accredited/approved by specialized, programmatic organizations:

  • Programs at the bachelor’s and master’s level for the preparation of teachers are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.
  • The program in Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (Elementary) is approved by the Council on the Education of the Deaf.
  • The College of New Jersey is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music.
  • Programs in the School of Business are accredited by AACSB—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.
  • The BS program in Engineering Science is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012; 410/347-7700.
  • The BS program in Computer Science is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012; 410/347-7700.
  • The BSN in the School of Nursing is accredited by the National League for Nursing and the New Jersey Board of Nursing.
  • The BS program in Chemistry is approved by the American Chemical Society.


Student Retention

Of all first-time, full-time, degree-seeking freshmen who entered The College in the fall of 2000, 96 percent returned for a second year in the fall of 2001.


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