College of New Jersey
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. TCNJs
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
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:
at the bachelors and masters level for the preparation
of teachers are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation
of Teacher Education.
program in Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (Elementary)
is approved by the Council on the Education of the Deaf.
College of New Jersey is an accredited institutional member
of the National Association of Schools of Music.
in the School of Business are accredited by AACSBThe
Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.
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.
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.
BSN in the School of Nursing is accredited by the National
League for Nursing and the New Jersey Board of Nursing.
BS program in Chemistry is approved by the American Chemical
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.