Middle States Self-Study

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Middle States Self-Study

Rowan College at Burlington County is accredited, with a Non-Compliance Warning, by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), which is the regional accreditor for colleges in Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Middle States accreditation assures our students and the public of the educational quality of RCBC. Fundamental to providing this assurance is the accreditation process.

RCBC’s re-accreditation process began in September 2017 with the college engaging in a self-study. Throughout the 2017-2018 academic year, 140 members of the college community comprising a cross section of faculty, staff, students and administrators met monthly to answer the Self-Study Design research questions and provide documentation to demonstrate that the college meets MSCHE’s 7 Standards for Accreditation, 15 Requirements of Affiliation, and compliance with Accreditation-Relevant Federal Regulations. Their efforts culminated with the writing and publication of Rowan College at Burlington County’s Self-Study Report 2019.

A team of peer reviewers from community colleges in Maryland and New York visited RCBC from March 24 to 27, 2019 to verify information in the Self-Study Report, meet with internal and external constituents and make a determination about whether the college meets MSCHE’s standards and requirements.

The Report to the Faculty, Administration, Trustees and Students of Rowan College at Burlington County contains the team’s conclusions. RCBC responded accordingly, and we await the Middle States Commission of Higher Education’s final decision, which will be made by the commissioners at their June meeting.


 Report from the
MSCHE Visiting Team
Final Report