MIDDLETOWN, NJ - Brookdale Community College is able to breathe a little easier this week.
Last year, Brookdale Community College was at risk of losing its accreditation from the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. They wrote Brookdale a letter that there was "insufficient evidence that the institution is currently in compliance with Standards II (Ethics and Integrity), and Standard V (Educational Effectiveness Assessment). The institution remains accredited while on warning. Federal regulations limit the period during which an institution may be in non-compliance to two years.”
At that time, Brookdale released a statement saying, in part, that they were aggressively targeting the areas of concern. According to the statement, “Accreditation for all institutions, including Brookdale, is an ongoing process consisting of many steps. Our accreditation remains in effect throughout this multifaceted process. Based on the commission’s feedback, we have already implemented several improvements, and we are fully committed to achieving reaccreditation in spring 2019.”
Fast forward to late June 2019, and the issues appear to have been successfully addressed. In a letter to students, Brookdale Community College President David Stout wrote, "The Middle State Commission on Higher Education announced Brookdale Community College’s successful re-accreditation at its June meeting late last week. I’m grateful to all members of the Brookdale community who participated in this process, the Commission, and its evaluators. We’re a stronger institution as a result of the accreditation process. At Brookdale, we are committed to our mission – providing a high-quality education that is affordable and accessible. We’re a gateway for thousands to obtain a degree, acquire training for career advancement, and pursue lifelong learning opportunities. As always, we remain committed to providing you with the best possible experience in and outside the classroom. Your future is bright and full of unlimited possibilities. We’re grateful that you have selected Brookdale as your partner in achieving your academic, professional, and personal goals."
Having moved beyond the accreditation concerns in late June, the college is in active preparations for a successful launch of their fall semester.
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