Accreditations & Memberships

Georgian Court University is accredited by:

Middle States Commission on Higher Education
3624 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
267-284-5000

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

Georgian Court is licensed by:

New Jersey Office of the Secretary of Higher Education
PO Box 542
Trenton, NJ 08625-0542
609-492-4310

Teacher, administrator, and education services personnel certification programs are approved and registered by:

New Jersey Department of Education
PO Box 500
Trenton, NJ 08625-0500
877-900-6960

Additional Accreditations & Approvals

Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program
Accredited by:
Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs
1001 North Fairfax Street, Suite 510
Alexandria, VA 22314

The CACREP is a specialized accrediting agency recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

Counseling Center
Accredited by:
International Association of Counseling Services, Inc.
101 S. Whiting Street, Suite 211
Alexandria, VA 22304

Nursing Program
Accredited by:
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
One Dupont Circle, NW Suite 530
Washington, DC 20036

The CCNE is a specialized accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education. Also accredited by:
New Jersey Board of Nursing
P.O. Box 45010
Newark, NJ 07101

School of Business & Digital Media Business Administration, Finance, Management, Marketing, and M.B.A. programs
Accredited by:
Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs
11520 West 119th Street
Overland Park, KS 66213

The ACBSP is a specialized accrediting agency recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

School of Education Teacher Education and Administration and Leadership Programs
Accredited by:
Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
1140 19th Street NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036 

The CAEP is a specialized accrediting agency recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

School Psychology Program
Approved by:
National Association of School Program Psychologists
4340 East West Highway, Suite 402
Bethesda, MD 20814

Sister Mary Grace Burns Arboretum
Accredited by:
ArbNet Arboretum Accreditation Program, c/o The Morton Arboretum
4100 Illinois Route 53
Lisle, IL 60532

Social Work Program
Accredited by:
Council on Social Work Education Commission on Accreditation
1701 Duke Street, Suite 200
Alexandria, VA 22314-3457

The CSWE is a specialized accrediting agency recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

Documents describing accreditation/licensing activity can be reviewed by contacting the appropriate accreditor/licensor, or by contacting GCU’s Office of the President for information related to the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and New Jersey Office of the Secretary of Higher Education, the office of the appropriate school dean for programs in the School of Business and School of Education, and the department chair or program director for other programs. Attempts to resolve complaints regarding GCU should always occur first using processes internal to GCU (see http://www.georgian.edu/heoa/ for links to specific processes). Complaints that cannot be resolved by following those processes can be filed by contacting the appropriate accrediting/licensing organizations at the addresses listed above. Students taking a GCU course by distance education can find a current list of the appropriate state agency for handling complaints in their home state at http://www.georgian.edu/heoa/.

Conference for Mercy Higher Education

The mission of the Conference for Mercy Higher Education is to preserve and develop the core Catholic identity and mission of Mercy higher education in accord with the spirit, mission, and heritage of the Sisters of Mercy through a variety of collaborative activities, programs, and initiatives. The Conference for Mercy Higher Education (http://www.mercyhighered.org) includes colleges and universities serving over 35,000 students in 11 states. Members include:

  • Carlow University, Pittsburgh, PA
  • College of Saint Mary, Omaha, NE
  • Georgian Court University, Lakewood, NJ
  • Gwynedd Mercy University, Gwynedd Valley, PA
  • Maria College, Albany, NY
  • Mercyhurst University, Erie, PA
  • Misericordia University, Dallas, PA
  • Mount Aloysius College, Cresson, PA
  • Mount Mercy University, Cedar Rapids, IA
  • Saint Joseph’s College of Maine, Standish, ME
  • Saint Xavier University, Chicago, IL
  • Salve Regina University, Newport, RI
  • Trocaire College, Buffalo, NY
  • University of Detroit Mercy, Detroit, MI
  • University of Saint Joseph, West Hartford, CT