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Accreditation Warnings for Two NJ Schools


The schools face a March 1st deadline.

Newark, N.J.—Two New Jersey public colleges have been warned that they need to correct problems if they want to retain their accreditation.

 The Star-Ledger of Newark reported Tuesday that Kean University and Essex County College received the warnings last month from the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

Both were cited for failing to adequately measure student progress and for not having adequate systems to gauge institutional effectiveness.

Both have until March 1 to show they’ve corrected the problems.

Kenneth Sanders, Kean's associate vice president of academic affairs, said the university has already made most of the changes the commission requested.

Essex County College Spokeswoman Marsha McCarthy said the College is creating new systems to measure progress and officials are confident they’ll satisfy the commission’s requirements.

Kean has 16,000 students. Essex has 13,400.