Essex County College has been accredited since 1974 by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, (267) 284-5000. The College’s accreditation was last reaffirmed on June 21, 2018.

Visit the MSCHE website to read the Statement of Accreditation Status and the Public Disclosure Statement.


Essex County College is licensed by the New Jersey Commission on Higher Education to operate and award associate degrees and certificates. All professional licensure programs offered by the College are accredited by their appropriate accrediting agencies.