Kean University, Essex County College Issued Warnings After Failing Reviews

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Two of New Jersey’s largest public colleges — Kean University and Essex County College — could lose their accreditation for failing to measure student progress or their own institution’s effectiveness.

The schools were issued warnings last month after they failed a review by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, the group that accredits colleges and universities in New Jersey and other mid-Atlantic states.

Kean and Essex County College were both cited for not having adequate systems to assess whether students and the school are meeting goals. Essex County College was also cited for failing to have plans to manage enrollment or to assess whether students are computer literate.

Both schools have until March 1 to submit reports proving they corrected the problems. Then, a team of Middle States assessors will visit the campuses for another inspection.

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