Essex County College has been accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools since 1974. It is licensed by the United States Department of Education and the State of New Jersey to operate and award associate degrees and certificates. All professional licensure programs offered by the College are accredited by their appropriate accrediting agencies.
Business Division Accounting and Business Program are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs.
The programs in Civil Engineering Technology, Electrical Engineering Technology and Mechanical Engineering Technology are accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).
The AS degree in Paralegal Studies is approved by the American Bar Association.