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Rhode Island College Academic Accreditations

A list of agencies with whom the school and certain programs are accredited.

Agency Abbreviation
New England Commission of Higher Education NECHE
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education NCATE
Council on Social Work Education CSWE
National Association of Schools of Art and Design NASAD
National Association of Schools of Music NASM
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education CCNE
National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification NASDTEC​
Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs CACREP

Rhode Island College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education.

Adobe PDF NEASC Accreditation Letter - March 28, 2012

Adobe PDF NEASC Accreditation Report

Accreditation of an institution of higher education by the New England Association indicates that it meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of institutional quality periodically applied through a peer review process. An accredited college or university is one which has available the necessary resources to achieve its stated purposes through appropriate educational programs, is substantially doing so, and gives reasonable evidence that it will continue to do so in the foreseeable future. Institutional integrity is also addressed through accreditation.

Accreditation by the New England Association is not partial but applies to the institution as a whole. As such, it is not a guarantee of every course or program offered, or the competence of individual graduates. Rather, it provides reasonable assurance about the quality of opportunities available to students who attend the institution.

Inquiries regarding the accreditation status by the New England Association should be directed to the administrative staff of the institution. Individuals may also contact:

Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
New England Association of Schools and Colleges
209 Burlington Road, Suite 201
Bedford, MA 01730-1433
(781) 271-0022

Page last updated: September 10, 2018