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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 Commission of Higher Education (formerly known as the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc.) through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education.

NEASC Accreditation LetterOctober 18, 2016

NEASC Fifth-Year Report - August 15, 2016

NEASC Accreditation Letter - March 28, 2012

NEASC Accreditation Report - October 11, 2011

Accreditation of an institution of higher education by the New England Commission 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 New England Commission 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 Commission should be directed to the Office of the Provost of the institution. Individuals may also contact:

New England Commission of Higher Education
3 Burlington Woods Dr. Suite 100
Burlington, MA 01803-4514

Page last updated: October 08, 2020