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New England Commission of Higher Education

The Community College of Rhode Island is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE), one of seven regional higher education accrediting bodies in the United States. NECHE is recognized by both the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) as a reliable authority on the educational quality provided by degree-granting institutions. 

In 2014, the Community College of Rhode Island was granted continued accreditation by NECHE in response to the college’s decennial self-study and site visit. A “continued accreditation” designation indicates that the college meets the commission’s Standards for Accreditation and complies with its policies, providing the public with assurances of institutional educational quality.  Additionally, the Community College of Rhode Island submits NECHE Annual Reports and Interim Fifth-Year Reports between decennial self-studies, with the next self-study scheduled for 2024. 


View the CCRI 2024 NECHE Self-Study January 21, 2024

View the Invitation for Public Comments

Letter from NECHE - April 4, 2019

NECHE 2019 INTERIM FIFTH-YEAR REPORT January 15, 2019

neche logoGraduation Rate Information Project Report AcceptedIn their Aug. 16 letter to President Hughes, NECHE informs CCRI of their acceptance of its submission of the Graduation Rate Information Project Report and confirmed interim (fifth-year) report scheduled for Spring, 2019.

teachingexcellenceCCRI Submits 2017 Follow-up Report to NECHEIn Feb 2017, CCRI submitted its follow up report regarding progress on the assessment of student learning outcomes and continuous improvement efforts.

neche logo2014 Self-Study Accepted In their Dec. 2 letter to President Di Pasquale, NECHE informs CCRI of their acceptance of the 2014 Self-Study and requests follow up in the area of assessment of student learning outcomes to be submitted in spring 2017.

teachingexcellenceCCRI Submits 2014 Self-Study Institutions of higher learning achieve accreditation from CIHE by demonstrating they meet the Commission’s Standards for Accreditation and comply with its policies.