The Community College of Rhode Island is accredited by the New England Commission
of Higher Education (NECHE). Founded in 1885, NECHE is the nation’s oldest regional
accrediting association whose mission is the establishment and maintenance of high
standards for all levels of education, from pre-K to the doctoral level. NECHE serves
more than 2,000 public and independent schools, colleges and universities in the six
states of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont
and American/international schools in more than 60 nations worldwide.
The Community College of Rhode Island has been accredited by the commission since 1969 and was last reviewed in Spring 2014. Its accreditation by the New England Commission of Higher Education encompasses the entire institution.
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Graduation Rate Information Project Report Accepted
In 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.
CCRI Submits 2017 Follow-up Report to NECHE
In Feb 2017, CCRI submitted its follow up report regarding progress on the assessment of student learning outcomes and continuous improvement efforts.
2014 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.
CCRI 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.