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Rhode Island College Academic Accreditations

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

Program Accreditor Date last affirmed or accredited Outcome of last accreditation Length of accreditation Date of next review
Rhode Island College New England Commission on Higher Education (NECHE) 2022 Full Accreditation 10 years Fall 2030
Art National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) November 2016 Reaffirmed 10 years 2025/2026
Certificate in Magnetic Resonance Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) February 2020 Reaffirmed 8 years 2023
Certificate in Radiography Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) October 2018 Reaffirmed 8 years 2026
Chemistry American Chemical Society 2014 Reaffirmed 5 years June 2021
Clinical Mental Health Counseling Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) 2016 Fully accredited 8 years 2024
Diagnostic Medical Sonography Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) September 2017 Reaffirmed 10 years 2027
Feinstein School of Education and Human Development, Undergraduate and Graduate Teacher Preparation Programs (UG and M.A.T ) Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) April 2016 Accredited 6 years 2022
Feinstein School of Education and Human Development, School Psychology Program Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) 2016 Fully Accredited 6 years 2022
Music National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) April 2017 Fully accredited 10 years 2026/2027
Nuclear Medicine Technology Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology (JRCNMT) June 2020 Fully accredited    
School of Business  International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) April 2020 Initial accreditation 7 Years 2027
Zvart Onanian School of Nursing Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) September 2013 (MSN), October 2018 (BS, DNP)

Fully accredited

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master’s degree program in nursing, and Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Rhode Island College are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

10 years Fall 2023 (MSN, DNP)/Fall 2028 (BS)
Zvart Onanian School of Nursing Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH) in Teaching Education 2020 Teaching/Education Accreditation    
Zvart Onanian School of Nursing Council on Accreditation (COA) 2021 Fully accredited 5 years 2032
School of Social Work Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) June 2018 Fully accredited 8 years 2026

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.

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
301 Edgewater Place, Suite 210 
Wakefield, MA 01880

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