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)||2011||Continued in Accreditation||10 years||Fall 2021|
|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)||
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 (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).
|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|
|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
3 Burlington Woods Dr. Suite 100
Burlington, MA 01803-4514
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