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Rhode Island College Academic Accreditations

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

ProgramAccreditorDate last affirmed or accreditedOutcome of last accreditationLength of accreditationDate of next review
Rhode Island CollegeNew England Commission on Higher Education (NECHE)2022Full Accreditation10 yearsFall 2030
ArtNational Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD)November 2016Reaffirmed10 years2025/2026
Certificate in Magnetic ResonanceJoint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)February 2020Reaffirmed8 years2023
Certificate in RadiographyJoint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)October 2018Reaffirmed8 years2026
ChemistryAmerican Chemical SocietyJanuary 2022Reaffirmed6 yearsJune 2027
Clinical Mental Health CounselingCouncil for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)2016Fully accredited8 years2024
Diagnostic Medical SonographyCommission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)September 2017Reaffirmed10 years2027
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 2016Accredited6 years2022
Feinstein School of Education and Human Development, School Psychology ProgramRhode Island Department of Education (RIDE)2016Fully Accredited6 years2022
MusicNational Association of Schools of Music (NASM)April 2017Fully accredited10 years2026/2027
Nuclear Medicine TechnologyJoint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology (JRCNMT)June 2020Fully accredited  
School of Business International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE)April 2020Initial accreditation7 Years2027
Zvart Onanian School of NursingCommission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)October 2023 (MSN,DNP),
October 2018 (BSN)
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 ( yearsFall 2033 (MSN, DNP)/Fall 2028 (BSN)
Zvart Onanian School of NursingSociety for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH) in Teaching Education2020Teaching/Education Accreditation  
Zvart Onanian School of NursingCouncil on Accreditation (COA)2021Fully accredited5 years2032
School of Social WorkCouncil on Social Work Education (CSWE)June 2018Fully accredited8 years2026

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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