Recent Commission Actions

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Public Statement on Bay State College September 29, 2017
Public Statement on Daniel Webster College September 16, 2016
Public Statement on Burlington College July 14, 2016
Public Statement on Atlantic Union College, September 16, 2010

Joint Statement by Daniel Webster College and the Commission September 2, 2016
Joint Statement by Wheelock College and the Commission September 28, 2015
Joint Statement by Gordon College and the Commission April 25, 2015

For more information on the basis for final decisions to grant or reaffirm accreditation, please click here.

At its meeting on September 28-29, 2017 the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education took the following actions regarding the institutions that came before it:

Accepted Action Items

  • Endicott College, Beverly, MA
  • Greenfield Community College, Greenfield, MA
  • Quinebaug Valley Community College, Danielson, CT

Accepted Comprehensive Evaluations

  • Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston MA
  • University of New England, Biddeford, ME
  • Urban College of Boston, Boston, MA

Accepted Comprehensive Evaluation for Initial Accreditation

  • Al Akhawayn University, Ifrane, MOROCCO

Accepted Focused Evaluation

  • Glion Institute of Higher Education, Bulle, SWITZERLAND
  • Les Roches Global Hospitality Education, Crans Montana, SWITZERLAND
  • Roxbury Community College, Roxbury Crossing, MA

Accepted Eligibility Report for Candidacy

  • Perrotis College, Thessaloniki, GREECE

Accepted Interim (Fifth-Year) Reports

  • American College of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, GREECE
  • Bridgewater State University (with visit to off-campus location), Bridgewater, MA
  • Emmanuel College, Boston, MA
  • Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts, Portland, ME
  • University of Massachusetts Worcester, Worcester, MA
  • Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT

Accepted Progress Reports

  • Bermuda College, Paget, BERMUDA
  • New England Institute of Technology, East Greenwich, RI
  • Nichols College, Dudley, MA
  • Regis College, Weston, MA
  • Vermont College of Fine Arts, Montpelier, VT

Accepted Reports on Visits to Validate Substantive Change

  • American College of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, GREECE
  • Bay Path University, Longmeadow, MA
  • Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA
  • Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH
  • Thomas College, Waterville, ME

Accepted Institutional Responses to Requested Information

  • Bay State College, Boston, MA
  • College of Our Lady of the Elms, Chicopee, MA
  • Glion Institute of Higher Education, Bulle, SWITZERLAND
  • Labouré College, Milton, MA
  • Les Roches Global Hospitality Education, Crans Montana, SWITZERLAND
  • MCPHS University, Boston, MA
  • Quincy College, Quincy, MA
  • Roxbury Community College, Roxbury Crossing, MA
  • St. Vincent's College, Bridgeport, CT
  • Suffolk University, Boston, MA
  • University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
  • University of New England, Biddeford, ME
  • Wheelock College, Boston, MA

Accepted Substantive Change Proposals

  • American University in Bulgaria, Blagoevgrad, BULGARIA
  • Bay State College, Boston, MA
  • Endicott College, Beverly, MA
  • Johnson State College, Johnson, VT
  • New England College of Business and Finance, Boston, MA
  • Northeastern University, Boston, MA
  • Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, CT
  • University of Saint Joseph, West Hartford, CT

Accepted Proposal to Offer Distance Education Programming

  • Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA
  • Hartford Seminary, Hartford, CT
  • Lincoln College of New England, Southington, CT

Accepted Proposals to Move to the Higher or Lower degree

  • Maine College of Health Professions, Lewiston, ME
  • Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, CT

Accepted Proposals to Establish Additional Instructional Location

  • Babson College, Wellesley, MA
  • Northeastern University, Boston, MA

At its meeting on April 20-21, 2017 the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education took the following actions regarding the institutions that came before it:

Accepted Action Items

  • Colby-Sawyer College, New London, NH
  • Keene State College, Keene, NH
  • New England College of Business & Finance, Boston, MA
  • Bay State College, Boston, MA

Accepted Comprehensive Evaluations

  • Capital Community College, Hartford, CT
  • Johnson State College, Johnson, VT
  • Massasoit Community College, Brockton, MA
  • Roger Williams University, Bristol, RI
  • University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

Accepted Focused Evaluations

  • Goodwin College, East Hartford, CT
  • Labouré College, Milton, MA
  • New England College, Henniker, NH
  • Northeast Catholic College, Warner, NH

Accepted Interim (Fifth-Year) Reports

  • Gordon College, Wenham, MA
  • Housatonic Community College, Bridgeport, CT
  • Manchester Community College, Manchester, CT
  • Massachusetts School of Law at Andover, Andover, MA
  • Western New England University, Springfield, MA
  • Westfield State University, Westfield, MA

Accepted Progress Reports

  • Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis, Brookline, MA
  • Community College of Rhode Island, Warwick, RI
  • Eastern Maine Community College, Bangor, ME
  • Fisher College, Boston, MA
  • Great Bay Community College, Portsmouth, NH
  • National Graduate School of Quality Management, Inc., Falmouth, MA
  • Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH
  • Rhode Island College, Providence, RI
  • University of Maine at Machias, Machias, ME

Accepted Reports on Visits to Validate Substantive Changes

  • Regis College, Weston, MA

Accepted Institutional Responses to Requested Information

  • Bryant University, Smithfield, RI
  • College Unbound, Providence, RI
  • MCPHS University, Boston, MA
  • New England College of Business and Finance, LLC, Boston, MA
  • River Valley Community College, Claremont, NH
  • St. Vincent’s College, Bridgeport, CT (2)
  • University of Maine at Presque Isle, Presque Isle, ME

Accepted Substantive Change Proposals

  • Cambridge College, Cambridge, MA
  • Lesley University, Cambridge, MA
  • Northeastern University, Boston, MA
  • Suffolk University, Boston, MA

Accepted Proposal to Offer Distance Education Programming

  • Regis College, Weston, MA

Accepted Proposals to Move to the Higher or Lower degree

  • Becker College, Worcester, MA
  • Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology, Boston, MA
  • William James College, Newton, MA

Accepted Proposals to Establish Additional Instructional Location

  • College of our Lady of the Elms, Chicopee, MA
  • Middlesex Community College, Middletown, CT
  • University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI

Received the Report for Advisory Opinion

  • Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT

At its meeting on March 2-3, 2017 the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education took the following actions regarding the institutions that came before it:

Accepted Comprehensive Evaluations

  • Boston Architectural College, Boston, MA
  • Cambridge College, Cambridge, MA
  • Charter Oak State College, New Britain, CT
  • Dean College, Franklin, MA
  • Granite State College, Concord, NH
  • Maine Maritime Academy, Castine, ME
  • Quincy College, Quincy, MA
  • Thomas More College of Liberal Arts, Inc., Merrimack, NH
  • University of Saint Joseph, West Hartford, CT

Accepted Focused Evaluations

  • York County Community College, Wells, ME

Accepted Interim (Fifth-Year) Reports

  • Community College of Vermont, Montpelier, VT
  • Curry College, Milton, MA
  • Fitchburg State University, Fitchburg, MA
  • Mount Wachusett Community College, Gardner, MA
  • University of Maine at Farmington, Farmington, ME
  • William James College, Newton, MA

Accepted Progress Reports

  • American International College, Springfield, MA
  • Bristol Community College, Fall River, MA
  • Franklin Pierce University, Rindge, NH
  • Norwalk Community College, Norwalk, CT
  • Post University, Waterbury, CT

Accepted Reports on Visits to Validate Substantive Changes

  • Becker College, Worcester, MA
  • Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH

Accepted Institutional Reponses to Requested Information

  • Andover Newton Theological School, Newton Centre, MA
  • Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
  • Bridgewater State University, Bridgewater, MA
  • Goodwin College, East Hartford, CT
  • Labouré College, Milton, MA
  • MCPHS University, Boston, MA
  • New Hampshire Institute of Art, Manchester, NH
  • Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH
  • Springfield College, Springfield, MA

Accepted Substantive Change Proposals

  • Johnson State College, Johnson, VT
  • Marlboro College, Marlboro, VT
  • Northeastern University, Boston, MA

Accepted Proposals to Offer Distance Education Programming

  • American International College, Springfield, MA
  • Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Yale University, New Haven, CT

Accepted Proposals to Move to a Higher or Lower Degree

  • Bay Path University, Longmeadow, MA
  • Hult International Business School, Cambridge, MA
  • Stonehill College, Easton, MA
  • Wheelock College, Boston, MA

Accepted Proposals to Establish Additional Instructional Location

  • Holyoke Community College, Holyoke, MA
  • Rhode Island College, Providence, RI

At its meeting on November 17-18, 2016 the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education took the following actions regarding the institutions that came before it:

Accepted Comprehensive Evaluations

  • Bard College at Simon’s Rock: The Early College, Great Barrington, MA
  • Deree College, The American College of Greece, Athens, Greece
  • New Hampshire Institute of Art, Manchester, NH
  • Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
  • Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, Woods Hole, MA

Accepted Focused Evaluations

  • Hartford Seminary, Hartford, CT
  • The National Graduate School of Quality Management, Inc., Falmouth, MA

Accepted Interim (Fifth-Year) Reports

  • Babson College, Wellesley, MA
  • Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology, Boston, MA
  • Castleton University, Castleton, VT
  • Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA
  • Pine Manor College, Chestnut Hill, MA
  • Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, CT
  • Tunxis Community College, Farmington, CT
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA

Accepted Progress Reports

  • Hebrew College, Newton Centre, MA
  • Saint John’s Seminary, Brighton, MA

Accepted Reports on Visits to Validate Substantive Change

  • Bryant University, Smithfield, RI (2 visits)
  • Great Bay Community College, Portsmouth, NH
  • New England Institute of Technology, East Greenwich, RI
  • Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT
  • Saint Joseph’s College of Maine, Standish, ME
  • University of Maine at Farmington, Farmington, ME
  • Vermont College of Fine Arts, Montpelier, VT

Accepted Institutional Responses to Requested Information

  • Bunker Hill Community College, Boston, MA
  • Castleton University, Castleton, VT
  • College of St. Joseph, Rutland, VT
  • New England Institute of Technology, East Greenwich, RI

Accepted Substantive Change Proposals

  • Asnuntuck Community College, Enfield, CT (additional instructional location)
  • Eastern Maine Community College, Bangor, ME (additional instructional location)
  • Hebrew College, Newton Centre, MA (contractual arrangement)
  • Hellenic American University, Athens, Greece (additional instructional location)
  • Labouré College, Milton, MA (higher degree)
  • Merrimack College, North Andover, MA (competency based programs)
  • Mount Wachusett Community College, Gardner, MA (additional instructional location)
  • Quinebaug Valley Community College, Danielson, CT (additional instructional location)
  • Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH (engineering programs)
  • Springfield Technical Community College, Springfield, MA (distance education)
  • Three Rivers Community College, Norwich, CT (additional instructional location)
  • University of Maine at Augusta, Augusta, ME (additional instructional location)

Advisory Opinions

  • University of Maine at Presque Isle, Presque Isle, ME
  • Vermont State Colleges, Montpelier, VT

Accepted Action Items

  • Bay Path University, Longmeadow, MA
  • Rhode Island College, Providence, RI
  • Cambridge College, Cambridge, MA