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 Press Release by College of St. Joseph and the Commission December 2018
Joint Press Release by Goddard College and the Commission October 15, 2018
Joint Press Release by Lincoln College of New England and the Commission August 23, 2018
Joint Press Release by Newbury College and the Commission August 20, 2018
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 November 15-16, 2018 the New England Commission of Higher Education took the following actions regarding the institutions that came before it:

Accepted Action Items

  • Bryant University, Smithfield, RI
  • Capital Community College, Hartford, CT
  • Endicott College, Beverly, MA

Accepted Comprehensive Evaluations

  • Amherst College, Amherst Massachusetts
  • Connecticut College, New London, CT
  • Kennebec Valley Community College, Fairfield, ME
  • Northern Maine Community College, Presque Isle, ME
  • Southern Maine Community College, South Portland, ME

Granted Intial Accreditation following Comprehensive Evaluation

  • Northeast Catholic College, Warner, NH

Withdrew Accreditation following Show Cause Report

  • College of St. Joseph, Rutland, VT

Accepted Focused Evaluations

  • Bard College at Simon's Rock, Great Barrington, MA
  • Maine College of Art, Portland, ME
  • Mitchell College, New London, CT
  • New England College of Business and Finance, Boston, MA
  • University of Maine at Augusta, Augusta, ME

Declared Eligible to apply for Candidacy following Visit

  • Upper Valley Educators Institute, Lebanon, NH

Accepted Interim (Fifth-Year) Reports

  • Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, North Adams, MA
  • Quinsigamond Community College, Worcester, MA
  • SIT, Brattleboro, VT
  • University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH
  • Western Connecticut State University, Danbury, CT

Accepted Progress Reports

  • Capital Community College, Hartford, CT
  • Landmark College, Putney, VT
  • Merrimack College, North Andover, MA
  • New England College of Optometry, Boston, MA
  • Quinebaug Valley Community College, Danielson, CT
  • Sterling College, Craftsbury Common, VT

Accepted Reports on Visits to Validate Substantive Change

  • American University on Bulgaria, Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria
  • Cambridge College, Boston, MA
  • College of Our Lady of the Elms, Chicopee, MA
  • Eastern Maine Community College, Bangor, ME
  • Hartford Seminary, Hartford, CT
  • University of Maine, Orono, ME

Accepted Institutional Responses to Requested Information

  • American International College, Springfield, MA
  • Hellenic College, Brookline, MA
  • River Valley Community College, Claremont, NH
  • University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH
  • William James College, Newton, MA

Rejected Institutional Response to Requested Information

  • Bermuda College, Paget, Bermuda

Accepted Substantive Change Proposals

  • Assumption College, Worcester, MA
  • Eastern Maine Community College, Bangor, ME
  • Fitchburg State University, Fitchburg, MA
  • New England College, Henniker, NH
  • New England College, Henniker, NH and New Hampshire Institute of Art, Manchester, NH
  • Northern Vermont University, Johnson, VT
  • Simmons University, Boston, MA
  • SIT, Brattleboro, VT
  • University of New Haven, West Haven, CT

Accepted Proposals to move to the Higher or Lower Degree

  • Bay Path University, Longmeadow, MA
  • Johnson & Wales University, Providence, RI

Accepted Proposals to establish Off-Campus Locations

  • Clark University, Worcester, MA
  • Goodwin College, East Hartford, CT
  • University of Maine at Presque Isle, Presque Isle, ME

Accepted Proposals to offer Distance Education Programming

  • Cambridge College, Boston, MA
  • Merrimack College, North Andover, MA
  • Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT

Accepted Institutional Response to Public Comment

  • Cambridge College, Boston, MA

At its meeting on September 20-21, 2018 the New England Commission of Higher Education took the following actions regarding the institutions that came before it:

Accepted Action Items

  • Goodwin College, East Hartford, CT
  • Les Roches Global Hospitality Education, Crans Montana, Switzerland
  • Lincoln College of New England, Southington, CT
  • Suffolk University, Boston, MA

Accepted Comprehensive Evaluations

  • Brown University, Providence, RI
  • Cape Cod Community College, West Barnstable, MA
  • Central Maine Community College, Auburn, ME
  • Great Bay Community College, Portsmouth, NH
  • Nashua Community College, Nashua, NH

Granted Intial Accreditation following Comprehensive Evaluation

  • Notre Dame University Louaize, Zouk Mosbeh, Lebanon

Granted Candidacy Status following Comprehensive Evaluation

  • College Unbound, Providence, RI

Accepted Focused Evaluations

  • New England Institute of Technology, East Greenwich, RI
  • Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT

Placed the Institution on Probation following Show Cause Report

  • Goddard College, Plainfield, VT

Accepted Relinquishment of Accreditation

  • St. Vincent’s College, Bridgeport, CT

Accepted Interim (Fifth-Year) Reports

  • Hartford Seminary, Hartford, CT
  • Labouré College, Milton, MA
  • Middlesex Community College, Middletown, CT
  • Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH
  • Unity College, Unity ME
  • University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell, MA

Accepted Progress Reports

  • Colby-Sawyer College, New London, NH
  • Glion Institute of Higher Education, Bulle, Switzerland
  • Les Roches Global Hospitality Education, Crans Montana, Switzerland
  • Quincy College, Quincy, MA
  • Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, CT
  • Springfield Technical Community College, Springfield, MA
  • Tunxis Community College, Farmington, CT
  • Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, Woods Hole, MA

Accepted Reports on Visits to Validate Substantive Change

  • Asnuntuck Community College, Enfield, CT
  • Bay State College, Boston, MA
  • Colby-Sawyer College, New London, NH
  • Mount Wachusett Community College, Gardner, MA
  • Northeastern University, Boston, MA
  • Quinebaug Valley Community College, Danielson, CT
  • Three Rivers Community College, Norwich, CT
  • University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell, MA
  • Urban College of Boston, Boston, MA

Accepted Institutional Responses to Requested Information

  • Bay Path University, Longmeadow, MA
  • Quincy College, Quincy, MA
  • Salem State University, Salem, MA
  • Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH
  • Suffolk University, Boston, MA

Accepted Substantive Change Proposals

  • Dean College, Franklin, MA
  • Maine College of Health Professions, Lewiston, ME
  • Nichols College, Dudley, MA

Accepted Proposals to move to the Higher or Lower Degree

  • Fisher College, Boston, MA

Accepted Proposals to offer Distance Education Programming

  • Unity College, Unity ME

Accepted Proposals to establish Off-Campus Locations

  • Cape Cod Community College, West Barnstable, MA
  • Hellenic American University, Athens, Greece

At its meeting on June 28-29, 2018 the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education took the following actions regarding the institutions that came before it:

Accepted Action Items

  • National Graduate School of Quality Management, Inc., Falmouth, MA

Accepted Institutional Responses to Requested Information

  • Becker College, Worcester, MA
  • Goddard College, Plainfield, VT
  • Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH

Placed on Probation following Show Cause Report

  • Newbury College, Brookline, MA
  • Lincoln College of New England, Southington, CT
  • College of St. Joseph, Rutland, VT

At its meeting on April 18-20, 2018 the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education took the following actions regarding the institutions that came before it:

Accepted Action Items

  • Bermuda College, Paget, Bermuda
  • Cambridge College, Boston, MA
  • Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH
  • Hebrew College, Newton Centre, MA

Accepted Comprehensive Evaluations

  • Colby College, Waterville, ME
  • Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
  • Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA
  • Providence College, Providence, RI
  • Smith College, Northampton, MA

Accepted Focused Evaluations

  • Green Mountain College, Poultney, VT
  • Holy Apostles College and Seminary, Cromwell, CT
  • Southern Vermont College, Bennington, VT

Granted Candidacy Status following Comprehensive Evaluations

  • Maine Media College, Rockport, ME

Accepted Interim (Fifth-Year) Reports

  • Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA
  • College of our Lady of the Elms, Chicopee, MA
  • Husson University, Bangor, ME
  • Maine College of Health Professions, Lewiston, ME
  • Northwestern Connecticut Community College, Winsted, CT

Accepted Progress Reports

  • American University in Bulgaria, Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria
  • Bay Path University, Longmeadow, MA
  • Gateway Community College, New Haven, CT
  • Granite State College, Concord, NH
  • Massachusetts School of Law at Andover, Andover, MA
  • University of Maine at Fort Kent, Fort Kent, ME
  • University of Maine System, Orono, ME

Accepted Reports on Visits to Validate Substantive Change

  • American International College, Springfield, MA
  • Bay Path University, Longmeadow, MA
  • Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology, Boston, MA
  • Maine College of Art, Portland, ME
  • Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT
  • Middlesex Community College, Middletown, CT
  • Rhode Island College, Providence, RI

Accepted Institutional Responses to Requested Information

  • Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology, Boston, MA
  • Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis, Brookline, MA
  • Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, South Hamilton, MA
  • Hellenic College, Brookline, MA
  • Manchester Community College, Manchester, NH
  • Merrimack College, North Andover, MA
  • Saint Joseph’s College of Maine, Standish, ME
  • University of Maine at Farmington, Farmington, ME
  • Vermont Technical College, Randolph Center, VT

Accepted Substantive Change Proposals

  • Becker College, Worcester, MA
  • Conway School of Landscape Design, Conway, MA
  • Hult International Business School, Cambridge, MA
  • Maine College of Health Professions, Lewiston, ME
  • Northern Essex Community College, Haverhill, MA
  • Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH
  • University of Maine, Orono, ME

Received Substantive Change Proposals

  • Connecticut State College and University System

Accepted Proposals to offer Distance Education Programming

  • Bryant University, Smithfield, RI
  • Castleton University, Castleton, VT
  • Curry College, Milton, MA
  • Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT
  • Keene State College, Keene, NH
  • Labouré College, Milton, MA
  • Springfield College, Springfield, MA

Accepted Proposals to move to the Higher or Lower Degree

  • Charter Oak State College, New Britain, CT
  • Stonehill College, Easton, MA

Accepted Proposals to Establish Off-Campus Locations

  • Babson College, Wellesley, MA
  • University of Maine at Fort Kent, Fort Kent, ME
  • University of Maine at Presque Isle, Presque Isle, ME

Received the Report for Advisory Opinion

  • University of Maine at Fort Kent and University of Maine at Presque Isle

Accepted Institutional Response to Public Comment

  • Goddard College, Plainfield, VT

Asked to Show Cause for Probation following Comprehensive evaluation

  • Lincoln College of New England, Southington, CT

Asked to Show Cause for Probation following Focused Evaluation

  • College of St. Joseph, Rutland, VT
  • Newbury College, Brookline, MA

At its meeting on March 1-2, 2018 the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education took the following actions regarding the institutions that came before it:

Accepted Relinquishment of Accreditation

  • The New England Institute of Art, Brookline, MA
  • University of Maine at Machias, Machias, ME

Accepted Comprehensive Evaluations

  • Becker College, Worcester, MA
  • Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME
  • College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor, ME
  • Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT
  • Hampshire College, Amherst, MA
  • Hellenic American University, Athens, Greece
  • Manchester Community College, Manchester, NH
  • University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI
  • Williams College, Williamstown, MA

Accepted Focused Evaluations

  • Massachusetts Bay Community College, Wellesley Hills, MA
  • Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA
  • Suffolk University, Boston, MA

Removed from Probation

  • Pine Manor College, Chestnut Hill, MA

Accepted Interim (Fifth-Year) Reports

  • Bay State College, Boston, MA
  • Bentley University, Waltham, MA
  • Emerson College, Boston, MA
  • Thomas College, Waterville, ME
  • Tufts University, Medford, MA

Accepted Progress Reports

  • Champlain College, Burlington, VT
  • NHTI-Concord’s Community College, Concord, NH
  • University of Southern Maine, Portland, ME
  • Vermont Law School, South Royalton, VT

Accepted Reports on Visits to Validate Substantive Change

  • Cambridge College, Boston, MA
  • Charter Oak State College, New Britain, CT
  • Hebrew College, Newton Centre, MA
  • Northern Essex Community College, Haverhill, MA
  • Unity College, Unity ME
  • University of Maine, Orono, ME

Accepted Institutional Responses to Requested Information

  • Eastern Nazarene College, Quincy, MA
  • Franklin Pierce University, Rindge, NH
  • Johnson & Wales University, Providence, RI
  • Lincoln College of New England, Southington, CT
  • Quincy College, Quincy, MA
  • SIT, Brattleboro, VT
  • Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH

Accepted Substantive Change Proposals

  • Boston University, Boston, MA
  • Emerson College, Boston, MA
  • Glion Institute of Higher Education, Bulle, Switzerland
  • New England College, Henniker, NH
  • Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT
  • Tufts University, Medford, MA

Accepted Proposals to offer Distance Education Programming

  • Landmark College, Putney, VT

Accepted Proposals to move to the Higher or Lower Degree

  • Landmark College, Putney, VT
  • Massachusetts Maritime Academy, Buzzards Bay, MA
  • New England Institute of Technology, East Greenwich, RI
  • Salve Regina University, Newport, RI

Accepted Proposal to establish Off-Campus Locations

  • Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland