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 Newbury College and the Commission August 20, 2018
Joint Press Release by College of St. Joseph and the Commission August 15, 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 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

At its meeting on November 16-17, 2017 the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education took the following actions regarding the institutions that came before it:

Accepted Action Items

  • College of Our Lady of the Elms, Chicopee, MA
  • Lincoln College of New England, Southington, CT
  • Mount Wachusett Community College, Gardner, MA
  • Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH

Accepted Comprehensive Evaluations

  • Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA
  • Endicott College, Beverly, MA
  • Hult International Business School, Cambridge, MA
  • MCPHS University, Boston, MA
  • Trinity College, Hartford, CT

Accepted Focused Evaluations

  • Conway School of Landscape Design, Conway, MA

Accepted Interim (Fifth-Year) Reports

  • Lasell College, Newton, MA
  • Naugatuck Valley Community College, Waterbury, CT
  • New England College of Optometry, Boston, MA
  • Rivier University, Nashua, NH
  • Three Rivers Community College, Norwich, CT
  • Worcester State University, Worcester, MA

Accepted Progress Reports

  • Hartford Seminary, Hartford, CT
  • Marlboro College, Marlboro, VT
  • New Hampshire Institute of Art, Manchester, NH
  • Rhode Island College, Providence, RI
  • University of New Haven, West Haven, CT

Accepted Reports on Visits to Validate Substantive Change

  • Cape Cod Community College, West Barnstable, MA
  • Lyndon State College, Lyndonville, VT
  • River Valley Community College, Claremont, NH
  • Tufts University, Medford, MA

Accepted Institutional Responses to Requested Information

  • Andover Newton Theological School, Newton Centre, MA
  • Anna Maria College, Paxton, MA
  • Bay State College, Boston, MA
  • Eastern Nazarene College, Quincy, MA
  • Holyoke Community College, Holyoke, MA
  • MCPHS University, Boston, MA
  • New England College of Business and Finance, Boston, MA
  • Northeast Catholic College, Warner, NH
  • Quincy College, Quincy, MA
  • River Valley Community College, Claremont, NH
  • University of New Haven, West Haven, CT

Accepted Substantive Change Proposals

  • Boston College, Boston, MA
  • Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Johnson & Wales University, Providence, RI
  • University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

Accepted Proposals to offer Distance Education Programming

  • Cambridge College, Boston, MA
  • Regis College, Weston, MA

Accepted Proposals to move to the Higher or Lower Degree

  • Johnson & Wales University, Providence, RI

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