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 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

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