Accreditation & Mission
A State of Connecticut Two-Year Institution of Higher Education Governed by The Board of Regents for Higher Education.
Quinebaug Valley Community College is accredited by 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 Association 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 the New England Association 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 Association should be directed to the administrative staff of the institution. Individuals may also contact:
Commission of Institutions of Higher Education
New England Association of Schools and Colleges
209 Burlington Road
Bedford, MA 01730-1433
Community Colleges Mission Statement
Connecticut’s 12 two-year public colleges share a mission to make educational excellence and the opportunity for lifelong learning affordable and accessible to all Connecticut citizens.
The colleges support economic growth of the state through programs that supply business and industry with a skilled, well-trained work force.