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 Commission of Higher Education (NECHE). Accreditation indicates the College 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 also is addressed through accreditation.
Accreditation by NECHE is not partial but applies to the institution as a whole. As such, accreditation 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 NECHE should be directed to the administrative staff of the institution. Individuals may also contact:
New England Commission of Higher Education
3 Burlington Woods Drive, Suite 100
Burlington, MA 01803-4514
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.