Quality Matters

We are proud to feature a selection of Accreditations and Achievements that support the value of your education at Granite State College.

New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC)
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) Accreditation
Global Accreditation Center for Project Management
TEAC Accredited
U.S. News & World Report - Best Online Bachelor's Programs
Military Friendly School (TM)
U.S. News & World Report - Best Online Grad Business Programs

New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC)

Granite State College is accredited by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc., one of six regional accreditors recognized by the United States Secretary of Education and by the Council on Higher Education Accreditation.

Accreditation of an institution of higher education by the Commission indicates that it meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of institutional quality periodically applied though 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 Commission 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 Commission should be directed to the administrative staff of the institution. Individuals may also contact:

Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
New England Association of Schools and Colleges
3 Burlington Woods Drive, Suite 100, Burlington, MA 01803-4514
(781) 425 7785
Email: cihe@neasc.org

 

Submitted to New England Association of Schools and Colleges in August 2010, Granite State College’s Fifth Year Interim Report reports on progress made since the completion of the 2006 Self-Study. The fifth-year interim report projects areas of focus for the next five years.

Fifth Year Interim Report 2010

The focused visit provides a means of monitoring specific areas identified for evaluation between comprehensive self-study reports. In 2009, Granite State College submitted a Focused Visit Report which addressed seven areas that were identified for the focused evaluation. This report provides a description of the areas of focus and the College’s assessment of its progress achieved in addressing these issues, as well as future plans for improvement.

2009 Focused Visit Report

“Accreditation is a non-governmental, non-profit, self-regulatory, peer review process based on rigorous standards. Colleges and universities are evaluated on how well they meet these standards, in light of their missions.

Because accreditation is a process of self-regulation, it requires that institutions engage periodically in a comprehensive and candid self-study of their own strengths and weaknesses. Self-study is at the heart of accreditation, serving both external and internal purposes: quality assurance and institutional improvement through rigorous self-analysis. It also provides a basis for the Commission’s evaluation in accordance with its Standards for Accreditation.”
– Self-Study Guide, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education, 2016

2016 Institutional Self-Study



Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) Accreditation

The baccalaureate degree in nursing at Granite State College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation).


PMI Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs (GAC)

The Master of Science in Project Management is accredited by the PMI Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs (GAC).


TEAC Accreditation

TEAC AccreditedGranite State College is accredited based on the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) Quality Principles, for a period of seven years, from October 24, 2016, to December 31, 2023.

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