Trinity College is accredited by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc.
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 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 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
Trinity's accreditation was last renewed in 2007. For our next renewal, a visiting team will read our next self-study and come to campus in the spring of 2017. The self-study process provides the College with the opportunity to reflect, evaluate itself candidly, and set new goals and directions for the next decade. The self-study process is central to improving the quality of the College, and is an integral part of the ongoing planning process.