Trinity College is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (formerly 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:
New England Commission of Higher Education
3 Burlington Woods Drive, Suite 100, Burlington, MA 01803-4514
Trinity’s most recent comprehensive evaluation began with a campus visit in March 2017. The Commission wrote to President Berger-Sweeney in January 2018 to convey its decision that Trinity be continued in accreditation.
In preparation for the visit of the Evaluation Team, members of the Trinity community conducted a two-year process of self-study that culminated in a final report. You may view the Evaluation Team’s report and Trinity’s response.
Trinity’s next comprehensive evaluation is scheduled for the spring of 2027.