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Accreditation

The College of the Holy Cross is fully accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE), formerly the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (CIHE) of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).

Accreditation of U.S. colleges and universities is both a process and a status. It is the process of reviewing educational institutions to judge their quality — how well they serve students and society. The result of the rigorous process, if successful, is the award of “accredited status.” 

Holy Cross’ accreditation is reviewed every 10 years. It was last renewed in the fall of 2010, and its next accreditation review will be in 2020.  

In March 2010, a peer review team spent three days on campus and submitted a full report with recommendations. Via the links on this site you can read the final report from the visiting team, learn about our self-study process, and view the current NECHE standards.