NEASC Commission Reaccredits Assumption College
“Assumption College’s reaccreditation is a testimony to the outstanding educational experience we provide for our students,” said Assumption College President Francesco Cesareo. “I must commend the effort of all members of the campus community, and particularly our faculty, for their commitment to excellence and their concern for our students.”
Accreditation of an institution of higher education by the NEASC 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 that 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.
The Assumption College curriculum and Catholic intellectual tradition enable students to gain a depth and breadth of knowledge that lead to professional success and personal fulfillment. Students become engaged participants in Assumption’s classic liberal arts education – exploring new ideas, making connections across disciplines, and pushing themselves to achieve more than they thought possible. To prepare for the workforce, students learn cutting-edge theory and best practices, and develop excellent communication and critical analysis skills. The 180-member faculty support and enhance Assumption’s well known undergraduate and graduate academic programs. Their expertise ranges from the digital arts to biology, from political science to rehabilitation studies, and from business studies to psychology and sociology.