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Roger Williams University is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE).

Accreditation for Roger Williams University via New England Commission of Higher Education is Regional Accreditation, which is the highest and oldest level of academic accreditation.

There are "national" and "on-line" accreditation labels that are less accepted nationwide, and thus cause some students challenges in trying to transfer academic credits from these schools with lower accreditation levels.

Learn more about Roger Williams University Accreditation

Accreditation is a process used in higher education to evaluate colleges, universities and educational programs for quality and to assess their efforts toward continuous quality improvement. There are six regional accrediting organizations in the U.S. that review degree-granting nonprofit and for-profit institutions within their regions. Roger Williams University is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE). NECHE (formerly NEASC) strives to establish and maintain high standards for all levels of education, from pre-K to the doctoral level. It serves some 1,866 public and independent schools, colleges and universities in the six New England states and 114 American/International schools around the globe.

Regional accreditation ensures that the academic programs of Roger Williams University meet the same high standards for educational quality and rigor required of premier colleges and universities nationwide. Oftentimes, employers want to verify the accreditation of a college or university before they will pay for tuition or fees as part of a company-sponsored benefits program.

Learn more about Roger Williams University - University College and the Distance Calculus partnership.

Accreditation and Transcripts

Many propsective students ask about the academic transcripts available from a successfully-completed Distance Calculus course.

As all Distance Calculus courses are offered through Roger Williams University, University College, the official academic transcripts (OAT) that are earned by students in Distance Calculus courses are exactly the same as those earned by other Roger Williams University students in their courses - there is absolutely no different. By enrolling in a Distance Calculus course, you will be a Roger Williams University student for that enrolled course.

Official Academic Transcripts from Roger Williams University show the course name, course credits, and the earned letter grade.

So, for example, if you enrolled in Math 213 - Calculus I and earned a letter grade of "B", your official academic transcript from Roger Williams University will show:

Course: Math 213
Course Name: Calculus I
Course Credits: 4
Course Term: Spring 2020 Semester
Course Grade: B

Exactly the same designation as if you took the course on-campus at Roger Williams University.