NEASC accepts CCRI Graduation Information Project report

I am pleased to announce that the NEASC Commission on Institutions of Higher Education has accepted CCRI’s Graduation Rate Information Project report.
This is not only great news for our college but a significant acknowledgement from NEASC that our efforts to improve graduation and completion rates are making a positive impact. In its letter to President Hughes, the Commission commended CCRI for its dedication to using student success data to improve graduation rates, curriculum, pedagogy and student services. They also lauded our college for the successful implementation of several student success initiatives, including the Connect to College program, the Joint Admissions Agreement, the Student-Athlete Academic Support program, the RI Reverse Transfer policy, the Stackable Credentials initiative and Accelerated Pathways.
CCRI’s graduation rates increased from 10.6 percent in 2008 to 16.5 percent in 2013, and completion rates have increased from 27 percent to 35 percent during that same time period. The Commission was particularly impressed that nearly 60 percent of the students in the 2012 cohort have either graduated in three years, transferred to a four-year college or are still enrolled at CCRI.
I am immensely thankful to everyone at our college who helped assemble this report, and to all of you who have made these initiatives and projects so successful. We are making significant progress in improving student completion, and it takes the strength of our entire CCRI community to make that happen.
— Rosemary Costigan
Vice President for Academic Affairs