Lakes Region Community College is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE), formerly the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the  New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).

Accreditation is voluntary and applies to the entire institution.  It means the institution meets or exceeds criteria for quality as determined through a peer group review process. An accredited college is one that has the necessary resources to achieve its stated purpose through appropriate educational programs, is substantially doing so, and gives reasonable evidence that it will continue to do so in the future. Institutional integrity is also addressed through the accreditation process.

Accreditation indicates that a member institution agrees to abide by the Standards established by the Commission and commits to continuous improvement via a process of regular self-evaluation of the institution’s strengths and weaknesses.

Member institutions’ accreditation status are available from NECHE’s website. Inquiries regarding the status of an institution’s accreditation should be directed to the administrative staff of the college. Individuals may also contact the New England Commission of Higher Education, 3 Burlington Woods Drive, Suite 100, Burlington, MA 01803-4514, (781) 425-7700.

LRCC was last reviewed in 2018. The Commission accepted the report and continued the institution’s accreditation through the Fall of 2028. The Commission requested a one year Focused Evaluation Report, which was submitted on February 19, 2020.

NECHE Focused Evaluation 2.19.20 (pdf)

2018 Self-Study Report (pdf)

2014 Fifth-Year Report (pdf)

2008 Self-Study Report (pdf)

Professional Accreditations

The Nursing Program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).  Accreditation of a nursing program is a process by which a program is evaluated by a group of its peers to determine its quality. ACEN accreditation means that a program has met or exceeded a set of standards and can be trusted to deliver quality education. Question about a program’s accreditation status can be directed to:


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