Holy Cross Earns Re-accreditation

WORCESTER, Mass. – The College of the Holy Cross was notified recently that it has been re-accredited for another ten years by the New England Association of Schools & Colleges, Inc. Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (NEASC).

In a letter to Rev. Michael C. McFarland, S.J., president of Holy Cross, Adrian Tinsley, chair of NEASC, noted: "Continuation of College of the Holy Cross’s accreditation is based upon the Commission’s finding that the institution’s fulfillment of the Standards for Accreditation is highly commendable in virtually every respect. Moreover, we commend the College for the great seriousness with which it underwent the process of re-accreditation, and for the thoughtfulness and candor of the self-study which it prepared." (See entire letter, attached.)

In a letter to the Holy Cross community, Fr. McFarland wrote about the accreditation: "This good news was not unexpected but it was never taken for granted. It is the result of more than one year’s worth of effort by a committee of faculty, administrators and students. They researched and wrote an important self-study document and, with the involvement of many members of our community, hosted a visit by a team of NEASC officials to complete the assessment."

"The NEASC report indicates that Holy Cross is a vibrant and impressive institution with many virtues," continued McFarland. "It is a wonderful tribute to the hard work of all who participated."