College retains accreditation

| 06/01/2009

(CNS): Thirty years on from its first accreditation, the International College of the Cayman Islands (ICCI) has announced that the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools in Washington, DC has renewed the college’s grant of accreditation until 31 December 2011 guaranteeing the quality of the ICCI’s degrees.

The accreditation agency is recognized by the United States Department of Education and it ensures the institution is adhering to a set standard for both its curriculum and its administration. Interim President Dr John H Cummings II said he was pleased at the news. "This reaffirmation by an American Council shows once again the high quality of education provided to the Cayman Islands by ICCI. This demonstrates that an ICCI education is one that is recognized throughout the world. We are always happy when outside accrediting agencies evaluate our Instructors and Curriculum and find us worthy," he said.

The grant comes after the difficult recovery period for the college post-Ivan, when it was forced to undergo extensive renovation. However, difficult as it was, Dean Scott Cummings noted it was also an opportunity to modernize the administrative processes at the college.

"Going through an accreditation visit by an outside agency and meeting all of the requirements to be given this new grant was a difficult and time consuming task,” he added.  “We are very grateful for the hard work of our administrative staff and faculty who have once again confirmed that ICCI meets the highest standards required to continue to be accredited. This new grant of accreditation reaffirms that ICCI continues to meet the highest standards, both in its faculty and its curriculum, and continues to insure that our students’ degrees will have the full power of an accredited status behind them."

Opened in the fall of 1970, ICCI was founded by Dr. J. Hugh Cummings. First accredited in 1979, it has maintained its accredited status ever since. The college offers a diverse range of study from MBA’s to BA’s in Community Service.


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