From its founding year of 2004 onwards, UCR has always been accredited with highly positive results by the NVAO (The Dutch-Flemish Accreditation Organization that is responsible for the accreditation of all publicly funded Dutch and Flemish Universities).

The two times that we were formally (re-)accredited, in 2008, 2013, we were given the overall predicate ‘good’, which puts us in the top 20% of Dutch and Flemish universities. In both cases, UCR’s ‘teaching and leaning environment’ – the teaching and learning processes within the college, the quality of teaching faculty, and the support structures around them, were found to be of an ‘excellent’ level. NVAO will publish the results of the 2019 accreditation round in Fall 2019.

In addition to its normal accreditation, UCR proudly carries the exclusive label ‘Small-scale and intensive’, awarded by the NVAO (the Dutch-Flemish Accreditation Organization for higher education). This label is awarded to a select group of programs that significantly outperform other undergraduate programs on seven quality indicators (Intended learning outcomes; Relationship between the goals and content of the programme; structure and didactive concept; Intake; Quality of teaching faculty; Number of teaching faculty; Available facilities; Level realized).