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News | Oct. 20, 2020

U.S. Army Recruiting and Retention College pursuing accreditation

U.S. Army Recruiting and Retention College

The Recruiting and Retention College is taking steps to receive accreditation by the Council on Occupational Education, which will conduct a virtual accreditation visit Nov. 30 – Dec. 4, 2020.

The COE has a 48-year history of accrediting occupational programs and is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a reliable authority in determining institutional quality. The COE currently accredits at least 550 post-secondary institutions with about 44 of those being federal institutions.

The RRC applied for COE candidacy in July 2019 and received candidacy status in September 2019.  Benefits of accreditation include institutional reviews by an objective and external team of experts, participation in reviews and accreditations of other federal institutions, and being measured against accepted national standards.  

The next planned step in the RRC COE accreditation is a preliminary visit in October followed by a virtual accreditation visit from Nov. 30 – Dec. 4, 2020. At a later date COE representatives will come to the RRC for a short in-person visit. Once accredited, the RRC will join the Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training, Army Medical Department Center and School, Army Logistics University, Army Management Staff College, and others as an accredited institution.

The United States Army Recruiting and Retention College, 1929 Old Ironsides Avenue, Fort Knox, KY 40121 is seeking accreditation with the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education.

Persons wishing to make comments should either write to the Executive Director of the Commission, Council on Occupational Education, 7840 Roswell Road, Bldg. 300, Suite 325, Atlanta, GA 30350, or submit their comments through the Council’s web site ( Persons making comments must provide their names and mailing addresses. 



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