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Accreditation of North Shore Community College

North Shore Community College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education. NEASC and its Commission are recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a reliable authority regarding the quality of education. In addition, some of the College's programs are accredited by professional organizations within a particular career field.

Accreditation of an institution of higher education by the New England Association indicates that it meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of institutional quality periodically applied through a peer review process. An accredited college or university is one which has available 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 foreseeable future. Institutional integrity is also addressed through accreditation.

Accreditation by the New England Association is not partial but applies to the institution as a whole. As such, it is not a guarantee of every course or program offered, or the competence of individual graduates. Rather, it provides reasonable assurance about the quality of opportunities available to students who attend the institution.

General inquiries regarding the accreditation status by the New England Association should be directed to the administrative staff of the college. Please contact:

Dr. Karen A. Hynick
Vice President for Academic Affairs
NSCC's NEASC Accreditation Liaison
1 Ferncroft Road
Danvers, MA 01923
Phone: (978) 762-4000 ext. 5516
Email: khynick@northshore.edu

Individuals may also contact:

Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
New England Association of Schools and Colleges
3 Burlington Woods Drive, Suite 100
Burlington, MA 01803-4514
Toll-Free: (855) 886-3272
Phone: (781) 425-7700
Email: cihe@neasc.org
Web: http://cihe.neasc.org/

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