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NEASC Standards of Accreditation

Accreditation is a peer-review system that provides the public with an assurance of quality regarding an educational institution. It also makes an institution eligible for certain federal and other types of grants as well as federal financial aid for students. Further, many institutions use the accreditation self-study process to inform its strategic planning.

The accreditation process assures an institution's educational quality through a set of recognized standards that are derived regionally and accepted nationally. Our regional accrediting agency, the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) and its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (CIHE) is currently transitioning to a new set of standards to take effect on July 1, 2016 after nearly two years of discussion among the faculty, staff and administration of its member institutions.

Information regarding both the current and new standards are available at the NEASC website:

View the current NEASC Standards for Accreditation

View the new NEASC Standards for Accreditation, effective July 1, 2016

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