Accreditation of North Shore Community College


North Shore Community College is accredited by NECHE, the New England Commission of Higher Education (formerly NEASC-CIHE, the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc.). 

Accreditation of an institution of higher education by the Commission 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 Commission 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: 

Andrea Defusco-Sullivan
Assistant Provost
1 Ferncroft Road
Danvers, MA 01923
Phone: 978-762-4000 ext 5593

Individuals may also contact: 

New England Commission of Higher Education 
3 Burlington Woods Drive, Suite 100 
Burlington, MA 01803-4514 
Phone: 781-425-7785 

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