The Accreditation Process
Every ten years, North Shore Community College undergoes an external comprehensive review of its regional accreditation by a team of peers. As part of the scheduled 2009 Review, an institutional self-study was conducted to serve as the basis for that review. At the conclusion of the process in June 2010, the College received notice from the Commission that it was granted continuing accreditation for the next ten years.
In August 2014, North Shore Community College submitted a Substantive Change Request to establish a new instructional site to relocate its Cosmetology and Culinary Arts programs in Middleton. In accordance with NEASC Commission on Institutions of Higher Education policies and procedures, establishing a new instructional site necessitates an evaluation visit from the Commission to ensure the site has been implemented in a manner consistent with its Standards for Accreditation. Upon acceptance, the site is then confirmed as an integral part of the institution's overall accreditation.