The New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) has renewed North Shore Community College’s accreditation for another decade. The decision follows nearly two years of review, analysis, preparation, site visits and a formal vote of the NECHE board.

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 though a peer review process. An accredited college or university is one which has available the necessary resources to achieve its stated purposes 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.

Specifically, NSCC was commended for: being filled with caring, competent professionals who are passionately committed to student and community success; having an excellent history of strategic planning recognized as an exemplar to other colleges; and successful community outreach programs to integrate the Lynn community, including the CommUniverCity initiative, as well as the continuous improvement of the Lynn Campus as evidenced by the McGee building expansion.

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