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 NEASC Accreditation

New England College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education.

NEASC is a voluntary, non-profit, self-governing organization whose primary purpose is the accreditation of educational institutions and to provide public assurance about the educational quality of schools and colleges. NEASC accreditation attests to “substantial compliance with established qualitative standards, integrity in statements to the public describing the institution’s program, institutional commitment to improvement, and sufficiency of institutional resources.”

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Invitation for Public Comment

New England College will undergo a comprehensive evaluation visit by a team representing the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges April 13-16, 2014.

The Commission on Institutions of Higher Education is one of seven accrediting commissions in the United States that provide institutional accreditation on a regional basis. Accreditation is voluntary and applies to the institution as a whole. The Commission, which is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, accredits approximately 240 institutions in the six-state New England region.

New England College has been accredited by the Commission since 1967, and was last reviewed in 2004. Its accreditation by the New England Association encompasses the entire institution.

For the past year and a half, New England College has been engaged in a process of self-study, addressing the Commission’s Standards for Accreditation. An evaluation team will visit New England College to gather evidence that the self-study is thorough and accurate. The team will recommend to the Commission a continuing status for the College. The Commission will take final action following the review process.

The public is invited to submit comments regarding New England College to:

Public Comment on New England College
Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
New England Association of Schools and Colleges
209 Burlington Road
Bedford, MA 01730-1433


Public comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of the institution. The Commission cannot settle disputes between individuals and institutions, whether those involve faculty, students, administrators, or members of other groups. Comment will not be treated as confidential and must include the name, address, and telephone number of the person providing the comments.

Comments must be received by April 16, 2014. The Commission cannot guarantee that comments received after that due date will be considered.