NECHE Accreditation

NECHE Background

The New England Commission of Higher Education makes public and applies criteria for the assessment of educational effectiveness among institutions of higher education leading to actions on their institutional accreditation.  By this means, the Commission assures the education community, the public and interested agencies that accredited institutions have clearly defined objectives which meet with criteria published by the Commission; that they have the organization, staffing and resources to accomplish, are accomplishing and can continue to accomplish these objectives.  In addition, through its process of assessment, the Commission encourages and assists in the improvement, effectiveness and excellence of affiliated educational institutions.

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