Founded in 1885, the New England Association of Schools & Colleges, Inc. (NEASC), is the nation’s oldest regional accrediting association whose mission is the establishment and maintenance of high standards for all levels of education, from pre-K to the doctoral level.
NEASC serves more than 2,000 public and independent schools, colleges and universities in the six states of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont, and American/international schools in more than 65 nations worldwide.
NEASC accreditation is a system of accountability that is ongoing, voluntary, and comprehensive in scope. It respects differences in institutional populations, missions, and cultures, and fosters institutional change grounded in the judgment of practicing educators. It is based on standards which are developed and regularly reviewed by the members and which define the characteristics of good 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
> sufficiency of institutional resources
NEASC Accreditation Does Not:
> guarantee the experience of individual students
> guarantee the quality of specific programs
> compare or rank institutions