The New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) is the regional accreditation agency for colleges and universities in the six New England states: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont. Three institutions in Greece, three in Switzerland, two in Lebanon, and one in Bulgaria, Bermuda, and Morocco, respectively, are also affiliated with NECHE. The Commission consists of faculty and administrators from affiliated institutions and public members. It is served by a staff led by Dr. Barbara Brittingham.
The Commission is recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a reliable authority on the quality of education for the institutions it accredits. The Commission is also recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), affirming that its Standards and processes are consistent with the quality, improvement, and accountability expectations that CHEA has established.
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If your school closes while you’re enrolled or soon after you withdraw, you may be eligible for discharge of your federal student loan. There are certain eligibility requirements to qualify for a closed school discharge; you must apply to get a discharge. It’s important for you to obtain your academic and financial aid records if your […]
Click here to read the Joint Statement by the Commission and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary October 25, 2019
Click here to read the Joint Press Release by Hampshire College and the Commission November 23, 2019.