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Improving Education Through Accreditation

Founded in 1885, the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) has been working to establish and maintain high standards for all levels of education – from Pre-Kindergarten to the doctoral level - longer than any other accreditation agency in the United States.

NEASC is an independent, voluntary, nonprofit membership organization which connects and serves over 2,000 public and independent schools, technical and career institutions, colleges, and universities in New England plus International Schools in more than 65 nations worldwide. A globally recognized standard of excellence, NEASC Accreditation attests to a school’s high quality and integrity. The four NEASC commissions decide matters of accreditation in the context of research-driven standards reviewed by their membership.

“Accreditation has been a longstanding stimulus for educational improvement,” says Cameron C. Staples, President/CEO of NEASC. “NEASC prides itself on its enduring commitment to self-regulation and peer-review.  The peer-review process brings educators together and allows for honest, objective and comprehensive evaluations carried out with the utmost integrity and commitment to research-driven standards.” 



Important Notice:

Proposed amendments to the NEASC By-Laws were reviewed and approved at 132nd Annual Business Meeting of the Corporation on December 15, 2017 in Boston, MA. The By-law amendments implement corporate restructuring of the relationship between NEASC and the higher education commission and streamline the By-Law amendment process.

We have posted a copy of the amendments for your information:

View the 2017 NEASC By-Law Amendments (PDF) >> 

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