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University Accreditation

Accreditation

The University of New Haven is a coeducational, nonsectarian, independent institution of higher learning, chartered by the General Assembly of the State of Connecticut.

The university is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).  Accreditation of an institution of higher education by the New England Association indicates that it meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of institutional quality periodically applied through a peer review process.  An accredited college or university is one which has available the necessary resources to achieve its stated purposes through appropriate educational programs, is substantially doing so, and gives reasonable evidence that it will continue to do so in the foreseeable future.  Institutional integrity is also addressed through accreditation.

Accreditation by the New England Association is not partial but applies to the institution as a whole.  As such, it is not a guarantee of every course or program offered, or the competence of individual graduates.  Rather, it provides reasonable assurance about the quality of opportunities available to the students who attend the institution.

Inquiries regarding accreditation status by the New England Association should be directed to the administrative staff of the institution.  Individuals may also contact:

Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
New England Association of Schools and Colleges
209 Burlington Road
Bedford, MA  01730-1433
(781) 271-0022
cihe@neasc.org  

Specific colleges and programs hold various forms of professional accreditation, certification, or endorsement.  These additional credentials are listed on the relevant college and program pages.