New England Commission of Higher Education
AbbreviationNECHE
Formation1885
Legal statusAssociation
PurposeHigher education accreditation in the United States
HeadquartersBurlington, Massachusetts
Region served
Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont and international locations
President
Lawrence M. Schall
AffiliationsCHEA and USDE
Websitewww.neche.org

The New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) is a voluntary, peer-based, non-profit membership organization that performs peer evaluation and accreditation of public and private universities and colleges in the United States and other countries. Until federal regulations changed on July 1, 2020, it was one of the seven regional accreditation organizations dating back 130 years. NECHE, which is now considered an institutional accreditor, is recognized by the United States Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

Its headquarters are in Burlington, Massachusetts.[1] It accredits over 200 institutions primarily in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

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References

  1. ^ Contact. Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. Retrieved on July 5, 2019. "3624 Market Street, 2nd Floor West, Philadelphia, PA 19104"