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2020 NECHE Accreditation

The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE; formerly the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, NEASC).

The university's most recent comprehensive evaluation took place on June 7-10, 2020. At that time, a team of external reviewers met remotely with various constituencies and reviewed the self-study prepared by the campus. On September 25, 2020, NECHE voted to continue the university's accreditation for another ten years. The Commission requested the University to submit a report for consideration in September 2021 that gives emphasis to the institution’s success in:

  1. implementing its leadership transition plans with a particular focus on the process and timeline related to the search for a permanent Chancellor and Provost; and
  2. implementing its plans to reallocate and grow resources to support the institution’s mission

The university’s standard five-year interim review will take place in 2025.

NECE September 2020 Response Letter

NECHE 2020 Self Study

NECHE Standards

Inquiries regarding the accreditation status by the Commission should be directed to the Office of the Provost.

Individuals may also contact NECHE.

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