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:
- 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
- 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.
Inquiries regarding the accreditation status by the Commission should be directed to the Office of the Provost.
Individuals may also contact NECHE.