NEASC Accreditation 

Naugatuck Valley Community College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education. 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 students who attend the institution. Inquiries regarding the 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 E-Mail: cihe@neasc.org 

The College is also accredited by the Connecticut Board of Governors for Higher Education. In addition to comprehensive accreditation by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, some degree and certificate programs have the following specialized accreditations:

  • Committee on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
  • Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care Joint Review
  • Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
  • National Association for the Education of Young Children
  • National Institute for Automotive Service Education (ASE)
  • National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF)
  • National League for Nursing Accreditating Commission, Inc.
  • Professional Landcare Network (Planet )
  • Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (TAC of ABET)
    Accreditation Director for Engineering Technology, Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202.
NEASC Accreditation
June 2013

Naugatuck Valley Community College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education.

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 though a peer review process. An accredited college or university is one which has made 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 applied 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 students who attend the institution.

Inquiries regarding the 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
3 Burlington Woods Drive, Suite 100, Burlington, MA 018034-4514
(781) 425-785
E-Mail: cihe@neasc.org