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Institutional Accreditation


Western New England University 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, Inc.)

Accreditation of an institution of higher education by the Commission 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 Commission 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 Commission should be directed to the administrative staff of the institution. Individuals may also contact:

New England Commission of Higher Education

​New England Commission of Higher Education
3 Burlington Woods Drive, Suite 100
Burlington, MA 01803-4514
(781) 425-7785
E-Mail: info@neche.org 


Josephine S. Rodriguez
Director of Assessment
Office of the Provost
(413) 782-1692
E-Mail: jrodrigu@wne.edu


As part of Western New England University's commitment to transparency, performance outcomes pertinent to our students' education are regularly shared with the public.  These outcomes include enrollment data, graduation rates, and passage rates for licensure examinations.  Information is available by specific College or the School of Law.

PRofessional/ Program Specific Accreditations

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