Every 10 years, colleges and universities that wish to be accredited or reaccredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) must demonstrate their ability to meet a set of mutually agreed upon standards. Integral to the process of accreditation is the completion of a comprehensive self-study, in which the institution reflectively addresses each of the standards, considers ways that it can improve and innovate, and offers evidence to support the narrative of the report. After a 2 year process, NECC completed its decennial Self-Study, and submitted it to the commission in February 2021.
Following a 6-month delay due to Covid-19, NECC successfully hosted a site visit team of NECHE representatives virtually on April 11-14, 2021. That team will submit a summary evaluation to NECHE, and the commission will act on the recommendations of its site visit team during the fall of 2021. The college will be officially notified of the commission’s decision in early 2022.