Accreditation

Regional Accreditation

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

Accreditation of an institute 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
3 Burlington Woods Drive, Suite 100
Burlington, MA 01803
Toll Free: 1-855-866-3272
Phone: (781) 425-7700

Web: https://cihe.neasc.org 
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Specialized Accreditations

  • Automotive Technology and Collision Repair Technology
    The programs are certified by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) and the instructors are certified by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certifications, 101 Blue Seal Drive, Suite 100, Leesburg, VA 20175.
  • Aviation Technology
    FAA approval
  • Business Administration
    Accounting, Management, Marketing, and Small Business Entrepreneurship are accredited by The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), 11520 West 119th Street, Overland Park, KS 66213 Phone: (913) 339-9356 email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Electronic Engineering Technology
    TAC/ABET (Technology Accreditation Commision/Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc. 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202 - Telephone (410) 347-7700.
  • Nursing 
    The Associate of Science in Nursing Program maintains Full Approval from the New Hampshire Board of Nursing. Initial approval for the program was granted June 15, 2006. Further information about Nursing Board approved programs may be obtained from:

New Hampshire Board of Nursing
21 South Fruit Street | Suite 16 | Concord, NH 03301-2431
Nursing (603) 271-2323 | Nursing Assistant (603) 271-6282
Fax (603) 271-6605
Website: http://www.nh.gov/nursing/

The program of nursing at Nashua Community College has continuing full accreditation from the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing-ACEN (formerly National League for Nursing Accreditation Commission-NLNAC).  The program has been accredited since 2007.  More information about accreditation status may be obtained from:

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
3343 Peachtree Road NE
Suite 850
Atlanta, Georgia 30326
P. 404.975.5000
F. 404.975.5020
Website: www.acenursing.org