Regional Accreditation

Nashua Community College is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (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 though 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

Specialized Accreditations

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.

FAA approval

NIMS accreditation is the nation’s only distinction for excellence in manufacturing training as based on NIMS industry-written, industry-approved standards. Accredited programs demonstrate the ability to produce skilled, work-ready individuals that fulfill industry’s 21st Century workforce needs

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:  [email protected]

TAC/ABET (Technology Accreditation Commision/Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc. 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202 – Telephone (410) 347-7700.

The Associate Degree Nursing Program at Nashua Community College meets the state education requirements for a Registered Nurse license in the states of New Hampshire and Massachusetts. Nashua Community College has not determined if the associate degree nursing program at Nashua Community College meets the state education requirements in any other state, any U.S. Territory, or the District of Columbia. Please contact the state regulatory agency for nursing in any other state for which this information is needed.

The Associate Degree Nursing Program is approved by the New Hampshire Board of Nursing (NHBON). Upon satisfactory completion of the program, the graduate is eligible to apply to the New Hampshire Board of Nursing (NHBON) and Pearson VUE NCLEX Candidate Services for the National Council Licensing Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).The New Hampshire Board of Nursing’s licensing regulations may restrict candidates who have been involved in civil or criminal legal proceedings. Questions about licensing restrictions should be addressed to the:

New Hampshire Board of Nursing
121 South Fruit Street, Concord, NH 03301

Nashua Community College located in Nashua, NH is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN); 3343 Peachtree Road NE Suite 850 Atlanta, Georgia 30326 P. 404.975.5000 F. 404.975.5020 Website:

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the associate degree nursing program is Continuing Accreditation. View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at:


Degrees and Certificates