About Accreditation

NECHE Accreditation

The University of Connecticut is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education.

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

3 Burlington Woods Drive, Suite 100 Burlington, MA 01803
NECHE direct line: 781-425-7714

E-Mail: cihe@neasc.org


Specialized Accreditation

The University is accredited as an institution of higher learning, and a number of its academic programs have additional, specialized accreditation. There is also accreditation for internship and residency programs for programs at the University and the UConn Health Center.

The most current list of accreditations is available on the Office of Institutional Research website: Accreditation List (July 2016).



Please follow the online instructions, to file a complaint with CIHE.