AMHERST COLLEGE is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE), a non-governmental, nationally recognized organization.
Accreditation of an institution by the New England Commission indicates that it meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of institutional quality periodically applied through a peer-group review process. An accredited school or college 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 the quality 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 status of an institution’s accreditation by the New England Commission should be directed to the administrative staff of the school or college. Individuals may also contact the Commission by writing: New England Commission of Higher Education, 3 Burlington Woods Road, Suite 100, Burlington, MA 01803, (781) 425-7785.