Welcome to the Amherst College 2018 accreditation web site. This site, which will be updated regularly, provides information about accreditation and the self-study process.
Current Accreditation Status
Colleges in the New England region have a regular ten-year cycle of review by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE), formerly the Comission on Institutions of Higher Education (CIHE) of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).
In accordance with its normal policy, the NICHE (then known by its former title) scheduled Amherst for its most recent ten-year comprehensive evaluation in the spring of 2018. The college completed its self-study in March of 2018, and an evaluation team was on campus from April 15, 2018, through April 18, 2018. The evaluation team's report was shared with the community in summer 2018.
In February of 2019, NECHE notified the college that Amherst’s accreditation has been continued. The final finding of NECHE for this round of accreditation is posted online. In accordance with its regular policy, NECHE has scheduled Amherst for an interim review in the spring of 2023 and for a comprehensive evaluation in the spring of 2028.
A summary of completed and projected activities is available here.