NEASC Accreditation is a system of accountability that is ongoing, voluntary, and comprehensive in scope. It respects differences in institutional populations, missions, and cultures, and fosters institutional change grounded in the judgment of practicing educators. It is based on standards which are developed and regularly reviewed by the members and which define the characteristics of good schools and colleges.

NEASC accreditation attests to substantial compliance with established qualitative standards; integrity in statements to the public describing the school’s program; school commitment to improvement; and sufficiency of institutional resources.