Accreditation

New England Conservatory 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.).

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
3 Burlington Woods Drive, Suite 100
Burlington, MA 01803-4514
(781) 425 7785
E-Mail: info@neche.org

Invitation for Public Comments

New England Conservatory will undergo a comprehensive evaluation visit on October 21-24, 2018, by a team representing the New England Commission of Higher Education.

The New England Commission of Higher Education is one of seven accrediting commissions in the United States that provide institutional accreditation on a regional basis.  Accreditation is voluntary and applies to the institution as a whole.  The Commission, which is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, accredits approximately 240 institutions in the six-state New England region.

New England Conservatory has been accredited by the Commission since 1951 and was last reviewed in October 2009.  Its accreditation by the New England Commission of Higher Education encompasses the entire institution.

For the past year and a half, New England Conservatory has been engaged in a process of self-study, addressing the Commission’s Standards for Accreditation.  An evaluation team will visit the institution to gather evidence that the self-study is thorough and accurate.  The team will recommend to the Commission a continuing status for the institution.  Following a review process, the Commission itself will take final action.

The public is invited to submit comments regarding the institution to:

Public Comment on New England Conservatory
New England Commission of Higher Education
3 Burlington Woods Drive, Suite 100 Burlington, MA 01803-4514
E-mail:  cihe@neasc.org

Public comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of the institution.  The Commission cannot settle disputes between individuals and institutions, whether those involve faculty, students, administrators, or members of other groups.  Comments will not be treated as confidential and must include the name, address, and telephone number of the person providing the comments. 

Public comments must be received by October 24, 2018.  The Commission cannot guarantee that comments received after that date will be considered.

Self Study

The Self-Study includes an Introduction, Institutional Overview, and 95-page Narrative, which discusses how NEC meets the Standards for Accreditation of the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE). (Please note that the text refers to other supplemental documents, including an Appendix and “Data First Forms,” which are not posted.)

Questions regarding the Self-Study may be addressed to Alison Garner, Dean of Academic Affairs & Administration.