Colby-Sawyer College is accredited by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE). Accreditation of an institution of higher education by the commission indicates that it meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of institutional quality periodically applied though 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 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 commission should be directed to the administrative staff of the institution. Individuals may also contact:

Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
New England Commission of Higher Education
3 Burlington Woods Drive, Suite 100
Burlington, MA 01803-4514
(781) 425-7785

In accordance with the charter of the college and subsequent approvals from the N.H. Department of Education, Division of Higher Education - Higher Education Commission, Colby-Sawyer College is approved to offer the following degrees without a terminal date: Associate of Liberal Arts, Associate of Health Science, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Science, Master of Business Administration and Master of Science in Nursing. Inquiries regarding this can be directed to:

State of New Hampshire Department of Education
Higher Education Commission
101 Pleasant Street
Concord, NH 03301
Phone: (603) 271-0257; Fax: (603) 271-1953