Accreditation

To read the February 2016 Re-accreditation Self-Study submitted to the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (CIHE) of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, click here.

To read the October 2016 Letter of Accreditation from CIHE, click here.

Institutional

NHTI is accredited by 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 status of NHTI's accreditation by the NECHE should be directed to NHTI's Office of Academic Affairs Office at (603)230-4020. A hard copy of the most recent Accreditation Self-Study Report may be viewed at the NHTI Library or by contacting the Office of Academic Affairs.

Individuals may also contact:
New England Commission of Higher Education
3 Burlington Woods Drive, Suite 100, Burlington, MA 01803-4514
(781) 425-7785

NHTI has been accredited since 1969. Initial accreditation was through the Commission on Technical and Career Institutions (CTCI). In 2001, NHTI earned accreditation from the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), Inc's, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (CIHE). To view NHTI's accreditation history with NEASC, Inc., please visit their website at https://cihe.neasc.org/about-our-institutions/roster/nhti-concords-community-college.  In 2018, NEASC became NECHE.

Specialized Accreditations

Accounting - Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)*

Architectural, Computer, Electronic, Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering Technologies - Accredited by the ETAC Commission of ABET, www.abet.org

Business Administration - Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)*

Dental Assisting - The program in dental assisting is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation and has been granted the accreditation status of “approval without reporting requirements”. The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education. The Commission on Dental Accreditation can be contacted at (312) 440-4653 or at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611. The Commission’s web address is: http://www.ada.org/en/coda.

Dental Hygiene - The program in dental hygiene is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation and has been granted the accreditation status of “approval without reporting requirements”. The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education. The Commission on Dental Accreditation can be contacted at (312) 440-4653 or at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611. The Commission’s web address is:
http://www.ada.org/en/coda.

Diagnostic Medical Sonography - Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)

Child & Family Development Center - National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)

Hospitality and Tourism Management - Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)*

Legal Nurse Consultant - Approved by the American Bar Association

Nursing - The NHTI Nursing Associate Degree program is approved by the New Hampshire Board of Nursing (NHBON), 121 South Fruit Street, Concord, NH 03301;(603) 271-2323; www.nh.gov/nursing. The Program is also accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326; (404) 975-5000; www.acenursing.org.

Orthopaedic Technology - Recognized by National Association of Orthopaedic Technologists (NAOT)

Paralegal Studies - Approved by American Bar Association as a legal assistant education program

Paramedic Emergency Medicine - Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

Radiation Therapy - Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)

Radiologic Technology - Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)

Sports Management - Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)*

Teacher Education Conversion Programs - New Hampshire State Board of Education

* The most recent report to ACBSP on student learning and academic achievement in NHTI business programs is available here.

NHTI, Concord's Community College
31 College Drive
Concord, NH 03301
(603) 230-4001
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