Accreditations

The University of Vermont is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE), a non-governmental, nationally-recognized organization whose affiliated institutes include elementary schools through collegiate institutions offering postgraduate instruction.

Accreditation of an institution by the New England Commission indicates that it meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of institutional quality periodically applied through a peer group review process. An accredited school or college 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 New England Commission is not partial but applies to the institution as a whole. As such, it is not a guarantee of the quality 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 an institution’s accreditation by NECHE should be directed to the administrative staff of the university. Individuals may also contact:

New England Commission of Higher Education
209 Burlington Road
Bedford, MA 01730-1433
(781) 271-0022

Specific academic program accreditations include:

Agriculture and Life Sciences

  • Dietetics — Accreditation Council for Education and Dietetics of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Public Administration — Network of Schools of Public Affairs, and Administration - NASPAA

Arts and Sciences

  • Chemistry — American Chemical Society
  • Clinical Psychology — American Psychological Association

Grossman School of Business

  • AACSB International — The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

Education and Social Services

  • Social Work — Council on Social Work Education
  • Educator Preparation — Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation; Vermont Standards Board for Professional Educators 
  • Clinical Mental Health Counseling — Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs
  • School Counseling — Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs; Vermont Standards Board for Professional Educators

Engineering and Mathematical Sciences

  • Biomedical, Civil, Electrical, Environmental, and Mechanical Engineering — The Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET

Larner College of Medicine

  • Liaison Committee on Medical Education (American Medical Association & Association of American Medical Colleges)
  • Master of Public Health Program – Council on Education for Public Health
  • Clinical Simulation Laboratory – American College of Surgeons Society for Simulation in Healthcare

Nursing and Health Sciences

  • Athletic Training Education Program — Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education
  • Integrative Health and Wellness Coaching Certificate - National Board of Health and Wellness Coaching
  • Radiation Therapy — Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
  • Medical Laboratory Science — National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science
  • Nuclear Medicine Technology — Joint Review Committee on Education Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology
  • Nursing — The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master's degree program in nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice program and post-graduate APRN certificate program at the University of Vermont are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791
  • Physical Therapy — Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
  • Speech-Language Pathology — Council for Academic Accreditation
  • Clinical Simulation Laboratory – American College of Surgeons Society for Simulation in Healthcare

Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources

  • Forestry Program — Society of American Foresters