Accreditations

The University of Vermont is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, (NEASC), 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 Association 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 Association 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 the NEASC should be directed to the administrative staff of the university. Individuals may also contact:

New England Association of Schools and Colleges
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 Policy, Affairs, and Administration

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

  • Civil, Electrical, Environmental, and Mechanical Engineering — Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology

Medicine

  • Liaison Committee on Medical Education (American Medical Association & Association of American Medical Colleges)

Nursing and Health Sciences

  • Athletic Training Education Program — Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education
  • 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 — Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education 
  • Physical Therapy — Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
  • Speech-Language Pathology — Council for Academic Accreditation

Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources

  • Forestry Program — granted candidacy for accreditation by the Society of American Foresters, effective December 2015