Accreditation

Plymouth State University is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE), the nationally recognized, non-governmental organization whose mission is to evaluate the quality and integrity of educational programs. Institutions earning this accreditation are judged to be providing educational experiences that can be transferred to any other accredited college or university in the nation.

In addition to being accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education, all teacher certification programs are approved by the New Hampshire Department of Education and Nationally Accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Education Preparation (CAEP). For more information regarding educator preparation program accreditation, please visit the Holmes Center for School Partnerships and Educator Preparation.

Program-specific accreditations include the following: athletic training program by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education; The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Plymouth State University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education; social work program by the Council on Social Work Education; the bachelor’s degree programs in accounting, business administration, finance, management, and marketing, and the Master of Business Administration by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs; and the mental health and school counseling programs by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs