About Us

The New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) is the regional accrediting body for 231 colleges and universities in New England and eleven overseas institutions. A total of 229 institutions are accredited members; two institutions are in candidacy (a pre-accreditation status).

The Commission consists of elected faculty and administrators from member institutions, as well as members of the general public.  It is served by a staff of eleven individuals led by Dr. Barbara Brittingham.