The University of New Haven is a coeducational, non-sectarian, independent institution of higher education accredited by the General Assembly of the State of Connecticut.
The university has been accredited by the New England Commission on Higher Education (formerly the Commission on Higher Education Institutions of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc.) since 1948.
Accreditation of a higher education institution by the Commission indicates that it meets or exceeds the institutional quality assessment criteria periodically applied through a peer review process. An accredited college or university is a college that has the resources to achieve its stated goals through appropriate educational programs, largely does so, and provides reasonable evidence that it will continue to do so for the foreseeable future. . Institutional integrity is also addressed through accreditation.
Accreditation by the Commission is not partial but applies to the entire establishment. As such, this is not a guarantee of every course or program offered, nor of the competence of every graduate. Rather, it provides reasonable assurance as to the quality of the opportunities offered to students attending the institution.
NECHE develops and applies criteria for evaluating educational effectiveness among higher education institutions. The Commission guarantees the educational community, the public and interested bodies that the accredited establishments have clearly defined objectives which meet the criteria published by the Commission and that they have the organization, staff and resources necessary to continue to operate. achieve these goals.
The University of New Haven underwent its routine comprehensive assessment visit from November 8-10, 2010, by a team representing the New England Commission on Higher Education (formerly the Commission on Higher Education Institutions of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc.). Following positive recommendations from the team, the University’s accreditation has been extended for the maximum allowable period of ten years until 2020. The University has been accredited by the Commission since 1948.