Accreditation, Memberships, and Other Notices

  • The University of New England is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc., which accredits schools and colleges in the six New England states. Accreditation by the Association indicates that the institution has been carefully evaluated and found to meet standards agreed upon by qualified educators.
  • The UNE Athletic Training  Program is an undergraduate program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).
  • The Business Program in the Department of Business and Communications is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).
  • Dental Hygiene programs are accredited by the American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation.
  • The education programs leading to elementary and secondary certifications are approved by the State of Maine Department of Education.
  • The Master of Science in Education and the Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Educational Leadership are programs approved by the State of Maine Department of Education.
  • The School of Nurse Anesthesia is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs, a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council on Post-secondary Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education.
  • Nursing programs are accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC).
  • The Occupational Therapy Educational Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE).  ACOTE is an active member of the Association of Specialized and Professional Accreditors (ASPA) and is recognized and fully compliant with all requirements of both the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
  • The Physical Therapists Educational Program at the University of New England was granted accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) through 2012.  The program has been an accredited program since its beginnings (first graduating class in 1984).  The program, through its policies and procedures, is committed to assuring compliance with the evaluative criteria established by CAPTE.
  • The Physician Assistant Program is accredited by the Accreditation Review Committee on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA). The PA Program received Provisional Accreditation in 1996 and full accreditation in 1998. The Program last received continuing accreditation in March of 2008. It's accreditation review is next scheduled for 2012.
  • The Social Work Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation on the Council of Social Work Education (CSWE) which is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation as the sole accrediting agency for social work education in this country.
  • The University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (AOA COCA).
  • The University of New England College of Pharmacy Doctor of Pharmacy Program (Pharm.D.) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, 135 LaSalle Street, Suite 4100, Chicago, IL 60503, 312-664-3575; Fax: 312-664-4652, www.acpe-accredit.org.
  • The UNE Board of Trustees approved the Master of Science in Medical Education Leadership on June 1, 2007.  The Maine State Board of Education unanimously approved MMEL on May 14, 2008.
  • Most programs offered at the University of New England have been approved for the training of veterans under the auspices of the Veterans Administration, and graduates of the University meet the educational requirements for officer candidacy in all branches of the armed forces.
  • The University is authorized under Federal law to enroll non-immigrant alien students.
  • The University holds, among others, membership in: the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, the Maine Consortium of Health Professionals, the Council of Independent Colleges and Universities, the National Association of College Auxiliary Services, the College Entrance Examination Board, the National Collegiate Athletic Association, the National Association of College Admissions Counselors, the New England Association of College Admissions Counselors, the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, the National Association of College and University Business Officers, the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine, and the Greater Portland Alliance of Colleges and Universities.
  • The financial requirements of the University, changing costs and other matters may require an adjustment of charges and expenses listed herein. The University reserves the right to make such adjustments to charges and expenses as may from time to time be necessary in the opinion of the Board of Trustees, up to the date of registration for a given academic term. The applicant acknowledges this reservation by the submission of an application for admission or by registration.
  • The University of New England reserves the right in its sole judgment to make changes of any nature in its programs, calendar, or academic schedule whenever it is deemed necessary or desirable, including changes in course content, the rescheduling of classes with or without extending the academic term, canceling of scheduled classes or other academic activities, in any such case giving such notice thereof as is reasonably practicable under the circumstances.
  • While each student may work closely with an academic advisor, he or she must retain individual responsibility for meeting requirements in this catalog and for being aware of any changes in provisions or requirements.
  • The University of New England does not discriminate in admission or access to, or treatment of employment in, its programs and activities on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, color, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, veteran status or disabling condition in violation of federal or state civil rights laws of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Inquiries or concerns may be addressed to the Human Resources Office.