Accreditation, Memberships, and Other Notices

  • The University of New England is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. (NEASC), 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 is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).
  • Dental Hygiene and Doctor of Dental Medicine programs are accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA).
  • 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 programs are 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 (COA), 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 Accreditation Commission on Nursing Education (ACEN).
  • 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 and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
  • 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 is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE).
  • The Physical Therapists Educational Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE). 
  • The Physician Assistant Program is accredited by the Accreditation Review Committee on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA).
  • The Master of Public Health Program is accredited by the Council on Education of Public Health (CEPH).
  • 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.

 

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.

 

University of New England Accreditation Information

State of Maine Accreditation

Teacher Certification Programs

Date of Initial Accreditation:

Last Accrediting Review: 2008         

Next Accreditation Review:  Fall 2015

Current Status:  Accredited

 

Institutional Accreditation

New England Association of Schools and Colleges,

Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (NEASC)

Date of Initial Accreditation: 12/01/1966

Last Accrediting Review: March 2007

Next Accreditation Review: Spring 2017

Current Status: Accredited

 

Specialized Accreditation

American Osteopathic Association,

Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (AOA COCA)

Osteopathic Medicine - Programs leading to the D.O. degree

Date of Initial Accreditation:  * 07/01/1982

Last Accrediting Review: November 2010

Next Accreditation Review: Fall 2017

Current Status: Accredited

 

American Physical Therapy Association,

Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)

Physical Therapy - Professional programs for the physical therapist

Date of Initial Accreditation:  5/11/1984

Last Accrediting Review: May 2012

Next Accreditation Review: May 2022

Current Status: Accredited

 

American Dental Association,

Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA)

Dental Hygiene Program

Date of Initial Accreditation:  07/27/1963

Last Accrediting Review: 2010

Next Accreditation Review: 2016

Current Status: Accredited

 

American Dental Association,

Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA)

Doctor of Dental Medicine

Date of Initial Accreditation: August 2012

Last Accrediting Review: August 2012

Next Accreditation Review: April 2015

Current Status: Initial Accreditation

 

American Occupational Therapy Association,

Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE)

Occupational Therapy - Professional programs

Date of Initial Accreditation:  01/01/1985    

Last Accrediting Review: 2014

Next Accreditation Review: 2021/2022        

Current Status: Accredited

 

Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA)

Nurse Anesthesia programs

Date of Initial Accreditation:  * 09/01/1970   

Last Accrediting Review: May 2011

Next Accreditation Review: Spring 2021

Current Status: Accredited

 

Accreditation Commission on Nursing Education (ACEN)

Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Date of Initial Accreditation: * 12/01/1984  

Last Accrediting Review: June 2010

Next Accreditation Review: Spring 2018

Current Status: Accredited

 

Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)

Doctor of Pharmacy

Last Accrediting Review: 2013

Next Accreditation Review: 2017

Current Status:  Accredited   

 

Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA)

Master of Science Physician Assistant

Date of Initial Accreditation: Provisional, 1996; Full, 1998

Last Accrediting Review: March 2012

Next Accreditation Review: 2015

Current Status:  Accredited   

 

Commission on Accreditation on the Council of Social Work Education (CSWE)

Master of Science Social Work

Date of Initial Accreditation: 1990

Last Accrediting Review: February 2010

Next Accreditation Review: February 2018

Current Status:  Accredited   

 

Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE)

Bachelor of Science Athletic Training

Date of Initial Accreditation: October 2003

Last Accrediting Review: 2008-2009 academic year

Next Accreditation Review: 2013-2014 academic year (In Progress)

Current Status:  Accredited (in good standing)

           

Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Date of Initial Accreditation: April 2008

Last Accrediting Review: 2008

Next Accreditation Review:  Academic 2017-2018

Current Status:  Accredited   

 

Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)

Master of Public Health

Date of Initial Accreditation: October 2011

Last Accrediting Review: 2011

Next Accreditation Review:  December 2016

Current Status:  Accredited   

 

 

* Denotes an estimated date

 

Notice and Responsibilities Regarding this Catalog

This Catalog documents the academic programs, policies, and activities of the University of New England for the 2015-2016 academic year. The information contained herein is accurate as of date of publication April 30, 2015.  *Addendum published January 29, 2016.

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.

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