Accreditation, Memberships, and Other Notices

  • The University of New England is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), which accredits schools and colleges in the six New England states. NEASC accreditation 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 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 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 United States Department of Education.
  • The Nursing programs are accredited by the Accreditation Commission on Nursing Education (ACEN) and the Maine State Board of Nursing (MSBON).
  • The Occupational Therapy 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 United States 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 Therapy Doctoral 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 for 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 the United States.

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

Maine Department of Education Accreditation                                                                                                               

Teacher certification programs

Last Accrediting Review: Fall 2016         

Next Full Accreditation Review: Fall 2020

Current Status: Accredited

 

Institutional Accreditation

New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (NEASC)

Date of Initial Accreditation: 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)

Programs leading to the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine

Date of Initial Accreditation: 07/01/1982*

Last Accrediting Review: November 2010

Next Full Accreditation Review: Fall 2017

Current Status: Accredited

 

American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)

Physical Therapy professional programs

Date of Initial Accreditation: 05/11/1984*

Last Accrediting Review: May 2012

Next Full Accreditation Review: 2021-2022

Current Status: Accredited

 

American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA)

Bachelor of Science, Dental Hygiene

Date of Initial Accreditation: 07/27/1963

Last Accrediting Review: Fall 2016

Next Full Accreditation Review: 2023

Current Status: Accredited

 

American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA)

Doctor of Dental Medicine

Date of Initial Accreditation: August 2012

Last Accrediting Review: April 2015

Next Full Accreditation Review: April 2017

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: 2014-2015

Next Accreditation Review: 2024-2025  

Current Status: Accredited

 

Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA)

Master of Science, Nurse Anesthesia

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 programs

Date of Initial Accreditation: 12/01/1984*

Last Accrediting Review: 2010

Last Interim Review: Spring 2012

Next Full Accreditation Review: 2017-2018

Current Status: Accredited

 

Maine State Board of Nursing (MSBON)

Bachelor of Science in Nursing programs

Last Accrediting Review: October 2015

Next Full Accreditation Review: 2021

 

Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)

Doctor of Pharmacy

Last Accrediting Review: 2013

Next Full Accreditation Review: 2018-2019

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 and Site Visit: 2016

Next Site Visit and Accreditation Review: September 2026

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 Full Accreditation Review: 2017-2018

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: 2013-2014

Next Full Accreditation Review: 2018-2019

Current Status: Accredited

           

Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)

Bachelor of Science, Business Administration

Date of Initial Accreditation: April 2008

Last Accrediting Review: May 2014

Last Interim Review: February 2016

Next Full Accreditation Review: 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: 2017

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 2017-2018 academic year. The information contained herein is accurate as of date of publication April 28, 2017.

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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