Accreditations, Memberships, and Additional Notes

Accreditations, Memberships, and Additional Notes uneadmin Sat, 11/21/2020 - 09:20

University of New England Accreditation Information

Institutional Accreditation

New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE)
Date of Initial Accreditation: 1966
Last Accreditation Review: April 2017
Next Accreditation Review: Spring 2027
Current Status: Accredited

For further information on NECHE, please go to the UNE Accreditation page.

State of Maine Accreditation

Education and Educational Leadership:
Maine Department of Education
Last Accreditation Review: Fall 2015
Next Full Accreditation Review: Spring 2021
Current Status: Accredited

Maine State Board of Nursing (MSBON)
Last Accreditation Review: March 2015
Next Site Visit: March 2023
Current Status: Accredited

Specialized Accreditation

Applied Exercise Science:                                                                                                                                                                                                      Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
Initial Accreditation: January 16, 2019
Next Full Accreditation Review: 2024
Current Status: Accredited

Applied Nutrition (RDN focus of the M.S.):
Accreditation Council for Education Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND)
Initial Accreditation: June 8, 2020
Next Full Accreditation Review: 2023-2024
Current Status: Accredited as a program with candidacy for accreditation status under the Future Education Model Graduate (FEM-G) accreditation standards

Athletic Training:
Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE)
Initial Accreditation: October 2003
Last Accreditation Review: 2018-2019
Next Full Accreditation Review: 2028-2029
Current Status: Accredited

Business Administration:
Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)
Initial Accreditation: April 2008
Last Accreditation Review: Fall 2019
Next Interim Review: September 15, 2023
Next Full Accreditation Review: 2029
Current Status: Accredited

Dental Hygiene:
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA)
Initial Accreditation: July 27, 1963
Last Accreditation Review: Fall 2016
Next Full Accreditation Review: 2023
Current Status: Accredited

Dental Medicine:
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA)
Initial Accreditation: August 2012
Last Accreditation Review: April 2017
Next Full Accreditation Review: April 2024
Current Status: Accredited

Nurse Anesthesia:
Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA)
Initial Accreditation: September 1, 1970*
Last Accreditation Review: May 2011
Interim Review: Spring 2016
Next Accreditation Review: Spring 2021 (reviewed by COA in Fall 2021)
Current Status: Accredited

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
Initial Accreditation: December 1, 1984*
Last Accreditation Review: February 2018
Next Full Accreditation Review: Spring 2026
Current Status: Accredited

Occupational Therapy:
American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE)
Initial Accreditation: January 1, 1985
Last Accreditation Review: 2014-2015
Next Accreditation Review: 2024-2025
Current Status: Accredited

Osteopathic Medicine:
American Osteopathic Association (AOA), Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA)
Initial Accreditation: July 1, 1982*
Last Accreditation Review: 2017-2018
Mid-cycle Report Due: 2023
Next Full Accreditation Review: Fall 2027
Current Status: Accredited

Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)
Initial Accreditation: 2013
Last Accreditation Review: June 2019
Next Interim Report: April 1, 2021
Next Full Accreditation Review: June 2027
Current Status: Accredited

Physical Therapy:
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)
Initial Accreditation: May 11, 1984*
Last Accreditation Review: May 2012
Next Full Accreditation Review: 2022
Current Status: Accredited

Physician Assistant:
Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA)
Initial Accreditation: Provisional, 1996; Full, 1998
Last Accreditation Review and Site Visit: 2016
Next Accreditation Review and Site Visit: September 2026
Current Status: Accredited

Public Health:
Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)
Initial Accreditation: October 2011
Last Accreditation Review: 2018-2019
Next Accreditation Review: 2026
Current Status: Accredited

Social Work (M.S.W. on-campus/online options):
Commission on Accreditation (COA) of the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)
Initial Accreditation: 1990
Last Accreditation Review: 2017-2018
Next Full Accreditation Review: February 2026
Current Status: Accredited

Social Work (B.S.W.):
Commission on Accreditation (COA) of the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)
Initial Accreditation: June 2019
Next Full Accreditation Review: June 2023
Current Status: Initial Accreditation

Sport and Recreation Management:
Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)
Initial Accreditation: November 2019
Next Interim Review: September 15, 2023
Next Full Accreditation Review: 2029
Current Status: Accredited

*Estimated date

Other Memberships

  • The Applied Exercise Science program is approved and endorsed by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), Education Recognition Program (ERP).
  • The Health Informatics program is an Approved Education Partner (AEP) of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS).


Adverse action disclosure policy for any required accreditor teach out plan

The University of New England has not been required to maintain a teach-out plan by its accrediting agency (34 CFR Section 668.43(a)(19)). In the event of an adverse action by any of its regional or specialized accrediting agencies, the University will follow the teach-out plan requirements in compliance with those agencies.       

Adverse action disclosure policy for any State or Federal law enforcement

The University of New England has not had an enforcement action or prosecution brought against the institution by a State or Federal law enforcement agency in any matter where a final judgment against the institution if rendered, would result in adverse action by an accrediting agency against the university, revocation of State authorization, or limitation, suspension or termination of eligibility under Title IV (34 CFR Section 668.43(a)(20)).

Additional Notes

Most programs offered at the University of New England have been approved for the training of veterans under the auspices of the Maine State Approving Agency for Veterans' Education Programs. Graduates of the University meet the educational requirements for officer candidacy in all branches of the armed forces.

In accordance with federal and state law, the University will consider all qualified students for admission, regardless of citizenship status.

The University holds, among others, memberships in: New England Commission of Higher Education; Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions; Council of Independent Colleges; National Association of College Auxiliary Services; The College Board; National Collegiate Athletic Association; National Association for College Admission Counseling; New England Association for College Admission Counseling; American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers; National Association of College and University Business Officers; National Association of Financial Aid Administrators; American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine; and the Greater Portland Alliance of Colleges and Universities.

The University reserves the right to make adjustments to financial costs to attend the University, as approved by the Board of Trustees, up to the date of registration for a given academic term. All students acknowledge this reservation by the submission of an application for admission or by registration in course(s).

All students are responsible for any debts they have incurred at the University. This includes tuition, fees, room & board, library fees, parking fines, monetary penalties, and fines as well as any changes in their financial aid packages. A student will not receive a transcript until all bills, including the graduation fee, have been paid. A student who is graduating will not receive a diploma and will not be able to obtain transcripts until all outstanding debts have been paid.

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/she/they must retain individual responsibility for meeting requirements in this catalog and for being aware of any changes in provisions or requirements.

The University prohibits and will not tolerate discrimination in employment, the provision of academic services, or in any other area of University life based on race, color, sex, physical or mental disability, religion, age, ancestry, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, ethnicity, genetic information, HIV status, or status as a veteran. Prohibited bias factors will not be permitted to have an adverse influence upon decisions regarding students, employees, applicants for admission, applicants for employment, contractors, volunteers, or participants in and/or users of institutional programs, services, and activities. This policy is enforced by Federal Law under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and all other applicable civil rights laws and regulations. It is also enforced under Maine law through the Maine Human Rights Act at 5 M.R.S.A. section 4551 et. seq. Inquiries regarding compliance with these statutes may be directed to the Office of Human Resources.