New England Association of Schools and Colleges

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New England Association of Schools and Colleges
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NEASC logo
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NEASC operational area
Abbreviation NEASC
Formation 1885
Legal status Association
Purpose Educational accreditation
Headquarters Burlington, Massachusetts
Region served
Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont
Executive Director
Cameron Staples
Main organ
Board of Trustees
Affiliations CHEA
Website www.neasc.org

The New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. (NEASC) is the United States' regional accreditation association providing educational accreditation for all levels of education, from pre-kindergarten to the doctoral level, in the six-state New England region. It also provides accreditation for some international schools, particularly at the elementary and secondary levels. Founded in 1885, it is the oldest of the regional accreditors in the United States.[1]

NEASC accredits more than 2000 public and independent schools, colleges and universities in the six New England states of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont. As of 2011, the NEASC counted 253 degree-granting colleges, universities, and other post-secondary institutions, and 86 vocational-technical schools in its membership.[2] The association's Commission on Public Secondary Schools had 650 member schools in the six-state New England region, including 641 accredited schools and nine candidates for accreditation.[3] The Commission on Independent Schools had 615 members in New England and Canada, including 577 accredited schools and 38 candidate schools.[4] Membership also included about 106 accredited public elementary and middle schools in New England. The Commission on American and International Schools Abroad (CAISA) accredits almost 200 American/International schools in 68 nations around the world.[2]

The NEASC is headquartered in Burlington, Massachusetts.[2]

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  1. ^ History, NEASC website, accessed June 19, 2011
  2. ^ a b c NEASC Executive Office website, accessed June 19, 2011
  3. ^ Profile of Schools, NEASC Commission on Public Secondary Schools, accessed June 19, 2011
  4. ^ NEASC Commission on Independent Schools website, accessed June 19, 2011.

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