White Mountains Community College is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE).
Accreditation of an institution of higher education by the New England Commission of Higher Education indicates that it meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of institutional quality periodically applied through a peer review process. An accredited college or university is one which has available the necessary resources to achieve its stated purposes through appropriate educational programs, is substantially doing so, and gives reasonable evidence that it will continue to do so in the foreseeable future. Institutional integrity is also addressed through accreditation.
Accreditation by the New England Commission of Higher Education is not partial but applies to the institution as a whole. As such, it is not a guarantee of the quality of every course or program offered, or the competence of individual graduates. Rather, it provides reasonable assurance about the quality of opportunities available to students who attend the institution.
Inquiries regarding the accreditation status by the New England Commission of Higher Education should be directed to the administrative staff of the college. Individuals may also contact:
New England Commission of Higher Education
3 Burlington Woods Drive
Burlington, Massachusetts 01803-4514
Toll Free (US): 855-886-3272
Note: On August 1, 2018, the US Department of Education officially transferred federal recognition of WMCC's accrediting body, formerly "New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission of Higher Education" (NEASC/CIHE) to a new corporation: "New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE). As this transformation occurred near the end of WMCC's self-study process for comprehensive accreditation in 2018, both acronyms are in evidence in our accreditation documentation. Although this change involved significant reoganization of the Commission, at the level of the accredited colleges, NECHE is simply the new name for the entity with which WMCC has always been accredited.
The WMCC Automotive Technology Program is accredited through the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF).
The WMCC Diesel Heavy Equipment Technology Program is accredited through the Associated Equipment Distributors (AED).
The WMCC Medical Assistant Program is accredited through the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB).
The WMCC Nurisng Program is seeking its accreditation through the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). An accreditation visit is scheduled for March 12-14, 2019.