White Mountains Community College is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE).

Accreditation of an institution of higher education by NECHE indicates that the institution meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of institutional quality periodically applied through a process of peer review. An accredited college or university is one that, through appropriate educational programs, has the necessary resources available to achieve its stated purposes; one that is substantially achieving these purposes; and one that gives reasonable evidence that it will continue to do so in the foreseeable future. The accreditation process likewise addresses institutional integrity.

Accreditation by NECHE applies to the institution as a whole. It does not guarantee the quality of every course or program offered nor does it guarantee the competence of every graduate. Rather, it provides reasonable assurance of 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
Suite 100
Burlington, Massachusetts 01803-4514
(781) 425-7700
Toll Free (US): 855-886-3272
Fax: 781-425-1001

WMCC NECHE Comprehensive Accreditation Self Study 2018 (PDF)

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 by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF).

The WMCC Diesel Heavy Equipment Technology Program is accredited by the Associated Equipment Distributors (AED).

The WMCC Nursing Program is accreditated by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).