- New England Association of Schools and Colleges
New England Association of Schools and Colleges
NEASC operational area
Abbreviation NEASC Formation 1885 Legal status Association Purpose/focus Educational accreditation Headquarters Bedford, Massachusetts Region served Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont Executive Director Jacob Ludes, III Main organ Board of Trustees Affiliations CHEA Website www.neasc.org
The New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. (NEASC) is the U.S. 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.
NEASC serves 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. 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. The Commission on Independent Schools had 615 members in New England and Canada, including 577 accredited schools and 38 candidate schools.  Membership also included about 106 accredited public elementary and middle schools in New England and 175 accredited American/International schools in 68 nations around the world.
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