Manchester Community College is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) (formerly "NEASC"), a non-governmental, nationally recognized organization whose affiliated institutions include elementary schools through collegiate institutions offering post-graduate instruction.
Accreditation of an institution by NECHE indicates that it meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of institutional quality periodically applied through a peer group review process. An accredited school or college 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 NECHE 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 competence of individual graduates. Rather, it provides reasonable assurance about the quality of opportunities available to students who attend the institution.
Recent NECHE Documents
- March 2018 - Letter to MCC from NEASC*
- December 2017 - Final Report from NEASC*
- August 2017 - MCC Self-Study Report to NEASC*
- January 2014 - Letter to MCC from NEASC*
- August 2013 - MCC Progress Report Response to NEASC*
- February 2013 - Letter to MCC from NEASC*
- August 2012 - MCC Fifth Year Report to NEASC*
* The historical documents will show NECHE's old name of New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).
The Chrysler MCAP (Mopar Career Automotive Program) is NATEF certified.
Business Studies Department
Associate Degrees in Accounting, Business Communications, Business Studies, Management, and Marketing are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). ACBSP is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
- ACBSP Standard 3 - August 2020
- ACBSP Standard 4 - August 2020
- ACBSP 2012 Self Study Report
- 2020 Quality Assurance Accreditation Report
Early Childhood Education
National Association for the Education of Young Children, full accreditation.
Health Information Management
The Health Information Management Associate of Science program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB): Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Program, (CAAHEP) 25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763, (727) 210-2350.
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326