NECHE Invitation for Public Comments

The University of Hartford will undergo a comprehensive evaluation visit October 17–20, 2021. The public is invited to submit comments regarding the institution—all comments must be received by Oct. 20. Learn more about how to submit a comment. 

The University of Hartford has been continuously accredited since 1961 by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE, formerly the Commission for Institutions of Higher Education, New England Association of Schools and Colleges). The University received a letter of continued accreditation on May 8, 2012. The re-accreditation came following a comprehensive evaluation of the University in 2011. The next accreditation study is scheduled for 2021.

NECHE is the regional accreditation agency for colleges and universities in the six New England states: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont. It is recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a reliable authority on the quality of education for the institutions it accredits.

The University of Hartford is licensed by the State of Connecticut Office of Higher Education. Educator Preparation Programs are approved by the State of Connecticut Department of Education.

Academic Program Accreditation

In addition to institutional accreditation, many of the University of Hartford academic majors and programs are accredited by a professional agency. The University of Hartford offers programs that are accredited and/or approved by the following agencies.

Academic Schools and Colleges

National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) - institutional member