Accreditation

Regional Accreditation:

New England Association of Schools and Colleges
Southern New Hampshire University is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc., (NEASC) through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (CIHE).All programs offered by SNHU are encompassed by this regional accreditation. Inquiries regarding the accreditation status by the New England Association should be emailed to the administrative staff of Southern New Hampshire University.

Individuals may also contact:

Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
New England Association of Schools and Colleges
3 Burlington Woods Drive, Suite 100, Burlington, MA 01803-4514
(781) 425-7785
cihe@neasc.org

The Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges is the regional accreditation agency for colleges and universities in the six New England states: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont. NEASC's Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (CIHE) is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a reliable authority on the quality of education for the institutions it accredits. Recognition by the Department of Education provides access to federal financial aid for U.S. students attending institutions accredited by the Commission.

Specialized Accreditations:

In addition to regional accreditation, certain SNHU undergraduate and graduate programs also carry specialized programmatic accreditations.

Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)

Undergraduate and graduate business programs offered by Southern New Hampshire University are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration

SNHU's Bachelor of Science (BS) in Hospitality Administration is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration.

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

The Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Nursing programs at Southern New Hampshire University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

New Hampshire State Department of Education for Teacher Certification

SNHU's undergraduate and graduate education degrees are approved by the New Hampshire State Department of Education for Teacher Certification.

National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) and North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM)

SNHU's undergraduate and graduate Sport Management programs have been approved jointly by NASPE and NASSM, specialized sport accreditation.

Seeking Accreditation:

Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA)

SNHU sport programs are currently a candidate for additional specialized accreditation from the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA).