College of the Atlantic is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education.
Accreditation of an institution of higher education by NEASC indicates that it meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of institutional quality periodically applied through a peer review process. An accredited college or university 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 NEASC is not partial but applies to the institution as a whole. As such, it is not a guarantee of every course or program offered, or the competence of the individual graduates. Rather, it provides reasonable assurances about the quality of opportunities available to students who attend the institution.
NEASC report to Faculty, Administration, Trustees, Students (Fall 2007) (pdf - 125kb)
Self-Study Final Report (Fall 2007) (pdf - 4mb)