Online Master of Social Work

Regional Accreditation

The University of New England is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), which accredits schools and colleges in the six New England states. Accreditation by the association indicates that the institution has been carefully evaluated and found to meet standards agreed upon by qualified educators and the U.S. Department of Education. Regional accreditation is the primary type of institutional accreditation in the United States. Some institutions with online programs hold national accreditation because they are unwilling or unable to meet the rigorous standards of regional accreditation. Also, many educational institutions holding regional accreditation do not recognize credits or degrees earned at institutions that are nationally accredited. This is an important distinction if you plan on transferring from one college or university to another during your degree program, or if you plan to pursue additional degrees at different colleges or universities.

New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) 209 Burlington Rd, Suite 201, Bedford, MA 01730-1433
Phone: 781-271-0022, http://www.neasc.org/