New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE)



October 22, 2023 - October 25, 2023     UNH Campus visits

By November 22, 2023

Visiting-team chair shares completed first draft of the team report to NECHE leadership members and to NECHE staff for review.

By December 6, 2023

Visiting-team chair shares final draft of the visiting team report with UNH president’s office for review of factual accuracy.

By  December 13, 2023

Visiting-team chair receives president's comments on factual accuracy of report.

By December 27, 2023

Visiting-team chair uploads final team report to the NECHE Commission.

By January 31, 2024

Institution provides its formal written response to the team report to NECHE. This response becomes part of the set of materials the Commission receives.

March/April 2024

President Jim Dean and visiting-team chair meet with Commission; NECHE notifies UNH and team of its action on accreditation status.

October, 2023 UNH site visit

On October 22-25, UNH welcomed a NECHE visiting team to all three of our campuses (NECHE is New England Commission of Higher Education). NECHE is one of seven accrediting commissions in the United States that provide institutional accreditation on a regional basis. UNH has been accredited by the Commission since 1929. The site team is visit was part of our 10-year accreditation reaffirming process, following our last review in 2013 (and 2018 interim report). For the past 1.5 years, UNH engaged in a process of self-study, addressing the Commission’s Standards for Accreditation in preparation for this very special visit.

Reflection and self-study during AY 2022-23

The content of the self-study explores and highlights how we meet each of the NECHE standards and our plans for continuous improvement.

For the development of the 2023 self-study, we created a committee of diverse members from across the university to focus on different aspects of the self-study (list of those on committee). We also invited the entire UNH community to submit information for the self-study (by way of an email blast). Teams were convened throughout AY 2022-23 to work on addressing all of the elements of each standard. Each sub-committee had 2 co-chairs: 1 faculty member and 1 administrator. Information assembled from these teams were used for initial drafts which were shared broadly with the entire UNH community, with opportunity for feedback (in English or Spanish). After continued review and feedback across the community, UNH submitted its 2023 self-study.


See our current NECHE accreditation status

Archived University of New Hampshire NECHE/NEASC reports are available online. NECHE is  the federally recognized regional accreditor for the six New England states.