The University of Maine at Farmington is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc., through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education.
Accreditation of an institution 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.
NEASC accreditation is not partial but applies to the institution as a whole. As such, it is not a guarantee of the quality of every course or program offered or the competence of individual graduates. Rather, it provides reasonable assurance about the quality of opportunities available to students who attend the institution.
Inquiries regarding the accreditation status by NEASC should be directed to the administrative staff of the institution. Individuals may also contact the New England Association of Schools and Colleges: 209 Burlington Road, Bedford, Massachusetts 01730-1433; telephone: 781-271-0022. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The University of Maine at Farmington's teacher education programs are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). NCATE is a specialized, nongovernmental, national professional accrediting agency. Through the accreditation process, NCATE provides assurance to the public that professionally accredited units have met national professional standards. NCATE works with other educational organizations to ensure that accreditation, licensing, and advanced certification standards are compatible and that teacher education programs are of the highest quality.