About Accreditation

Dartmouth's Accreditation

Dartmouth College is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (formerly the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc.).

Accreditation of an institution of higher education by the Commission 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 the Commission 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 individual graduates. Rather, it provides reasonable assurance about the quality of opportunities available to students who attend the institution.

Every ten years, Dartmouth College, like other colleges and universities in the United States, participates in a voluntary regional accreditation process. The accreditation process provides an opportunity for self-reflection and external feedback to allow Dartmouth to continually improve. Dartmouth College was most recently reaccredited in March 2020.

Dartmouth's five year interim report will be due in 2024. The next comprehensive review will occur in 2029.