Hellenic American University is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education.
Accreditation by the Commission indicates that the institution meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of institutional quality periodically applied through a peer review process. An accredited college or university has been found to have the necessary resources to achieve its stated purposes through appropriate educational programs. It also gives reasonable evidence that it will continue to do so in the foreseeable future.
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.
Inquiries regarding the institution’s affiliation status with the Commission should be directed to:
The Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC)
3 Burlington Woods Drive, Suite 100
Burlington, MA 01803
Direct line to Commission offices: (781) 425-7785
Invitation for Public Comments
Hellenic American University will undergo a comprehensive evaluation visit on October 29 to November 1, 2017, by a team representing the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.
The Commission on Institutions of Higher Education is one of seven accrediting commissions in the United States that provide institutional accreditation on a regional basis. Accreditation is voluntary and applies to the institution as a whole. The Commission, which is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, accredits approximately 240 institutions in the six state New England region.
Hellenic American University has been accredited by the Commission since 2012. Its accreditation by the New England Association encompasses the entire institution.
For the past year and a half, Hellenic American University has been engaged in a process of self-study, addressing the Commission's Standards for Accreditation. An evaluation team will visit the institution to gather evidence that the self-study is thorough and accurate. The team will recommend to the Commission a continuing status for the institution. Following a review process, the Commission itself will take the final action.
The public is invited to submit comments regarding the institution to:
Public Comment on Hellenic American University
Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
New England Association of Schools and Colleges
3 Burlington woods Drive, Suite 100
Burlington, MA 01803-4514
Public Comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of institution. The Commission cannot settle disputes between individuals and institutions, whether those involve faculty, students, administrators, or members of other groups.
Comments will not be treated as confidential and must include the name, address, and telephone number of the person providing the comments.
Public Comments must be received by November 1, 2017. The Commission cannot guarantee that comments received after that they will be considered.