Accreditation

New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC)

Sacred Heart University has been granted institutional accreditation by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), one of six regional associations in the United States that accredit schools and colleges since 1969.Institutional accreditation is the means used by regional accrediting commissions to assure that the educational community, the general public and other agencies and organizations that an institution has clearly defined and appropriate educational objectives and that it has established conditions under which its objectives can be met.Accreditation also provides that an institution is so organized, staffed, and supported that it can continue to meet its objectives in the future.

Related links:

> NEASC Summary Standards

> NEASC Roster of Institutions 

> SHU to Undergo NEASC Accreditation Review


Other Accreditations


In addition, several University programs either have received specialized accreditation or approval by the State of Connecticut, or have been granted specialized accreditation by national professional organizations. The John F. Welch College of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB-International); the Education program for Teacher Certification at the elementary and secondary levels is approved by the Connecticut State Department of Education; the Bachelor of Science in Nursing, the Master of Science in Nursing and the Doctor of Nursing Practice programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE); the Doctor of Physical Therapy program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE); the Master of Science in Occupational Therapy program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education; the Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education; the Bachelor of Arts or Science in Social Work program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education and ‎The English Language Institute is accredited with CEA, the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation.