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.
Inquiries regarding accreditation status should be directed to the President’s Office. Individuals may also contact:
New England Commission of Higher Education
3 Burlington Woods Drive, Suite 100, Burlington, MA 01803-4514
- Academic Plan (PDF)
- Enrollment Plan (PDF)
This is a three-year plan, 2018 through 2021, submitted to the University of Maine System
- Facilities Plans
- Financial Plan (PDF)
Each year UMA submits a five-year financial plan to the Board of Trustees.
- Technology Plan