Saint Joseph's College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc., a nongovernmental, nationally recognized organization whose affiliated institutions include elementary schools through collegiate institutions offering postgraduate instruction.

Accreditation of an institution by the New England Association indicates that it meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of institutional quality periodically applied through a peer group review process. An accredited school or college 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 New England Association 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 status of an institution's accreditation by the New England Association should be directed to the administrative staff of the school or college. Individuals may also contact the Association.

New England Association of Schools & Colleges
209 Burlington Road
Bedford, Mass. 01730-1433
Telephone: 617-271-0022

The Elementary Education and Physical Education majors and the Secondary Education minor are State of Maine-approved programs.

The baccalaureate Nursing program is approved by the Maine State Board of Nursing. The undergraduate and graduate programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. For further information about the accreditation of the program, please contact:

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530
Washington, D.C. 20036-1120
Tel: 202-887-6791 / Fax: 202-785-8320