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Clark University is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education.

NEASC Evaluation Call for Comments

Clark University will undergo a comprehensive evaluation visit (Nov. 8-11) 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.

Clark University has been accredited by the Commission since 1929 and was last reviewed in 2005. Its accreditation by the New England Association encompasses the entire institution.

For the past year and a half, Clark 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 Clark University
Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
New England Association of Schools and Colleges
3 Burlington Woods Drive, Suite 100
Burlington, MA 01803-4514
E-mail: cihe@neasc.org.

Public Comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of the 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 Nov. 11, 2015. The Commission cannot guarantee that comments received after that date will be considered.

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-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.

Inquiries regarding the accreditation status by the New England Association should be directed to the administrative staff of the institution. Individuals may also contact:

Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
New England Association of Schools and Colleges
209 Burlington Road, Suite 201
Bedford, MA 01730-1433
(781) 271-0022
E-mail: cihe@neasc.org

Clark University Graduate School of Management

The Graduate School of Management is accredited by AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Established in 1916, AACSB Accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement for an educational institution and its college of business.

For additional information, please contact:

AACSB International
777 South Harbour Island Boulevard, Suite 750
Tampa, FL 33602
(813) 769-6559

Clinical Psychology Program Accreditation

The clinical psychology program is accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA). For more information, contact the APA Commission on Accreditation at 750 First St., NE, Washington, DC 20002-4242 or (202) 336-5979. For further information, contact our Director of Clinical Training, Dr. Abbie Goldberg.