Middlebury and its schools and programs are accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE).
Middlebury College and its affiliated degree- and credit-granting programs—the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (MIIS), the Middlebury Language Schools, the Middlebury Bread Loaf School of English, the Middlebury C.V. Starr Schools Abroad, and the Middlebury School of the Environment—are accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE).
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 though 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 the accreditation status by the Commission should be directed to the administrative staff of the institution.
Individuals may also contact:
New England Commission of Higher Education
3 Burlington Woods Drive, Suite 100
Burlington, MA 01803-4514
(781) 425 7785
Office of the Provost
9 Old Chapel Road
Middlebury, VT 05753