The New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) accredits Lakes Region Community College. NECHE is a regional accreditation agency for colleges and universities in New England. The U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation recognize the Commission.

Accreditation means the institution meets or exceeds criteria for quality as determined through a peer group review process. An accredited college is one that has the necessary resources to achieve its stated purpose through appropriate educational programs, is substantially doing so, and gives reasonable evidence that it will continue to do so in the future. Institutional integrity is also addressed through the accreditation process. Accreditation provides reasonable assurance about the quality of opportunities available to students who attend the College.

Inquiries regarding the status of an institution’s accreditation by the New England Commission of Higher Education should be directed to the administrative staff of the College. Individuals may also contact the New England Commission of Higher Education, 209 Burlington Woods Drive, Burlington, MA 01803, (781) 425-7785.