Central Maine Community College is accredited by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (CIHE) of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc (NEASC).
Accreditation of an institution of higher education by 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.
In March 2018, CMCC underwent a comprehensive reaccreditation evaluation by CIHE. A team of peer evaluators visited the institution to gather evidence that the self-study the College submitted was thorough and accurate. The team will recommend to the Commission a continuing status for the institution. Following a review process, the Commission is expected to take final action late in 2018.
The complete self-study report that CMCC submitted to CIHE is available online.