Southern New Hampshire University is a private, nonprofit institution accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges as well as several other accrediting bodies. Earn your degree at SNHU, and you’ll receive a high-quality education that’s recognized by employers, professional certificate organizations and other higher learning institutions.

Regional Accreditation

Southern New Hampshire University is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges Inc. (NEASC) through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (CIHE). All programs offered by SNHU are encompassed by this regional accreditation. Inquiries regarding the accreditation status by the New England Association should be emailed to the administrative staff of Southern New Hampshire University. Individuals may also contact:

Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
New England Association of Schools and Colleges
3 Burlington Woods Drive, Suite 100, Burlington, MA 01803-4514
781.425.7785
cihe@neasc.org

The Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges is the regional accreditation agency for colleges and universities in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont. The CIHE is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a reliable authority on the quality of education for the institutions it accredits. Recognition by the Department of Education provides access to federal financial aid for U.S. students attending institutions accredited by the commission.

Specialized Accreditations

Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs - Many of the undergraduate and graduate business programs offered by Southern New Hampshire University are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). Business programs that are currently not listed as ACBSP accredited may become accredited upon eligibility. View a list of our accredited business programs.

Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration - SNHU's Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Administration is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration.

Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM) - The baccalaureate degree Health Information Management Program is in Candidacy Status, pending accreditation review by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) - The Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Nursing degree programs at SNHU are accredited by CCNE.

New Hampshire State Department of Education for Teacher Certification - SNHU's undergraduate and graduate education degree programs are approved by the New Hampshire State Department of Education for Teacher Certification.

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