Academic Policies

NHTI is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE), which indicates the college meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of institutional quality periodically applied though a peer review process. An accreditedcollege or university is one that has necessary resources to achieve its stated purposes through appropriate educational programs, is substantially doing so, and gives reasonable evidence it will continue to do so in the foreseeable future. Institutional integrity is also addressed through accreditation. 

Accreditation by the commission applies to the institution as a whole. It is not a guarantee of every course or program offered, or the competence of individual graduates. It provides reasonable assurance about the quality of opportunities available to students who attend the institution. Inquiries regarding the status of NHTI’s accreditation by the NECHE should be directed to NHTI’s Office of Academic Affairs. A hard copy of the most recent Accreditation Self-Study Report may be viewed at the NHTI Library or Office of Academic Affairs. Individuals may also contact:

New England Commission of Higher Education
3 Burlington Woods Drive, Suite 100
Burlington, MA 01803-4514

NHTI has been accredited since 1969. Initial accreditation was through the Commission on Technical and Career Institutions. In 2001, NHTI earned accreditation from the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) Inc.'s Commission on Institutions of Higher Education. In 2018, NEASC became NECHE. Click here to view NHTI's accreditation history with NECHE.

NHTI uses technology to support students as they navigate their academic career at the college. The college, as part of CCSNH, provides support to help students get and stay connected to faculty, fellow students, and staff.

Admission to NHTI and its academic programs is based on a number of considerations. Waiver of any portion of NHTI admission requirements because of special situations may be achieved only through consultation with department chairs and the director of Admissions. To apply to NHTI, visit, call the Admissions Office at 603-230-4011 or 800-247 -0179, or email