College and Program Accreditation

MCC is Accredited by NECHE

Manchester Community College is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) (formerly “NEASC”), a non-governmental, nationally recognized organization whose affiliated institutions include elementary schools through collegiate institutions offering post-graduate instruction.

Accreditation of an institution by NECHE indicates that it meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of institutional quality periodically applied through a peer group review process. An accredited school or college 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 NECHE is not partial but applies to the institution as a whole. As such, it is not a guarantee of the quality of every course or program offered, or competence of individual graduates. Rather, it provides reasonable assurance about the quality of opportunities available to students who attend the institution.

Recent NECHE Documents

* The historical documents will show NECHE’s old name of New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).

Specialized Accreditations

Automotive Technology

The Chrysler MCAP (Mopar Career Automotive Program) is NATEF certified.

Business Studies Department

Associate Degrees in Accounting, Business Communications, Business Studies, Management, and Marketing are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). ACBSP is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

Early Childhood Education

National Association for the Education of Young Children, full accreditation.

Health Information Management

The Health Information Management Associate of Science program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).

Medical Assistant

The Medical Assistant Certificate Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( upon the recommendation of Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB). CAAHEP 9355 – 113th St. N. #7709 Seminole, FL 33775, (727) 210-2350


Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400
Atlanta, Georgia 30326
Phone: (404) 975-5000

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the associate nursing program is continuing accreditation. View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at

State Authorization

Manchester Community College is an approved institutional participant in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). Voluntary membership in NC-SARA allows MCC to provide distance learning to residents outside of the state of New Hampshire.

The primary goal of NC-SARA is to provide basic protections to MCC students who live outside of New Hampshire while participating in distant/online learning coursework delivered by MCC.

Professional Licensure

Licensing requirements in N.H. may not be recognized as sufficient to obtain a license in another state. MCC cannot determine the applicability of program requirements to satisfy licensing requirements outside N.H. Our degree and certificate programs are designed to meet licensure requirements of licensing entities within N.H.

Addressing Concerns and Complaints

If students have concerns regarding their academic experience at MCC they can follow the grade appeal process procedure listed in our Academic Catalog and in our Academic Policies.

If a student’s concern is not resolved to their satisfaction within MCC’s internal processes, New Hampshire residents and out of state students residing in SARA states may choose to file a complaint with the New Hampshire Department of Education’s SARA Portal Entity.