Accreditation and Approvals
New England Association of Schools and Colleges
Goddard College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education.
Accreditation of an institution of higher education by the New England Association 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 New England Association 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.
Inquiries regarding the accreditation status by the New England Association should be directed to the administrative staff of the institution. Individuals may also contact:
Washington Student Achievement Council
Goddard College is authorized by the Washington Student Achievement Council and meets the requirements and minimum educational standards established for degree granting institutions under the Degree-Granting Institutions Act. This authorization is subject to periodic review and authorizes Goddard College to offer specific degree programs. The Council may be contacted for a list of currently authorized programs. Authorization by the Council does not carry with it an endorsement by the Council of the institution or its programs. Any person desiring information about the requirement of the act or the applicability of those requirements to the institution may contact the Council at P.O. Box 43430, Olympia, WA 98504-3430.
Washington State citizens: Goddard College's Education Program offered through the Seattle, WA site is not intended to lead to teacher certification. Teachers are advised to contact their individual school districts as to whether this program may qualify for salary advancement.
Goddard College is also approved by:
- The Veteran's Administration to train Veterans under the G.I. Bill
- The Vermont Agency of Education
- The Council of Applied Masters Programs in Psychology (CAMPP) approves the MA in Psychology and Counseling Program
- The Vermont Standards Board of Professional Educators (VSBPE) approves the BA in Education Licensure Degree Option and the MA in Education Licensure Degree Option
- NACAC - the National Association of College Admissions Counselors
- NASFAA - the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators
- CASE - the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education
Page last updated: 5.21.13, AAO:jtm.