Accreditation and Approvals
New England Commission of Higher Education
Goddard College is accredited on probation by the New England Commission of Higher Education, effective October 10, 2018, because the Commission finds that the institution is in danger of losing its accreditation because it is not in compliance with the Standards for Accreditation. Of concern are accreditation standards 3 (organization and governance) and 7 (institutional resources). A statement providing further information about the probationary status is available on the website of the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (https://cihe.neasc.org).
Accreditation of an institution of higher education by the 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.
Inquiries regarding the accreditation status by the Commission should be directed to the administrative staff of the institution. Individuals may also contact:
New England Commission of Higher Education
3 Burlington Woods Drive, Suite 100
Burlington, MA 01803-4514
(781) 425 7785
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 requirements 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 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The transferability of credits earned at Goddard College is at the discretion of the receiving college, university, or other educational institution. Students considering transferring to any institution should not assume that credits earned in any program of study at Goddard College will be accepted by the receiving institution. Similarly, the ability of a degree, certificate, diploma, or other academic credential earned at Goddard College to satisfy an admission requirement of another institution is at the discretion of the receiving institution. Accreditation does not guarantee credentials or credits earned at Goddard College will be accepted by or transferred to another institution. To minimize the risk of having to repeat coursework, students should contact the receiving institution in advance for evaluation and determination of transferability of credits and/or acceptability of degrees, diplomas, or certificates earned.
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.
Questions about accreditation and state approval can be directed to email@example.com.
Goddard College is also approved by:
- The Veteran’s Administration to train Veterans under the G.I. Bill
- The Vermont Agency of Education through its Standards Board for Professional Educators (VSBPE) to offer Teacher Licensure
- 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