Hampshire College ‘in danger’ of having accreditation withdrawn

June 10, 2019 | Daily Hampshire Gazettte

New England’s regional accreditation body for higher education has voted to issue a public notation that Hampshire College is “in danger” of being found in violation of the agency’s standards, though the agency has deferred formal judgment on the school’s status until November.

The announcement was made Friday in a joint press release from Hampshire College and the New England Commission of Higher Education, or NECHE. Hampshire officials went before the commission on May 30 after being asked to submit evidence why the college “should not be placed on probation or have its accreditation withdrawn” over concerns it wasn’t meeting commission standards on organization and governance, as well as institutional resources.

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