Accreditations

Fairfield University is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, which accredits schools and colleges in the six New England states. Accreditation by one of the six regional accrediting associations in the United States indicates that the school or college has been carefully evaluated and found to meet standards agreed upon by qualified educators.

Additional Accreditations

  • AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (Charles F. Dolan School of Business)
  • Accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.
    • BS in Computer Engineering
    • BS in Electrical Engineering
    • BS in Mechanical Engineering
    • BS in Software Engineering
  • American Chemical Society
    • College of Arts and Sciences
      • BS in Chemistry
  • Commission on Accreditation of Marriage and Family Therapy Education
    • Graduate School of Education and Allied Professions (GSEAP)
      • Marriage and Family Therapy program
  • Connecticut State Department of Higher Education
    • GSEAP
  • Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs
    • GSEAP
      • Counselor Education programs
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Marion Peckham Egan School of Nursing and Health Studies
      • Undergraduate Nursing programs
      • Masters Nursing programs
      • Doctoral programs
  • National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Educators (NCATE)
    • Elementary Education
    • Secondary Education
    • School Counseling
    • School Library Media Specialist
    • School Psychology
    • Special Education
    • TESOL/Bilingual Education programs
  • National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)
    • GSEAP
      • School Psychology programs

Program Approvals

  • Connecticut State Office of Financial and Academic Affairs for Higher Education
    • Elementary and Secondary Teacher certification programs
    • Graduate programs leading to certification in specialized areas of education
    • School of Nursing programs
  • Connecticut State Department of Education and National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Educators (NCATE)
    • Elementary and Secondary Education
    • Special Education
    • TESOL/Bilingual Education
    • School Counseling
    • School Library Media
    • School Psychology
  • Connecticut State Board of Examiners for Nursing
    • Undergraduate Nursing programs
  • Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs

The University Holds Memberships in

  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)
  • American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
  • American Association of Colleges of Nursing
  • American Council for Higher Education
  • American Council on Education
  • American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)
  • Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities
  • Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
  • Connecticut Association of Colleges and Universities for Teacher Education
  • Connecticut Conference of Independent Colleges
  • Connecticut Council for Higher Education
  • National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering
  • National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities
  • National Catholic Educational Association
  • New England Business and Economic Association