Accreditations

Fairfield University is fully accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE), 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

  • The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)
    • Charles F. Dolan School of Business
  • Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (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 (COAMFTE)
    • Graduate School of Education and Allied Professions (GSEAP)
      • Marriage and Family Therapy program
  • Connecticut State Department of Higher Education (CTOHE)
    • All schools and programs
  • Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)
    • GSEAP
      • Clinical Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling programs
  • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation Programs / National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Educators (CAEP/NCATE)
    • GSEAP
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
    • Marion Peckham Egan School of Nursing and Health Studies
      • Undergraduate Nursing programs
      • Masters Nursing programs
      • Doctoral programs
  • Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA)​
    • Nurse Anesthesia Program 
  • Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (ACME)
    • Nurse Midwifery program (pre-accredited)

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 Bureau of Educator Standards and Certification
  • Connecticut State Department of Education and Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation Programs and National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Educators (NCATE/CAEP)
  • Connecticut State Board of Examiners for Nursing
    • Undergraduate Nursing programs
  • Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs

Institutional Memberships

  • America East Athletic Conference
  • American Association for Employment in Education
  • 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
  • APPA: Leadership in Educational Facilities
  • Association for Information Communications Technology Professionals in Higher Education
  • Association for Student Affairs at Catholic Colleges and Universities
  • Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education
  • Association for University and College Counseling Center Directors
  • Association of American Colleges and Universities
  • Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities
  • Association of College Unions International
  • Association of Governing Boards
  • Association of Higher Education Campus Television Administrators
  • Association of International Education Administrators
  • Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities
  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
  • Campus Compact
  • Catholic Campus Ministry Association
  • Connecticut Association of Colleges and Universities for Teacher Education
  • Connecticut ACE Women's Network
  • Connecticut Conference of Independent Colleges
  • Connecticut Council for Higher Education
  • Connecticut Distance Learning Consortium
  • Connecticut Education Network
  • Connecticut Library Consortium
  • Council for Opportunity in Education
  • Council of Connecticut Academic Library Directors
  • Council of Independent Colleges
  • Eastern Academic Scholars Trust
  • Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference
  • EDUCAUSE
  • EDUCAUSE Center for Applied Research
  • EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative
  • Fairfield Chamber of Commerce
  • Five College Library Repository
  • Greater Bridgeport Regional Business Council
  • Higher Education Data Sharing Consortium
  • International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators
  • International Society for Technology in Education
  • Jesuit Association of Student Personnel Administrators
  • Lyrasis
  • Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
  • NASPA: Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education
  • National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering
  • National Association for Campus Activities
  • National Association of College and University Attorneys
  • National Association of College and University Business Officers
  • National Association of Colleges and Employers
  • National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics
  • National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities
  • National Catholic Educational Association
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association
  • National Collegiate Honors Council
  • National Institute for Technology and Liberal Education
  • National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association
  • National League for Nursing
  • Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education
  • New England Business and Economic Association
  • New England Library Information Network
  • Northeast Regional Computer Program
  • Online Computer Library Center
  • Society for College and University Planning
  • The College Board
  • The Forum on Education Abroad