In 2018, NDU became officially accredited by the New England Commission for Higher Education (NECHE), previously the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (CIHE) of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. (NEASC). NDU is only the second university in Lebanon to have received this prestigious accreditation, joining the list of prominent universities with NECHE accreditation, such as Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Boston University, and Tufts University. Only twelve institutions outside the United States have received this accreditation.
According to the NECHE visiting team in April 2018: “The University puts students at the center of all it does and in their interest prioritizes academic excellence and effectiveness. Full-time faculty and staff are engaged and committed to the success of every student.”
For more information about the accreditation, kindly visit the NECHE website.
Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
New England Association of Schools and Colleges
3 Burlington Woods Drive, Suite 100, Burlington, MA 01803-4514
Tel: (781) 425 7785
Biennial Report 2015
Submitted to the New England Association of Schools and Colleges-Commission on Institutions of Higher Education.
Notre Dame University-Louaize (NDU) is a Lebanese non-profit Catholic institution of higher education which adopts the American system of education. It first came into being under the name of Louaize Center for Higher Education (LCHE) in 1978. LCHE was founded under the wing of Beirut University College (BUC), now the Lebanese American University (LAU), by the Maronite Order of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the sponsoring society of NDU.