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Institutional Accreditation

Notre Dame University-Louaize (NDU) holds accreditation from the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE), formerly known as the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. This accreditation signifies that NDU has met or exceeded the criteria for evaluating institutional quality through a rigorous peer review process.

The accreditation of a college or university by the Commission demonstrates that it possesses the necessary resources to fulfill its stated objectives through appropriate educational programs. Furthermore, it indicates that the institution is currently fulfilling these objectives to a significant extent and provides reasonable evidence that it will continue to do so in the foreseeable future. The accreditation process also ensures institutional integrity.

It is important to note that accreditation by the Commission pertains to the institution as a whole and is not limited to specific courses or programs, nor does it guarantee the competence of individual graduates. Instead, it offers a reasonable level of assurance regarding the quality of opportunities available to students attending the institution.

NDU attained its institutional accreditation in 2018 following several years of preparation and candidacy. It is the second university in Lebanon and the sole Catholic institution in the Middle East to have achieved this prestigious quality label. By receiving NECHE accreditation, NDU joins the ranks of other prominent universities, including some Ivy League institutions in the New England area. To date, eleven institutions outside the United States have received this accreditation.

Inquiries regarding the accreditation status by the Commission should be directed to the Office of Academic Affairs at vpaa@ndu.edu.lb. Individuals also may contact:

New England Commission of Higher Education
3 Burlington Woods Drive, Suite 100, Burlington, MA 01803-4514 (781) 425 7785
E-mail: info@neche.org


Some pointers to guide you:


International Members

Standards for Accreditation

Self-Study Guide


Some references by NDU:


Initial Accreditation Self-Study 2018

Biennial Report 2015

Eligibility Report


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