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Institutional Accreditation

In 2018, NDU became officially accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE), previously known as the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (CIHE) of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. (NEASC). NDU is the second university in Lebanon and the only Catholic institution in the Middle East to have received this prestigious accreditation, joining the list of prominent universities holding the NECHE accreditation, such as Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Boston University, and Tufts University. Twelve institutions outside the United States have received this accreditation so far.

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.


Some pointers to guide you:


International Members

Standards for Accreditation

Self-Study Guide


Some references by NDU to help you:


Biennial Report 2015

Submitted to the New England Association of Schools and Colleges-Commission on Institutions of Higher Education.

Biennial Report 2015

Eligibility Report

Notre Dame University-Louaize (NDU) is a Lebanese non-profit Catholic institution of higher education, which adopts the American system of liberal arts 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) by the Maronite Order of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the sponsoring Order of NDU.

Notre Dame University-Louaize Report of Eligibility


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