Institution and Program Accreditation
The University of Maine at Fort Kent is accredited by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (CIHE) of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), having been re-accredited in March 2006. A self-study prepared over a period of two years in preparation for the NEASC visit served as a self-assessment for the University throughout the re-accreditation process. The self-study document continues to guide UMFK's future.
In addition to our institution's regional accreditation, a number of our programs have received accreditation from program-specific accrediting bodies:
Business Management & Rural Public Safety Administration
The University of Maine at Fort Kent has received specialized accreditation for its business and business-related programs through the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), located in Olathe, Kansas. The business and business-related programs in the following degrees are accredited by the IACBE.
Applied Forest Management
The Society of American Foresters (SAF) has awarded UMFK's Applied Forest Management Program with accreditation through 2017. This makes UMFK the only SAF nationally accredited associate forestry program in Maine and one of only two in New England. Currently, our job to student ratio is very high, and graduates from the UMFK Applied Forest Management Program consistently go on to lead successful careers in the field. It is a good time to study forest management at UMFK.
The nursing program at UMFK is accredited by the Maine State Board of Nursing, 24 Stone Street, 158 Statehouse Station, Augusta, Maine, 04333-0158, and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 887-6791.
The Maine State Board of Nursing and the Commission for Collegiate Nursing Education both accredit the University of Maine at Fort Kent's nursing program. Accreditation affirms established standards of excellence, and assures students of transferability of state licensure and of eligibility for admission to graduate school.