The University of Maine at Fort Kent is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) (formerly the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC)), having been re-accredited in March 2016. 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.
University of Maine at Fort Kent has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE) located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kansas, USA.
The business programs in the following degrees are accredited by the IACBE:
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 approved 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 approves and the Commission for Collegiate Nursing Education accredits the University of Maine at Fort Kent's nursing program. Accreditation & approval affirms established standards of excellence, and assures students of transferability of state licensure and of eligibility for admission to graduate school.