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.
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.