Accredited by:

  • New England Commission of Higher Education

    Colby College is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education. Inquiries regarding the accreditation status by the commission or the accreditation process should be directed to the associate provost and dean of faculty in the College’s Office of the Provost and Dean of Faculty, or the New England Commission of Higher Education, using the contact information below:

    New England Commission of Higher Education
    3 Burlington Woods Drive, Suite 100
    Burlington, MA 01803-4514
    781-425 7785  • email:

    Other governmental oversight or accreditation agencies include:

  • Maine Department of Education
    23 State House Station
    Augusta, ME 04333-0023
  • U.S. Department of Education
    400 Maryland Avenue, SW
    Washington, D.C. 20202
  • American Chemical Society

Member of:

  • American Council on Education
  • American Association of Colleges and Universities
  • American Association of University Professors
  • American Association of University Women
  • American Library Association
  • Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education
  • Association of Collegiate Conference and Event Directors International
  • Association of Fundraising Professionals
  • Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges
  • The College Board
  • College and University Professional Association–Human Resources
  • College Scholarship Service
  • Consortium on High Achievement and Success
  • Council for the Advancement and Support of Education
  • Council of Independent Colleges
  • Council of International Schools
  • Council on Undergraduate Research
  • Educational & Institutional Cooperative Service
  • International Federation of Employee Benefit Plans
  • International Institute of Education
  • Maine Independent Colleges Association
  • National Association for College Admission Counseling
  • National Association of College and University Attorneys
  • National Association of College and University Business Officers
  • National Association of College and University Food Services
  • National Association of Educational Procurement
  • National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association
  • National Council for Science and the Environment
  • National Council of University Research Administrators
  • New England Board of Higher Education
  • New England Consortium on Assessment and Student Learning
  • New England Council of Counsels
  • New England Small College Athletic Conference
  • New England Library Network
  • Sharing the Annual Fund Fundamentals
  • Society for College and University Planning
  • Society for Human Resource Management
  • U.S. Green Building Council
  • University Risk Management & Insurance Association

Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa (founded in 1895)
Museum of Art accredited by the American Association of Museums
Health Center accredited by Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care