An Accredited Institution of Higher Learning


Lincoln College of New England is accredited on probation by the New England Commission of Higher Education, effective July 26, 2018, because the Commission finds that the institution is in danger of losing its accreditation because it is not in compliance with the Standards for Accreditation. Of concern are accreditation standards relating to Planning and Evaluation; Organization and Governance; the Academic Program; Students; Teaching, Learning and Scholarship; Institutional Resources; and Educational Effectiveness.  A statement providing further information about the probationary status is available on the website of the New England Commission of Higher Education ( ). Lincoln College of New England is also accredited by the  State of Connecticut Office of Higher Education.


In addition to our institutional accreditation standing through the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc., several Lincoln College of New England programs are distinguished through their recognition by programmatic accreditation bodies.



National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (SARA) - As a SARA-approved institution*, Lincoln College of New England is a verified, trusted provider of postsecondary distance education. SARA provides processes that make state authorizations more effective and efficient, and is a mark of integrity and quality among online learning programs. To learn more about SARA and its mission, visit

*Because of certain concerns, Lincoln College of New England has been approved by the Connecticut Office of Higher Education for provisional participation in SARA (see Section 3.2 of the NC-SARA Manual).